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rural

(roor′ăl) [L. ruralis, rustic, country]
Pert. to a geographic area (such as a small town or sparsely populated county) where less than 2500 people live.
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The National Rural Health Association offered their support for the legislation, saying, State Offices of Rural Health help provide rural communities with critical resources to improve rural health care and expand access to quality, affordable care for individuals in rural communities.
The large majority of rural NB RNs and NPs, and the majority of LPNs, indicated that they work within their licensed scope of practice.
The other lenders earlier placed by the BSP under PDIC receivership included 18 rural banks: Rural Bank of Villaviciosa (Abra) Inc.
Described as a one-of-a-kind resource, Bellamy said Rural Healthy People 2020 is designed to provide rural stakeholders and leaders with critical information, best practices and models of successful rural health programs.
Two recurrent themes were found within the literature describing the motivators for physicians and nurses to practice in rural areas: 1) rural origin positively affects the likelihood of rural practice (7-15); and 2) rural training experiences positively influenced students from both rural and urban origins to consider rural practice (10-13,16,17).
For too long, rural England was neglected by central Government and its businesses struggled to achieve their ambitions.
The expansion of broadband internet access, expanding both wind and celluosic energy and undertaking projects that will stabilize rural population numbers are also areas of interest and involvement for Rural Development.
However, the study also shows that rural family doctors offer a broad range of clinical procedures to meet the needs of their communities.
After discussing government relocation, Walker turns to a number of fascinating case studies of rural industrialization by exploring the arrival of the Aluminum Company of America in Blout County Tennessee in 1914, the growing importance of mining in southwestern West Virginia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and the creation of tourism in the Great Smokey Mountains in the 1920s and 1930s.
Smaller is seen as a better solution to large monstrosities of buildings, where kids are alienated, crime is more prevalent, and students tend to drop out more often, says author and former educator Barbara Kent Lawrence, who wrote The Hermit Crab Solution, This book, published by AEL, exposes some creative alternatives for improving rural schools and keeping them open,
The structure thus combines elements of modernist architecture, suburban vernacular, and postmodernism--all within the context of rural subsistence-level housing.