Rural Health & COVID-19

Recording of Pandemic-Related Stress in Agriculture Event

A recorded Facebook Live event from May 26, by UNMC Rural Health Initiatives in partnership with Nebraska Extension and the Behavioral Health Education Center of NEbraska (BHECN) and hosted by iEXCEL and SIM-NE, provides virtual information on Coronavirus-related stress in Agriculture for ag producers, behavioral health professionals and community partners.

 Recording of Rural EMS Training 

A recorded Facebook Live event from March 25, 2020, by UNMC SIM-NE, provides virtual training on Coronavirus for rural emergency medical system (EMS) responders.

Recording of Rural Critical Access Training

A recorded Facebook Live event from April 8, 2020, by UNMC SIM-NE, provides virtual training on Coronavirus for rural critical access hospitals.

Audio soundbites from UNMC experts

Find soundbites from such UNMC experts as UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., and farm safety expert Matthew Beacom from COVID-19 media interviews. 

UNMC & Nebraska Medicine COVID-19 resources

See COVID-19 resources such as wellness tips, helpful links and guidance for health care providers and the general public from UNMC and Nebraska Medicine

Nebraska Extension COVID-19 resources

Find resources related to COVID-19 in categories including children and families, food access and food safety, mental wellness, ag producers, businesses, and human health from Nebraska Extension.

Rural Health Matters

This RFD-TV show from April 2, 2020, on the COVID-19 virus and rural health features UNMC & UNO Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., and James Linder, M.D., chief executive officer for the Nebraska Medicine health network.

Rural Health Matters

This RFD-TV show from March 26, 2020, on the COVID-19 virus and rural health features UNMC & UNO Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., and Shelly Schwedhelm, R.N., MSN, Executive Director of Emergency Management and Biopreparedness and Nebraska Medicine.

COVID-19 resources for ag communities

From the Central States Center for Agriculture Safety and Health, this resource list provides a plethora of information and resources - from choosing and properly wearing respiratory protection to preventing COVID-19 to preparedness - for ag producers.

What ag producers need to know about COVID-19

From the AgriSafe Network, this webinar is intended to share evidence-based information about COVID19 and to help agricultural producers identify strategies for responding on their farm.

Update for rural partners and communities 

Dr. Jay Butler, deputy direct for infectious disease at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shared guidance with partners, public health practitioners, health care providers and others working to protect the health of rural communities. 

Nebraska Healthcare Coalitions

In Nebraska, Health care coalitions (HCCs) are collaborating to ensure each member has what it needs to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and other emergencies and planned events. HCCs are groups of individual healthcare and response organizations - such as hospitals, EMS providers, emergency management organizations, public health agencies, and more - working in a geographic location to prepare for and respond to disasters and emergencies.  This informational sheet provides information on Nebraska's Healthcare Coalitions.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions - Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Many of HRSA's rural health program recipients and stakeholders are concerned about COVID-19 and the impact on programs and communities.  This page provides responses to FAQs.

Rural Response to COVID-19

This guide from the Rural Health Information Hub provides information about activities underway to address COVID-19. Federal and state agencies, along with national organizations are sharing resources and guidelines to help all communities and healthcare facilities, including rural areas, respond to this issue.

COVID-19 checklist for farmers, ranchers 

To aid agriculture producers in preparing for potential COVID-19 expansion, Nebraska Farm Bureau developed a checklist for farmers and ranchers to consider, covering topics from personal health to operational preparedness.