Health Plan of Nevada and Southwest Medical launch “Medicine on the Move”
United Healthcare’s Health Plan of Nevada and Southwest Medical have launced a portable doctor’s office called “Medicine on the Move”. The mobile medical center is designed to lower barriers to healthcare, such as transportation, child care, work obligations and the low number of primary care physicians available. The facility is staffed by a provider, two licensed practical nurses, two medical assistants and a radiology technician. The 45-foot-long clinic will travel to community centers, homeless shelters and churches to reach Medicaid members and those in need of healthcare services.
UNR Program Addresses Teacher Shortage
In an effort to address teacher shortages and increase teacher retention, the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) has launched NevadaTeach. The program allows students in STEM disciplines the opportunity to earn a secondary teaching certification along with their degree. The program has already enrolled 73 students. NevadaTeach is part of the the national Uteach expansion program and is an interdisciplinary effort between the Colleges of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, Education and Science. The focus is to develop highly proficient math and science teachers.
USDA Accepting Rural Business Development Grants
The United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development has announced that the agency is accepting applications for the Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG). The grant can fund technical assistance, establish revolving loan funds and support rural distance learning programs that provide educational or job training. The grant is only open to non-profits, public bodies and Native American Tribes. The RBDG is in place to promote long-term economic growth and community vitality in rural areas with exceptional needs.