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Thrive! Rural America Initiative Addresses Challenges Facing Rural Communities

Teacher working with student in a rural schoolThis post is an excerpt from an article that originally appeared in Texas Tech Today and is reprinted with permission.

Situated within rural America, Texas Tech University is responding to rural challenges, with researchers in many specialties coming together to partner with rural communities, civic organizations and industries to develop models for change.

Texas Tech and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) researchers are working to address the challenges facing rural Americans, including water supply, energy costs, national teacher shortage, obesity rates, suicide rates, and fewer mental health workers.

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