The following resources might be helpful to school districts and the community partners who work with them.

Don’t Try to Fit Rural Health Into an Urban Box  In rural areas, lack of access to adequate care can be a matter of life and death. Transforming rural health requires creative, place-based solutions and a commitment to fostering local leadership.

Speak Your Piece: To Win Rural America, Dems Must Lean Into Progressive Policies  Rural voters support progressive policies. So why aren’t Democrats winning there? Democrats are letting three rural stereotypes kill their chances of winning a majority in the Senate.

Disconnected Youth There’s a problem with our conception of progress in America today. It’s based on money measures and not much else. Measure of America creates metrics to tell us about how people are doing. One fundamental indicator of societal progress and well-being is how young people are faring in their transition to adulthood. And on this measure, 4.6 million young people are falling behind.

Applications Are Now Being Accepted for the Partner Plan Act Collaboration Institute Illinois Action for Children’s Community Systems Statewide Supports (CS3) team is accepting applications for the Partner Plan Act Collaboration Institute through December 14. Learn more and apply for Partner Plan Act Collaboration Institute’s inaugural cohort!