NC Rural Center Releases Rural Advocacy Agenda

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Through a series of regional briefings held this month, the NC Rural Economic Development Center (Rural Center), a partner of the Foundation, released its rural advocacy agenda titled “Rural Counts: 10 Strategies for Rural North Carolina’s Future”.

The agenda promotes “stabilizing and transforming rural health” as an essential strategy for providing rural communities with a foundation for success. Regarding this strategy, the Rural Center specifically advocates to “strengthen local, state, and federal efforts to reduce opioid and methamphetamine drug addiction” recognizing addiction and substance abuse as a national crisis and supporting programs from various sectors and government levels designed to address this issue.

Learn more about the Rural Center’s recommendations regarding rural health and its comprehensive strategies for realizing the “economic potential for our rural communities and citizens” from the #RuralCounts download center on the Rural Center’s homepage: