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Covid-19 Impact on Rural Communities

About 46 million Americans live in rural areas, which face distinctive challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Long-standing systemic health and social inequities have put some rural residents at increased risk of getting COVID-19 or having severe illness. In general, rural Americans tend to have higher rates of cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, and obesity as well as less access to healthcare which can negatively affect health outcomes. They are also less likely to have health insurance.

RAEDA’s community-based Support

  • Provide COVID-19 information, considerations for community-based organizations, and communication resources from federal, state, and local governments.
  • Inform the community that COVID-19 cases can occur, even with careful planning and preparation. Some people can spread the disease before they start having symptoms, or even if they never have symptoms.
  • Educate the community about COVID-19 prevention behaviors and use of cloth face coverings.
  • Provide information on hygiene practices and limiting travel.

Increasing Opportunities in Rural Communities

"Fostering Possibilities and Opportunities for the Underserved"

What is RaEDA?

RaEDA is a nonprofit organization that connects, supports, and develops individuals seeking to improve their employment and business goals. We are committed to fostering relationships and showcasing the expertise of professionals through a network and community of support for those seeking to enter or connect to community based organizations.

Mission Statement

To provide residents of Rural and Urban Communities the support and resources needed for job placement, community inclusion, and the establishment of businesses.

Vision Statement

Bridging the gap to the needs and transformation of residents of Rural and Urban Communities to the resources available to "improve" upon their employment and career advancement.

Quality Policy Statement

RaEDA is committed to supporting the needs of residents of Rural and Urban communities with the support they need to bring job placement, technology inclusion, and the establishment of businesses within their reach.

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Rural Development

The achievement of the Millennium Development Goals is at the center of sustainable development. Sustainable rural development is vital to the economic, social, and environmental viability of nations. It is essential for poverty eradication since global poverty is overwhelmingly rural. The manifestation of poverty goes beyond the urban-rural divide; it has sub-regional and regional contexts. It is therefore critical, and there is great value to be gained, by coordinating rural development initiatives that contribute to sustainable livelihoods through efforts at the global, regional, national, and local levels, as appropriate. Strategies to deal with rural development should take into consideration the remoteness and potentials in rural areas and provide targeted differentiated approaches.

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1838 N Eufaula Ave
Eufaula, AL 36027

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Eufaula, AL, & Surrounding Areas

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