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Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals





January 2013




News Reports and Resources


Income Inequality in America
The Atlantic | READ STORY

The Atlantic synthesizes data derived from the EPI's State of Working America report, demonstrating the complexity of the ongoing economic crisis. Key points of the income inequality crisis, the effects of which are felt most saliently by the middle class, are shown through a series of annotated charts.

Rural Medical Workers

Daily Yonder | READ STORY

The Daily Yonder investigates the relation between overspecialization in the United States medical field and inadequate provision of general health services to rural and exurban areas, encouraging increased emphasis on the value of medical generalization.

Dietary Health and Consumer Choices

This study by the USDA evaluates the healthfulness of American consumer choices, concluding that, though differences across key demographics are insignificant, all demographics fall short of the levels of healthfulness recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Government Responsibility
Pew Social Trends | READ STORY

Nearly six-in-ten Americans (57%) say government has a responsibility to take care of those who cannot take care of themselves. Do these views vary depending on whether the respondent has personally benefited from a government entitlement program? According to this new report, these data suggest the answer is yes.

The Impact of Climate Change

This article evaluates the combined import of new analyses by the WRI suggesting the likelihood of a 4 degree Celsius increase in world temperature during the next century, and a recent report by the World Bank examining the possible effects of such a change.

E-book and Print Reading
Pew Internet | READ STORY

The number of Americans age 16 and older who read e-books increased by 7% in the last year, and those in the same demographic reading print books fell by 6%. Pew Internet analyzes the recent movement away from physical books toward digital reading devices.

Medicaid and Rural Health
Daily Yonder | READ STORY

Rural areas of the United States evince some of the highest numbers of U.S. uninsured, and many of these would receive significant benefits from expanded Medicaid coverage. This article, from the Daily Yonder, evaluates the impact-potential of gubernatorial decisions concerning federal support for expansion to Medicaid provisions.



President's Corner
Happy New Year! As a reminder, the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP), in partnership with the Joint Council of Extension Professionals invites you to submit an abstract to present at the 2013 Galaxy IV Conference, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania September 16-20, 2013. The deadline is January 10, 2013.

The 2013 Community Development Society Conference will be held July 20-24, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. The Call for Abstracts provides all the details; the deadline is Feb. 15, 2013

-Paul Lachapelle
MACDEP President

Upcoming Events

Disasters and Environment: Science, Preparedness, and Resilience

January 15-17, 2013
Washington, DC
Sponsor: National Council for Science and the Environment

12th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

February 7-9, 2013
Kansas City, MO
Sponsor: Local Government Commission

Beyond the Boundaries: Creating Innovation Through Regional Collaboration

July 20-24, 2013
Charleston, SC
Sponsor: Community Development Society

2013 Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting

August 6-9, 2013
New York, NY
Sponsor: Rural Sociological Society


September 15-22, 2013
Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsor: Joint Council of Extension Professionals

Grants and Awards

Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants

Deadline: January 22, 2013
Funder: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Youth Education Program Grants

Deadline: February 1, 2013
Funder: American Honda Foundation

Higher Education Challenge Grants Program

Deadline: February 8, 2013
Funder: U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

College Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 1, 2013
Funder: Foundation for Rural Service (FRS)

Preservation and Access Education and Training Grants

Deadline: May 1, 2013
Funder: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

National/International News

Major Detroit Development Bills Passed

Detroit Free Press; December 19

CO Receives $43M for Kids' Medicaid

Denver Post; December 19

Increasing Young Adult Homelessness

New York Times; December 18

Bridge Crew Responsible for WA Fire

Seattle Times; December 17

Natural Gas/Diesel Plant to Open in LA

New York Times; December 17

Montana News

MT Population Exceeds 1 Mil

Missoulian; December 24

State Wins Dispute Over Coal Tax

Billings Gazette; December 20

Landowners Protest Milk River Ranch Buyout

Billings Gazette; December 20

Ranchers to See Record Cattle Year

Great Falls Tribune; December 20

New Pipeline from TX to WY and MT

Star Tribune; December 19







MSU Extension

MSU Extension Community Development | Wilson Hall 2-117 P.O. Box 172240 | Bozeman, MT 59717-2240
Tel: (406) 994-3620
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