Are We Doing In Your Community?
Here are some examples of what the RAIN Network
is doing right now in California Rural Communities:
(Electronic Doctor) -
The Doctors Wireless Health Kit
This new Electronic Doctors Wireless Health
Kit includes video phone computer and diagnostic
equipment in a mobile unit any Doctor or Health
Professional working in the field can use.
The wireless, solar powered Community Internet
Bus brings a mobile training lab and highspeed
connectivity to rural communities. Regular "Community
Wellness" training sessions are held using the
mobile computer lab. Sponsored by USDA RUS,
RAIN Network and Albertsons Corporation.
Computers and training on how to use them in
each of our Rural Communities. Technology tools
funded by USDA RUS and RAIN Network.
Community Health Kiosks at community centers,
firestations and other central locations. These
Wellness Kiosks give touchscreen access to Health,
Nutrition and Wellness information along with
access to the Internet for further information
GIS - Global Positioning System (GPS) units
and training will be provided to members of
Community Technology Advisory Councils and Youth
Technology Corps in sponsored rural communities
across Southern California. The GPS information
gathered in each community will be used to create
advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Maps that will become an essential tool for
community strengthening. These maps will give
community members immediate access to information
about the local resources important to them.
This community capacity mapping will include
local resources such as water, electricity,
solid waste management, clean air, education,
health, and internet access stations.
The Internet Bus -
Literacy in Rural California
Through combined funding from USDA RUS, Albertsons
Corp. and RAIN Network
Lois Capps and RAIN Director Timothy Tyndall
in front of the RAIN Internet Bus at the Grand
The RAIN/USDA Rural Utilities Service Internet
Bus will be visiting a school, library or Albertsons
store near you soon.
note here if you would like
to receive the schedule or request a visit by
the Internet Bus.
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News This Month
hosts Community Day with Internet Bus as a central
Sespe receives computer and Internet accounts to
begin Technology Proficiency classes.
hosts first CTAC Council meeting of the Year. Technology
is increasing in Shandon.
Cuyama receives RAIN Telemedicine Public Internet
Kiosk this month as part of the Community Wellness
Program. The Kiost, open to all community residents,
is at the Fire Station.
Youth Technology Corps begins use of GPS units to
gather information on community resources and create
a basic map of the community.
Community Technology Skills classes begin at High
January 23 CTAC meeting minutes
21st Century Health Care accessable in Rural Communities
new portable telemedicine stations are being scheduled for circulation
throughout our Rural community Network.
This remarkable new tool for Rural Health Care professionals
makes it possible for Doctors and Nurses in the RAIN Telemedicine
Project to have, in one portable box, a complete Telemedicine
Diagnostic tool kit. The portable telemedicine appliance includes
a videophone, computer, diagnostic tools for use with the computer
and direct access via the Network to clinics and Hospitals in
here to find out more about Smart Medical Appliances!
Gardens in Each of our Communities!
Rural Communities Neighborhood Garden Project 2001 is comming!
Join in! Start a garden this spring in your community.
Participating Schools, community centers and neighboorhood Master
Technology families will have information for you.