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11/05/2011
Rural Medicare Advantage 2011: Enrollment Trends and Plan Characteristicsmore >>

11/04/2011
June 2011: Rural Medicare Advantage Enrollment Updatemore >>

11/03/2011
Patient-Centered Medical Home Services in 29 Rural Primary Care Practices: A Work in Progressmore >>

10/10/2011
Speak Up for Rural Hospitalsmore >>

10/4/2011
Will Bundling Work in Rural America? Analysis of the Feasibility and Consequences of Bundled Payments for Rural Health Providers and Patientsmore >>

9/27/2011
Handling the Handoff: Rural and Race-Based Disparities in Post Hospitalization Follow-up Care Among Medicare Beneficiaries with Diabetesmore >>

9/26/2011
Comparison chart for child labor laws now available in print copymore >>

9/16/2011
The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) has released Spanish versions of two resources from the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans!more >>

9/13/2011
Together Rx Access® Professional Resource Center is now openmore >>

9/8/2011
Trends in Skilled Nursing Facility and Swing Bed Use in Rural Areas Following the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 (Findings Brief)more >>

9/8/2011
Trends in the Provision of Surgery by Rural Hospitalsmore >>

9/7/2011
The 2012 application cycle for the National Institutes of Health’s Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) is now openmore >>

8/19/2011
Rural Hospital Charges Due to Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions in the United States, by Insurance Type, 2000 to 2004more >>

8/18/2011
HHS awards $40 Million in grants to sign up children for health coveragemore >>

8/13/2011
Call for Abstracts for Special Theme Issue, Evidence for Informing the Next Generation of Quality Improvement Initiatives: Models, Methods, Measures and Outcomesmore >>

8/11/2011
RULE Recruitment Releasemore >>

8/3/2011
CMS launches tools and initiatives to help improve American health care quality more >>

June 21, 2010
Updated brochures and applications are now available for the CHIP and adultBasic programs…. More info…

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: A Summary of Provisions Important to Rural Health Care Delivery…. More info…

June 19, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) has launched the official website for the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs….. More info…

June 12, 2010
News from the Heartland Center for Leadership Development…. More info…

Tyrone Hospital to Emerge from Bankruptcy…. More info…

June 11, 2010
Meet Your Health Halfway…. More info…

Vaccines Are Not Just for Children…. More info…

Pennsylvania Creating High-Risk Pool…. More info…

Putting Data and Innovation to Work to Help Communities and Consumers Improve Health…. More info…

Evidence Based Practice Kits in Mental Health…. More info…

National Physical Activity Health Plan…. More info…

National Institute on Drug Abuse…. More info…

“Let’s Move” Task Force Breaks New Ground…. More info…

Small Changes Steer Kids Toward Smarter School Lunch Choices…. More info…

Advanced Practice Nurses Fill Health Care Gaps in Rural Areas…. More info…

June 10, 2010
The Pennsylvania Medicaid Policy Center report, “Dental Coverage for Children Under Pennsylvania Medical Assistance”…. More info…

June 8, 2010
HHS Releases National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy…. More info…

June 1, 2010
Centre County Household Health Survey…. More info…

May 28, 2010
Role of State Flex Programs in Supporting Quality Improvement in Critical Access Hospitals…. Briefing Paper Policy Brief

ACSM American Fitness Index 2010 report…. More info…

Governor Rendell: Updated Health and Human Services Resource Guide Now Available…. More info…

Want to Know How to Get Health and Human Service Help in PA?…. More info…

Effective Health Care Program Update: New Key Questions are Now Available….More info…

HRSA Offers Guidance on Rural Hospital/FQHC Collaboration…. More info…

American Academy of Pediatrics Offers Free Prevention Resources…. More info…

Healthcare Reform and Community Health Centers…. More info…

Free Guidance Offered for those Caring for Young Children…. More info…

First Lady Releases Child Obesity Recommendations…. More info…

The World Health Organization is Warning that Gonorrhea May Soon Become Untreatable…. More info…

FastStats from A to Z…. More info…

May 26, 2010
Underage drinking, Suicide Prevention and Mental health…. More info…

Convenient, up-to-date Web guide to ROPS retrofits now available online: Farmers and technicians can determine ROPS availability by tractor make and model…. More info…

May 24, 2010
New Report: “A Tale of Two Systems: A look at State Efforts to Integrate Primary Care and Behavioral Health in Safety Net Settings”…. More info…

May 23, 2010
National Health Care Disparities, 2009…. More info…

PA Industries Save Big, Students Learn Smart with PennTAP Help…. More info…

May 21, 2010
A new publication is now available from the North Carolina Rural Health Research & Policy Analysis Center that compares the profitability of hospitals with the four classifications of rural hospitals that can qualify for special payment provisions under Medicare….. More info…

May 17, 2010
Announcing National Rural Health Resource Center…. More info…

May 14, 2010
Research Uncovers Link Between Substance Use, Frequent Indoor Tanning….More info…

Prescriptions Translated to Spanish Could Be Hazardous to Health…. More info…

Breathe Well, Live Well: Teaching Adults with Asthma Life-Saving Skills…. More info…

Can Food Availability Prompt Addiction?…. More info…

AHRQ Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit Available…. More info…

RWJF Library of Interventions and Strategies Continues to Grow…. More info…

CDC Launches New Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings Website…. More info…

AHRQ Offers Free Resources for Health Centers…. More info…

May 13, 2010
New Report on EMS/Trauma Activities and Integration of CAHs into Trauma Systems….. More info…

May 12, 2010
HRSA Announcement: Updating How Medically Underserved Populations and Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas are Designated….. More info…

May 6, 2010
Health Information Technology Beacon Community Award….. More info…

May 5, 2010
Collaboration is not always easy, and it is our hope that this manual — Effective Collaboration Between Critical Access Hospitals and Federally Qualified Health Centers….. More info…

Case Studies of Developments in Rural Health: Profiles of Three Rural Counties in Difficult Economic Times…. More info…