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  • Rural Research Alert: Adolescent Alcohol Use: Do Risk and Protective Factors Explain Rural-Urban Differences? Using data from the 2008-2009 National Survey of Drug Use and Health, this study, completed by the University of Southern Maine’s Rural Health Research Center, examines alcohol use among rural and urban adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17. …more>>
  • The AgiSafe Network’s “2011 Annual Report: Spirit of Change” is available. The AgriSafe™ Network, a non-profit national membership organization, represents health professionals and educators who are concerned about the health and safety of farm families. …more>>
  • HHS Announces 219 Community Health Centers Receive Grant Awards. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently announced this year’s award recipients of the New Access Point Grant Program. …more>>
  • HHS Announces 81 Healthcare Innovation Awards. This year’s award recipients, recently announced by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, were chosen from across the nation for their innovative projects designed to deliver high-quality medical care, enhance the health care workforce, and save money. …more>>
  • HHS’ National Prevention, Health Promotion, & Public Health Council issues National Prevention Council Action Plan to Promote Wellness. As part of the federal government’s National Prevention Strategy, this plan highlights opportunities that the Council is creating to ensure the health, well-being, and resilience of the American people. …more>>
  • HHS’ National Prevention Council issues Action Plan to Promote Wellness. This model is a CMS Innovation Center initiative for participants in the Medicare Shared Savings Program in which selected participants will receive upfront and monthly payments which they can use to make important investments in their care coordination infrastructures. …more>>
  • A New Opportunity to Apply for the Advanced Payment ACO Model. This model is a CMS Innovation Center initiative for participants in the Medicare Shared Savings Program in which selected participants will receive upfront and monthly payments which they can use to make important investments in their care coordination infrastructures. …more>>
  • Enrollment Data for Rural Medicare Beneficiaries into Medicare Advantage Plans is available! This report was prepared by the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis. …more>>
  • Spread the Word — FReSH is out! A New Farm Safety and Health On-line Resource is available to help answer farm safety and health questions. “eXtension,” a national research and educational based website supported by 74 land grant universities, has launched a website specifically for Farm Safety and Health . …more>>
  • The Future of Healthcare Workforce Analysis at Your Fingertip: The National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data (NCAHD), in Blacksburg, VA, has created an interactive online mapping tool that provides healthcare workforce and demographic information. …more>>
  • The federal Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) is pleased to announce the release of 70 new Rural Healthcare Services Outreach Program Awards! This program supports projects that demonstrate effective models of outreach and service delivery in rural communities. . . .more >>
  • Essential Appalachian Health Reference Now Available In Appalachian Health and Well-being, editors Robert L. Ludke and Phillipe J. Obermiller assemble the region’s leading researchers and practitioners to provide a much-needed compilation of data- and research-driven understandings of the area’s healthcare issues. The contributors suggest practical solutions for health policy and present best practices models for effective health interventions.
  • The South Carolina Rural Health Research Center’s Final Report: “State Policy Levers for Addressing Preventive Dental Care Disparities for Rural Children: Medicaid Reimbursement to Non-Dental Clinicians for Fluoride Varnish and Dental Hygiene Supervision in Primary Care Safety Net Settings” . . . more >>