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A Resource Guide to Healthcare Options in Pennsylvania

While there are many programs available for the uninsured and the underinsured, it is a challenge for providers to offer health care services for low-income working families and identify and meettheir specific health care needs. The uninsured and underinsured face an...

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Cancer Prevention Strategies for Early Adults

Health literacy, the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand
health information and services needed to make health decisions, is an essential element for early
adults (aged 18–44 years) to make informed decisions about cancer. Low health literacy is one of the
social determinants of health associated with cancer-related disparities. Over the past several years, a
nonprofit organization, a university, and a cancer center in a major urban environment have
developed and implemented health literacy programs within healthcare systems and in the
community

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Transitions in Care among Rural residents with Congestive Heart Failure

Both rural and urban hospitals vary with regard to the levels of care they are able to provide,
requiring that a subset of patients be transferred from the first point of encounter to a second
facility. Because of their generally smaller size, rural hospitals are more likely than urban institutions
to transfer patients to a second hospital for definitive care. Critical access hospitals, which are
limited to 25 inpatient beds and may only keep patients for three days, are required to have transfer
and referral agreements with one or more larger acute care hospitals. All rural hospitals, whether
through inpatient services or emergency department stabilization, offer important initial care for
rural residents

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NIH Loan Repayment Programs Application

    NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRP) Application Cycle Opens on Friday, September 1st Have you thought about applying for an NIH LRP award? Do you know someone that should?Awardees can receive up to $70,000 of qualified educational debt repayment with a two-year...

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National Farm Safety and Health Week, September 17-23!

National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 17 - 23, 2017 and the theme is "Putting Farm Safety into Practice".  Since 1944, the third week of September has been set aside as an annual public service promotion to disseminate agricultural safety and health...

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New Comprehensive Report: Health Disparities in Appalachia

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 24, 2017—Health Disparities in Appalachia, a new report issued today by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, documents dramatic disparities in health...

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Rural Children’s Oral Health and Improving Rural Oral Health

The South Carolina Rural Health Research Center at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina is pleased to announce the release of two findings briefs on rural oral health. These reports, as well as additional resources, are available on our...

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New from Rural Health Value

The Rural Health Value team has released two compilation documents that summarize select innovative rural health care demonstrations and programs:   Catalog of Value-Based Initiatives for Rural Providers (update) - This catalog is designed to help rural leaders and...

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Philadelphia Primary Care 2017 Career Fair

Come to The Philadelphia Primary Care Career FairThursday, Sept. 7, to meet health centers and medical practices looking for providers with a passion and purpose for primary care. You’ll find a wide variety of opportunities at Community Health Centers , rural health clinics, and hospitals and health systems.

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New Awards for Rural Health

This month, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy issued funding for programs helping providers at the local level address the unique challenges in rural communities.  The Rural Health Network Development Program places strong emphasis on partnership with social...

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AHRQ Seeks Rural Experts

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) seeks seven individuals to serve on the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality, a 21-member panel that provides advice and recommendations to the AHRQ Director and Secretary of HHS on...

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Be aware of health care changes

First, some background. If you live in a rural area in Pennsylvania, you are not alone. Pennsylvania is one of the most rural states in the nation. For every 100 persons living in Pennsylvania, 27 of them are in a rural area. Rural Pennsylvania, you likely know, has much to offer…

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USDA State Fact Sheets Available

The Economic Research Service (ERS) at the US Department of Agriculture has released new State Fact Sheets that provide information on population, income, poverty, food security, education, employment, organic agriculture, farm characteristics, farm financial...

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New Value-Based Initiatives Resource for Rural Providers

The Catalog of Value-Based Initiatives for Rural Providers, was published online last week by Rural Health Value. This document catalogs and summarizes rural-relevant, value-based programs recently implemented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS),...

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Rural America Story Map

How does the U.S. Census Bureau Define “Rural”? Where are the highest concentrations of rural populations in the U.S.? How has that changed from 1910 to 2010? Visit a new, interactive story map that combines authoritative maps with narrative text, images and...

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Pennsylvania Awarded Innovative Behavioral Health Grant

On December 22nd, Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Ted Dallas announced that Pennsylvania was awarded a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) demonstration grant by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The...

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Toolkit Launched for Critical Access Hospitals

Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance has launched a new Toolkit for Critical Access Hospitals. This guide and toolkit offers strategies and resources to help critical access hospital (CAH) staff organize and support efforts to implement best practices for...

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Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center Launched

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center (MAR-PHTC) is a partnership among schools of public health, academic institutions, and public health agencies and organizations. It works to strengthen the capabilities of the public health workforce to support...

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Top 5 Reasons Why the CMS Rural Summit Matters

On Wednesday, October 19th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a Rural Health Solutions Summit in their Baltimore, MD headquarters.  More than 600 rural advocates (including NRHA leadership, staff, and members) participated in this meeting....

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Real Doc Hollywoods and Community Stars

As a way to honor rural health care providers and the generous community-minded spirit of rural America, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and the fifty State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs) celebrated the 5th Annual National Rural...

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2014 News Archive

CMS initiative helps people make the most of their new health coverage “From Coverage to Care” outreach to engage doctors and new patients On June 16, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a national initiative “From Coverage to Care”...

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2012 News Archive

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...

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2011 News Archive

11/05/2011 Rural Medicare Advantage 2011: Enrollment Trends and Plan Characteristics… more >> 11/04/2011 June 2011: Rural Medicare Advantage Enrollment Update… more >> 11/03/2011 Patient-Centered Medical Home Services in 29 Rural Primary Care Practices: A...

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2010 News Archive

December 22, 2010 Funds for electronic health records... More info... HRSA Nurse LRP Applications being accepted.... More info... December 20, 2010 The U.S. Census Bureau has also created several interactive resources that can be used in your classroom... More info......

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