- EOP: Improving Rural Health and Telehealth Access
- HHS Awards Over $101 Million to Combat the Opioid Crisis
- Research Brief: Rural Areas Have Higher Individual Health Insurance Premiums and Fewer Plan Choices
- 'Like a Horror Movie': A Small Border Hospital Battles the Coronavirus
- Using Pharmacists to Provide Care in Rural Areas
- Trump Administration Proposes to Expand Telehealth Benefits Permanently for Medicare Beneficiaries Beyond the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and Advances Access to Care in Rural Areas
- President Trump Signs Executive Order on Improving Rural Health and Telehealth Access
- Rural Counties Playing Catch-up with 2020 Census Response
- FCC Extends 2.5 GHz Rural Tribal Priority Window
- HHS Extends Application Deadline for Medicaid Providers and Plans to Reopen Portal to Certain Medicare Providers
- Rural and Community Hospitals – Disappearing Before Our Eyes
- Helping America's "Forgotten Places" Amid a Pandemic
- Study Examines Telehealth, Rural Disparities in Pandemic
- Research Brief: Rural Nurse Practitioners Work with More Autonomy than Urban Nurse Practitioners
- Native Americans Feel Devastated by the Virus Yet Overlooked in the Data
Experts in HRSA’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and Maternal and Child Health Bureau joined data analysts at the University of Utah to examine the challenges to emergency care, policies and procedures for pediatric care in Critical Access Hospitals.
Medicare beneficiaries may be admitted to home health following an inpatient stay (post-acute) or directly from the community (community-entry).
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the Surgeon General, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the U.S. Public Health Service’s Oral Health Coordinating Committee have announced the commission of a Surgeon General’s Report on oral health.
CDC’s POLARIS Policy Portal Rural Health Page. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a rural motion graphic highlighting the unique challenges within rural areas and the need to implement community-specific public health strategies addressing rural-urban health disparities. The page also provides resources with information on chronic diseases, opioids, behavioral health, etc., including examples of successful public health interventions for rural communities.
The U.S. health care system is undergoing significant transformation as a result of Federal, State, and private payer policies designed to improve access to medical care as well as the value and outcomes of health care while attempting to slow cost growth. Some payment innovations have shown evidence of improved quality, reduced care fragmentation, and lowered costs for certain populations; yet overall, the entire system has not realized substantial cost savings nor has quality improved for everyone.
The personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s States with the Best & Worst Dental Health.
In order to determine which places have the healthiest teeth and gums in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 25 key metrics. The data set ranges from share of adolescents who visited a dentist in the past year to dental treatment costs to share of adults with low life satisfaction due to oral condition.
The DentaQuest Foundation, together with the Frameworks Institute, are excited to announce the release of “Reframing Oral Health: A Communications Toolkit for Advancing Oral Health Reform.” This multimedia resource will not only deepen the ability to develop skills that can elevate oral health issues, but will also align our voices for greater impact. If your program or group is looking to make a stronger impact with your oral health messaging, please check out these tools today!
The latest policy brief from the Flex Monitoring Team describes successful evidence-based programs that have been implemented to improve stroke care in critical access and other rural hospitals.