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- A Prescription for Better Rural Nutrition
- City-Based Scientists Get Creative to Tackle Rural-Research Needs
- Public Payment of Dialysis Treatment Has Changed the Rural Healthcare Marketplace
- How the Bad River Tribe Flipped the Script on the Native American Opioid Crisis
- Reps. Sewell, Miller Introduce the Bipartisan Assistance for Rural Community Hospitals (ARCH) Act on National Rural Health Day
- Could a Solution to Provide Legal Care in Alaska Work in Rural Minnesota?
- How Telehealth Is Bringing Specialist Care to the North Country
- Western Alaska Salmon Crisis Affects Physical and Mental Health, Residents Say
- VA Announces New Graduate Medical Education Program to Help Expand Health Care Access to Veterans in Underserved Communities
Eligible Medicaid, CHIP and Dental providers who had not yet received a payment from the $50 billion General Distribution have the opportunity to apply for COVID-related relief by August 3, 2020. A final webinar will be held on Monday, July 27 @ 3:00pm ET. Register here.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation honors collaborative, community-based efforts that prioritize health in marginalized populations. Awards will go to entire communities, not single organizations or initiatives. Eligible nominees include local municipalities, federally-recognized Tribes or state-designated Indian reservations, and communities within U.S. territories. Read more here.
The National Institutes of Health will award project grants for research to understand differences that contribute to population-specific health disparities. Participating institutes within NIH include Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Dental and Craniofacial Research, Drug Abuse, and the National Cancer Institute. Read more here.
As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the U.S. Department of Education will provide funding support for short-term education and training opportunities in states with the highest coronavirus burden. Applicants who missed the July 13 deadline for Notices of Intent to Apply may still submit application through August 24. Read more here.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) will make six awards, each up to $450,000 per year for a three-year demonstration project. Successful applicants are community-level governments and organizations engaged in outreach for the earned income tax credit in communities at higher risk for adverse childhood experiences. The HHS Office of Minority Health created an hour-long video to assist applicants to this funding opportunity announcement (FOA). Read more here.
The Milbank Foundation examines the strategy that state officials took to bring Alabama’s rate for infant mortality drop to 7.0 deaths per 1000 live births in 2018. Part of the strategy incorporated a Collaborative Innovation Improvement Network supported by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau at the Health Resources and Services Administration. Read more here.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is a non-profit organization that funds projects that inpatients and other healthcare stakeholders throughout the research process. Patients, doctors, and hospital staff from rural Montana helped design this study comparing standard hospital transition support with a new program. Read more here. Watch a brief video from PCORI on the importance of including rural populations in research.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) counts the number of overdose deaths in the 12 months prior to July 5, 2020, based on mortality surveillance data in the National Vital Statistics System.
A new commentary in The Journal of Rural Health examines the relationship between substance use and coronavirus in the Southern Mountains region of Appalachia. Authors cite recent data showing greater and faster-increasing COVID-19 rates in Appalachia and the South and rural-specific challenges to programs for overdose prevention and infection control. Read more here.
In a free-access blog post, the publication Health Affairs highlights rural-focused philanthropies responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by quickly providing funding specific to rural communities and organizations. Read more here.