- Continuing Progress in the Fight against the Opioid Crisis
- HHS Announces Over $4 Billion in Additional Relief Payments to Healthcare Providers Impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic
- USDA Announces Community Prosperity Funding Opportunity
- HHS Awards More Than $21 Million to Support Health Centers' COVID-19 Response
- How Is Rural Philanthropy Responding to COVID-19? Under the Radar.
- In Migrant Worker Camps, Wifi Is a Basic Utility
- Request for Information (RFI): Seeking Stakeholder Input on Scientific Gaps and Research Needs Related to Delivery of Cancer-related Care via Telehealth
- How the Pandemic Revealed an Unexpected Benefit of Telehealth
- The Nation's Doctor to America: #COVIDStopsWithMe
- Indian Health Service Announces National Expansion of the Community Health Aide Program
- How Small Towns Are Responding to the Global Pandemic
- Hospital Executive Charged in $1.4B Rural Hospital Billing Scheme
- Secretary DeVos Challenges Educators to Rethink Education Options for Rural High School Students Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
- FCC Announces Funding Increase in Rural Health Care Program for Funding Year 2020
- Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity
The National Academies of Medicine (NAM) addresses the treatment gap in medically-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), and presents strategies for increasing access to medicines such as buprenorphine and methadone.
CMS issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) clarifying requirements and considerations for hospitals and other providers related to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The FAQs address questions around patient presentation to the emergency department, EMTALA applicability across facility types, qualified medical professionals, medical screening exams, patient transfer and stabilization, telehealth, and other topics.
Listen to a webinar introducing a toolkit for the benefit of frontline healthcare workers and psychosocial professionals helping to support healthcare workers who may be experiencing traumatic stress. Adapted from an intervention used for parents of children with cancer. Transcript available by clicking the three dots above the Subscribe button. Sponsoring organization: Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health has updated it’s Rural Health Clinic program page to house important information and resources for Rural Health Clinics during this time. This page will be updated regularly.
PORH has added a section to it’s Oral Health Program page to house all Oral Health updates related to COVID-19. Click here to see more!
March 18, 2020
How can telehealth be used in response to COVID-19? Access the full toolkit from the National Consortium of Telehealth Resources Center.
February 25, 2020
Newly available in Alaska, CRAFT is a unique therapy that aims to help people with substance use disorders by first helping the people who love them.
Behavioral Health In Rural America: Challenges and Opportunities
Principal authors: John Gale, MS; Jaclyn Janis, BSN, RN, MPH; Andrew Coburn, PhD; Hannah Rochford, MPH
Prepared by the RUPRI Health Panel: Keith Mueller, PhD; Andrew Coburn, PhD; Alana Knudson, PhD; Jennifer Lundblad, PhD, MBA; Timothy McBride, PhD
The prevelence mental health and substance use diagnoses and unmet treatment needs are not equally distributed, with rural residence being one factor associated with these differences. Moreover, the rural context has proven challenging for ensuring the availability of and access to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery services in rural areas. This paper reviews the prevalence of behavioral health disorders in rural populations, rural access to behavioral health services, promising program and policy strategies targeted to improving rural BH systems, and opportunities for policy and system changes to improve rural BH systems and outcomes.
Click to download a copy: Behavioral Health In Rural America: Challenges and Opportunities – Full document
Provides an overview of the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) review of 258 nongovernmental hospitals that participate in the 340B Drug Pricing Program and their contracts with state and local governments. Evaluates the contracts to determine if they meet the eligibility requirement to serve low-income individuals. Outlines weaknesses in the Health Resources and Services Administration’s review of the hospital contracts and offers six recommendations to improve the contract review process.
Jan 29, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Justice announced the White House task force on missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Native held its first meeting. Describes how the task force will work with tribal governments, develop protocols, and increase awareness to address the high rates of violence towards Native community members.