FORHP Awards Rural Health Network Development Program

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) is recently announced that 44 rural health networks were awarded approximately $13 million for the new competitive funding cycle of the Rural Health Network Development (RHND) Program.  The RHND Program is a three-year grant program designed to provide support to integrated health care networks who address the health care needs of their rural communities. Recipients are expected to achieve efficiencies, expand access to and improve the quality of essential health care services, and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. Awarded applications range in a variety of focus areas including care coordination, value based care, chronic disease management, and behavioral health services.  As FORHP continues to focus on sharing program outcomes, the identification and dissemination of rural evidence-based models maintains a priority. Find more information here. The Rural Health Information Hub (RHI hub) consists of a number of resources, including successful program models and evidence-based toolkits.