Posts Tagged Rural

Rural Counts Policy Luncheons in May

Join rural advocates from across the state to learn how you can have a direct impact on state policy this year. The NC Rural Center is hosting six Rural Counts policy luncheons across the state to share regional updates on what’s happening in the

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HRSA Medication-Assisted Treatment Funding Opportunity

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will be releasing a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for a new Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) initiative called RCORP-Medication-Assisted Treatment Expansion (HRSA-19-102). HRSA plans to invest approximately

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NCHA 2019 Winter Membership Meeting

Click here to view the meeting Brochure We hope you will join us for NCHA’s 2019 Winter Membership Meeting, “Leadership in an Era of Disruption,” where you will get a clearer picture on how to excel in healthcare’s everchanging environment. This year’s McCauleyRead more

HRSA to Award Grants to Expand Rural Substance Use Disorder Services

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy plans to award about 75 grants of up to $1 million each to expand opioid and other substance use disorder services in high-risk rural communities. The agency expects to release a notice on

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CDC: Rural Patients More Likely to Receive Opioid Prescription

Patients in the most rural counties had an 87 percent greater chance of receiving an opioid prescription from their primary care provider between January 2014 and March 2017 than patients in large metropolitan areas, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control

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Rural Health Policy Institute Feb. 5-7

Join NRHA and hundreds of rural health advocates from across the nation for the largest rural advocacy event in the country, NRHA’s 30th Rural Health Policy Institute, Feb. 5-7 in Washington, D.C. Rural health advocates will converge on Capitol Hill to advocate for key rural health care reforms

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Study: Rural Residents Travel about Twice as Far to Hospital on Average

Rural Americans live an average 10.5 miles or 17 minutes from the nearest hospital, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center. That’s about twice as far and five to seven minutes longer than people in suburban and urban areas, respectively, with the

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Congress Passes Farm Bill; House Ways and Means Committee Bill Introduced

Congress returned from observing the passing of President George H.W. Bush to work on the federal budget and last minute items. They passed a farm bill conference report that authorizes assistance for rural hospitals to refinance a debt obligation as an eligible loan or loan

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Around The State

The American Hospital Association will present its 2018 Rural Hospital Leadership Award to Ronnie Sloan, president of The Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head, at its Rural Health Care Leadership Conference in February. The award recognizes small or rural hospital leaders who guide their organization and community through

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Hospitals, Others Can Apply for HRSA Rural Residency Grants

Rural hospitals and other eligible providers can apply through March 4 for a portion of $21 million in Health Resources and Services Administration grants to develop new rural residency programs or training tracks in family medicine, internal medicine and psychiatry to expand the physician workforce

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