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Jul 19, 2019 by Rick Pollack
Improving rural health is an AHA priority because we truly cannot advance health in America without keeping our rural communities strong.
Jul 18, 2019
The Health Resources and Services Administration today awarded 27 organizations up to $750,000 each to develop new rural residency programs while achieving accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Jul 16, 2019
The House Ways and Means Committee today launched a health task force to better address the needs of residents in rural and underserved communities.
Jul 8, 2019
Six health care organizations in rural North Carolina communities will share $1.2 million in federal grant funds to strengthen and expand their response to opioid use disorder with increased planning; prevention; evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment; and recovery service delivery.
Jul 2, 2019 by Joy Lewis
AHA staff recently visited two rural hospitals to see and hear firsthand how leaders are engaging in innovative practices to increase accessibility and affordability for their communities.
Jun 25, 2019
The Health Resources and Services Administration this week announced its Health Professional Shortage Areas for primary care, mental health and dental care as of May 1.
Jun 13, 2019
Nine in 10 voters say access to health care in rural communities is important, and three in five would be more likely to vote for a candidate who prioritized it.
May 29, 2019
Recently, AHA published "Rural Report: Challenges Facing Rural Communities and the Roadmap to Ensure Local Access and High-quality, Affordable Care.” This podcast series is built around the AHA Rural Report. Meaning, it highlights a rural health challenge and shows how the field responds to the call to action.
May 23, 2019
Reps. Bradley Schneider, D-Ill., Don Bacon, R-Neb., and Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, yesterday introduced a House companion to AHA-supported legislation that would improve and extend the Conrad State 30 program until 2021.
Apr 26, 2019
Eligible hospitals, clinics and other organizations may apply through June 10 for up to $725,000 each to expand access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid and other substance use disorders in high-risk rural communities.