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Rural health care leaders are actively transforming their organizations through a focus on affordability and value with innovative responses to emerging opportunities. Strategic partnerships that cut across the care continuum, evolving payment models, unique workforce approaches, effective leveraging of digital technologies, attention to the social determinants of health, and new care models are enabling rural providers to improve the health of their communities. Success is being driven by inspired leadership, forward-thinking governance, and resilient clinicians.

The American Hospital Association’s 2020 Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, February 2-5, Phoenix, AZ, b brings together top practitioners and thinkers to share strategies and resources for accelerating the shift to a more integrated and sustainable rural health system. We’ll examine the most significant operational, financial and environmental challenges and present innovative approaches that will enable you to transform your organization’s care delivery model and business practices.

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Aug 9, 2019
The Health Resources and Services Administration yesterday awarded 80 rural consortia $1 million each to help prevent, treat and support recovery for patients with opioid and other substance use disorders in underserved areas.
Aug 7, 2019
Offering a government insurance program reimbursing at Medicare rates as a public option on the health insurance exchanges could place as many as 55% of rural hospitals.
Aug 2, 2019
In a commentary published in Academic Medicine, experts outline how academic medicine, medical education, public health agencies, hospital associations and health systems can help small community and critical access hospitals overcome resource and other challenges to implement successful antibiotic stewardship programs.
Jul 23, 2019
Qualified nonprofits and government agencies may submit through Aug. 25 letters of intent to apply for funding from the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts to improve access to opioid use disorder treatment and recovery services.
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.