Rural issues

Sep 29, 2020
Representatives from AHA’s Rural Health Services Council met virtually on Sept. 15. Agenda items included an open forum on COVID-19, a Health Equity Roadmap, Building a More Financially Stable Health Care System and Creating and Using COVID-19 Safety Standards. You can find the AHA Rural Health…
Sep 25, 2020
This newsletter updates readers on general federal advocacy and policy actions as well as those that are COVID-19 related.
Sep 24, 2020
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy is accepting comments through Oct. 23 on proposed changes to how it designates geographic areas eligible for its rural health grants.
Sep 18, 2020
The AHA urged the Health Resources and Services Administration to better support hospitals and health systems in rural communities through refinements to the Health Professional Shortage Area scoring approach.
Sep 16, 2020
Eligible organizations can apply for up to $5 million each to serve as lead organizations for the Community Transformation Track in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Community Health Access and Rural Transformation Model.
Sep 16, 2020
Learn how Opelousas General Health System (OGHS), the main health care provider in the rural area of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, rapidly enacted a communications and response system to address gaps in community needs and support during COVID-19.
Sep 15, 2020
Eighty organizations in 36 states and two territories, including some hospitals and health systems, will receive close to $25 million in grants through the Health Resources and Services Administration as part of the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program, the Department of Health and Human…
Sep 8, 2020
This newsletter updates readers on federal advocacy and policy actions in general as well as those that are COVID-19 related.
Sep 4, 2020
AHA has compiled several case examples demonstrating the struggles and successes of rural hospitals battling COVID-19 in their communities. These have been organized in a compendium available on our website at www.aha.org. For this podcast, we honor our hospital heroes and examine how two rural…
Sep 4, 2020
This document summarizes the Department of Health and Human Services’ Rural Action Plan, which outlines upcoming policy and program initiatives to support rural health, as well actions already taken by the Trump administration to address rural challenges.