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ORHP Award Announcement: Rural Health Network Planning Program

May 19, 2014

The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) is pleased to announce the release of 14 Rural Health Network Development Planning Program (Network Planning) awards in FY 2014.  The purpose of the Network Planning program is to support the planning and development of rural integrated healthcare networks.

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Delta Health Care Services Grant Program

May 19, 2014

 

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.874

Link

view program website

Sponsor

USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service

Deadlines

Jun 13, 2014

Contact

Natalie Melton
Phone: 202.690.1374
Email: rd.deltahealth@wdc.usda.gov
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Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

May 9, 2014

Hot Off the Presses 

  1. The U.S. Departments of Education, Labor and Health and Human Services have announced the release of a Request for Information (RFI) to support the development of high-quality career pathways systems. The Departments are working together to improve the alignment of training and job skills programs at State, regional, tribal and local levels to better meet employer needs. Responses will inform the work of each Department as they design investments, policies and legislative strategies to improve career outcomes for youth and adults. Stakeholders are encouraged to submit comments outlining career issues unique to rural. Instructions on how to respond can be found at https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/04/23/2014-09274/request-for-information-on-adoption-of-career-pathways-approaches-for-the-delivery-of-education. The response period is open until June 9, 2014.

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Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

May 7, 2014

 Hot Off the Presses

 

  1.    The  Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new interactive search tool that can help consumers and other stakeholders navigate information about the types of medical services and procedures delivered by physicians and other healthcare professionals. Rural providers can check their publicly available data, and rural residents can use the tool to begin to compare their provider(s) to others. Users can search for a provider by   (more…)

Rural Access to Emergency Devices

April 17, 2014

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2014 Rural Access to Emergency Devices Grant Program (funding opportunity announcement number: HRSA-14-129). ORHP expects to fund approximately three grantees. The purpose of ORHP’s Rural Access to Emergency Devices Grant Program is to:

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Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

April 10, 2014

Rural Research Highlights

  1. Widening Rural–Urban Disparities in Life Expectancy, U.S., 1969–2009
    This study by HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau examines the trends in life expectancy disparities between rural and urban areas in the United States between 1969 and 2009. The article finds that the disparity has increased since 1990, because life expectancy has grown more rapidly in urban than in rural areas. The disparity in life expectancy of urban over rural areas stood at 2.4 years during 2005-2009. Furthermore, the study’s findings indicate that mortality from cardiovascular diseases, injuries, lung cancer, and COPD is much higher in rural than in urban areas.
  2. Nursing in 3D: Workforce Diversity, Health Disparities, and Social Determinants of HealthThis special report explores the intersecting goals of increased workforce diversity, fair and equal access to quality health care and health care resources, elimination of health disparities, and achieving health equity. In August 2012, HRSA hosted a summit titled, “Nursing in 3D: Workforce Diversity, Health Disparities, and Social Determinants of Health.” This resulting special supplement includes 11 articles authored by 3D Summit speakers who are content experts in the fields of nursing workforce diversity, health disparities, and the social determinants of health. 

More recent rural research can be found on http://www.ruralhealthresearch.org/.

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Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

April 4, 2014

Hot Off the Presses 

  1. The following notice of extension has been posted by the Veteran’s Administration, and may be of interest to family physicians in highly rural areas for their U.S. veteran patients. The Veteran’s Administration announced today that it is extending the application deadline to midnight eastern standard time on May 27, 2014, to allow applicants additional time to apply for funds available under the Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas program. For more information, please review the posted Notice of Funds Availability at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-03-26/pdf/2014-06630.pdf.

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