One of the newest RHIhub Models and Innovations is the Addiction Recovery Mobile Outreach Team (ARMOT), based in Pennsylvania. ARMOT is a collaboration between the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission (AICDAC), Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, Clarion Hospital, and Indiana Regional Medical Center and was developed in response to an increase in opioid overdose deaths. ARMOT, a Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) Rural Health Care Services Outreach grantee, provides adults and adolescents with substance use disorders with case management and recovery support services. Program staff encourage patients to involve their families in the recovery process so that ARMOT staff can educate families on the types of support their loved ones will need at home. To learn about ARMOT’s impact in its first 18 months, watch this short RHIhub video highlighting the project.
Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will focus on rural health issues in a special series of its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) that will run throughout 2017. RHIhub’s newest Rural Monitor article, New CDC Series Looks at Rural Health Topics, discusses the series, its impetus, and the topics that will be covered. RHIhub will host quarterly webinars, Insights from the CDC MMWR Rural Health Series, in collaboration with FORHP and the CDC, to highlight important takeaways from the reports. The first of these webinars, Rural Mortality and Preventable Deaths, occurs March 1, and the webinar recording will be available shortly thereafter.
The Capital Funding for Rural Healthcare topic guide has been updated with new information for rural healthcare facilities and new Health Professional Shortage Area maps for Primary Care, Dental Care, and Mental Health Care have been added. These maps identify nonmetropolitan and micropolitan HPSAs with a separate color scale from metropolitan HPSAs.