The RHIhub is excited to announce the launch of Daily & Weekly Custom Alerts! Now you can sign up for email alerts related to specific states and topics, choose how often you get them, and even which types of resources interest you most, so that you’re always up to date on the information that you need.
Two new articles have been published in the Rural Monitor:
- Washington Program Trains Dental Super-Generalists to Serve Rural Communities – It’s a rural and underserved community reality: Read how University of Washington School of Dentistry’s RIDE program places 70% of their graduates in rural and underserved communities in the Rural Monitor.
- What’s MAT Got to Do with It? Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural America – An important aspect of the opioid crisis is opioid use disorder. This in-depth story focuses on the science behind the disorder and the use of an evidence-based treatment: MAT, or medication-assisted treatment.
Two Topic Guides have been updated:
- Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) – includes extensive information on CAHs, including reimbursement, eligibility, funding, legislation, and more.
- Rural Public Health Agencies – new FAQs on challenges and opportunities, workforce, and how rural providers and public health workers can collaborate on population health, accreditation, including research related to costs and barriers in rural areas, and public health infrastructure and governance.
A webinar was recently held with the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, NACRHHS Policy Brief on Modernizing the Rural Health Clinic Act Provisions, with speakers from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, and the Maine Rural Health Research Center. A recording is available online.
Another webinar with NACRHHS is coming up on April 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm Central: NACRHHS Policy Brief on Understanding the Impact of Suicide in Rural America
- ARCare Aging Well Outreach Network – ARcare Aging Well Outreach Network, run by an FQHC, provides falls assessments, exercise opportunities, medication management, and other services to older patients in rural Arkansas. From May 2015 to December 2017, the network served 584 patients through 1,296 medical encounters.
- The Sapling Center – The Sapling Center in rural eastern Kentucky provides those 14 to 25 years old with free services like counseling, life skills training, volunteer opportunities, and fun activities.
- New Horizons Substance Use Recovery Network – Opioid use disorder is treated within Michigan’s FQHCs by integrating primary care, behavioral health, and MAT-waivered providers.