Three rural healthcare organizations and a tertiary cancer center used grant-funding to create a telehealth infrastructure that allowed rural patients access to high-risk and clinical trial-based cancer treatment regimens. Read more here.

The Rural Virtual Infusion Program and more


The Rural Virtual Infusion Program

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Three rural healthcare organizations and a tertiary cancer center used grant-funding to create a telehealth infrastructure that allowed rural patients access to high-risk and clinical trial-based cancer treatment regimens. Read more here.

    

Eligible hospitals can apply to participate in National Health Service Corps

Critical Access Hospitals, certain clinics and other eligible outpatient facilities that provide primary care or substance use disorder treatment to high-need urban or rural areas can apply through May 30 to become a National Health Service Corps site. NHSC-approved sites can use NHSC Loan Repayment and Scholarship Programs to recruit qualified clinicians to health professional shortage areas, among other benefits.

CAHs must be affiliated with an outpatient, primary care clinic to be eligible, among other requirements. Click here for more information or to apply.

    

HRSA webinar April 30 on grants to develop rural maternal care networks

The Health Resources and Services Administration will host an hour-long webinar April 30 at 2 p.m. ET for rural or critical access hospitals and other eligible organizations interested in applying for grants to develop a sustainable network approach to coordinate maternal and obstetrics care in rural regions. HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy expects to award up to $9 million over four years for the pilot program, which also aims to increase access to preconception, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum services; develop sustainable financing models for maternal and obstetrics care; and improve maternal and neonatal outcomes.

Applicants must be part of an established network that includes at least two rural hospitals or CAHs and three separately owned entities, at least one of which is in a HRSA-designated rural area, among other requirements. Applications are due by May 24.

    

Telehealth Use in Rural Healthcare

This topic guide has received extensive updates. Includes information on funding programs, the financial impact of telehealth, challenges related to telehealth services, telehealth’s role in healthcare access, and more.

    

PBS Film on Rural Healthcare Crisis Set to Air April 8, 2019

The Independent Television Service (ITVS) announces the premiere of The Providers on April 8, 2019. The documentary will highlight the physician shortage in rural America and the opioid epidemic. The film underscores the power of the patient-provider relationship by following the journeys of three safety-net healthcare providers and their patients in rural New Mexico. Get more information here.

    

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