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RHIhub Video

Jeff Human talks about the creation of FORHP Building the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
This video chronicles the creation of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy in 1987, exploring the need for such an office and discussing its charge. It describes some of FORHP’s early efforts, including the establishment of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and the Rural Health Research Center program.

The Rural Monitor

OSF Center for Health – Streator campusFreestanding Emergency Departments: An Alternative Model for Rural Communities
First conceptualized in the 1970s, but not widely adopted in rural communities, freestanding emergency departments (FSEDs) have been getting another look as a sustainable rural option. This article discusses hospital-based vs. independent FSEDs, the model’s financial viability, and highlights two FSEDs meeting their communities’ healthcare needs in Arizona and Illinois.


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