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Top news stories from the past 60 days. For more, see news by topic or news by state.

Jul 8, 2022 - Describes the challenges facing rural families in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) finding and purchasing infant formula during the nationwide shortage. Highlights the experience of a mother living near the state border in Wisconsin and challenges for mothers in Minnesota.
Source: Kaiser Health News
Jul 1, 2022 - Discusses telehealth responses to the increasing mental health crisis among children, adolescents, and young adults, including strategies to address workforce and access issues by connecting rural mental health clinics and schools with child psychiatrists. Highlights state-level initiatives in Texas, and notes additional issues related to broadband access, internet connectivity, and telehealth policy flexibilities.
Source: mHealth Intelligence
Jun 30, 2022 - Announces a new proposed rule establishing the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Rural Emergency Hospitals (REHs), a new healthcare provider designation that aims to reduce healthcare disparities and support access to services in rural areas. Discusses the background of the REH designation and the process for submitting formal comments.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Jun 24, 2022 - Discusses U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) programs that will participate in the federal Justice40 initiative to address environmental justice issues, climate change, and relief for underserved populations. Offers an overview of 13 programs that will participate in the project, including rural and tribal programs.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 22, 2022 - Announces the release of a $365 million resource package to support community capacity to address unsheltered homelessness through housing, healthcare, and support services. Describes the need in rural areas, for veterans, and other underserved groups, noting a $54.5 million set-aside for rural communities.
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Jun 17, 2022 - Announces $10 million in funding through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Rural Communities Opioid Response Program to support medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder. Notes the sharp increase in fentanyl and other opioid overdoses in rural and urban areas, and offers an overview of federal responses to the issue.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 14, 2022 - Announces the approval of new research funding opportunities, including $63 million for studies on reducing maternal health inequities and $50 million to study the management of multiple chronic conditions through telehealth, by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors. Describes the scope of each funding area and the need for research into maternal health inequities and chronic condition management.
Source: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Jun 9, 2022 - Announcement from the Health Resources and Services Administration of over $1.9 million awarded to grantees of the Rural Health Network Development Planning Program. The program is designed to assist communities in the development of integrated health networks among participants who have no history of formal collaboration.
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration

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