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Nov 23, 2022 - Describes how Ohio mental health service providers and facilities have utilized American Rescue Plan Act funding to address needs for youth mental health in the state. Discusses funding challenges, opportunities, and planning processes.
Source: Kaiser Health News
Nov 22, 2022 - Announces $350 million in funding for COVID-19 vaccination services in underserved communities through HRSA-supported health centers. Describes the aims of the initiative to provide mobile, drive-up, walk-up, and community-based vaccination events, as well as the role of health centers in providing access to healthcare for underserved and rural populations.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Nov 22, 2022 - Announces a Twitter Chat on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time that will explore food access and maternal health in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Describes the focus of the chat, titled "Native Strengths: Improving Maternal and Child Health Through Native Foodways."
Source: HHS Office of Minority Health
Nov 21, 2022 - The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking comments on proposed changes to the National Survey of Children's Health Longitudinal Cohort (NSCH-LC) which is designed to collect data on the physical and emotional health of children aged 3- to 23-year-olds, with a focus on the COVID-19 pandemic. NSCH-LC will collect information related to the health and well-being of children, young adults, and their families, including access to and use of healthcare, family interactions, parental health, school, and after-school experiences. Comments are due by January 20, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Nov 18, 2022 - Announces the launch of a pre-production draft of its new National Broadband Map, which offers location-specific information on internet service availability across the country. Describes efforts to improve data on broadband availability and the map's features.
Source: Federal Communications Commission
Nov 18, 2022 - Video story featuring Dr. Rick Sidwell, a physician in Des Moines, IA that is bringing attention to the need for emergency medical services and access to care in rural parts of the state. Discusses the need to build relationships between rural and urban healthcare facilities in the state.
Source: WHO 13, Des Moines IA
Nov 17, 2022 - Announces $13 million in grant awards to healthcare facilities in rural parts of Wisconsin through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Emergency Rural Health Care program. The funding is intended to assist hospitals and healthcare providers implement telehealth and nutrition assistance programs, increase staffing to support COVID-19 testing and vaccines, build or renovate facilities, and to purchase necessary medical supplies.
Source: Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Nov 15, 2022 - Announces an ad hoc panel that will examine innovations to child and adolescent healthcare, addressing systemic inequities and disparities in access to care, as well as issues related to payment models and workforce development. Offers an overview of the areas of expertise that the National Academies are seeking for the panel, with an invitation and form for nominee submissions by November 21, 2022.
Source: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Nov 15, 2022 - Highlights initiatives through the VA's Office of Rural Health (ORH) to support holistic health for rural veterans, including services to aid the transition to civilian life, TeleYoga, and healthy lifestyle coaching.
Source: VA News
Nov 15, 2022 - Highlights the work of an oral surgeon to increase access to specialized dental care in rural areas of upstate New York and western Connecticut by traveling to provide services in other dentists' offices. Describes rural disparities in oral healthcare access and health problems linked to lack of oral healthcare
Source: The Daily Yonder