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News by Topic: Clinics

A Conversation with Portia Brown
Oct 8, 2018 - Radio interview with Portia Brown, Vice President of Valley Health Page Memorial Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital in Luray, Virginia that also has five Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) associated with it. Discussion includes her role as a Rural Health Fellow with the National Rural Health Association; the Undergraduate Primary Care and Rural Education (UPCARE) project, an education program focused on training nurses to serve in primary care and mental health in rural areas of the state; and a program being deployed in RHCs that uses a clinical pharmacist to address potential opioid addiction in patients.
Source: Rural Health Leadership Radio
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Solo FP Finds Fulfillment Serving Rural Patients, Community
Oct 3, 2018 - Highlights the experiences and difficulties of a rural primary care physician in Ohio. Touches on the challenges of operating a solo practice, like additional administrative duties and extra work to maintain electronic health records (EHR), issues with recruitment and retention, and more. Also explores the joys of this kind of medicine and the important role he serves in his community.
Source: American Academy of Family Physicians
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Update on Health Centers In the Aftermath of Hurricane Florence
Sep 19, 2018 - Discusses the status of health centers located in North and South Carolina that have been impacted by Hurricane Florence. Provides links to resources available to assist health centers in the storm's aftermath.
Source: National Association of Community Health Centers
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How Suicide Trainings, Community Connections Could Patch Holes In Amador’s Mental Health Safety Net
Sep 13, 2018 - Details community-level efforts to reduce suicide rates and increase access to and use of mental health services in California's rural Amador County. The county has the third-highest suicide rate in the state, which is nearly three times the state average. Efforts include a new clinic, community awareness events, training to help community members recognize red flags and learn how to talk about suicide, and more.
Source: Capital Public Radio
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HHS Awards $21 Million to Support Health Center Participation in NIH’s All of Us Research Program
Sep 11, 2018 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $221 million to 46 community health centers to support their participation in the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) All of Us Research Program. This program is a national effort to gather data from individuals from around the country to accelerate research and improve health by taking lifestyle, environmental, and biological factors into account.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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HHS Awards Nearly $60 million to Support Community Health Centers Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria
Sep 6, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded nearly $60 million to 161 community health centers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This funding, administered through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Capital Assistance for Hurricane Response and Recovery Efforts (CARE) program, will help provide continued access to primary healthcare services in areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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How Hospitals Are Addressing the Needs of Underserved Children
Sep 4, 2018 - Highlights three hospitals from around the country that work to improve the health of underserved children, two of which are in rural areas. Winona Health in Minnesota holds Healthy Kids events to reduce childhood obesity through physical activity in play environments. FirstHealth in North Carolina has established three dental care centers to increase access to oral healthcare.
Source: American Hospital Association
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