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News by Topic: Emergency department and urgent care services

Nov 16, 2023 - Announcement of two new partnerships addressing health disparities for rural people in cardiovascular and stroke care. The American Heart Association (AHA) will partner with the National Rural Health Association to share clinical educational resources. AHA will also partner with the American College of Emergency Physicians to share data for the purpose of improving the quality of care in rural emergency departments.
Source: American Heart Association Newsroom
Oct 17, 2023 - Evaluates the impact of a lack of mental healthcare providers on children in rural North Carolina, particularly for children in foster care and alongside the opioid epidemic. Discusses the projected impact of upcoming Medicaid expansion, shifting mental healthcare provision out of the emergency department, healthcare worker burnout, and health literacy.
Source: Border Belt Independent