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New Grant Supports Cancer Prevention and Control in Rural Iowa
Oct 12, 2018 - The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa has received supplemental funding from the National Cancer Institute to develop research strategies to support rural hospitals and providers in addressing cancer-control disparities.
Source: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
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FCC Enables Alaska Carrier to Receive $78M in Rural Health Care Funding
Oct 10, 2018 - Announcement from the Federal Communications Commission approving nearly $78 million in funding through the Rural Health Care Program to support telecommunication services in Alaska. The Rural Health Care program allows rural healthcare providers to pay the same rate for the services as their urban counterparts, a rate that is typically less than they would normally have to pay.
Source: Federal Communications Commission
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Hoeven Welcomes Passage Of America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA)
Oct 10, 2018 - Release from the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs announcing the passage of the America's Water Infrastructure Act which will ensure support for water resource development projects in tribal communities. The bill passed the House in September and is now being forwarded for signature by President Trump.
Source: U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
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USDA Partners to Improve Community Infrastructure for 1.1 Million Rural Americans
Oct 8, 2018 - Announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture of $181 million in funding provided to rural communities through the Community Facilities Direct Loan Program to make improvements to infrastructure and essential facilities.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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IHS Awards Tribal Management Grants to Support Tribal Self-Determination
Oct 1, 2018 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) has awarded grants to develop and improve tribal capacity to manage health programs. More than $1.4 million will be distributed through the Tribal Management Grant Program to 11 tribes and tribal organizations in 9 states.
Source: Indian Health Service
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HUD and U.S. Virgin Islands Sign $243 Million Disaster Recovery Grant Agreement
Sep 28, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Virgin Islands announced the formal execution of a $243 million grant agreement through HUD's Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program to help citizens of islands recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This program requires grantees to develop recovery plans informed by local residents. The U.S. Virgin Islands identified several housing, infrastructure, and economic development recovery needs.
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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Texas A&M Welcomes National Center to Improve Rural Health Care
Sep 28, 2018 - Texas A&M has received a grant to fund the creation of the Center for Optimizing Rural Health, which will be a national technical advisory center designed to help rural communities maintain their hospital or create other means of access to care after hospitals close. The center will be based out of the A&M Rural and Community Health Institute.
Source: Texas A&M Today
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HHS Awards $50 Million to Assist American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Efforts Combating the Opioid Overdose Epidemic
Sep 26, 2018 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded grants to American Indian and Alaska Native tribes to strengthen efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. These grants, totaling about $50 million, aim to increase access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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CMS Awards Funding for Quality Measure Development
Sep 21, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded new cooperative agreements to partner with the agency in developing, improving, updating, and expanding quality measures for Medicare's Quality Payment Program (QPP). Through these partnerships, CMS will work with external organizations to develop and implement measures that are intended to improve patient care.
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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CDC Provides New Funds to Battle the Opioid Overdose Epidemic
Sep 19, 2018 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded $155 million in new funding to states and U.S. territories for efforts related to education about and prevention and response activities for the opioid epidemic. The CDC has also awarded $27 million to nine non-governmental organizations to support states and territories with staffing, procurement, and training to improve local public health capacity, and $12 million to support 11 Tribal Epidemiology Centers and 15 tribal entities.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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