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USDA Provides Opportunities in Education, Health Care Services and Job Training for 125,000 Rural Alaskans
Oct 18, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $1.2 million in providing virtual access to job training, and educational and healthcare opportunities in rural Alaska. This funding, from the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program, will benefit the Alaska Native Tribal Consortium, the Alaska Gateway School District, and the North Slope Borough School District.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development
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HRSA: Charter Renewal for the Council on Graduate Medical Education Federal Register
Oct 9, 2018 - Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration announcing that the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) has been rechartered, effective September 30, 2018 through September 30, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
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UNK Program Addresses Need for Rural Health Care Providers
Oct 6, 2018 - Highlights the Kearney Health Opportunities Program, a health professions education program that provides full-tuition scholarships to the University of Nebraska at Kearney and guarantees admission to the health professional program of their choice at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for students who commit to practicing in rural areas of the state.
Source: Kearney Hub
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A Conversation with Ray Rogers
Oct 2, 2018 - Radio interview with Ray Rogers, the CEO for the National Center for Health Care Informatics (NCHCI) and the Praxis Center for Innovative Learning in Montana. Discussion includes the creation and the work of the NCHCI and the development of the Praxis Center, which is intended to provide simulation training opportunities to rural providers, among other things.
Source: Rural Health Leadership Radio
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Montana's First Psychiatry Residency Program Aimed at Improving Rural Mental Health Care
Sep 6, 2018 - Discusses the launch of Montana's first psychiatry residency program, which is anticipated to bring trained mental health professionals to rural Eastern Montana. The residency will begin with three students, but each year the program will add three new students for a total of 12 across all four years. Montana has the highest suicide rate in the nation and only 7 psychiatrists for every 100,000 residents.
Source: Billings Gazette
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HRSA: National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice; Notice of Public Meeting Federal Register
Sep 5, 2018 - The National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) will hold a public meeting on September 26-27, 2018. Agenda items include a discussion on areas in which nurses can lead the transition of healthcare toward one emphasizing value and quality of care, which is also the focus on the Council's 15th annual report to the Secretary, and discussion of strategic priorities for NACNEP.
Source: Federal Register
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Residency Programs Help Boost Numbers of Primary Care Physicians in Montana
Sep 2, 2018 - Discusses the great need for physicians in Montana, especially in rural areas, and details residency programs in the state that intentionally admit more rural students and include working in rural areas as part of the residency. 13 Montana counties don't have any physicians, and another eight only have one each.
Source: Billings Gazette
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Community Health Aides: Alaska’s Unique Solution for Rural Health Care
Aug 29, 2018 - Discusses Alaska's Community Health Aide Program which trains people within rural and tribal villages in the state to provide basic care within communities where a doctor may visit only rarely. They can also use telehealth to send tests to bigger health facilities to provide more extensive care. The program has expanded to include behavioral and dental health aides.
Source: Alaska Public Media
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HRSA: Request for Nominations for the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry Federal Register
Aug 24, 2018 - The Health Resources and Services Administration is seeking nominations to serve on the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD). The committee provides recommendations on policy and program development for medicine and dentistry activities under Section 747 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), as well as developing, publishing, and implementing performance measures and evaluations for programs under Part C of Title VII of the PHS Act. There will be a balanced representation of members from rural and urban areas and between health professions. Nominations are accepted on a continuous basis.
Source: Federal Register
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HRSA: Request for Nominations for the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice Federal Register
Aug 24, 2018 - The Health Resources and Services Administration is seeking nominations to serve on the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP). The council provides recommendations on policy for activities under Title III of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), including those related to nurse workforce, nursing education, and practice improvement. There will be a balanced representation of members from rural and urban areas and between nursing professions. Nominations are accepted on a continuous basis.
Source: Federal Register
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