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News by Topic: Healthcare facilities

Apr 27, 2021 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to fund medical residency positions in hospitals in rural and underserved communities and require hospitals to report COVID-19 vaccination rates among workers. Provisions in the rule aim to address healthcare workforce shortages and support hospitals in rural and underserved areas.
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Apr 27, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the availability of $1 billion to support COVID-19 related capital needs and construction and renovation projects for Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program funded health centers. Nearly 1,400 health centers are eligible for the funding provided by the American Rescue Plan. Applications are due June 24, 2021.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Apr 26, 2021 - Summarizes a study that found closures of obstetric units at rural hospitals put Black and indigenous mothers at a greater risk of mortality. Discusses disparities in maternal mortality rates by race and highlights federal and state efforts to improve maternal health outcomes in the U.S.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Apr 23, 2021 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking comment on forms related to the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program. HRSA uses the data collected to optimize COVID-19 testing and vaccination; track health center capacity and the impact of COVID-19 on operations, patients, and staff; and better understand training and technical assistance, funding, and other health center resource needs. Comments are due by June 22, 2021.
Source: Federal Register