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HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Rural Health Opioid Program Grant Performance Measures, OMB No. 0906-xxxx-New Federal Register
Dec 15, 2017 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is requesting public comments regarding their intent to collect information from grantees of the Rural Health Opioid Program, which aims to promote rural healthcare services outreach by expanding opioid-related healthcare services to rural communities. Specifically, HRSA will use the collected information to measure grantee performance and assess the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's (FORHP) progress toward meeting set goals. Comments regarding the proposed information collection must be submitted no later than February 13, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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While Lower in Health Rankings, Rural Counties Still Have Advantages
Nov 15, 2017 - Details the results of the 2017 County Health Rankings which found that rural counties are less likely than their urban counterparts to receive high marks for health and are less likely to have organizations, people, and infrastructure in place to improve community health. Also touches on rural advantages that are more difficult to measure, like personal relationships and the interconnected nature of rural communities.
Source: The Daily Yonder
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Apply for 2018 AHA NOVA Award
Nov 2, 2017 - Blog post from the American Hospital Association (AHA) detailing their NOVA Award, which recognizes innovative collaborations hospitals engage in to better serve their patients. Applications for 2018 AHA NOVA Awards are due December 1, 2017.
Source: AHA STAT
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