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News by Topic: Primary care

Feb 16, 2024 - Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration announcing the March 25–26, 2024, meeting of the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry is canceled. Future meetings this calendar year will be held on August 2, 2024, and on another date that will be announced at least 30 days before the meeting date.
Source: Federal Register
Feb 3, 2024 - Highlights a Rural Health Clinic serving Native Veterans in Arizona. The clinic recently expanded primary care services to 5 days a week. Discusses difficulties with accessing care and plans to expand services in other rural areas.
Source: VA News
Jan 27, 2024 - Highlights the East Tennessee State University Department of Family Medicine's efforts to send residents into rural areas in an attempt to address predicted primary care shortages in rural areas.
Source: Citizen Tribune
Jan 22, 2024 - Highlights a new residency program focused on training psychiatrists to serve in rural South Carolina. The program emphasizes primary care and outpatient services.
Source: WLTX19
Jan 2, 2024 - Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announcing the availability of the complete lists of all geographic areas, population groups, and facilities designated as primary care, mental health, and/or dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). HPSA designations that are currently proposed for withdrawal will remain in this status until a second notice is published in the Federal Register on or before November 1, 2024. Lists are available on the Health Workforce Shortage Areas website and are current as of December 2, 2023.
Source: Federal Register