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Added April 3, 2020

2019 340B Health Annual Survey: 340B Hospitals Use Benefits to Provide Services and Improve Outcomes for Low-Income and Rural Patients
Summarizes the results of a 2019 survey of nearly 500 hospitals, including small and rural hospitals, that participate in the 340B drug pricing program. Describes how these hospitals utilize their savings from the 340B program to benefit patients. Discusses the importance of the program to Critical Access Hospitals, Disproportionate Share Hospitals, and other safety-net facilities.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: 340B Health
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COVID-19: Rapidly Reengineering Primary Care
Recording of an April 2, 2020 webinar discussing ways to maximize team-based primary care workflows to optimize the care delivery shift to virtual care. Offers suggestions for protecting vulnerable patients while leveraging staff in new ways to generate revenue and to decrease the amount of chronic disease.
Additional links: Presentation slides
Author(s): John Findley
Date: 04/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Caravan Health
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Public Health Foundation: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Training
A list of COVID-19 training opportunities available through the TRAIN Learning Network. Includes training options for public health, healthcare, and emergency preparedness professionals addressing COVID-19, crisis and emergency risk communication, infection control, and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Date: 04/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Public Health Foundation
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RCAP Planning for Pandemics Toolkit
Toolkit designed by the Ohio Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP) to help small water systems prepare for an epidemic. Includes flyers on COVID-19 and sanitation, and a continuity of operations plan template that can be used to prepare for a pandemic.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Community Assistance Partnership
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States Waiving In-State Licensure Requirements for Telehealth in Response to COVID-19
State-by-state list with brief descriptions of changes in licensure policy for telehealth professionals as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes links to relevant official declarations and press releases.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federation of State Medical Boards
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Added April 2, 2020

AgriSafe Learning: COVID-19 Rapid Response
Online learning opportunities and resources for farmers, ranchers, farmworkers, and others involved in agriculture related to COVID-19.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: AgriSafe Network
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Nonfatal Drug Overdoses Treated in Emergency Departments — United States, 2016–2017
Examines nonfatal overdoses for all drugs, all opioids, nonheroin opioids, heroin, benzodiazepines, and cocaine. Looks at changes from 2016 to 2017, with data by drug type, patient, facility, and visit characteristics. Includes data by county urbanization level for metropolitan and nonmetro counties.
Author(s): Alana M. Vivolo-Kantor, Brooke E. Hoots, Lawrence Scholl, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(13), 371-376
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Opportunities for Rural Organizations to Become Host Sites for the Public Health Associates Program
Webinar recording discusses the Public Health Associates Program (PHAP), a training program offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and how the program can serve rural communities. Features a presentation by a representative from the CDC who breaks down the mission and structure of the PHAP program.
Additional links: Audio Recording, Presentation Slides, Webinar Transcript
Date: 03/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Health Care and Medicaid Telehealth Flexibilities, and Guidance Regarding Section 1009 of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (Pub. L. 115-271), entitled Medicaid Substance Use Disorder Treatment via Telehealth
Discusses the benefits of utilizing telehealth services to expand access to Medicaid services in rural areas and the flexibility states have in covering these services. Provides guidance on options states have to receive Federal reimbursement for substance use-disorder treatments provided via telehealth services.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Added April 1, 2020

CARES Act: Provisions to Help Rural Hospitals
Provides an overview of aspects of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act designed to support rural hospitals. Highlights provisions related to access to capital, Medicare payments, and telehealth, among others.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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