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Resources by Topic: Funding

Indian Health Service (IHS) FY2019 Budget Request and Funding History: A Fact Sheet
Details the requested budget for the Indian Health Service (IHS) for fiscal year 2019. Presents the IHS funding history going back to 2014.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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Compacts of Free Association: Actions Needed to Prepare for the Transition of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands to Trust Fund Income
Examines the use and roles of U.S. funds and programs in budgets of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), and preparations for grant decreases. Appendix III shows compact grants supporting health and education in the FSM and RMI.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Mobility & Aging in Rural America: The Role for Innovation
Outlines challenges facing older people, people with disabilities, and people in areas with few mobility options. Includes a section on funding strategies for rural transit. Describes successful programs, defines mobility as a social determinant of health, and explores approaches for improvement, including new partnerships with healthcare providers and telehealth.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Grantmakers In Aging
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To Spark or Sustain? Two Equally Important Rural Funder Choices
Blog about rural philanthropy and suggestions for determining the best ways for communities to support local groups, including health services systems.
Author(s): Allen Smart
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Exponent Philanthropy
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A Year of Impact: Fiscal Year 2017 Year in Review
Summary of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund's achievements in 2017, increasing capital and financial services in urban, rural, and underserved areas, including funding for healthcare facilities. Features statistics on funding allocations, community investment, employment, and real estate.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of Treasury
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Physician Workforce: HHS Needs Better Information to Comprehensively Evaluate Graduate Medical Education Funding
Describes what is known about Graduate Medical Education (GME) costs, including the amount, type, and distribution of spending, and examines the extent to which the federal government collects GME-related information. Includes statistics on federal spending on GME in 2015, and information on which GME payment programs track whether residents are from rural areas, received training in rural areas, or went on to practice in rural areas.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): James Cosgrove, William Hadley, Christine Brudevold, Katherine Mack, A. Elizabeth Dobrenz, et al.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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As the South Grows: Bearing Fruit
Explores how areas of Southern cities such as Metro Atlanta offer opportunities to learn ways to confront and eliminate structural barriers that will have effects on other parts of the country. Discusses rural-specific considerations, as well.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Ryan Schlegel, Stephanie Peng
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
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The Lonely Rural Funder's Guide to Networking
Blog post examining the benefits of networking and encouraging rural funders to employ a type of creative thinking that is different from that used by urban philanthropic organizations. Includes ideas for promoting networking for rural healthcare institutions.
Author(s): Allen Smart
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Exponent Philanthropy
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MHA Issue Brief: The Financial Health of Minnesota Hospitals and Health Systems in Fiscal Year 2016
Reports on fiscal year 2016 financials for Minnesota hospitals and health systems. Includes information on 108 rural hospitals, 77 of which are Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), and population characteristics rural hospitals serve.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Hospital Association
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As the South Grows: Weathering the Storm
Discusses the impact of environmental change on the social and economic systems of the South, and how climate change may disproportionately harm the South's already struggling communities. Presents opportunities and supporting information for foundations, hoping to encourage climate-related philanthropy throughout the South.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Ryan Schlegel, Stephanie Peng
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
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