Skip to main content

Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Funding

Reviewing the Broken Promises Report: Examining the Chronic Federal Funding Shortfalls in Indian Country
Video recording and testimony from a November 19, 2019 House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States hearing focused on the U.S. Commission on Human Rights report Broken Promises: Continuing Federal Funding Shortfall for Native Americans, which evaluated federal spending on Native American programs.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
view details
Collaborating for Prosperity With American Indians and Alaska Natives: Rural Development Programs for Tribes, Tribal Families, Children, and Communities
Highlights the major USDA Rural Development (RD) programs and initiatives that support American Indians and Alaska Natives. Covers topics such as food security, housing, education, healthcare, economic opportunity, and infrastructure. Features success stories of how these programs have been used in tribal communities. Also includes contact information for the RD office in each state.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Rural Development
view details
Community Facilities Direct Loan Program Guidance Book for Applicants
Describes the Community Facilities Direct Loan program, designed to help develop essential community facilities located in rural areas to serve rural people. Provides an overview of the program and includes information on eligibility determination, the pre-application process, the application process and underwriting, and closings and construction.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Rural Development
view details
Examining Rural Cancer Prevention and Control Efforts: Policy Brief and Recommendations to the Secretary
Provides an overview of issues related to cancer in rural areas, including barriers to accessing cancer care. Describes federal programs that support and enhance national and rural cancer control efforts, including funding, and offers policy recommendations. Features statistics on average annual percent change in cancer mortality rates from 2006-2015, with breakdowns by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and includes a U.S. map showing locations of cancer centers that received Rural Cancer Control Supplements grants in 2018.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
view details
Iowa's Grants to Counties Program: A Valuable but Underutilized Program for Protecting the Public Health of Private Well Users
Examines spending for Iowa's Grants to Counties program, which offers 7 categories related to wells, including water quality testing. Addresses county-level access to rural water and the impact on Grants to Counties spending. Supports expanded testing for private well water contaminants in partnership with county public health agencies, prioritizing shallow wells, enabling additional funding for addressing unsafe drinking water, and more.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination, University of Iowa Public Policy Center
view details
FCC Promoting Telehealth in Rural America: Report and Order
Provides a report and order regarding plans to reform the Rural Health Care Program and promote telehealth, including targeting funding to rural areas. Discusses plans to improve the Telecom Program's efficiency, transparency, and predictability; criteria for prioritizing rural areas for funding; how to increase rural participation in Healthcare Connect Fund Program Consortia and the effectiveness of competitive billing; and how to improve RHC Program administration, the application process, and program oversight. Includes the final rules governing the program and maps showing the rural area tiers for the program.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Communications Commission
view details
Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education: FY2019 Appropriations
Provides an overview of FY2019 Congressional appropriations for most Health and Human Services agencies, as well as the Departments of Education and Labor. Includes information on rural funding through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), such as the Rural Communities Opioids Response Program.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
view details
Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country: A New Partnership and Approach
Overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) program, designed to use tribal wisdom to protect and promote physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.
Author(s): Ursula E. Bauer, David K. Espey
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
view details
A Holistic Approach to Chronic Disease Prevention: Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country
Describes the development, funding, and implementation of a 5-year program, begun in 2014, supporting American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities and tribal organizations to simultaneously address chronic diseases and their risk factors. Identifies approaches useful for agencies and organizations working with AI/AN populations.
Author(s): Nancy S. Andrade, David K. Espey, Mary E. Hall, Ursula E. Bauer
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
view details
Tribal Practices for Wellness in Indian Country
Essay examining efforts of the Tribal Advisory Committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to increase tribal practices supporting physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Describes convenings held in 2015 and 2016.
Author(s): Nancy S. Andrade, Marita Jones, Shelley M. Frazier, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
view details