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Resources by Topic: Funding

COVID-19 Federal Funds Earmarked for Hospitals, Providers, and States
Provides an overview of federal funds allocated to hospitals, providers and states in response to COVID-19. Details the legislative source, amounts, and oversight required for each funding program.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions – Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Information and resources for Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) rural health program recipients and stakeholders related to COVID-19 and its impact on rural health programs and rural communities. Addresses funding, telehealth, healthcare delivery, grant-related travel, and grants management.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Funding for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Provides an overview of philanthropic activity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes a list of funding related to COVID-19, an analysis of who is providing and receiving grants, and news regarding funding for the COVID-19 response.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Foundation Directory Online by Candid
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IHS: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Information on the federal response to COVID-19 in Indian Country. Addresses testing, access to personal protective equipment, funding, emergency planning, and service delivery.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging 2020 Report and Toolkit
Provides an overview of the work of Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs), covering staffing, budget and services, and initiatives underway at AAAs. Includes information on rural AAAs. Includes state-level reports for states that met the required survey response rate, as well as sample news articles, social media posts, and a customizable presentation slide deck.
Additional links: National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging 2020 Report: Meeting the Needs of Today's Older Adults
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
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How Clarke County Hospital Is Expanding Its Telehealth Services into Home Monitoring COVID-19 Patients
Describes how Clarke County Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital in rural Osceola, Iowa, is using funding from the Federal Communications Commission's COVID-19 Telehealth Program to expand its telehealth and remote patient monitoring services. Offers lessons learned from applying for funding from the program.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness
Up-to-date and critical resources for rural healthcare systems preparing for and responding to a COVID-19 surge. Includes resources for emergency medical services, inpatient and hospital care, ambulatory care, and long-term care settings. Addresses a wide range of topics including healthcare operations, space, supplies, funding, and more.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Working Group
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Strategies for Rural Communities for Addressing Substance Misuse among Families Involved with the Child Welfare System
Describes nine programs across seven states that have addressed challenges to serving child welfare-involved parents with substance use issues through mentoring, case management, providing access to treatment and affordable housing, and other support services. Discusses considerations for expanding and replicating these programs in rural communities.
Additional links: Research Summary
Author(s): Jung Kim, Elizabeth Clary, Christina Ribar, Sarah Palmer, Elizabeth Weigensberg
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Mathematica
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The DNA of Program Sustainability: Findings from a Study of Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Grantees
Reports on the factors that contribute to program sustainability after grant funding ends, based on a study of Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program grantees. Discusses leadership, collaboration, alignment between need and demand, data use, and policy expertise as contributors to sustainability for rural programs.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Health Policy Center
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Health Services and Primary Care Research Study
Presents the results of a study on the contributions of federally-funded health services research and primary care research through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs from FY 2012-2018. Identifies opportunities for coordination and gaps in funding, methods and dissemination. Provides recommendations on how to maximize future funding of health services and primary care research. Includes rural references throughout.
Author(s): Peter Mendel, Courtney A. Gidengil, Andrada Tomoaia-Cotisel, et al.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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