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Resources by Topic: Funding

Much More Than Money — The Impact of Small Rural Foundations
Blog post describing 5 ways in which small foundations in rural areas leverage non-financial assets to improve their communities.
Author(s): Allen Smart
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Exponent Philanthropy
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Getting Ready for an Upcoming Grant Opportunity: The Rural Communities Opioid Response
A collection of resources useful in preparing to apply for a Federal Office of Rural Health Policy grant opportunity, The Rural Communities Opioid Response, which is expected to be available in June 2018. Includes resources on building networks and partnerships, integrating behavioral health, care coordination, substance abuse, and applying for federal grants.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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EMS Services in Rural America: Challenges and Opportunities
Policy brief describing challenges for rural EMS providers, including workforce shortages and inconsistent funding. Features statistics including percentage of potentially excess deaths for 5 leading causes of death, with breakdowns by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and average EMS call time response and distribution of all-volunteer and all-paid staff EMS agencies, with breakdowns by 4 levels of population density. Discusses effects of the opioid crisis and Critical Access Hospital closures on provision of EMS services.
Author(s): Nikki King, Marcus Pigman, Sarah Huling, Brian Hanson
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Demonstrations and Pilots: Rural Centric Transformation
Policy brief describing the need for an intentional increase in funding for rural centric innovation for demonstration projects and pilot programs. Analyzes current national policies and National Rural Health Association (NRHA) policy positions, and covers the need for rural specific demonstration project data. Includes policy recommendations.
Author(s): Kathy Whitmire, Sue Grafstrom, Erin Tanenbaum
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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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: An Introduction for Funders
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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