School-Based Health Centers in an Era of Health Care Reform: Building on History
Presents the history and growth of school-based health
centers (SBHCs) in the U.S. Discusses the effect of SBHCs
on delivering needed services to students from kindergarten
to high school, including rural students. Includes
suggestions for future use of SBHCs and for healthcare
providers working in communities without a SBHC.
Author(s): Victoria Keeton, Samira Soleimanpour, Claire D. Brindis Citation: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care, 42(6), 132–158 Date: 07/2012 Type: Document view details
Securing High Quality Health Care in Rural America: The Impetus for Change in the Affordable Care Act
Analyzes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's call
for the development of a National Health Care Quality
Strategy and Plan, or National Quality Strategy, that will
affect healthcare for millions of rural Americans and
thousands of rural healthcare providers. Works to answer
the question, "What rural considerations should be
addressed in a National Quality Strategy?"
Author(s): A. Clinton MacKinney, Jennifer P. Lundblad, Andrew F. Coburn, Timothy D. McBride, Keith J. Mueller Date: 12/2010 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel view details
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Includes the entire text of the 2010 healthcare reform law
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly
referred to as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into
law in March 2010. The main provisions of the legislation
focus on improving healthcare through expanded coverage,
reduced costs, and regulatory accountability.
Date: 01/2010 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: U.S. Congress view details
Medicare Reform: A Rural Perspective
Examines the status of the Medicare program as it relates to rural beneficiaries. Focuses on key policy issues to ensure that rural beneficiaries are treated equitably under a newly designed Medicare program. Discusses rural healthcare finance, access, quality, and workforce. Discusses Medicare reform and makes recommendations.
Date: 05/2001 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services view details
Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century
Examines the healthcare delivery system in rural America and recommends a fundamental redesign to ensure high quality, safe, and effective healthcare provision for all Americans.
Author(s): Committee on the Quality of Health Care in America Date: 03/2001 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine view details