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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Healthcare facilities

Federally Qualified Health Centers Topic Guide
Provides an overview of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Health Center Program awardees and look-alikes, important safety net providers in rural areas. Discusses Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) requirements for FQHCs and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care requirements for Health Center Program awardees and look-alikes. Includes information on the benefits of FQHCs and Health Center Program awardees and look-alikes, as well as links to funding, events, model programs, and additional resources and information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Hill-Burton Free and Reduced Cost Health Care
Provides information on free or below cost healthcare available to people who meet poverty guidelines from certain healthcare facilities that received federal funds for construction or renovation under the Hill-Burton program.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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AHA Small or Rural Update Newsletter
Newsletter of the AHA Section on Small or Rural Hospitals targeted to small and rural hospitals. Each newsletter provides information on federal legislative and regulatory activity affecting payment, quality, and access to care.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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HCUPnet
Online tool for accessing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project data. Provides access to health statistics for hospital inpatient, emergency department, and ambulatory surgery settings. Also provides access to population-based healthcare data by county and for the U.S.-Mexico Border Region. Includes data on diagnoses and procedures, quality indicators, and all stays.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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data.HRSA.gov
Provides access to maps, data, reports, and dashboards covering Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) program data, as well as health-related data from external sources. Includes data on HRSA's grants, loan and scholarship programs, health centers, and other public health programs and services. Includes information on Federal Office of Rural Health Policy programs. Previously known as the HRSA Data Warehouse.
Additional links: Rural Health Topic Area, Shortage Areas
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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AHA Rural Health Services
Information on American Hospital Association (AHA) work related to rural hospitals. Includes reports, case studies, webinars, podcasts, and other resources.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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State and Regional Primary Care Associations Listing
Directory listing address, phone, email, and web addresses for state and regional Primary Care Associations (PCAs). PCAs work to promote, expand, and optimize access to primary care.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Journal of Rural Health
Quarterly, peer-reviewed publication of the National Rural Health Association. Includes original research on rural health topics, case studies, articles on rural policy issues, and more. Subscription required.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Public Health Service Act, Section 330
Section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act defines the requirements for Health Centers. Title 42 of the U.S. Code, Chapter 6A is the Public Health Service Act, and section 254b is the equivalent of Section 330 of the PHS Act.
Type: Document
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Rural Horizons
Quarterly magazine of the National Rural Health Association featuring articles to engage and educate those working to improve healthcare in rural America.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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