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Resources by Topic: Healthcare facilities

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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Code of Federal Regulations: 42 CFR 485: Subpart F, Conditions of Participation: Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
Sets forth the conditions that a hospital must meet to be designated as a Critical Access Hospital (CAH).
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Critical Access Hospital Accreditation
Information on the Joint Commission survey process for Critical Access Hospital (CAH) accreditation.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Joint Commission
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CMS Critical Access Hospitals Center
Presents regulations and notices, press releases, program memorandums, and other information from CMS related to the Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) program.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Health Center Program Policies
Links to current Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) Program Information Notices (PINs) defining policies and procedures Section 330 funded health center grantees must follow, and provides links to Program Assistance Letters (PALs) summarizing program activities, newly enacted laws, and final regulations of interest to health centers.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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Find a Health Center
Allows users to search for community health centers, including Federally Qualified Health Centers and other Bureau of Primary Health Care service delivery sites, by location. These health centers provide free and low-cost health services such as: primary medical, obstetrical and gynecological, dental, mental health, and substance abuse care.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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Social Security Act, Section 1905 (l): Definitions
Definitions of terms used in the Social Security Act related to Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Type: Document
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