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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Policy

State Offices of Rural Health Directory
Directory of the State Offices of Rural Health with contact information for key SORH staff. Maintained by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH).
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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National Center on Elder Abuse State Resources
Provides a state listing of resources related to elder mistreatment, including helplines and government agencies. Also provides information on relevant state laws and regulations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center on Elder Abuse
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CMS American Indian/Alaska Native Center
Provides information about American Indian/Alaska Native health as related to Medicare and Medicaid services.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Health Center Program Look-Alikes
Information on Health Center Program look-alikes, including an overview of the purpose and benefits, as well as information on how to apply and resources for current Health Center Program look-alikes.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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CMS Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) Center
Provides links to manuals, billing codes, enrollment and certification information, legislation, regulations, and contacts related to Medicare and Medicaid services in Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Rural Health Policy Topic Guide
Provides an overview of rural health policy and the issues it addresses. Identifies the key federal agencies, national organizations, and other stakeholders involved in rural health policy. Addresses the steps in the rural health policymaking process, available resources for staying current on policy changes, and the role of researchers and membership organizations in rural health policy.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services Publications
Reports and related publications on rural health and human services issues from the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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NRHA Policy Papers
Policy papers and statements adopted by the National Rural Health Association's Rural Health Congress in order for the association to advocate for rural health at the national level.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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National Advisory Committee Compendium of Recommendations by Year
A list of recommendations, arranged by year or broad subject area, made by the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services in its reports to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1989 through 2020.
Additional links: Recommendations by Subject
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Rural J-1 Visa Waiver Topic Guide
Information and frequently asked questions on the requirements and benefits of the J-1 visa waiver, which waives the two-year home residency requirement and allows a foreign physician to stay in the U.S. to practice in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) or Medically Underserved Area (MUA) if recommended by an interested federal government agency.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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