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Resources by Type: Video/Multimedia

Integrating Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Into Health Workforce Training
Webinar recording discusses different ways to implement healthcare workforce training in methods of treatment for opioid use disorder. Features case studies in Colorado and in Nevada where the epidemic has largely been in rural areas.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Broadband: Opportunities and Challenges in Rural America
Presents a U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on broadband access in rural communities. Features testimony from representatives of Mescalero Apache Telecom, Golden West Telecommunications, Cheyenne River Sioux Telephone Authority, and U.S. Cellular Corp.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
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Oversight Hearing on "GAO Reports Relating to Broadband Internet Availability on Tribal Lands"
Presents a U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs oversight hearing on broadband access on tribal lands. Discusses the U.S.Government Accountability Office (GAO) report: Broadband Internet: FCC's Data Overstate Access on Tribal Lands. Features testimony from representatives from the GAO, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Tribal Telecommunications Association, and AMERIND Risk.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
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The MAVEN Project: Increasing Access for the Underserved
Provides a webcast recording about the Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network (MAVEN), which partners volunteer physicians with rural and underserved community health clinics using telehealth for specialty consults and mentoring.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: California Primary Care Association
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Healthy Farmers, Prosperous Farms Video
Presents a video discussing the importance of health insurance in maintaining access to healthcare for farmers and their families. Details the rates of injuries for farmers and the risks that operating a farm without health insurance can pose to both the farmers themselves and their business.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Maryland Council
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Oversight Hearing on “Justice for Native Youth: The GAO Report on ‘Native American Youth Involvement in Justice Systems and Information on Grants to Help Address Juvenile Delinquency’”
Provides a recording and related documents from a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing focused on factors that can increase justice system involvement by Native American youth, such as substance abuse, poverty, and limited funding for mental health services. Focuses on federal grants that could help address underlying issues. Additional links include the report under discussion from the Government Accountability Office.
Additional links: Native American Youth: Information on Involvement in Justice Systems and Grant Programs to Help Address Juvenile Delinquency
Date: 09/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
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Better Data and Better Outcomes: Reducing Maternal Mortality in the U.S.
Provides the House Subcommittee on Health hearing recording and related documents on preventing maternal deaths. Addresses disparities in rural maternal mortality. Features testimonies from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the National Birth Equity Collaborative, March of Dimes, and more.
Additional links: Joia Crear Perry Testimony, Stacey Stewart Testimony
Date: 09/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health
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Health Care in Rural America: Examining Experiences and Costs
Provides a recording of a Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security meeting addressing rural healthcare challenges. Discusses healthcare access, workforce shortages, costs, reimbursement, care delivery issues, and potential solutions, such as telehealth.
Additional links: Alan Levine Testimony, Deborah Richter Testimony, Morgan Reed Testimony, Tom Glause Testimony
Date: 09/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
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Examining Barriers to Expanding Innovative, Value-Based Care in Medicare
Presents the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Medicare efforts to transition from a fee-for-service model to a value-based payment model. Features testimony from physicians and healthcare associations, healthcare systems, first-responders, and an information technology association. Testimony briefly addresses rural areas, particularly how broadband access and telehealth can benefit rural Americans.
Additional links: Morgan Reed Testimony
Date: 09/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health
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Opioid Treatment and Rural Health Clinics
Provides a webinar recording focused on the opioid use disorder crisis and evidence for medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Covers data on the crisis, diagnosis criteria, and medication treatment options. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Additional links: Audio Recording, Presentation Slides, Transcript
Date: 08/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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