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Rural Health
Resources by Type: Website

Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program
Describes a pilot grant program designed to improve maternal and neonatal health in rural communities by collecting data and supporting the development of financially sustainable and coordinated network models. Aims to make maternal and obstetrics care more accessible through increased use of telehealth and specialty care. Fact sheet provides information on the activities of 3 rural networks funded through the RMOMS program.
Additional links: Fact Sheet, September 2020
Date: 11/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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Key Considerations for Counties in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans
Information and resources to help counties plan for an equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine at the local level. Covers state distribution plans, background information, and county examples.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool
Provides county-by-county data on the risk level related to COVID-19 of attending an event, given the event size and location. Covers events from 10 to 5,000 potential attendees.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Applied Bioinformatics Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology, Stanford University
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CMS Nursing Home Resource Center
Provides information for nursing home providers and CMS partners on regulations and guidance, training and resources, technical information, payment policy, and recent COVID-19 data and related policies. Includes resources and guidance for people in nursing home and their caregivers.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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The Journal of Rural Health: COVID-19 and Rural Health
A collection of journal articles published in the Journal of Rural Health that focus on rural health issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes articles addressing treatment of COVID-19, health disparities, and healthcare delivery during the pandemic, including the use of telehealth.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Covid-19 Cases Surge Across Rural America
Reports on COVID-19 cases in rural areas between February 20, 2020 and November 15, 2020. Includes maps and charts looking at changes over time, comparing nonmetro to metro cases, and examining rural per capita COVID-19 rates. Based on data collected by the New York Times.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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The COVID-19 Pandemic and Rural America
Provides an overview of how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting rural areas. Includes charts and maps showing the spread of COVID-19 in rural areas and unemployment during the pandemic.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Building Farm Resilience During COVID-19
A collection of resources to help farmers and farm communities manage financial and emotional stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Also addresses health and safety for farmers, farmworkers, and customers.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Cornell Small Farms Program
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COVID-19 in Appalachia
Offers information, data, and resources for addressing COVID-19 in the Appalachian region. Includes county level COVID-19 confirmed case counts with economic status and its impact on key socioeconomic indicators. Provides additional information for Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grantees.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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DRCHSD COVID-19 Financial Recovery Series
Recordings of a five-part Delta Region Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) hospital and clinic webinar series. Presents best practices, opportunities, and strategies for hospital and clinic operations related to COVID-19. Discusses COVID-19 funding management, operational considerations, revenue cycle strategies, and strategic planning.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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