Author Archives: Rural Health Information Hub

New CDC Series Looks at Rural Health Topics

CDC MMWR Rural Health Series webpage


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will focus on rural health issues in a special series of its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) that will run throughout 2017. Learn about the impetus for the series, topics that will be featured, and upcoming webinars to share findings from the series.

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February 22, 2017

Top 10 Rural Monitor Articles of 2016


Articles on the opioid epidemic, new service delivery models, and a variety of innovative approaches to support health all made it onto the year’s most-read list.

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December 28, 2016

Expecting More Services for Less Compensation

Diane Calmus


Diane Calmus, Government Affairs and Policy Manager at the National Rural Health Association, explores the need for a new hospital model to help rural communities gain and maintain access to emergency medical services.

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September 7, 2016

Being Forward-Thinking as EMS Agencies Plan for the Future

Don Wood


Don Wood, Director of the Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health and Co-chair of the Joint Committee on Rural EMS Care (JCREC), discusses the effects of hospital closures on rural EMS and the role telehealth might play in the future delivery of emergency care.

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September 7, 2016

Opportunities to Provide Better Healthcare and Better Value

Tom Nehring


Tom Nerhing, Co-chair of the Joint Committee on Rural EMS Care (JCREC) and Division Director at the North Dakota Department of Health, Division of EMS and Trauma, shares how the changes in healthcare delivery can be an opportunity for emergency medical services to provide an even greater service to rural communities.

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September 7, 2016