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Alabama News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Aug 14, 2019 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released 3 funding opportunities to address HIV/AIDS in relation to the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative, which includes 7 states with a high rate of HIV in rural areas. The first opportunity focuses on reducing new HIV infections, the second will fund a technical assistance provider for grantees, and the third will fund an organization to coordinate grantees' work with existing HIV care delivery systems.
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration
Aug 1, 2019 - Between 2006-2012 more than 66 million opioid pills were distributed through legal prescriptions in rural Walker County, Alabama. Only a few counties nationwide have a higher pill-per-person rate.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser
Jul 23, 2019 - Alabama plans to use a federal grant to support a telehealth network connecting opioid use disorder specialists to rural providers, to help train them in best practices and provide local access to opioid addiction treatment. Alabama has the highest per capita opioid prescription rate in the U.S.
Source: mHealthIntelligence
Jul 11, 2019 - The Health Resources and Services Administration presented 2019 Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project Awards to 10 states having the highest reporting rates and levels of improvement in Critical Access Hospitals in the past year.
Source: Heath Resources and Services Administration
Jun 27, 2019 - Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of supplemental funds to identify key stakeholders in the 7 southern states with a high rural HIV burden and create partnerships in each state through leadership meetings. The 7 states are Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina. The State Collaborative Partnerships to End the HIV Epidemic is part of the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative to end the HIV epidemic by 2030.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 20, 2019 - Discovery MedCamp Career Exploration provided high school students in Alabama a change to explore health careers. Southeast Alabama AHEC organizes the program to encourage students to pursue future careers in rural health.
Source: The Wetumpka Herald

Last Updated: 8/15/2019