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News stories from the past 60 days.

How Hospitals Are Reaching into Their Communities to Address the Social Determinants of Health
Oct 9, 2018 - Profiles three case studies from hospitals that have implemented programs to address food insecurity and homelessness in an effort to improve health outcomes. Includes a summary of a diabetes education and nutrition program in rural Illinois.
Source: American Hospital Association
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Telemedicine Helps Reach Stroke Patients in Rural Illinois
Oct 3, 2018 - Discusses the use of telemedicine to treat stroke patients in Illinois, with a particular focus on rural areas of the state. Telestroke programs can dramatically improve patient outcomes, and fortunately are relatively widespread in the state.
Source: WSIU
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RBS: Inviting Applications for the Delta Health Care Services Grant Program Federal Register
Aug 29, 2018 - USDA's Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) is seeking applications for the FY2018 Delta Health Care Services (DHCS) grant program. The purpose of the program is to address the unmet healthcare needs in the Delta Region through financial assistance, economic development, and cooperation between health professionals and institutions in the region. Applications are due by November 26, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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Illinois OKs Medicaid Coverage for Mental Health Via Telehealth
Aug 23, 2018 - Discusses legislation recently signed into law in Illinois that mandates the state's Medicaid program to reimburse behavioral and mental health providers for care provided via telehealth. Although psychiatrists and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are already covered by state law, this new legislation adds a number of other behavioral and mental health providers to the list of providers eligible for reimbursement. Part of the impetus for this legislation has been the opioid crisis and the desire to provide better access to treatment options.
Source: mHealthIntelligence
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Last Updated: 10/10/2018