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News stories from the past 60 days.

Aug 7, 2019 - Penn State University's College of Nursing launched the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth (SAFE-T) Center in 2017, and is now partnering with 3 hospitals in rural Pennsylvania to provide expertise from forensic nurses via telehealth.
Source: FierceHealthcare
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
Jul 8, 2019 - A $5.8 million grant to the University of Pittsburgh will fund research on opioid use in Appalachia. Part of their focus will include differences for rural areas, as previous research on drug use generally focuses on urban populations. A 2015 study showed that Appalachia had an opioid overdose mortality rate 65% higher than other areas for people between ages 15-64, and other studies have shown disparities in rural opioid use and treatment.
Source: WESA

Last Updated: 8/8/2019