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Chronic Disease in Rural America – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Jul 16, 2021 - The Health Advocacy Summit (HAS) is hosting its second International Virtual Summit for young adults with chronic and rare conditions on August 7-8, 2021. HAS is seeking attendees from rural communities.
Source: Health Advocacy Summit
Jul 8, 2021 - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) on August 3-4, 2021. The agenda and information on how to join the meeting will be posted on the PACHA website one week before the meeting. Preregistration is required by July 26, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 23, 2021 - Highlights the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs' (VA) National Oncology Program (NOP) that expanded to provide TeleOncology access to veterans across the country, including in rural areas. Describes how their partnership with the Bristol Meyers Squibb Foundation made the program possible.
Source: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Jun 23, 2021 - Summarizes a study that found the use of telehealth in HIV treatments for patients in rural Georgia had comparable results to in-person care. Describes challenges to accessing care and disparities in health outcomes for rural HIV patients and discusses how telemedicine may improve access to care for those with chronic diseases.
Source: Xtelligent Healthcare Media

Last Updated: 7/16/2021