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Chronic Disease in Rural America – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Oct 17, 2022 - Discusses challenges providing specialized care in rural areas and the role of telehealth in increasing access to specialized services. Highlights the particular barriers and dynamics of specialized care in rural Hawaii, California, and North Carolina, noting ongoing issues related to workforce, policy, and broadband access. Part 1 of a 4-part series in collaboration with Carolina Public Press, Honolulu Civil Beat, and Shasta Scout.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Oct 12, 2022 - Describes the impacts of wildfire smoke in areas of the West that have significant distances between pulmonary care providers, noting the dangers for people with chronic pulmonary diseases who have to travel long distances to seek care during times of wildfire smoke exposure. Notes challenges for recruiting specialists to work in rural areas and research examining the short-term and long-term effects of breathing smoke.
Source: Kaiser Health News
Oct 11, 2022 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is allowing an additional 30 days for comments on a proposed information collection to better understand preferences for Longer-Acting Preexposure Prophylaxis (LA-PrEP) products used to prevent the spread of HIV in populations with the highest need for prevention services, including gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men, Black or African American heterosexual persons, transgender women, and people who inject drugs. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 11, 2022 - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) on October 17, 2022. The agenda and information on how to join the meeting will be posted on the PACHA website before the meeting.
Source: Federal Register

Last Updated: 10/17/2022