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Chronic Disease in Rural America – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Nov 4, 2021 - Describes a study of proximity of urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods to fast-food outlets, discussing the relationship between food availability and choice to rates of type 2 diabetes.
Source: Patient Engagement HIT
Oct 21, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) is seeking nominations for membership on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). PACHA provides advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary of HHS regarding programs and policies intended to promote effective prevention and care of HIV infection and AIDS. Nominations are due by January 3, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 20, 2021 - Discusses research on telehealth utilization for chronic disease management, finding that telehealth flexibilities did not lead to overutilization but that only 34% of rural Medicare beneficiaries used telehealth in 2020, compared to 47% of urban Medicare beneficiaries. Describes implications of these findings on rural healthcare access.
Source: Patient Engagement HIT

Last Updated: 11/5/2021