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Chronic Disease in Rural America – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Nov 17, 2020 - The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) in the Department of Health and Human Services has issued a request for information regarding innovative solutions to chronic disease management for aging populations in underserved areas by leveraging technology-driven solutions. OASH will review information collected to better inform federal government priorities and programs and to identify opportunities to strengthen the U.S. healthcare system. Comments are due by December 22, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 27, 2020 - Fifth episode in a podcast series that explores Fort Scott, Kansas, a rural town whose hospital recently closed, leaving residents with little access to adequate healthcare. Features a former hospital administrator with blood cancer, who has to drive an hour and back to receive treatment now that the hospital is closed.
Source: Kaiser Health News

Last Updated: 11/17/2020