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Chronic Disease in Rural America – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Jul 17, 2020 - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) to be held on August 6, 2020. Agenda items include a discussion of COVID-19 and HIV, and Ready, Set, PrEP enrollment. Email PACHA@hhs.gov by July 30, 2020 to register.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 7, 2020 - The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is seeking input on scientific gaps and research needs that should be addressed as cancer-related care via telehealth becomes a more common part of routine clinical practice. This RFI is part of a planning effort to identify promising research opportunities, methods, and strategies to address gaps in this area. Responses are accepted through July 30, 2020.
Source: National Institutes of Health
Jun 19, 2020 - Highlights two studies presented at a recent American Diabetes Association virtual meeting, both of which used telehealth to lower blood sugar for rural patients. One study focused on rural veteran populations and the other on patients in rural parts of Nebraska with limited access to an endocrinologist.
Source: Medical Xpress

Last Updated: 7/17/2020