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Chronic Disease in Rural America News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Rural America Comes to HRSA
Mar 15, 2018 - Highlights the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) rural grantees conference and the work of several HRSA-funded projects improving health in rural areas across the country. Includes programs addressing chronic disease, hospital readmissions, opioid treatment, and more.
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration
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HRSA: Request for Nominations Federal Register
Feb 26, 2018 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking nominations to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment. Committee members should have expertise in public health, immunology, infectious disease, behavioral health, health education, and other subject matters as listed in the notice. The Committee is required to have a balanced representation of individuals from a range of geographic areas, gender, ethnic and minority groups, and individuals with disabilities. Nominations are due by May 30, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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Black Lung Study Finds Biggest Cluster Ever Of Fatal Coal Miners' Disease
Feb 6, 2018 - In a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) confirmed 416 cases of progressive massive fibrosis, or complicated black lung, in three clinics in central Appalachia from 2013 to 2017. This is the largest cluster of advanced black lung disease ever reported. To further complicate this issue, black lung is being found in young miners, indicating a more progressive disease.
Source: NPR
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SAMHSA Is Accepting Applications for up to $17 Million in Grants to Address HIV and Behavioral Health Disorders
Jan 24, 2018 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $17.4 million in grants to integrate evidence-based, culturally competent mental and substance use disorder treatment with HIV primary care and prevention services. Up to 10 grants will be awarded through SAMHSA's Minority AIDS Initiative: Service Integration Program.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Last Updated: 3/15/2018