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Healthcare Access in Rural Communities – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Nov 15, 2022 - Announces an ad hoc panel that will examine innovations to child and adolescent healthcare, addressing systemic inequities and disparities in access to care, as well as issues related to payment models and workforce development. Offers an overview of the areas of expertise that the National Academies are seeking for the panel, with an invitation and form for nominee submissions by November 21, 2022.
Source: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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 10, 2022 - Senator Chuck Grassley has introduced the Healthy Moms and Babies Act to improve maternal and child healthcare. This would expand telehealth access for expecting and postpartum women, deliver high-quality coordinated care, support community-based efforts including stillbirth prevention activities, expand the maternal health workforce, support women and babies with 21st century technology, and take other steps to reduce maternal mortality.
Source: Office of Senator Chuck Grassley

Last Updated: 11/15/2022