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NACRHHS Policy Briefs on Emergency Care Models and Rural Opioid Misuse Implications

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Duration: approximately 60 minutes

The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health (NACRHHS) has released two new policy briefs with recommendations to the Secretary of U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) on ways to address pressing issues. The first, Alternative Models to Preserving Access to Emergency Care, examines alternatives for provision of emergency care and ancillary services in the light of the recent surge in rural hospital closures. The second, Families in Crisis: The Human Service Implications of Rural Opioid Misuse, discusses opioid use disorder in rural areas, which face great challenges given their limited health and social service infrastructure.

Speakers:

  • Former Governor Ronnie Musgrove, Committee Chair for the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
  • Kelley Evans, Chief Executive Officer at Beartooth Billings Clinic in Red Lodge, MT
  • Paul Moore, Executive Secretary for the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services

The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services is a 21-member citizens' panel of nationally recognized experts who provide recommendations on rural issues to the Secretary of the Department.