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NACRHHS Policy Brief on Modernizing the Rural Health Clinic Act Provisions

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Duration: approximately minutes

The Rural Health Clinic Services Act of 1977 created the program and today there are more than 4,100 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in 44 states which make up a significant portion of the rural healthcare infrastructure. Following the Fall 2017 meeting in Boise, Idaho, the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services sent a policy brief to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services that proposed recommendations for enhancing the ability of RHCs to ensure access to high-quality health care in rural areas.

Featured Speakers:

  • Mary T. Sheridan, RN, MBA Bureau Chief, Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care, Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare
  • Wakina Scott, MPH, PhD Policy Coordinator, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
  • John A. Gale, MS Senior Health Policy and Services Researcher Maine Rural Health Research Center, University of Southern Maine
  • Paul Moore, Executive Secretary 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.