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NACRHHS Policy Brief on Modernizing the Rural Health Clinic Act Provisions

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Duration: approximately 60 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.