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Mar

29

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Resources for Developing an Understanding of Health Disparities recording

Posted by on March 29th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved shared the recording of “Resources for Developing an Understanding of Health Disparities,” a presentation given by Susan White, MD on February 28, 2017. “This workshop reviews online tools that offer both general and community specific interactive learning activities to help primary care providers better understand the community and… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Rural, Webinars

Mar

22

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Community Health Workers and Oral Health

Posted by on March 22nd, 2017 0 comments

Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum is available free online to everyone. Community Health Workers are being trained in Appalachia, using the curriculum, to educate patients on dental hygiene and oral health, to help reduce dental health disparities in rural America. Social determinants of health, poor health literacy, and health habits can lead… Read More »

Posted in: Rural

Mar

08

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Rural J-1 Visa Waiver

Posted by on March 8th, 2017 0 comments

The J-1 Visa Program is designed to help rural communities staff under-served areas with qualified physicians who are international medical graduates. The Rural Health Information Hub provides a topic guide to answer frequently asked questions, list resources, link to organizations and give updated news about this issue. Visit the guide for information on the J-1 Visa… Read More »

Posted in: Rural

Feb

27

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Rural Mortality and Preventable Deaths – Insights from the CDC MMWR Rural Health Series webinar

Posted by on February 27th, 2017 0 comments

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Time: 8:00am Pacific, 9:00am Mountain, 10:00am Central, 11:00am Eastern Duration: approximately 90 minutes Register: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ztay This webinar will feature the lead authors of the rural health series CDC MMWR report and companion commentary, who will address the research findings and recommendations for reducing potentially preventable deaths. Also featured will be a program… Read More »

Posted in: Rural, Webinars

Feb

22

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New CDC Series on Rural Health Topics

Posted by on February 22nd, 2017 0 comments

Throughout 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will highlight rural healthcare issues in a special series of the  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Covered so far are the leading causes of death in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas, and health-related behaviors classified by county. Upcoming topics may include chronic diseases, healthy behaviors, reproductive health,… Read More »

Posted in: Rural

Feb

08

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Rural Health Workforce

Posted by on February 8th, 2017 0 comments

Maintaining the healthcare workforce is fundamental to providing healthcare quality and access in rural areas. Recently updated by the Rural Health Information Hub, this “Rural Healthcare workforce” topic guide covers a wide range of issues related to the healthcare workforce in rural areas, including supply and demand, workforce distribution, characteristics of the rural healthcare workforce,… Read More »

Posted in: Rural

Jan

23

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Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Toolkit

Posted by on January 23rd, 2017 0 comments

Rural Health Information Hub has created a new toolkit: Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment. Like other evidence-based toolkits on the site, the Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Toolkit provides models for programs, evaluation tools and sustainability resources. Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/a07s

Posted in: HIV/AIDS, Rural

Jan

11

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Rural Development Programs for American Indians/Alaska Natives

Posted by on January 11th, 2017 0 comments

Collaborating for Prosperity with American Indians and Alaska Natives: Programs for Tribal Families, Children, and Communities highlights the major USDA Rural Development programs and initiatives that support American Indians and Alaska Natives. Topics include food security, housing, education, healthcare, economic opportunity, and infrastructure. Also included are program specific details and contact information for the RD… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Rural

Jan

10

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Access to Care for Rural People with Disabilities Toolkit

Posted by on January 10th, 2017 0 comments

The intent of this toolkit is to provide rural communities with the information, strategies, resources, and other important materials that could be helpful in implementing a program to improve access to care for people with disabilities. This toolkit consists of seven modules. Each module contains specific information that communities can use to develop a program to… Read More »

Posted in: General, Rural

Dec

15

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Innovations for Healthy Living grant for small business concerns

Posted by on December 15th, 2016 0 comments Tags:

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) RFA-MD-17-001 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) invites eligible United States small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to develop a product, process or service for commercialization with the aim of reducing disparities in healthcare access and health… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Rural, Scholarships and Grants

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