RTTC 2023 Annual Meeting

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Ohio University HCOM
Central Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency – Swift River Rural Training Track
Colorado Family Medicine Residencies
Ohio University RUSP
Cahaba Medical Care
Spokane Teaching Health Center
Family Medicine Residency of Idaho
Oregon Health & Science University-Cascades East Family Medicine Residency
Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana
Providence Oregon Family Medicine Hood River Rural Training Program
Hidalgo Medical Services Family Medicine Residency Program
Wayne County Hospital RESST Program
UND Bismarck/Center for Family Medicine-Hettinger RTT & UND Minot/Williston Medical Center-Rural Residency
Wisconsin Rural Physician Residency Assistance Program
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Family Medicine Residency

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Call for Presentations – Annual Meeting 2023

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The call for proposals for The RTT Collaborative Annual Meeting (in person), April 5-7, 2023,  at the Holiday Inn – Missoula Downtown in Missoula, MT, is now open through December 4. Visit our Annual Meeting page for more details: The RTT Collaborative Annual Meeting.” Spread the news to colleagues – faculty, staff, residents, and students.

Registration for the Annual Meeting will open in January.  We hope to see you there!

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News stories via the Rural Health Information Hub News stories of interest to rural health, with information provided via the Rural Health Information Hub

  • November in Brief: #VaxUpAmerica Family Tour, New COVID-19 Vaccine Initiative, National Rural Health Day, and More
    on December 2, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Short descriptions of recent Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) highlights and news from the HRSA regions, including conversations on maternal health in Utah, building partnerships with state health workforce boards, a tribal behavioral health summit, and meetings with Mississippi state health leaders.

  • Helping Rural and Urban Communities Better Serve People Aging with HIV
    on December 1, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Announces two national prize competitions sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy. Individuals and organizations are invited to submit proposals for innovative efforts to help improve health outcomes for people aging with HIV or long-term survivors. A short video and a 2-page narrative are required, and proposals are due by January 31, 2023.

  • NQF Seeks Comment on 52 Quality Measures Being Considered for 17 Federal Healthcare Programs Affecting 64M Americans
    on December 1, 2022 at 6:00 am

    The National Quality Forum (NQF) is seeking comment on performance quality measures under review for federal healthcare programs. Comments are due by 6:00 p.m. Eastern on December 7, 2022. Also includes a list of public meetings for the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) Workgroups and Advisory Groups, which will review the list of performance quality measures.

  • As Overdoses Soar in Rural America, More Clinicians Are Prescribing Addiction Medications
    on November 30, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Reports on the increase in prescribed buprenorphine for the treatment of addiction to heroin or opioid painkillers, noting the accessibility of treatment for rural patients who would otherwise have to travel daily to cities to receive methadone treatment. Notes the increase in overdoses due to the prevalence of fentanyl misuse.

  • IHS Awards Address Epidemic in Indian Country
    on November 30, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Discusses the Indian Health Service's efforts to bring attention to the current human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted infection (STI) epidemics affecting many parts of Indian Country. Describes projects undertaken by 7 Indian organizations that received $1.2 million in funding to work towards eliminating these diseases.

  • New Toolkit Offers Tips On Emergency Response And Preparation For Rural Communities
    on November 29, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Features a new toolkit developed by the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) and the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, offering information, advice, and case studies surrounding rural emergency preparedness and response.

  • Rural Colorado Tries to Fill Health Worker Gaps With Apprenticeships
    on November 29, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Describes an apprenticeship program designed to meet the increasing need for direct care workers such as personal care aides in rural western Colorado. Offers opportunities for improving earning power to people living at or below the poverty line, who lost their jobs due to COVID-19, or who are unemployed or underemployed.

  • Housing For Health: Grants Offer Support For Healthy Housing Opportunity
    on November 28, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Describes funding awards through the Rural LISC Healthy Housing Initiative to support housing development in rural communities through grants to 22 organizations across the country. Discusses the overlap between housing and health, which was the focus of the 2022 grant cycle.

  • Trickle of Covid Relief Funds Helps Fill Gaps in Rural Kids' Mental Health Services
    on November 23, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Describes how Ohio mental health service providers and facilities have utilized American Rescue Plan Act funding to address needs for youth mental health in the state. Discusses funding challenges, opportunities, and planning processes.

  • FCC Releases New National Broadband Maps
    on November 18, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Announces the launch of a pre-production draft of its new National Broadband Map, which offers location-specific information on internet service availability across the country. Describes efforts to improve data on broadband availability and the map's features.

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Rural resources via the Rural Health Information Hub Resources, reports, and other documents on rural health topics from a variety of sources, with information provided via the Rural Health Information Hub

  • Evaluation of the Vermont All-Payer Accountable Care Organization Model: Second Evaluation Report
    on December 2, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Evaluates the first three performance years of the Vermont All-Payer Accountable Care Organization Model (VTAPM), which aims to assess whether scaling an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) across all payers in the state can reduce program expenditures while preserving or improving care quality. Discusses the implementation of the model, provider engagement, efforts to address population health goals; characteristics of participating hospitals, practitioners, and beneficiaries; and the model's impacts on Medicare spending, utilization, and quality of care. Describes changes to the model's design in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and how COVID-19 and a cyberattack impacted healthcare utilization. Includes information on hospital and provider participation in rural areas and limited participation by Critical Access Hospitals. -- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, NORC at the University of Chicago

  • Serving Native American Households Using ERA: Learning from High-Spending Programs
    on December 2, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Examines high-spending Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) on Native lands to address housing issues such as overcrowding, homelessness, and application accessibility, among others. Examines 7 Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) in the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and Nebraska. Provides background on housing instability, statistics about allocated funding and households served by ERA, and challenges TDHEs face. -- National Low Income Housing Coalition, United Native American Housing Association

  • How to Access Data for American Indian and Alaska Native Population Groupings
    on December 2, 2022 at 3:32 pm

    Step-by-step guide for accessing data for specific American Indian and Alaska Native tribes via data.census.gov. -- U.S. Census Bureau

  • Family Caregiving for People with Cancer and Other Serious Illnesses: Proceedings of a Workshop
    on December 2, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    Reports on a May 2022 workshop exploring issues related to family caregivers and developing strategies to support and recognize their role in caring for their loved ones with cancer or other chronic illnesses. Discusses the increased role of family caregivers in rural and tribal communities and the importance of providing services, addressing social determinants of health, and allocating funding to better support family caregivers in these communities. -- Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

  • Trends and Disparities in Firearm Fatalities in the United States, 1990-2021
    on December 2, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    Results of a study of 1,110,421 firearm fatalities from 1990-2021, using data from the Centers for Disease Control. Features statistics including age- and year-specific firearm homicide and suicide fatality rates with breakdowns by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and county-level maps showing geographic distribution of firearm fatalities.

  • In-Person Marketplace Enrollment Efforts in North Carolina
    on December 2, 2022 at 2:46 pm

    A dashboard that shows county-level marketplace insurance enrollment eligibility in North Carolina. Includes a scatterplot map that shows the relationship between eligibility rates and enrollment rates by rural, suburban, and urban location, as well as a map showing areas in North Carolina that have had assister events such as education or enrollment outreach. -- The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research

  • Community Sociodemographics and Rural Hospital Survival
    on December 2, 2022 at 2:35 pm

    Explores differences in specific community-level sociodemographic factors associated with the survival or closure of rural hospitals at risk of financial distress between 2010 and 2019. Examines the relationship between the risk of hospital closure and median family income, unemployment rate, uninsured rate, education, race, and more.

  • Tribal Transportation: Issues and Successful Models
    on December 1, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    Discusses issues related to transportation in tribal areas and how lack of transportation options causes forgone medical care, community disengagement, and employment difficulties. Provides information on tribal sovereignty, funding, coordination, and economic development as related to transportation systems. Includes case studies of successful transit programs in tribal areas. -- National Rural Transit Assistance Program

  • Public Health Is Local
    on December 1, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Discusses ways local health departments (LHDs) of various sizes can collaborate with state and federal partners and successfully implement programs. Considers issues facing current LHDs, such as localism versus centralism, the COVID-19 pandemic, staffing and capacity issues, and more. Offers potential solutions and planning strategies for obstacles LHDs face.

  • QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Living in Families That Were Food-Insecure in the Past 30 Days, by Family Income and...
    on December 1, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    Bar chart showing the percent of adults in food insecure families overall, in urban areas, and in rural areas, with breakdowns by income level for those under the federal poverty level (FPL), between 100-199% of the FPL, and 200% or more of the FPL. -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention