RTTC 2022 Annual Meeting

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Video courtesy of Rural PREP, a grant-funded affiliate of the RTT Collaborative.

Our Participating Programs and Sponsors

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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June 2022 Newsletter Now Available

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Happy summer!! We have a busy newsletter for you this season, but make sure you check out our annual meeting page for post-meeting information and details on next year! Thank you to everyone who was able to attend this year, it was lovely seeing everyone after so long. 

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  • Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center - Events
    on July 6, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    Calendar of events covering telehealth in Hawaii and surrounding territories, rural initiatives, telehealth conferences, and more from the Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center and partner organizations. -- Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center

  • MiCare Champion Cast: How 340B Benefits Rural Michigan
    on July 6, 2022 at 3:24 pm

    Podcast that explains the 340B drug pricing program and its impact on rural Michigan. Presents a discussion with stakeholders from the Mackinac Straits Health System which includes a Critical Access Hospital, Rural Health Clinic, and other healthcare facilities. -- Michigan Health & Hospital Association

  • Contraception and Healthcare Utilization by Reproductive-Age Women Who Use Drugs in Rural Communities: a Cross-Sectional Survey
    on July 6, 2022 at 2:43 pm

    Study examining contraceptive use by women aged 18-49 in rural areas, comparing overall rates of contraceptive use to those of women who use opioid and/or non-opioid injection drugs. Analyzes data from the Rural Opioids Initiative (ROI) and the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG). Discusses the study's implications for access to services, targeted interventions, and testing for infectious diseases.

  • Self-Rated Health Among Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Adults: Rural/Urban Differences
    on July 6, 2022 at 2:18 pm

    Policy brief examining differences in self-rated health by sexual orientation and rural or urban location. Includes statistics from the National Health Interview Survey, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, and the Health Information National Trends Survey. -- University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center

  • The Evolution of Telehealth during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multiyear Retrospective of FAIR Health's Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker
    on July 6, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    Brief presenting data from the FAIR Health Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker on changes in telehealth utilization, diagnoses, and procedure codes at the national and regional level between January 2020 and March 2022. Notes shifts in telehealth utilization during specific seasons and connects those shifts to changes in COVID-19 infection rates. -- FAIR Health

  • Self-Employed Workers Are Less Likely To Have Health Insurance Than Those Employed by Private Firms, Governments
    on July 6, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    Examines nonmetropolitan health insurance coverage in 2018 among working age adults (26-64 years old) who are self-employed, otherwise employed, unemployed, and those not in the labor force. Includes a bar chart showing metro compared to nonmetro coverage by employment status for the following types of health insurance: none, employer-based, direct-purchase, and public. -- USDA Economic Research Service

  • Risk of Closure Among Independent and Multihospital-Affiliated Rural Hospitals
    on July 5, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Study examining the risk of rural hospital closure for independent hospitals and hospitals affiliated with other facilities or a health system. Analyzes 2007-2019 data from the American Hospital Association, Irving Levin Associates, and the University of North Carolina Sheps Center representing a national cohort of rural hospitals. Notes financial stability for affiliated and independent hospitals as well as policy interventions to support hospitals at risk of closure.

  • Co-located Critical Access & Behavioral Health Hospital: Charles A. Cannon Jr. Memorial Hospital and Appalachian Regional Behavioral...
    on July 5, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    Profiles Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital (CAH), and Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) in western North Carolina. Describes how ARHS secured an exemption from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to build Appalachian Regional Behavioral Health (ARBH) Hospital nearby without losing CAH status. Discusses the impact of the CMS exemption on financial sustainability and emergency department wait times. -- American Hospital Association

  • County Economic Status in Appalachia, FY 2023
    on July 5, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    Map showing levels of economic distress in Appalachian counties based on unemployment rates, income, and poverty levels. Includes interactive map, downloadable maps and data files, and data report. -- Appalachian Regional Commission

  • The Impact of Adverse and Positive Childhood Experiences on Rural Children, with Elizabeth Crouch
    on July 5, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    An episode of the Exploring Rural Health podcast featuring Dr. Elizabeth Crouch, director of the Rural and Minority Health Research Center, discussing insights on rural adverse and positive childhood experiences based on her research. -- Rural Health Information Hub