RTTC 2023 Annual Meeting

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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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Annual Report 2021 – 2022 Now Available

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The RTT Collaborative has published its Annual Report 2021 – 2022!
Thank you to everyone who has supported the RTTC and helped make it successful.

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Latest News

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

  • States Strive to Reverse Shortage of Paramedics, EMTs
    on February 6, 2023 at 6:00 am

    Discusses the high turnover rate among full-time emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and efforts in several states to address critical emergency medical services (EMS) workforce shortages, which are especially challenging in rural areas.

  • Changing the Future of Rural Medicine:' Montana Hospitals Working Toward Native Health Care Equity
    on February 5, 2023 at 6:00 am

    Highlights the work of Josiah Hugs, a Native American liaison working with Billings Clinic, to bring attention to health equity concerns and intention to the care provided to Native American patients and their unique cultural needs.

  • Pregnant Women in Rural America Often Lack Health Insurance, Upping Risks
    on February 3, 2023 at 6:00 am

    A University of Michigan study found that women living in rural communities had lower rates of uninterrupted health insurance before, during, and after pregnancy compared to those in urban areas. Rural women also often have limited access to local obstetric services and live farther from care.

  • USDA Launches Rural Data Gateway to Strengthen Partnerships and Expand Access to Resources for People in Rural America
    on February 3, 2023 at 6:00 am

    Announces the unveiling of the Rural Data Gateway, a new resource to make the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s data for rural projects easier to access. The Rural Data Gateway will help USDA better target resources to the people who need them most in rural places and will help the Department be a stronger partner to rural people, entrepreneurs, government officials and other stakeholders.

  • HUD Awards $315 Million in Historic Grants to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness
    on February 2, 2023 at 6:00 am

    Announces that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will provide a total of nearly $315 million in grants to help communities provide housing and supportive services to people in unsheltered settings and rural people experiencing homelessness. Communities were asked to develop a comprehensive approach involving coordination with healthcare providers, other housing agencies such as public housing authorities, and people with lived experience.

  • Native Americans Left Out of 'Deaths of Despair' Research
    on February 1, 2023 at 6:00 am

    A study published in The Lancet says that premature "deaths of despair" have affected American Indian and Alaska Native communities more than white communities. American Indians and Alaska Native people were not surveyed in a 2015 study that looked at death rates for 45-54 year-olds from 1999-2013.

  • Barrasso Leads Bill to Modernize Rural Health Care
    on February 1, 2023 at 6:00 am

    Announces that Senators John Barrasso, Tina Smith, Marsha Blackburn, and Michael Bennet have introduced The Rural Health Clinic Burden Reduction Act to provide regulatory relief for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). The bill gives RHCs guidance regarding the use of nurse practitioners and physician assistants, improves the ability of RHCs to provide mental health services, and removes outdated lab requirements.

  • AHA Names Rural Hospital Leadership Team Award Winner and Finalists
    on February 1, 2023 at 6:00 am

    Announces Bolivar General Hospital of Bolivar, Tennessee along with CEO Ruby Kirby as the 2022 recipient of the Rural Hospital Leadership Team Award. The award recognizes outstanding leadership, responsiveness to a community's health needs, and a collaborative process that has led to measurable outcomes. Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, New Hampshire and CEO Don Caruso, as well as Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital and Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Oregon, and CEO Lesley Ogden, were finalists for the award.

  • FCC Releases Order on Reconsideration, Second Report and Order, Order, and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Strengthening...
    on February 1, 2023 at 6:00 am

    On January 26, 2023, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released an order strengthening the procedures for the Rural Health Care (RHC) program. Includes rule changes, potential future rule changes, and other action taken.

  • Montana Pharmacists May Get More Power to Prescribe
    on January 27, 2023 at 6:00 am

    Montana Senate Bill 112 addresses the physician shortage by expanding the limited authority Montana gives pharmacists to prescribe medications and devices. Supporters said the measure could help fill healthcare gaps in rural areas in particular, while opponents worry it would give pharmacists physician-like authority without the same education.

Helpful Resources

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

  • Implementation of a COVID-19 Screening Testing Program in a Rural, Tribal Nation: Experience of the San Carlos Apache Tribe,...
    on February 6, 2023 at 8:17 pm

    Highlights a study of the implementation of the COVID-19 screening program in the San Carlos Apache Tribe in southeastern Arizona. Details the structure of the program and discusses lessons learned.

  • Rural Data Gateway
    on February 6, 2023 at 6:31 pm

    An information and data portal supporting USDA Rural Development (RD) partnerships with rural communities, entrepreneurs, and government by providing access to RD's financial support in rural America. Offers Rural Investment Dashboards highlighting RD programs and investments to help people in vulnerable rural communities access needed resources for housing, infrastructure, local business, and community development. Data also assists users when analyzing RD investment trends in states, counties, and congressional districts. -- USDA Rural Development

  • Virtual Home Visiting During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned for Research, Practice, and Policy
    on February 6, 2023 at 4:01 pm

    Reports on listening sessions regarding the use of virtual technology to perform home visiting in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses issues such as program implementation and activities, equitable service delivery, and the future of home visiting, with information specific to rural and tribal areas. -- Administration for Children and Families

  • Feeding the Residents of Hardeman County Tennessee
    on February 6, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    Profiles Healthy Hardeman Outreach for Healthy Weight (H2O), a partnership between the Healthcare Bolivar General Hospital (BGH), the Hardeman County Health Department, and Hardeman County Community Health Center to improve access to healthy foods and reduce obesity in the Tennessee county. -- American Hospital Association

  • The Doorway at Cheshire Medical Center Leads to Healing
    on February 6, 2023 at 3:31 pm

    Profiles the Doorway at Cheshire Medical Center, a program at Cheshire Medical Center, a rural hospital in Keene, New Hampshire. Describes how the Doorway uses evidence-based assessment tools to refer clients to the appropriate services in the community and serves as a connection point between multiple substance use disorder (SUD) services. -- American Hospital Association

  • National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC) Newsletters
    on February 3, 2023 at 9:30 pm

    A seasonal newsletter that covers Rural Health Clinic (RHC) news, legislative updates, stories from NARHC member consultants, educational opportunities, conference information, and other issues related to RHCs. -- National Association of Rural Health Clinics

  • 2023 Stability of the Rural Health Safety Net: State and National Data Tables
    on February 3, 2023 at 5:38 pm

    Provides links to national and state data tables showing the financial impact of federal policies such as sequestration and bad debt reimbursement on rural hospital revenues, jobs, and gross domestic product. -- Chartis Center for Rural Health

  • 2023-2027 Ohio State Oral Health Plan
    on February 3, 2023 at 4:21 pm

    Provides an overview of Ohio's state plan to improve and integrate oral health into citizens' overall healthcare plans. Focuses on community conditions, health behaviors, access to quality care, dental care outcomes, and oral health outcomes. Includes strategies specific to rural, Appalachian Ohio and data on dentists who billed at least 100 services to Medicaid in 2021 by county. -- Health Policy Institute of Ohio, Oral Health Ohio

  • Rural and Urban Differences in Insurance Coverage at Prepregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum
    on February 3, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    Examines insurance coverage in rural and urban women at prepregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Analyzes 154,992 postpartum individuals in the U.S. part of the 2016-2019 PRAMS (Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System) and breaks down rural versus urban data by age, race/ethnicity, income, state Medicaid expansion, education, marital status, chronic disease, and more. Discusses disparities in insurance for rural and urban women.

  • Staffing Crisis Casts Shadow Over Vulnerable Rural Communities: Executive Summary
    on February 3, 2023 at 3:34 pm

    Summarizes key findings from a series of surveys of rural hospital leaders conducted in 2021 and 2022 regarding staffing shortages. Discusses COVID-19 vaccination and exemptions, nursing shortages and the impact on access to care, and the effectiveness of recruiting incentives on attracting staff. -- The Chartis Group