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2011-11-10 10:36:00

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mary Wakefield, administrator of the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), will be among the featured speakers during a series of webinars being presented by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) on November 17 in conjunction with the first-ever National Rural Health Day. NOSORH created National Rural Health Day to showcase rural America; increase awareness of rural...

2011-10-24 15:30:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children in rural areas are more likely to face different challenges to their health and have less access to care when compared to children in urban areas, according to a new report from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH): The Health and Well-Being of Children in Rural Areas: A Portrait of the Nation in 2007, which is published every four years, examined the...

2011-10-12 12:45:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded $3.4 million to programs in 19 states working to improve the system of services for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). "The investments in these programs will work to improve the system of services for these children by expanding access to a medical home, enhancing care coordination, providing transition services for youth and building partnerships...

2011-09-08 15:16:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HRSA recently awarded $550,000 to the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) to provide training and technical assistance to help HRSA's primary care service delivery programs improve access to high quality oral health services. NNOHA was founded in 1990 by a group of health center dental directors to improve health center oral health programs for underserved populations. NNOHA will use these new funds to support the...

2011-09-08 13:33:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HRSA recently awarded $231,800 to North American Management (NAM), based in Alexandria, Va., for its Health and the Aging project. The project will provide training and technical assistance to increase the capacity and improve the performance of HRSA's primary care health center grantees and other safety net providers eligible to become such grantees in meeting the specialized health care needs of the elderly population. NAM's...

2011-05-17 13:30:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced $4.9 million in new and continuing grants to support the Family-to-Family Health Information Centers, primarily non-profit organizations run by and for families with children with special health care needs. Funding for the centers was extended through 2012 by the Affordable Care Act. Created in 2005, the centers are state-wide, family-led organizations that provide information,...

2011-04-29 11:55:00

DENVER, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, in an effort to acknowledge the vital services of rural healthcare practitioners across Colorado, State Representative Tom Massey (R-CO), will introduce a House Joint Resolution to recognize "Rural Health Day." A broad network provides healthcare services to more than 666,000 Coloradans living in rural areas, including nine rural hospitals, 29 critical access hospitals, 52 rural health clinics, public health departments, community-funded...

2010-12-08 00:00:45

The 24th Annual Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, hosted by Health Forum and the American Hospital Association, will bring together top thinkers in the field. Conference sessions will feature proven strategies for accelerating performance excellence and improving the sustainability of rural hospitals in the post-reform environment. (Vocus) December 7, 2010 The 24th Annual Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, hosted by Health Forum and the American Hospital Association, will...

2010-11-19 13:15:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced the awarding of nearly $8 million for existing Community Health Center Cooperative Agreements. These agreements will provide additional training and technical assistance on a national, regional and state basis to community-based organizations that support community health centers. Funding for the grants is made...

2010-10-22 09:56:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HRSA has awarded $1.6 million to support the Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Program (SCDTDP). The program is designed to establish practice models for the prevention and treatment of sickle cell disease through the coordinated efforts of providers, key stake holders, affected individuals and their families. The new funding will create two new network programs, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. and...