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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...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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