NRHA's Rural Health Voices blog offers informed commentary on the latest news in rural health care from NRHA staff and editorials from selected contributors.

HHS Administrator Seema Verma's Rural Open Door Forum speech

"It’s a pleasure to speak to you on this tenth annual Rural Health Day. Let me start by thanking all of you on the frontlines for your hard work and dedication at this difficult time in history. It’s not lost on me how much rural providers have sacrificed. You are heroes in this war. Coronavirus has not spared any part of the world, and it has been particularly challenging for rural providers, which already faced considerable difficulties going into this pandemic."

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Nation’s leading rural health orgs unite

NRHA is proud to announce on National Rural Health Day the formation of the Rural Health Action Alliance (RHAA), a coalition of the nation’s leading health care organizations representing providers and facilities that provide millions of Americans with high-quality, evidence-based care – particularly those living and working in rural and underserved areas.

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NRHA continues work with All of Us Research Program

Each year, National Rural Health Day offers an opportunity to celebrate the power of rural by highlighting the unique health care challenges facing rural America and the many efforts underway to address those disparities. Better data is an important first step toward evidence-based interventions that consider the multiple dimensions of health – but obtaining, using, and sharing data continues to be a struggle.

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NRHA announces 2021 Rural Health Fellows

NRHA is pleased to announce the final selections for the association’s 2021 Rural Health Fellows program. After a competitive review process, 16 fellows were selected to participate in this yearlong, intensive program aimed at developing leaders who can articulate a clear and compelling vision for rural America.

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NRHA graduates Rural Hospital CEO Certification Program pilot cohort

Today’s rural hospitals and clinics face tremendous challenges and uncertainty and are closing at an unprecedented rate. One in three rural hospitals is potentially at risk of closure, and nearly half of rural hospital CEOs are new to the job. Hospital CEO turnover continues to lead all industries, limiting the pool of qualified candidates. To combat this, NRHA launched the pilot cohort of our Rural Hospital CEO Certification Program in February of this year at the association’s...

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Cats or dogs? The eternal question

On National Rural Health Day, rural communities join forces to highlight community strengths and celebrate the power of rural. But this year on Nov. 19, we get to do more than that. We also get to answer an age-old quandary: Who makes the better pet – cats or dogs?

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NRHA's Slabach on the crucial merits of wearing a mask

From the outset, face covering as a measure of protection against SARS-CoV-2 virus infection seemed to brew controversy. Even today rural populations appear less compelled to wear masks and this may in part explain the rapid increase in both Covid infections and fatalities. These trends are even more disconcerting as we look ahead to the holidays with increased risk of exposure and illness.

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Case study: Rural municipal COVID-19 research leadership

As the nation’s fight against COVID-19 continues, health policy researchers will be dependent on national and state-level metrics to understand rural community impacts. Most rural health research centers will access data from institutions with big data servers, such as the Center for Disease Control or National Center for Health Statistics – but meaningful indicators of how COVID-19 has transformed daily life are at the municipal level.

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NRHA grant partnership offers rural pediatric telehealth stipends

NRHA has partnered with the American Academy of Pediatrics and HRSA’s Maternal Child Health Bureau to provide technical assistance for the Supporting Providers and Families to Access Telehealth and Distant Care Services for Pediatric Care project via a short, two-page application process. The goal of this grant is to support telehealth access and infrastructure for the provision of comprehensive care to children and adolescents by practices with pediatricians, nurse practitioners, ...

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Unique challenges of universal mandated reporting of rural child abuse

Being a mandated reporter is often the first point of contact a layperson or even a professional may have with the child protection system. Universal mandated reporting (UMR) in these states extends beyond the requirements of medical professionals, teachers, and social workers to include every adult citizen of the state. Such mandated reporter laws pose a unique challenge for rural child welfare professionals, particularly in rural states such as Idaho, Mississippi, Wyoming, and Oklahoma...

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