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.

A year in review: NRHA and All of Us

NRHA is excited to join the celebration of All of Us’ one-year anniversary, which officially occured May 6. In the last thirteen months, the program has enrolled more than 200,000 participants, roughly 152,000 of whom have completed all of the initial steps of the protocol. All of Us is a historic, longitudinal effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health.

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NRHA Journal Recognizes Article of Year

The Journal of Rural Health (JRH) has selected “Developing Telemental Health Partnerships Between State Medical Schools and Federally Qualified Health Centers: Navigating the Regulatory Landscape and Policy Recommendations” as its 2018 article of the year. NRHA will recognize its 2018 JRH article of the year at the association's Annual Rural Health Conference May 9 in Atlanta, Ga. The JRH Editorial Board selected the winner from all JRH articles published online last year.

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Recognizing and repairing rural health disparities

At the beginning of the month, NRHA held its annual Rural Health Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. The three-day event brought together hundreds of rural health advocates from across the country to ensure our elected leaders are keeping rural voters’ health needs top of mind now that the midterms have passed. A personal highlight for me was participating in the Rural Health Disparities Summit.

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Driving rural precision medicine progress

For years, rural communities have faced significant health challenges. And the measurable health disparities rural communities face are exacerbated by a troubling workforce situation. NRHA is motivated to search for new ways to support our members and improve the health of rural communities. That’s why in 2018 we joined the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program as an official partner organization. Through this partnership, NRHA is working to engage our members...

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