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NRHA co-hosts 2020 Rural Health Disparities Summit.

The National Rural Health Association (NRHA), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and American Heart Association (AHA) have united to find solutions to growing health disparities between rural and urban Americans during the third annual Rural Health Disparities Summit. This year’s summit will focus on disparities within rural communities among minority populations. The summit will be held Thursday, Feb. 13 from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Hilton Washington, D.C., National Mall....

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NRHA, AHA, more oppose Medicaid block grant proposal.

The Partnership for Medicaid, a nonpartisan, nationwide coalition made up of organizations representing doctors, health care providers, safety net health plans, counties, and labor, including the National Rural Health Association and American Hospital Association, expresses its concern over the Administration’s recently released Healthy Adult Opportunity initiative encouraging states to apply for Medicaid block grants or per capita caps through the Section 11115 waiver process..

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Who’s Coming to NRHA’s Policy Institute?.

The National Rural Health Association is hosting the largest rural advocacy event in the nation Feb. 11-13 in Washington, D.C. Our 31st Rural Health Policy Institute is set to be our largest yet, and speakers include rural health experts and prominent figures from Capitol Hill and within the Administration. NRHA’s Policy Institute is a great opportunity to network with rural health care providers....

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3 waypoints on the rural health care journey.

How far will you go to protect and improve the health of your hospital? Trying to maintain status quo is becoming increasingly perilous for rural and community hospital leaders. Relentless attacks from aggressors have tested the endurance and resolve of even the staunchest among us. What could once be counted on for survival has been eroded if not completely destroyed. Perhaps the real question is, “How far can you go?”.

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Rural EMS: Critical services hang in the balance .

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Provider shortages and limited access to health services are not new concerns for rural health systems, but access to emergency medical services (EMS) has also reached a critical juncture..

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