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Shifting stigma, overcoming opioids in rural Oklahoma.

The people of tight-knit Stigler, Okla., demonstrate that size and rurality will not hinder them from improving the health of their community. Stigler Health & Wellness Center has engaged their community to help fight opioid use disorder with education and training. .

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Searching for solutions to the rural opioid crisis.

Solving the rural opioid crisis starts with bringing awareness to a complex problem. It means difficult conversations between patients and providers, neighbors, family, and colleagues. Finding a way for rural communities to move forward requires collaboration from partners across health care, law enforcement, industry, and community organizations..

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NRHA releases 2019 policy papers.

The policy papers and statements adopted by NRHA’s Rural Health Congress are the background and support for NRHA's Legislative and Regulatory Agenda, which reflects the mission and values of NRHA by highlighting issues of importance to our membership. NRHA members and our Rural Health Fellows set the policies and positions that NRHA advocates for at a national level and all members of the association are encouraged to participate in the development of policy by....

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Capitol Hill Focuses on Expanding Broadband in Rural America.

Washington, D.C.: Rural broadband is a hot topic on Capitol Hill this week. Both legislative bodies have seen proposals being floated to expand broadband focusing on rural America. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) put forth their own proposal, the Connected Care Pilot Program, which aims to appropriate $100M to support the infrastructure needed to use broadband for better health outcomes. The FCC’s program focuses on helping low-income and veterans access telehealth and other....

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JRH Impact Factor Increases by 42%.

From 2017 to 2018, the impact factor for the National Rural Health Association’s Journal of Rural Health increased from 1.74 to 2.47, a 42 percent rise. The impact factor reflects the number of citations of articles published in a journal and is a key indicator of the publication’s reach, use, and reputation. The newly released impact factor reflects citations from 2018 of articles published in the journal in 2016 and 2017..

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