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.

Extending quality care into every American community

Facing physician stress and shortages alongside the larger, ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic, rural healthcare is at a crossroads as patients and care providers alike demand changes in terms of where and how care is delivered. What will the future of telehealth and extended care look like in the U.S.? Philips is committed to helping create this new reality. Extending care depends on understanding unique needs, employing creative thinking and building partnerships at all levels...

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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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Telemedicine: A boon to critical access hospitals

As rural health facilities continue to struggle, and many close, it's crucial for critical access hospitals to invest in technological advances. In preparation for the 2017 Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital Conferences, hosted by the National Rural Health Association Sept. 27-29 in Kansas City, Mo., we’ve broken down telemedicine basics: How beneficial such technologies can be for critical access hospitals and how to overcome barriers that may be keeping CAHs and...

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