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Preparing for the future with PCMH: The shift from quantity to quality.

Starting my nursing career in the hospital setting, I truly had no grasp on how RHCs operated. Unfortunately, hospitals and clinics function in silos – or at least that is how it felt as I was jumping from one silo to the other. I knew nothing about RHC regulations, all-inclusive rates, cost reports, or value-based care. I just thought patients came to the doctor when they had a sore throat or needed refills on medications – so clearly I had a lot to learn..

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NRHA announces 2024 Rural Health Fellows.

The National Rural Health Association is pleased to announce the final selections for the new class of Rural Health Fellows. After a competitive review process, 17 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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Five key findings: Gynecologic cancer care in rural communities.

Rural health care providers can play a critical role in addressing the unique challenges in gynecologic cancer prevention, care, and survivorship in the communities they serve. The Foundation for Women's Cancer Patient Education Committee, which is comprised of gynecologic oncology providers from across the country, recently performed a literature review focused on gynecologic cancers in rural areas.  The committee’s goal was to determine the status of gynecologic cancer....

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Faces of Rural: Redefining who we are.

Across the country, health care providers are helping shift the rural narrative, eagerly noting that their communities are diverse, innovative, welcoming, and resilient – often different than what urban and suburban dwellers expect. NRHA will continue to highlight these empowering voices in our ongoing Faces of Rural Campaign..

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New NRHA initiative focuses on age-friendly care.

No matter where a person lives, getting older requires support – but rural adults face unique concerns not shared by their urban peers. In addition to economic factors, cultural and social differences, policies that don’t adequately acknowledge or serve rural, and geographic distance, older small-town residents must also grapple with traveling farther for care, fewer community spaces and activities, social isolation, hospital closures, and health care provider shortages. These....

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