Rural issues

Jan 12, 2021
The AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Virtual Conference and Engagement Experience — one of AHA's flagship events — will be held Feb. 17-18.
Jan 12, 2021
The AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Virtual Conference and Engagement Experience – one of AHA's flagship events – will be held February 17-18. AHA Executive Vice President Michelle Hood previews the conference designed to help rural health care leaders and trustees propel the transformation to a…
Jan 11, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy finalized its proposal to add additional counties to the list of geographic areas considered rural and therefore eligible for rural health grants.
Jan 6, 2021
Siri Nelson, CEO of Marshall Medical Center in Placerville, Calif., will serve as 2021 chair of the AHA Rural Health Services Council. Philip Pandolph, president and CEO of Meadville Medical Center in Meadville, Pa., is chair-elect. The AHA Board liaison is Joanne Conroy, M.D., president and CEO of…
Dec 28, 2020
The House and Senate Dec. 21 approved the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 – legislation that includes roughly $900 billion in COVID-19 relief and a number of provisions beneficial to hospitals and health systems, and $1.4 trillion in spending that will fund the federal government for fiscal…
Dec 22, 2020
Collaboration among rural health care executives will be critical during this transformative period when the field begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. To explore the new landscape in greater detail, the nation’s top leaders will come together during the virtual AHA Rural Health Care…
Dec 16, 2020
This newsletter provides rural hospital and health system leaders the latest information on rural health policy, advocacy and educational resources. We know 2020 was not what any of us in the health care field had hoped, but we thank you for your efforts and wish you a safe holiday season. The…
Dec 9, 2020
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality announced two winners of its $50,000 cross-sectional innovation prize to improve rural postpartum mental health: St. Peter's Health in Helena, Mont., for its maternal mental health program that identifies at-risk individuals and connects women to…
Dec 3, 2020
This newsletter provides rural hospital and health system leaders the latest information on rural health policy, advocacy and educational resources. Federal Update: Advocacy Urge Your Representatives and Senators to Support Hospitals and Health Systems during ‘Lame-duck Session’
Dec 3, 2020
This case study highlights examples of capitated payment agreements that serve to increase the use and improve the quality of primary care services in rural communities.