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USDA Rural Development: Housing Services

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Housing Services offers many programs that provide loans and grants to help rural families and organizations with housing and facilities. In addition, the USDA offers program support services through technical assistance loans and grants.
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NHSC Loan Repayment Programs

HRSA’s Bureau of Health Workforce announced the next opportunity for three loan repayment programs from the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). The NHSC Loan Repayment Program application is now open through April 25, 7:30p.m. ET.
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Telehealth Recovery Coaching for Post-Discharge Engagement

Researchers looked at records for 917 patients who engaged with a peer recovery coach via telehealth after discharge from emergency departments for opioid use. The investigation focused on one Indiana-based hospital system that included six hospitals located in cities and seven that had rural Critical Access Hospital designations.
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Rural Resource Guide: Affordable Housing and Recovery in Rural Communities

The Housing Assistance Council's new Rural Resource Guide: Affordable Housing and Recovery in Rural Communities is an effort towards assisting local rural organizations with proper resources. While many across the U.S. are facing substance use disorder (SUD) and opioid misuse, housing is essential to addressing the epidemic. The guide is meant as a resource to housing practitioners looking to help provide homes to individuals affected by SUD.
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Allyship in Action: Becoming Partners in Supporting Those In Recovery Webinar Materials

Providers are essential partners in care and have a very important role in reducing the various types of stigmas experienced by those with or recovering from substance use disorder (SUD) and their families; becoming an ally is the first step. Allyship includes a set of beliefs, attitudes, and actions; we will explore a variety of steps that can lead to greater empathy and better outcomes for clients, families, and communities.
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RCORP-Rural Centers of Excellence Showcase Webinar Materials

This webinar will introduce the newest RCORP program cohorts to the RCOEs, Fletcher Group, University of Rochester, and University of Vermont. These three cooperative agreements are charged with supporting the identification, translation, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based programs and best practices, in addition to providing specialized TA to RCORP recipients and other rural providers.
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RCORP Disparities Impact Statement Webinar Materials

This webinar provided RCORP grantees with the tools to complete a disparities impact statement, to support efforts to address populations in rural communities that have historically suffered from poorer health outcomes and health inequities as a part of the prevention, treatment, and recovery of SUD/OUD.
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Maternal Health: Availability of Hospital-Based Obstetric Care in Rural Areas

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a new report to Congress on access to obstetric care in rural communities. GAO found that the number of rural hospitals providing obstetric services declined from 2004 through 2018. By 2018 more than half of rural counties lacked OB services. OB closures were focused in rural counties that were sparsely populated, had a majority of Black residents, and were considered low income. GAO interviewed stakeholders to identify the most important factors affecting availability of OB care and the efforts federal agencies, states, and others could take to increase availability of services.
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North Carolina Is Understaffed and Overburdened

From rural McDowell County to urban Forsyth, emergency services departments statewide say the labor shortage paired with high call volumes might mean it’ll take longer for an ambulance to arrive at your door.
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