For the first time in its annual survey of rural America, the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that mortality rates of working-age adults are on the rise because of opioid and heroin overdoses. Continuing longtime trends, rural areas are still seeing declining populations, the rebound from the Great...Read more
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National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC) will be rolling out it's brand new, one-of-a-kind "Certified RHC Professional" CRHCP training soon! Registration opens Dec. 1st to Feb. 1st or until we fill up - whichever comes first (maximum 50 learners accepted). We switched the name to the...Read more
Thousands of Nevadans living in rural communities and underserved areas have limited access to healthcare. The remoteness can also make it difficult for primary care providers treating people with opioid-use disorders. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports that teleconferencing could help bridge the gap. About ten specialists...Read more
Urgent care centers are effective for overcoming patient care access issues in medically underserved areas, according to the American Hospital Association (AHA). As a part of its Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities, AHA recently explored how urgent care centers can fill care access gaps in...Read more
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