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HRSA Announces New $350 Million Initiative to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations

HRSA will distribute funding to health centers to support community-based vaccination events and outreach focused on underserved populations The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced a new $350 million initiative for HRSA-supported health centers to increase COVID-19 vaccines in their communities, with a specific […]
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HRSA Announces Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Modernization Initiative

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a Modernization Initiative that includes several actions to strengthen accountability and transparency in the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN): Data dashboards detailing individual transplant center and organ procurement organization data on organ retrieval, waitlist outcomes, […]
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Addressing Rural Health Inequities in Medicare

Approximately 61 million Americans live in rural, tribal, and geographically isolated communities across the United States. These communities often experience significant health inequities. Compared to urban Americans, rural Americans are more likely to have heart disease, stroke, cancer, unintentional injuries, suicide risk, and chronic lung disease, and have higher death rates from COVID-19. As clinicians, […]
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HRSA Makes $30 Million Available for Health Centers to Expand Early Childhood Development Services

Funding will help health centers provide recommended developmental screenings and follow-up services for children and further integrate early childhood development into care teams.  The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced the availability of approximately $30 million for HRSA-funded health centers to expand […]
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Research: In Rural Areas, Latinos Face Poverty and Other Inequities

This is part of the Salud America! Achieving a Cohesive Culture for Health Equity in Latino and All Communities: A Research Review» Disparities in Poverty Exist across Geography Disparities in poverty rates also exist across geography: child poverty rates are highest in rural counties, at 23.2%, compared to large urban metro areas (21.2%), smaller metro …
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