Talking About Constitution Day

September 17 is Constitution Day, a national day of observance in the United States that celebrates the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and those who have become citizens throughout the history of the nation. The occasion is observed on September 17 as a nod to the Constitutional Convention, at which delegates signed the original document […]

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Talking About Constitution Day

September 17 is Constitution Day, a national day of observance in the United States that celebrates the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and those who have become citizens throughout the history of the nation. The occasion is observed on September 17 as a nod to the Constitutional Convention, at which delegates signed the original document […]

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Suicide Rates Still Rising, Especially in Rural

Suicide Rates Still Rising, Especially in Rural.  On Friday, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) released a new report on county-level suicide rates, specifically comparing trends and contributing factors that varied between urban and rural areas.  The study included all individuals aged 25 to 64 years who died by suicide between January 1, […]

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Comments Requested: PTAC Proposal on Remote Specialist Care

Comments Requested:  PTAC Proposal on Remote Specialist Care – October 1.  ThePhysician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) requests public comment on a proposal for a new payment model that would create either Regional Referral Centers (RRCs) or a single National Referral Center (NRC) to provide remote specialists and experts for most health issues. The specialists would […]

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Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health to Host Rural Human Trafficking Summit on October 29

Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health to Host Rural Human Trafficking Summit on October 29   University Park, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health (PORH) will hold the first Pennsylvania Rural Human Trafficking Summit on October 29, 2019 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, PA.   The summit will […]

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Nursing Podcast Series

Season One of “At the Core of Care” The first season of the At the Core of Care podcast series is available NOW. At the Core of Care highlights the consumer experience of patients, families, and communities and the creative efforts of nurses and other partners to better meet their health and healthcare needs through diversity, leadership, and […]

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Are Changes to Team-Based Care Models Needed for the Future?

Researchers have called for a new model of team-based care called “advanced team care with in-room support” in a report in the Annals of Family Medicine. They state that old primary care team models are “underpowered” and where the new model has been deployed, there has been improved productivity and growth, as well as enhanced […]

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Addressing Diabetes Factors through School & Community Partnerships 

The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium and School-Based Health Alliance have created a resource, “Addressing Diabetes Factors in Elementary School Children Through School and Community Partnerships.” Health centers can play a powerful role in performing appropriate screening, prevention and management of elementary-aged children with obesity and other pre-diabetic indicators by collaborating with schools and other community […]

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96% of U.S. Counties See Decline in Share of White Population

Axios reports that America is more racially diverse than at any point in history, and racial minorities are becoming more geographically dispersed than ever before. Nationally, Hispanics and Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial minority groups, increasing by 18.6% and 27.4%, respectively, between 2010 and 2018, according to an analysis by the Brookings Institution demographer […]

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Check Out the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange Webpage

Keep up to date on the creation and rollout of Pennsylvania’s state-based health insurance exchange on the Department of Insurance’s State-Based Exchange webpage. Pennsylvania has been a federally facilitated marketplace or exchange since 2013. For the 2020 enrollment period, Pennsylvania has moved to a state-based exchange (SBE) using the federal platform (SBE-FP) and will fully […]

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Pennsylvania Governor Wolf’s Administration to Distribute More Free Naloxone

Later in September, Pennsylvania will recognize “Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week” by making free Naloxone available at 95 location across the state. The free Naloxone will be available on two days while supplies last: Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  […]

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Research Brief: Technical Assistance for Hospitals Applying to the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model—A CMMI-Sponsored Rural Hospital Global Budget Model

The Rural Health Value team recently released a new Rural Innovation Brief focused on technical assistance for rural hospitals considering participation in the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model. Technical Assistance for Hospitals Applying to the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model—a CMMI-Sponsored Rural Hospital Global Budget Model – Rural hospitals, interested in participating in the Pennsylvania Rural Health […]

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Technical Assistance For Hospitals Applying to the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model

Technical Assistance for Hospitals Applying to the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model—a CMMI-Sponsored Rural Hospital Global Budget Model – Rural hospitals, interested in participating in the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model, participated in a rapid cycle process to develop plans to transition from being volume-oriented to focusing on community health, facilitated by a global budget. This brief summarizes […]

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