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Rural Long-Term Services and Supports: A Primer
This paper provides policymakers and other interested stakeholders a primer on rural long-term services and supports (LTSS): (1) the fundamentals of the rural LTSS system, (2) rural access to and use of LTSS, and (3) discussion of the opportunities within and limitations of current Federal and State LTSS policy for advancing rural health system transformation toward a high-performing rural health delivery system. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Journey to HIMSS18 Webinar Series
November 28, 2017-February 27, 2018. Journey to HIMSS18 - a new series of complimentary webinars - offers you the opportunity to get a heads-up on what's new, what to expect, hot topics to explore, and how to plan your agenda for HIMSS18. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Role of Title V Programs and Value-Based Purchasing for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)
December 6, 2017 1:00-2:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BPHC All-Programs Webcast
November 30, 2017 2:30pm ET. Join on the day of session. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Access Increases in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (AIMS) Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Resources Webinar
November 29, 2017 3:00-4:00pm ET. Join webinar the day of session. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diabetes in Special and Vulnerable Populations: A National Learning Series
November 29, 2017 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Need help implementing telehealth? Demystifying barriers to telehealth.
November 28, 2017 3:00-4:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Workforce Development Part 1: Recruitment and Retention of Behavioral Health Providers
November 28, 2017 12:00-1:30pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CMS National Training Program Learning Series Webinar
December 14, 2017 1:00-2:30pm ET. This webinar will provide an overview of Medicare and the Health Insurance Marketplace. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Comparing the Affordable Care Act's Financial Impact on Safety-Net Hospitals in States That Expanded Medicaid and Those That Did Not
A new issue brief looks at how the ACA's Medicaid expansion affected the financial status of safety-net hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid and in states that did not. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CMS Measures Inventory Tool
The CMS Measures Inventory Tool allows you to find measures quickly and to compile and refine sets of related measures. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Advance Interoperable Health Information Exchange Program Admission Discharge and Transfer (HIE-ADT) Supplemental Award (2017)
This white paper provides an overview of the Advance Interoperable HIE Program ADT Supplemental Award, which expanded the adoption and use of health information exchange technology, tools, services, and policies to facilitate the interoperable exchange of health information. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medicare offers improved access to high-quality health coverage choices in 2018
CMS released the Star Ratings for the 2018 Medicare health and drug plans, as well as the benefit and premium information for Medicare. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Literacy Universal Precautions Are Still a Distant Dream: Analysis of U.S. Data on Health Literate Practices
A new article inHealth Literacy Research and Practice outlines a study conducted by AHRQ on the whether health care providers used health literacy methods to teach universal precautions. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Abstinence Education Programs: Definition, Funding, and Impact on Teen Sexual Behavior
This factsheet reviews the types of sex education models and state policies surrounding them, the major sources of federal funding for both abstinence and safer sex education, and summarizes the research on impact of these programs on teen sexual behavior. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CMS: Rural Health
CMS is taking measureable steps toward improving access to health care for rural populations, including forming a council of experts tasked with addressing rural health issues, engaging stakeholders in rural communities, and partnering with health organizations to raise awareness. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence (R21) -Clinical Trial Not Allowed
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support multilevel, transdisciplinary population health interventions that target underlying social, economic, and environmental conditions in an effort to improve health outcomes. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence (R01) -Clinical Trials Not Allowed
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support multilevel, transdisciplinary population health interventions that target underlying social, economic, and environmental conditions in an effort to improve health outcomes. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Seventh Meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030
December 11, 2017 3:00-5:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PEPFAR 4.0: Reauthorization & Beyond
December 12, 2017 2:00-4:00pm ET; Washington, DC. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rural Health and Safety Education Webinar Series: Combating Opioids
Webinar series focuses on opioid use prevention, capacity building, technology use, public health knowledge, and health literacy in rural counties. First webinar is on December 5, 2017 2:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Targeted Rural Health Education
A new writing project gives medical students a better understanding of rural community health needs. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Open Enrollment: How Domestic Violence Advocates Can Help Survivors Access Health Care
December 5, 2017 3:30-4:30pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Primer: Opioid-related Public Health Emergency Declarations
This Primer on Opioid-related Public Health Emergencies provides key information and visual snapshots of federal, state, tribal, and local emergency declarations in response to the opioid crisis across the U.S. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rural Transportation: Challenges and Opportunities
This policy brief uses survey data from 113 key informants across all fifty states to describe challenges and opportunities related to rural transportation. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2018 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles
Fact sheet outlines the 2018 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CMS Innovation Center Medicare Quality Payment Program Year 2 Final Rule - All-Payer Combination Option Webinar
November 29, 2017 3:00-4:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Insurer Participation in the 2018 Individual Marketplace
This slide pack demonstrates the current participation of insurers in the Marketplace, compared to 2017. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Advancing Health Equity Webinar Series, Part 2: Working Across Government to Advance Racial and Health Equity
December 12, 2017 1:00-2:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program: Assessment-Based Measures Confidential Feedback Report Webinar
December 6, 2017 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2017
This report provides health insurance estimates from selected states using 2017 National Health Interview Survey data. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NOSORH Rural Health Grant Writing Institute
January 11 - May 3, 2018. Registration closes on January 3, 2018. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Carolina's Rural Health Action Plan (2017)
A collective and comprehensive framework to enhance rural health outcomes in South Carolina. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Foundations' Efforts To Improve Rural Health Care
Post highlights foundation efforts to improve access to health services in rural areas. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What's Next for Medicare Provider Payment?
December 1, 2017 12:00-1:30pm ET; Washington, DC. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

American Medical Association Foundation Community Health Grants
AMAF seeks to financially support innovative programs targeting the prevention and reduction of type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Grant funding will support community-based organizations such as free health clinics that provide services to vulnerable and underserved populations. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NALBOH Webinar - Collaborative Governance: New Tools to Form Partnerships
January 18, 2017 2:00pm ET. Webinar is free for NALBOH members. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Education & Behavior Special Theme Issue: Collaborating for Equity and Justice
Health Education& Behavior has put out a call for papers on coalition-building, community organizing and policy, systems and environmental (PSE) change for a special theme issue on collaborating for equity and justice. Abstracts are due by December 15, 2017. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

T2 Translational Research: Research Leading to New Health Care Practices, Community Programs and Policies Affecting Older Persons (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for exploratory/developmental research projects on translational research (T2) directed towards development of health care practices, community programs and policies, including monitoring and quality improvement for pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches for preventing and treating key health issues affecting the elderly. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Leveraging Electronic Health Records for Alcohol Services Research (R21/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding for low-cost, pragmatic research projects that leverage electronic clinical records to conduct studies that address novel health services questions about the treatment of alcohol use disorders (AUD) in routine clinical care settings. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll - November 2017: The Politics of Health Insurance Coverage, ACA Open Enrollment
The latest KFF health tracking poll looks at open enrollment coverage, opinion of the ACA, and support for a Medicare buy-in proposal. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Odmap
ODMAP provides real-time overdose surveillance data across jurisdictions to support public safety and health efforts to mobilize an immediate response to an overdose spike. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Workforce Planning from a Health System Perspective
December 6, 2017 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The share of households with wired broadband remains below 60 percent in nearly 800 rural counties, mostly in poor and remote regions
Chart displays the disparities in broadband connectivity within the US. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rural America at a Glance, 2017 Edition
A USDA report that provides recent trends in rural areas, including migration and population loss, income and employment, poverty, and broadband coverage. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Launches New Clinical Guideline Assessment Tool through Contract to ECRI Institute
The new tool, housed within theNational Guideline Clearinghouse, assesses the extent to which a guideline adheres to the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) standards for trustworthy evidence-based clinical guidelines. The resulting NEATS assessments give clinicians, educators, policymakers, payers, and patients a way to gauge their confidence in a specific clinical practice guideline. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CMS Proposes Policy Changes and Updates for Medicare Advantage and the Prescription Drug Benefit Program for Contract Year 2019 (CMS-4182-P)
CMS has issued a proposed rule with comment period that proposes to update Medicare Advantage (MA) and the prescription drug benefit program (Part D) by promoting innovation and empowering MA and Part D sponsors with new tools to improve quality of care and provide more plan choices for MA and Part D enrollees. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CMS Meaningful Measures Initiative Webinar
November 28, 2017 1:00-2:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Transportation and the Role of Hospitals (November 2017)
This guide discusses the role of hospitals and health systems and recommends strategies for addressing patient transportation issues. It also includes four case studies on hospitals and health systems and their interventions to reduce transportation barriers in their communities. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Behavioral Interventions for Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder or Adjunct to Medication Assisted Treatment-SAMHSA Opioid STR Grants (R21/R33)
Funding to examine the impact of behavioral interventions within the context of states plans for use of the SAMHSA Opioid STR grant funds authorized under the 21st Century Cures Act. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news