Netflix Buys Oscar-Nominated Documentary ‘To Kill a Tiger’
The film, about a father’s pursuit of justice in rural India, premiered at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival in 2022 and was awarded best documentary at the 2023 Palm Springs International Film Festival. “To Kill A Tiger” was, up until now, the only film this year to be nominated for the best…#torontointl #directed #newdelhi #nishapahuja #worldbeforeher #ranjit #jharkhand #siddhantadlakha #tokillatiger #southasia (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

798 Launches Folk Culture Sector of Square Art Festival, 110,000+ Visitors Reached During the Chinese New Year Vacation
BEIJING, Feb. 24, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 798 Art District announces today that the Folk Culture Sector of the 798 Square Art Festival will launch on February 24, 2024, at the CONCERTED SQUARE of 798 Art District in Beijing. This sector aims to bridge contemporary art with urban and rural folk…#beijing #artdistrict #concertedsquare #lanternfestival #chinesenewyear #newyear #springfestival #joyartmuseum #joyinyearofdragon #iomaartcenter (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fungal Keratitis Prevalence Twice as High in Rural Versus Nonrural Areas
FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2024 -- Fungal keratitis prevalence appears to be twice as high in rural versus nonrural areas, according to a research letter published online Feb. 15 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Kaitlin Benedict, M.P.H., from the U.S. Centers for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 23, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Trends in dental visits among US adults from 1997 through 2019: Implications for policy reform
Conclusions: Relative to urban locales, rural communities experienced persistent disparities in the use of the oral health care delivery system throughout the 23 years measured. Strategies to create innovative models of care are needed to address oral health needs in underserved rural communities. Practical implications: Policy is needed to foster a shift toward population health that will incentivize a health care system that reduces financial barriers and enhances health outcomes for adult oral health, especially for rural areas. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 23, 2024 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

New Program Aims to Boost Tribal Access to Care, but Advocates Says More Can Be Done
Describes the launch of a collaborative program in Nevada aiming to increase access to healthcare and health insurance for tribal communities. Discusses current rates of participation for Native residents and health disparities they experience. Highlights the impact of tribal representation in policymaking. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 23, 2024 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicaid Program: Disproportionate Share Hospital Third-Party Payer Rule
Notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) implementing Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH)-related provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. This rule provides more clarity on how the hospital-specific payment limit, the change that took effect on October 1, 2021, will be calculated. This rule also enhances administrative efficiency by making technical changes and clarifications to the DSH program. These regulations are effective April 23, 2024. Sections 447.295(b) and (d), 447.299(c)(6), (7), (10), and (16), and 455.304(d)(1), (3), (4), and (6) are applicable as ...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 23, 2024 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

A deadly viral illness is exploding in West Africa. Researchers are scrambling to figure out why
Reporting for this story was supported by the Pulitzer Center. Irrua, Nigeria, and Kenema, Sierra Leone— Sitting on a bench outside the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) in Edo state in southwestern Nigeria in September 2023, Muhammed Luqman Dagana recounted his ordeal earlier in the year with Lassa fever, a deadly hemorrhagic disease of West Africa. At first the 33-year-old wasn’t alarmed—his fever, headache, body aches, and cough were innocuous enough. A doctor at his local clinic gave him antibiotics for typhoid fever and antimalarial drugs. But his symptoms persisted, so he tried anoth...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 22, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Working towards 2030 road safety targets, the need for specific rural and remote children strategies - Koh S, Kenji D, Franklin R.
INTRODUCTION: Despite the importance of child road traffic death, the knowledge about rural child road traffic death in Australia is limited. OBJECTIVE: To explore the difference of child road traffic death between urban and rural areas. DE... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Census Bureau: Census Scientific Advisory Committee
The Census Scientific Advisory Committee will hold a virtual public meeting on March 14-15, 2024. The Committee will discuss policy, research, and technical issues for a range of Census Bureau activities, including decennial, economic, field operations, information technology, and statistics. Participation is available in person or via webcast. Meeting information will be published on theCensus Advisory Committees website. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 21, 2024 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

RUS: Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Rural eConnectivity Program for Fiscal Year 2024
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service (RUS) will begin to accept applications for the Rural eConnectivity (ReConnect) Program for fiscal year 2024 on March 22, 2024. The ReConnect Program provides loans and grants to facilitate broadband deployment in rural areas. Applications that will assist rural communities to recover economically, ensure rural residents have equitable access to Rural Development programs and benefit from Rural Development funded projects, and reduce climate pollution and increase resilience to the impacts of climate change through economic support to rural communities are encourag...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 21, 2024 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicaid Program: Disproportionate Share Hospital Third-Party Payer Rule
Pre-publication notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) implementing Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH)-related provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. This rule provides more clarity on how the hospital-specific payment limit, the change that took effect on October 1, 2021, will be calculated. This rule also enhances administrative efficiency by making technical changes and clarifications to the DSH program. These regulations are effective 60 days after the publication of this notice, which is scheduled for February 23, 2024. Sections 447.295(b) and (d), 447...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 21, 2024 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

‘The Devil’s Bath’ Review: A Disturbing Psychodrama About a Woman Driven to Extremes in 18th-Century Rural Austria
Austrian filmmaking duo Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala seemingly never met a remote woodland setting that didn’t feel like the right place to strand a traumatized woman. Following Goodnight Mommy (the chilling 2014 original, not the limp American remake) and their English language debut The…#austrian #veronikafranz #severinfiala #goodnightmommy #lodge #franzandfialas #roberteggers #ulrichseidl #berlin #barrykeoghan (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Proposed megafacility to breed monkeys in U.S. dismays activists and neighbors but excites scientists
Bainbridge, a rural town in southwestern Georgia with a population of 14,000, could soon become home to 30,000 additional residents: cynomolgus macaques. A new company called Safer Human Medicine (SHM) has announced plans to build an 80-hectare facility that would sell monkeys to universities, contract research organizations, and pharmaceutical companies that perform research on the animals. The breeding facility would dwarf others in the United States and could ease a serious shortage of monkeys for research. But it faces pushback from the local community and concerns from animal welfare groups about the company’s...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 20, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tribal Schools to Get 24/7 Behavioral Health Crisis Line
The Bureau of Indian Education has launched a behavioral health support line for funded schools and programs. The line offers both crisis support and non-crisis information that is culturally relevant in addition to trauma-informed onsite and virtual support. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 20, 2024 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

AHRQ: National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality: Request for Nominations for Members
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is requesting nominations for the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality to serve 3-year terms and replace seven current members whose terms will expire in November 2024. The committee advises the AHRQ director and the Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding AHRQ's mission. At least one member of the committee must be familiar with rural health issues. Nominations are due within 60 days of this notice. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 20, 2024 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news