Modelling duration of car-bicycles overtaking manoeuvres on two-lane rural roads using naturalistic data - Moll S, L ópez G, Rasch A, Dozza M, Garcia A.
Nowadays, Spanish two-lane rural roads frequently accommodate sport cyclists. They usually ride on the shoulder or on the right edge of the lane, sharing the infrastructure with motorised vehicles. Due to the speed difference between road users, the most f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The role of social capital in disaster resilience in remote communities after the 2015 Nepal earthquake - Panday S, Rushton S, Karki J, Balen J, Barnes A.
Social capital is widely regarded as a key element in recovery from and resilience to disasters. Yet, little attention has been paid to the specificities of what supports or undermines remote rural communities' social capital in disasters. Here, we examine... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Namibia: Youth Urged to Stop Sharing Vaccine Misinformation
[New Era] Rundu -- Deputy minister of youth Emma Kantema-Gaomas says many young people have been sharing fake testimonies and information, misleading rural communities about Covid-19 vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Central Banks Must Address Pandemic Challenges
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 2021 (IPS) Hopes for an inclusive global economic recovery are fast fading. As rich countries have done little to ensure poor countries’ access to vaccines and fiscal resources, North-South “fault lines” will certainly widen. Enhancing relief, recovery, transformation While the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised rich countries’ recovery prospects upward, the United Nations (UN) notes formidable challenges, especially for developing countries, due to the pandemic. Anis ChowdhuryThe UN warns of more setbacks for the S...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Green Economy Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Public Inspection: HHS: Eighth Amendment to Declaration Under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act for Medical Countermeasures Against COVID –19
Notice of amendment from the Department of Health and Human Services to expand the authority for certain qualified pharmacy technicians to prescribe, dispense, and administer childhood vaccinations and COVID-19 vaccinations. Also expands the authorization for qualified pharmacy technicians and interns to administer seasonal influenza vaccines under the supervision of a pharmacist to people age 19 and older. This amendment will be effective upon official publication in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for August 4, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 3, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2022 Rates; Quality Programs and Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Requirements for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals; Changes to Medicaid Provider Enrollment; and Changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program
Pre-publication notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding changes to the hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals for fiscal year 2022, and implements changes for the Medicare Promoting Interoperability, Hospital Value-Based Purchasing, Hospital Readmissions Reduction, Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting, Hospital- Acquired Condition Reduction, the PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Reporting, and the Long-Term Care Hospital Quality Reporting programs. Also finalizes the May 10, 2021 interim final r...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 3, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

RHS: Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Section 514 Off-Farm Labor Housing Loans and Section 516 Off-Farm Labor Housing Grants for New Construction for Fiscal Year 2022
Notice from the Rural Housing Service (RHS) for the second round of pre-applications for Farm Labor Housing (FLH) loans and grants for the construction of new off-farm FLH units for domestic farm laborers, retired domestic farm laborers, or disabled domestic farm laborers. Pre-applications will be accepted September 1 - November 1, 2022. Also includes corrections to theFebruary 2, 2021 notice of funding for first-round applications. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 3, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

EPA: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of an Existing Collection and Request for Comment; Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Training, Notification and Recordkeeping
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking comment on a planned information collection regarding recordkeeping activities associated with safety training provided to agricultural workers and pesticide handlers regarding the dangers and use of pesticides used in agricultural production and establishments. Comments are due by October 4, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 3, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicaid Program; Reassignment of Medicaid Provider Claims
Notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reinterpreting the scope of the general requirement that state payments for Medicaid services must be paid directly to the practitioner providing the service. Under the new proposal, payments to third parties that provide benefits to the workforce such as health insurance, skills training, and other similar employee benefits will be allowed if the practitioner consents to such payments on their behalf. Comments on this rule are due by September 28, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 3, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Appalachian Community Health Days to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts in 32-County Region
Discusses a partnership between community organizations and the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) to increase COVID-19 vaccination in 32 Appalachian counties in Kentucky and West Virginia through a grant from the U.S. Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA). Describes strategies to encourage vaccination through community outreach, increasing access and education, and offering over 90 Community Health Day events in the region from August to November. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 3, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Rural Healthy People 2030 Survey
The Southwest Rural Health Research Center at Texas A&M University with funding support from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy is conducting asurvey as part of Rural Healthy People 2030– a project designed to understand the most important health priorities for rural Americans. This once in a decade survey allows individuals who care about rural health to voice their opinions on important topics for the health of rural individuals in the United States. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 3, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Midwifery training helps doctors, nurses level up their skills in rural China
YUSHU, China– Midwifery training is not just for midwives. In fact, many kinds of health professionals can have midwifery skills – the medical knowledge and techniques necessary to facilitate safe childbirth.In Yushu County, part of China's northwest Qinghai Province, midwifery training is helping not only nurses and nurse-midwives, but even physicians, who say the training has improved their skills when providing sexual and reproductive health services.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Chiefs Call for Mobile Vaccination
[The Herald] TRADITIONAL leaders from Matabeleland region have called on Government to deploy mobile vaccination teams in rural areas as some vaccination centres are too far. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Deaths From Alzheimer's Far More Common in Rural America
Title: Deaths From Alzheimer's Far More Common in Rural AmericaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/30/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/2/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - August 2, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicaid Program; Reassignment of Medicaid Provider Claims
Pre-publication notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reinterpreting the scope of the general requirement that state payments for Medicaid services must be paid directly to the practitioner providing the service. Under the new proposal, payments to third parties that provide benefits to the workforce such as health insurance, skills training, and other similar employee benefits will be allowed if the practitioner consents to such payments on their behalf. Comments on this rule are due by September 28, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 2, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CDC: Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking comment on an information collection to assess programs geared to the prevention of HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy among middle and high school-aged adolescents. Comments are due by October 1, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 2, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

TAPP Online Brings Enhanced Support to Rural Students, Families and Schools
Describes the behavioral health initiative Teachers and Parents as Partners (TAPP), which was developed by Nebraska researchers to foster collaboration between parents and teachers. Discusses increases in social-behavioral and mental health needs among rural students and efforts to apply the TAPP model to rural communities. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 2, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

12,000 Square Miles Without Obstetrics? It's a Possibility in West Texas
Describes concerns in West Texas that rural obstetric unit closures could create a maternal health desert. Discusses the closure of a unit at the Big Bend Regional Medical Center and workforce recruitment and retention issues affecting rural obstetric care. Notes that 10 rural hospitals in Texas stopped delivering babies within the last 5 years, with 65 of 157 rural hospitals offering the service. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 2, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Forget the suburbs, the 'exurbs' are the place to be
Exurbs are more rural than suburbs, offer cheaper housing, more space, and a manageable commute to cities. They're a hotter pandemic... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spotlight on Policy: CMS to Improve Home Health Services for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a proposed rule that accelerates the shift from paying for home health services based on volume, to a system that incentivizes value and quality. The rule also seeks feedback on ways to attain health equity for all patients through policy solutions, including enhancing reports on Medicare/Medicaid dual eligibility, disability status, people who are LGBTQ+, religious minorities, people who live in rural areas, and people otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Unvaccinated Americans are most likely to be young, male, black and from a rural area
The remaining 33 percent of unvaccianted, eligible, Americans are more likely to be young, male, black and living in a rural area, according an analysis by DailyMail.com. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OSU Wexner Medical CEO: Here's what the rural hospital of the future looks like
Building an unprecedented outpatient network at the same time as a $2 billion hospital tower fulfill different sides of the strategy for OSU Wexner Medical Center. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 30, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Deaths From Alzheimer's Far More Common in Rural America
FRIDAY, July 30, 2021 -- Death rates from Alzheimer's disease are particularly high in the rural United States, a preliminary study finds, highlighting a need for health care resources in traditionally under-served areas. Researchers discovered... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

You only had to ask: what people with multiple conditions say about health equity
The research for this report focused on four areas of England containing communities on low incomes, people from minority ethnic groups and people living in both urban and rural environments. It combines the insights of the professionals and services working in those places with those of the people living there. These areas are: Stockwell in South London, Manningham and Toller in Bradford, Balsall Heath East and Sparkbrook in Birmingham, and North Ormesby in Middlesbrough. The report calls on national decision-makers to act on its findings or face growing health inequality, worse outcomes for people and a growing bill for ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities; Updates to the Quality Reporting Program and Value-Based Purchasing Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2022; and Technical Correction to Long-Term Care Facilities Physical Environment Requirements
Pre-publication notice of final rule Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updating the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for fiscal year 2022. Among other things, this rule rebases and revises the SNF market basket, updates the diagnosis code mappings used under the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), and finalizes a technical correction to the physical environment requirements that Long-Term Care facilities must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. This rule also includes updates the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP). Includes rural considerations t...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 30, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal Year 2022 and Updates to the IRF Quality Reporting Program; Payment for Complex Rehabilitative Wheelchairs and Related Accessories (Including Seating Systems) and Seat and Back Cushions Furnished in Connection with Such Wheelchairs
Pre-publication notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updating the prospective payment system for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for fiscal year 2022. Among other things, this rule updates the cost-to-charge ratio (CCR) ceiling and urban/rural average CCRs for FY 2022 and updates quality measures and reporting requirements under the IRF quality reporting program. These regulations are effective on October 1, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 30, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: FY 2022 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System and Quality Reporting Updates for Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2021 (FY 2022)
Pre-publication notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updating the FY 2022 prospective payment rates, outlier threshold, and wage index for Medicare inpatient hospital services provided by inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPF), including psychiatric hospitals and excluded psychiatric units of an acute care hospital or Critical Access Hospital. This rule also updates and clarifies the IPF teaching policy with respect to IPF hospital closures and displaced residents, finalizes a technical change to the 2016-based IPF market basket price proxies, and updates quality measures and repor...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 30, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: FY 2022 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update, Hospice Conditions of Participation Updates, Hospice and Home Health Quality Reporting Program Requirements
Pre-publication notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updating the hospice wage index, payment rates, and cap amount for fiscal year 2022. Includes changes to the labor shares of hospice payment rates, updates to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program, and finalizes clarifying changes to the election statement addendum that was implemented on October 1, 2020. Among other things, this rule also makes permanent selected regulatory blanket waivers issued to Medicare-participating hospice agencies during the COVID-19 public health emergency public and finalizes changes to public reportin...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 30, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

IHS: Community Health Aide Program: Tribal Planning & Implementation
The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications for the Community Health Aide Program (CHAP) Tribal Assessment and Planning (TAP) program. The national CHAP will increase access to direct health services, including inpatient and outpatient visits, by providing a network of health aides trained to support licensed health professionals while providing direct health care, health promotion, and disease prevention services. The purpose of the TPI program is to support the planning and implementation for Tribes and Tribal Organizations (T/TO) positioned to begin operating a CHAP or support a growing CHAP in the contigu...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 30, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

IHS: Community Health Aide Program: Tribal Assessment & Planning
The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications for the Community Health Aide Program (CHAP) Tribal Assessment and Planning (TAP) program. The national CHAP will increase access to direct health services, including inpatient and outpatient visits, by providing a network of health aides trained to support licensed health professionals while providing direct health care, health promotion, and disease prevention services. The purpose of the TAP program is to support the assessment and planning of Tribes and Tribal Organizations (T/TO) in determining the feasibility of implementing CHAP in their respective communitie...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 30, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SBA: Business Loan Program Temporary Changes: Paycheck Protection Program - COVID Revenue Reduction Score, Direct Borrower Forgiveness Process, and Appeals Deferment
Notice of interim final rule from the Small Business Administration making changes regarding the forgiveness of loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This interim final rule is effective July 28, 2021. This final rule also extends the loan deferment period for PPP loans when the borrower files a timely appeal of a loan review decision. Comments are by August 30, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 30, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

'Rural EMS is in Trouble': Volunteer Ambulance Services Face Staffing Shortages
Describes workforce issues affecting rural EMS services in Oklahoma and rural America in general. Discusses factors that make staffing difficult, including pay, funding, training, and population decline. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - July 30, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Deaths From Alzheimer's Far More Common in Rural America
Reports on a study of Alzheimer's mortality rate disparities in rural areas of the Southeastern United States. Discusses limited resources available to rural people with dementia and the potential for telemedicine and early diagnosis initiatives to combat Alzheimer's. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - July 30, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

How the Delta Variant Overtook Missouri: A Lesson for the Rest of the U.S.
In mid-June, U.S. maps tracking the spread of COVID-19 began showing a cluster of cases growing in the middle of the country. The epicenter lay in Missouri, particularly its more rural and remote areas. At the time, Missouri had something that other states didn’t: the Delta variant. To be fair, the highly transmissible Delta variant had at that point already crept into other states. But it had truly established itself in Missouri. Among the 25 states the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s website reported on at the time, Delta was showing up in less than 5% of swab samples in 15 of them. Co...
Source: TIME: Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

DR Congo, Ituri. Fleeing War, Weaving Life in IDP Camps of Bunia
The man reading is a displaced man in the IDP camp ISP in Bunia. Credit: Elena L. Pasquini By Elena L. PasquiniROME, Jul 29 2021 (IPS) He moves aside the curtain, thin as gauze, and then bends over. The darkness dazzles for a few seconds when one enters the house—actually, a den made of earth where air and light filter through the narrow entrance. Jean de Dieu Amani Paye holds her tiny baby, wrapped in an elegant fabric, in his arms. He was a teacher of French and Latin and had a small business. He also cultivated the land: cassava, corn, sorghum, and beans. Now he is a leader of the ISP camp on the outskirts of Bun...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elena Pasquini Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Yemen: New World Bank funds offer lifeline to most vulnerable
Three UN agencies on Thursday welcomed $127 million in new funding from the World Bank to provide lifesaving support to some of the country’s most hard hit rural families, struggling under the impact of multiple crises.   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Deputy Minister Haritatos' Mother Dies
[The Herald] Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement Deputy Minister Vangelis Haritatos' mother -- Angela -- has died of Covid-19 related complications. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Relationship between violence exposure and school bully:the mediating role of social anxiety and the moderating role of self-control - Zhang S, Zhang Y, Shen T.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between violence exposure, self-control, social anxiety and school bully. METHODS: In the urban and rural areas of Xinxiang between September and December, 2018, a total of 1631 students from grade 1 to gr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Predictors of having naloxone in urban and rural Oregon findings from NHBS and the OR-HOPE study - Lipira L, Leichtling G, Cook RR, Leahy JM, Orellana ER, Korthuis PT, Menza TW.
PURPOSE: Naloxone is an opioid antagonist that can be effectively administered by bystanders to prevent overdose. We determined the proportion of people who had naloxone and identified predictors of naloxone ownership among two samples of people who inject... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

USCIS: Notice of Approval of New Credentialing Organization for Healthcare Workers for Certain Immigration Purposes
Notice from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announcing the approval of Josef Silny Associates, Inc., as a new credentialing organization to issue certificates and certified statements for noncitizens seeking admission as a nonimmigrant or immigrant or the primary purpose of working as a nurse. The application was approved on July 22, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 29, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: Business Loan Program Temporary Changes: Paycheck Protection Program - COVID Revenue Reduction Score, Direct Borrower Forgiveness Process, and Appeals Deferment
Pre-publication notice of interim final rule from the Small Business Administration making changes regarding the forgiveness of loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This interim final rule is effective July 28, 2021. This final rule also extends the loan deferment period for PPP loans when the borrower files a timely appeal of a loan review decision. Comments are due within 30 days of the publication of this notice, which is scheduled for July 30, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 29, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SBA: Data Collection Available for Public Comments
The Small Business Administration is requesting approval from the Office of Management and Budget for, and seeking public comments on, an information collection regarding various forms used for application for the Second Draw Paycheck Protection Program. Comments are due by September 27, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 29, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SBA: Data Collection Available for Public Comments
The Small Business Administration is seeking comments on an information collection regarding various forms used for the Paycheck Protection Program. Comments are due by September 27, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 29, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Medicare Beneficiary Experiences with Care Survey (MBECS) System and 2) CLIA Collection of Information Requirements Related to SARS-CoV-2 Test Results Reporting. Comments are due by August 30, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 29, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking comments on a revision to the Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (OAS CAHPS) Survey. Data collected from OAS CAHPS can enable consumers to make more informed decisions when choosing an outpatient surgery facility, aid facilities in their quality improvement efforts, and help CMS monitor and report on the performance of outpatient surgery facilities. Comments are due by August 30, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 29, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) OASIS-D and 2) Granting and Withdrawal of Deeming Authority to Private Nonprofit Accreditation Organizations and CLIA Exemption Under State Laboratory Programs. Comments are due by August 30, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 29, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Rural COVID-19 Cases Increase for Fourth Consecutive Week
Analyzes new COVID-19 infection rates between July 18-24, 2021, finds the number of new infections increased significantly for the fourth consecutive week, while the death rate remained unchanged. Includes an interactive map highlighting "red-zone" counties, reports that the Deep South is experiencing the fastest growth in new infections. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - July 29, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Occupational practices and hazards of rural livestock keepers in Uganda: a cross-sectional study - Meisner J, Curtis K, Graham T, Rabinowitz P.
OBJECTIVE: In Uganda, 70% of rural poor rely on livestock for subsistence, to meet social obligations, and to insure against disaster. Livestock farming in Africa is in a state of transition from traditional management systems toward intensified modern sys... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

More than 70% of COVID-19 patients develop long-term sequelae
More than 70% of patients who contract COVID-19 show thickened lung tissue o...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT lung cancer screening guidelines are changing What features on head CT of TBI best predict long-term outcomes? CT shines when it comes to COVID-19 risk stratification Chest CT, stress testing find PE in 25% of COVID-19 patients Rural areas lack access to CT lung cancer screeningComments: 7/28/2021 5:37:50 AMGTMDRAD PLease correct the title: More than 70% of patients with abnormal innitial CT exams had 6 month sequelae.  7/28/2021 7:28:31 AMvonbraun Delete this and start ov...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Women in rural areas face barriers in breast cancer screening
Women living in rural areas face multiple barriers to effective breast cance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: COVID-19 pandemic caused decline in preventive services Mortality gap in breast cancer narrows, but disparities persist Rural areas lack access to CT lung cancer screening COVID-19 widens disparities in breast screening Radiation therapy access grows, but not in rural areas (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news