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Register to Attend: COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar for Rural Communities

Nov 10, 2021 9:07:07 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, rural health

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In recognition of National Rural Health Day, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) is hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar for Rural Communities.
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Grace Clinic of Yadkin Valley Prevents Chronic Disease Through Hepatitis C Screening Program

Nov 3, 2021 1:36:49 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, rural health, Free and Charitable Clinics, Hepatitis C, Preventive Care

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Northwest AHEC Practice Support would like to celebrate great work going on in its seventeen-county region. Grace Clinic of Yadkin Valley in Elkin, NC was one of six Free and Charitable Clinics nationally that received funding from grantee: Becton, Dickenson and Company (NYSE:BDX) to provide multi-year diagnostic testing.  This initiative which began in 2017 is called Point of Care, Enhancing Clinical Effectiveness (PoCECE) program.  The PoCECE program provides a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) waived point-of-care test system consisting of instruments, reagents and quality control to perform the following tests: Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides, Macroscopic Urinalysis, Microalbumin, INR, Hemoglobin A1c, Strep A, HIV, Rapid Hepatitis C, Pregnancy, Flu A & B, and RSV.  The grants also include technical support consisting of standard operating procedures, equipment setup and configuration, competency training and documentation.1

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COVID-19: Provider Relief Funding Opportunity

Sep 22, 2021 9:15:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, Primary Care, rural health

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watch and dollarsOn September 29, HRSA announced a new funding opportunity for health care providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding will include $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding for providers who serve rural Medicaid, CHIP, or Medicare patients, and an additional $17 billion for Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4. To expedite the funding process, providers will apply for both programs in a single application and HRSA will use existing Medicaid, CHIP and Medicare claims data in calculating payments. 

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Exciting Collaborative Learning Opportunity for State Designated Rural Health Centers

Apr 12, 2021 9:57:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Social Determinants of Health, NCAHEC, nccare360, rural health centers, Office of Rural Health, rural health

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The Office of Rural Health (ORH) and North Carolina Area Health Education Center (AHEC) invite you to participate in no-charge educational offerings to learn more about screening for unmet social needs, NCCARE360, and human service organizations in the region.

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