News from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
The report summarizes initial findings of an investigation by the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and makes recommendations for executive-level action steps in policy and funding to increase treatment capacity, expand medication-assisted treatment options and enforce the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.
Recently, the Association of American Medical Colleges acknowledged the rural upsurge of opioid use disorder and made recommendations for outreach and training for physicians on the front line.
Read the full draft report at www.whitehouse.gov
Other news from Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Funding Opportunities and Deadlines
Rural Promise Neighborhoods – Sept. 5
Housing Farm Laborers – Sept. 11
USDA Loans for Rural Broadband – Sept. 30
Research to Reduce Tobacco Use – Oct. 11
For more of the latest news from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, visit: www.hrsa.gov/ruralhealth/