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Immunization: Protect Your Patients

  Immunization: Protect Your Patients Fewer than 25% of adults get their recommended vaccines, and minority populations have even lower immunization rates (see CDC and NIH). During National Immunization Awareness Month, help increase vaccination rates for all Americans by addressing social and health inequities. Medicare covers the following vaccines: COVID-19 Flu Hepatitis B Pneumococcal The Inflation Reduction Act improves coverage and lowers out-of-pocket costs for recommended vaccines. Your patients pay nothing if you accept assignment. Find out

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The Biden-Harris Administration Awards More Than $88 Million in Grants that Safeguard Youth Mental Health and Expand Access to Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

The Biden-Harris Administration Awards More Than $88 Million in Grants that Safeguard Youth Mental Health and Expand Access to Treatment for Substance Use Disorders The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has recently awarded more than $88 million in its continuing effort to safeguard the nation’s behavioral health. The grant programs serve a wide array of needs –

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St. George Medical Clinic To Host Patient Appreciation Event

St. George Medical Clinic Celebrates Patient Appreciation Day on Aug. 10 GEORGE, W.VA. — In honor of National Health Center Week, the St. George Medical Clinic will celebrate Patient Appreciation Day at its two health center locations. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, in Parsons (8591 Holly Meadows Road) and Canaan Valley (6368 Appalachian Highway). Food trucks will be at each facility, and

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Immunizations Matter – National Immunization Awareness Month

Immunizations Matter – National Immunization Awareness Month The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) recognizes National Immunization Awareness Month during August. Immunizations—also called vaccinations, vaccines, or shots—protect people of all ages against a wide range of diseases and conditions. Throughout August, and the rest of the year, we’re highlighting the importance of immunizations by working to advance equitable access to vaccines and encouraging all

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HHS Distributes $47.8 Million in Grant Funding for Programs Expanding Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder, Addressing Other Facets of Overdose and Substance Use

HHS Distributes $47.8 Million in Grant Funding for Programs Expanding Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder, Addressing Other Facets of Overdose and Substance Use   The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through its Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is announcing awards in five grant programs devoted to combating multiple facets of substance misuse and the nation’s overdose epidemic. The grant awards total up to

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Applications Open for the Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project

Applications Open for the Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project Applications are being accepted for the Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project (RHPTP) from the National Rural Health Resource Center. Selected rural hospitals and Rural Health Clinics will receive technical assistance (TA) in their efforts to strengthen their organization’s foundation in the key elements of value-based care (VBC) including but not limited to efficiency, quality, patient experience, and safety of care. The

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Guide to Equity Terminology – Promoting Behavioral Health Equity through the Words We Use

  Guide to Equity Terminology: Promoting Behavioral Health Equity through the Words We Use by Cori Cafaro, M.Sc., M.A., Office of Behavioral Health Equity Intern In the field of behavioral health, words are often our primary tools. We don’t have hammers and saws, thermometers and stethoscopes, or brushes and palettes. Words are powerful tools and using them with intention is central to our craft. “I’ll never forget, years ago, when

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Join clinic and CAH experts in Kansas City to improve community care

Join clinic and CAH experts in Kansas City to improve community care We all know rural facilities face ever-evolving challenges and opportunities. The good news is you don’t have to go it alone. Your chance to discover RHC and CAH-specific strategies and solutions with the experts is at NRHA’s Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital Conferences Sept. 26-29 in Kansas City. NRHA’s hometown is the perfect place to rediscover the roots

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