Tag: Rural

Rural Broadband Investment Urgently Needed in the COVID-19 Crisis

May 14, 2020 by Mandy Qualls

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce

Last modified May 15, 2020

Many people living in rural areas of the United States do not have access to broadband — in fact, the Pew Research Center estimates that more than one third of rural residents lack a broadband connection at home.

Health Care Professional Workforce Composition Before and After Rural Hospital Closure

May 8, 2020 by Mandy Qualls

Filed under For Employers, For the Workforce

Last modified May 11, 2020

Mobley et. al. examine, in this Rural Policy Brief from the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis, the composition of the local health care workforce before and after rural hospital closure to reveal any associations with discontinuation of inpatient services in rural communities.

Rural, Safety-Net Hospitals Need Federal Cash Fast, Congress is Warned

April 17, 2020 by Anna Merchant

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, For Employers

Last modified April 18, 2020

Without swift federal intervention and funding, many rural and safety-net hospitals may close, two hospital associations warned this week.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions – Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

April 9, 2020 by Mandy Qualls

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce, For Employers, For the Workforce

Last modified April 11, 2020

The Health Resources Service Administration’s (HRSA) rural health program has created a COVID-19 resource page for recipients and stakeholders and its impact on programs and your communities.