Rural Health Care

Q&A with Dr. Carrie Byington of UC Health

OHC sat down with Dr. Carrie L. Byington, executive vice president of University of California Health (UCH), to find out what drew her to California, how preventable differences affect health outcomes, and what the university’s data, expertise, and innovations mean for the Golden State.

HRSA Provides Funding to Rural Health Clinics for COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) issued $424.7 million in funding to over 4,200 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) for COVID-19 testing and mitigation, providing $100,000 per RHC. Funds will be used to maintain and increase COVID-19 testing, expand access to testing for rural residents and broaden efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus in ways tailored to […]

President Biden’s Effort to Increase Vaccinations Includes Support for Rural Communities

President Biden’s announcement on May 4 of a new effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and have 160 million adults fully vaccinated by July 4 includes nearly $1 billion for rural communities. The initiative is designed to provide easier access to vaccinations and testing for those living in rural communities and bolster efforts to reach rural Americans in the response to the […]

HRSA Announces Grants to Improve Maternal Health in Rural Communities

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) federal Office of Rural Health Policy has announced a grant opportunity to improve maternal health in rural communities. The Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program will test a network approach to improving maternal health access and outcomes in rural regions.  

CHA Joins Statewide Coalition Calling for $8 Billion in Broadband Funding to Help Close Digital Divide

CHA has joined a cross-sector coalition of education, health, local government, and economic policy organizations that is urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to connect Californians with a one-time, $8 billion investment in high speed 100 Mbps broadband infrastructure and programs. The group issued a press release on Tuesday, reinforcing the need for this investment in broadband […]