• Introduced the bipartisan Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act of 2015 (H.R. 793) with Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) to allow any willing pharmacy located within medically underserved or health professional shortage areas, like our rural communities in Southwest Virginia, to participate in Medicare Part D preferred networks. (house.gov)
  • The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is the primary Federal agency for improving health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable. (healthdata.gov)
  • The J-1 Visa Waiver programs help public and private health sectors qualify to employ international medical graduates who may obtain a waiver of the two-year home residency requirement by serving in a health professional shortage area or medically underserved area/population for a period of three years. (ky.gov)
  • The committee recognizes that current challenges in the area of health workforce will be exacerbated by an aging population and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and is dedicated to working as a group and with other stakeholders to develop and implement solutions that will address the numerous barriers that constrict the supply of health care professionals in California. (calhospital.org)
  • We assessed fragmentation of children's immunization history among providers and parents of children aged 12 to 35 months in four selected underserved areas. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • However, in all areas, the percentage of children UTD according to provider- and parent-reconciled information was higher than the percentage of children UTD according to information from only the child's most recent provider or from only parent-held immunization records. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • For most children, although the records of the most recent provider give accurate data for clinical decision making, the immunization histories of some children in these underserved areas are fragmented between providers and parents. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • TY - JOUR T1 - Fragmentation of immunization history among providers and parents of children in selected underserved areas. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • The bi-partisan legislation?if it becomes law?will permit pharmacists to deliver Medicare Part B services to Medicare patients in underserved communities?and just as importantly, get reimbursed for those services. (lelezard.com)
  • Many areas in Kentucky meet their health care needs using this program. (ky.gov)
  • The Kentucky Health Care Access Branch works with the Appalachian Regional Commission J-1 Visa Waiver Program to enable medical providers in the 51 Appalachian counties in Kentucky to recruit and employ international medical graduates who may obtain a waiver of their two-year home residency requirements and practice in a health shortage area. (ky.gov)
  • Primary health care services needed in a Health Professional Shortage Area. (ky.gov)
  • Physicians with J-1 visas must deliver health care services for three years in a mental health or primary care shortage area. (ky.gov)
  • Recipients of state 30 J-1 Visa waivers are expected to complete their minimum three-year obligation to provide medical care in the health profession shortage area or medically underserved area for which they were initially approved. (ky.gov)
  • The $40 million in available funding is allocated for primary care and emergency medicine residency programs, with priority given to programs that benefit medically underserved areas and populations. (calhospital.org)
  • Many rural and underserved areas qualify to employ international medical graduates to practice in underserved areas of the state. (ky.gov)
  • Some seniors, especially in rural areas, have reported having to travel upwards of 20 miles in order to get their medications from a preferred pharmacy network because their local community pharmacy was not given the opportunity to participate in such a network. (house.gov)
  • Area probability cluster sample surveys were conducted in 1997-1998 in northern Manhattan, San Diego, Detroit, and rural Colorado. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Jobs Center helps doctors and nurses who are interested in working at areas where there is the highest need find out more about opportunities in a particular area or healthcare discipline. (healthdata.gov)
  • SANFORD, N.C. , April 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- DisposeRx, Inc. applauds the introduction of the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act on April 22, 2021 , by U.S. Representatives G.K. Butterfield , (D-NC) and David McKinley (R-WV). (lelezard.com)
  • A physician who has provided services to Kentucky through the J-1 program may seek a green card to remain in the United States to continue to serve in a Kentucky health professional shortage area. (ky.gov)
  • There are important and pressing reasons for providing personal health information to underserved populations. (jmir.org)
  • Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) identify areas or populations with a shortage of health care services using slightly different criteria than the HPSA designations. (louisiana.gov)
  • ACU is a nonprofit, transdisciplinary organization of clinicians, advocates, and health care organizations united in a common mission to improve the health of America's underserved populations and to enhance the development and support of the health care clinicians serving these populations. (usf.edu)
  • The Mission of the Migrant Clinicians Network is to positively impact the physical, mental, and environmental health of Migrants and other mobile, underserved populations. (usf.edu)
  • However, literature about the use of this technology by historically underserved populations is limited. (jmir.org)
  • Information on culturally informed health and wellness technology and the use of these technologies to reduce health disparities facing historically underserved populations in the United States is sparse in the literature. (jmir.org)
  • To examine ways in which technology is being used by historically underserved populations to decrease health disparities through facilitating or improving health care access and health and wellness outcomes. (jmir.org)
  • We conducted a systematic review in four library databases (PubMed, PsycINFO, Web of Science, and Engineering Village) to investigate the use of technology by historically underserved populations. (jmir.org)
  • While the reviewed studies show how technology can be used to positively affect the health of historically underserved populations, the technology must be tailored toward the intended population, as personally relevant and contextually situated health technology is more likely than broader technology to create behavior changes. (jmir.org)
  • Further, culturally informed health information technology should be used more for chronic diseases and disease management, as it is an innovative way to provide holistic care and reminders to otherwise underserved populations. (jmir.org)
  • Policy-makers in every country are faced with the significant challenge of meeting the health needs of their populations, including the especially vulnerable communities in remote and rural areas. (who.int)
  • Provide outpatient primary care to medically-underserved populations and areas. (oregon.gov)
  • The objective is to understand how NOSM's selection criteria and medical education programmes set in rural and northern communities affect early career decision-making by physicians with respect to their choice of medical discipline, practice location, medical services and procedures, inclusion of medically underserved patient populations and practice structure. (bmj.com)
  • Targeted populations, particularly those in medically underserved areas, may be difficult to reach. (aappublications.org)
  • 2011). Shortage designation: Health professional shortage areas and medically underserved areas/populations . (springer.com)
  • Legislation provides for grants to develop these centers for medically underserved populations. (gao.gov)
  • The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) participates in the State 30 Program to increase access to health care services for Ohio's underserved populations. (3rnet.org)
  • Primary care and mental health HPSAs, certain Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/Ps), and certain public and children's hospitals located in MUAs are considered as underserved areas in the Ohio State 30 Program. (3rnet.org)
  • Graduates will expand the knowledge of clinical nutrition to improve health outcomes with particular attention to the needs of underserved or vulnerable populations. (fairfield.edu)
  • Our emphasis is on serving the medically underserved populations in Upstate New York. (upstate.edu)
  • Provides technical assistance and support for 10 national organizations funded by CDC whose goal is expanding the National DPP delivery infrastructure in underserved areas and for underserved populations. (chronicdisease.org)
  • Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) are designations based upon Federal standards. (champsonline.org)
  • In the Detroit area, 54.5% of older adults live in federally designated Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs), compared to 16.5% in the rest of the state. (rapidgrowthmedia.com)
  • What is a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)? (louisiana.gov)
  • HPSAs are defined service areas that demonstrate a critical shortage of primary care physicians, dentists, or mental health providers. (louisiana.gov)
  • What is the difference between a HPSA and a Governor's Certified Shortage Area? (louisiana.gov)
  • The designation of a Governor's Certified Shortage Area, authorized under the Rural Health Clinic legislation, is only used for eligibility for RHC certification. (louisiana.gov)
  • It is not used like a health professional shortage area (HPSA) for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Program, State Loan Repayment Program (SLURP), J-1 Visa Waiver physician placements, or a Medically Underserved Area/Medically Underserved Population for 330 funding. (louisiana.gov)
  • Primary Care Shortage in Medically Underserved and Health Provider Shortage Areas: Lessons from Delaware, USA. (bvsalud.org)
  • To examine the reasons contributing to the physician shortage in the country's medically underserved areas using the state of Delaware as a focus state . (bvsalud.org)
  • A HPSA is a federally designated geographic area that meets the criteria for a primary care health professional shortage area. (champsonline.org)
  • Eighty percent of the state's counties have full or partial designation as health professions shortage areas, and 85% have full or partial designation as medically underserved. (aappublications.org)
  • Large portions of the study area remain "medically underserved areas" - a term designated under the Health Resources and Services Administration - where residents face a shortage of primary health care services. (greatlakes.org)
  • Physicians who serve Medicare patients in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) automatically receive a 10-percent bonus payment except for certain situations that require the AQ modifier. (texmed.org)
  • The majority of CAHs are in Health Professional Shortage Areas and/or Medically Underserved Areas. (lulu.com)
  • The geographic maldistribution of physicians (their concentration in urban areas and shortage in rural areas) has long been an important political issue in post-war Japan. (rrh.org.au)
  • The geographic maldistribution of physicians (ie the concentration of physicians in urban areas and their consequent shortage in rural areas), has long been an important welfare and political issue in Japan, as well as in other countries 1 . (rrh.org.au)
  • The valley is a designated Health Professional Shortage Area and a Medically Underserved Area. (nationaljewish.org)
  • A HPSA can be a distinct geographic area such as a parish or grouping of census tracts, a specific population group within a defined geographic area (such as a population under 200% poverty), or a specific public or non-profit facility such a state hospital. (louisiana.gov)
  • No. If an area is designated as a HPSA it does not mean it is a rural area. (louisiana.gov)
  • How is a HPSA different from a Medically Underserved Area (MUA)? (louisiana.gov)
  • What is the difference between a HPSA and a Governor's Medically Underserved Population Designation? (louisiana.gov)
  • Cost-effectiveness of a community-based cardiovascular disease prevention intervention in medically underserved rural areas. (nih.gov)
  • It raises concerns about overestimating or underestimating physician availability in specific areas, potentially resulting in misinformed and poorly defined intervention and public policy. (jabfm.org)
  • [email protected]). The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the World Health Organization concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. (who.int)
  • These two key federal designations identify areas with severe health care provider access issues and areas in need of assistance with health care delivery. (nationaljewish.org)
  • These requests follow the "42 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (CFR), CHAPTER 1, PART 5 (october 1, 1993, pp. 34-48), to have an area considered for designation. (louisiana.gov)
  • West Virginia is medically underserved, Berzingi explains. (pri.org)
  • Furthermore, children residing in rural areas have 26% greater odds of obesity than their urban counterparts (3), and the most recent childhood obesity treatment recommendations do not address barriers for those living in medically underserved geographic areas (5). (cdc.gov)
  • The purpose of this section is to provide grants for expanded delivery of health care services in rural areas, for the planning and implementation of integrated health care networks in rural areas, and for the planning and implementation of small health care provider quality improvement activities. (house.gov)
  • In carrying out the programs described in paragraph (1), the Director may award grants under subsections (e), (f), and (g) to expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services, and enhance the delivery of health care, in rural areas. (house.gov)
  • The Director may award grants to eligible entities to promote rural health care services outreach by improving and expanding the delivery of health care services to include new and enhanced services in rural areas, through community engagement and evidence-based or innovative, evidence-informed models. (house.gov)
  • The aim of this programme was to increase access to health workers in remote and rural areas through improved retention and successfully launched global policy recommendations on this issue in September 2010. (who.int)
  • Following various international calls for action from global leaders, civil society and Member States of the world Health organization (wHo), in February 2009 wHo launched a programme to increase access to health workers in remote and rural areas through improved retention. (who.int)
  • They are especially helpful in medically underserved rural areas. (redorbit.com)
  • My perception is that the state is in dire need - not just rural areas - and these professionals add to the healthcare workforce, provided they have supervision," he said, "but I do have reservations with them being out on the front line. (redorbit.com)
  • An estimated 2.2 million (53 percent) are male and 1.9 million are female, and 776,000 (19 percent) live in rural areas of the United States (data not shown). (hhs.gov)
  • however, the state's rural areas have options for maintaining health care facilities. (texmed.org)
  • Participants checked in from widespread, medically underserved rural areas in Northern California. (theunion.com)
  • These counties are the most rural areas of Tennessee. (rwjf.org)
  • Founded more than a decade ago, by pediatrician Irwin Redlener, MD and singer/songwriter Paul Simon, to address the overwhelming health care needs of America's homeless and medically underserved children. (idealist.org)
  • What criteria does HRSA use for determining if an area can be designated as a medically underserved area (MUA)? (cdc.gov)
  • Findings provide guidance for translating pediatric weight management programs in medically underserved geographic areas by maximizing the probability of successful adoption and implementation through a community application process. (cdc.gov)
  • 1 The rates of improvement were not equal for all types of cancers or geographic areas, however. (jaoa.org)
  • however, health care is more accessible in urban areas, and a majority of counties are medically underserved. (rwjf.org)
  • Of the 30 slots available each year, up to 10 "flex" slots may be used for placements outside of underserved areas, if an adequate level of service to residents of these areas is documented. (3rnet.org)
  • 2 ⇓ ⇓ - 5 National estimates are insufficient to assess the specific future workforce needs of state and local areas. (jabfm.org)
  • For all counties in Virginia with all-cancer and lung cancer mortality data available, the authors compared counties considered medically underserved areas (VMUAs) with non-VMUAs to examine trends in cancer mortality rates that increased, remained stable, or decreased from 2005 through 2009. (jaoa.org)
  • In some counties in Virginia considered to be medically underserved areas (VMUAs), the 5-year average age-adjusted mortality rate for all cancer was as high as 229 per 100,000, such as in Lee county, where all-cancer mortality rates increased. (jaoa.org)
  • This year, VBCF staff and volunteers are attending every Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic in Virginia to offer breast health education to those in need. (constantcontact.com)
  • yet there are 50,000 active medical charts on file with 13 providers in the area. (redorbit.com)
  • The Children's Health Fund is committed to helping provide health care to the nation's most medically underserved children throught the developemnt and support of innovative medical programs and the promotion of guaranteed access to appropriate health care for all children. (idealist.org)
  • In addition, the National Cancer Instititute (NCI) spends only 1 percent of its budget -- or $24 million -- on studies of ethnic and medically underserved groups, the committee found. (nationalacademies.org)
  • This opportunity is located in far Northern California, an area rich in history, generous in natural resources, and close at hand to multiple recreational opportunities. (issuu.com)
  • and, provide health care to people in medically underserved areas and to those with special needs. (nih.gov)
  • The aim is to provide a snapshot of some of the most exciting work published in the various research areas of the journal. (mdpi.com)
  • Addressing the mental health needs of the rural underserved: Findings from a multiple case study of a behavioral telehealth project. (springer.com)
  • Qualifying ACCESS patients can receive a free flu shot voucher at any of ACCESS' 45 community health center locations throughout the Chicagoland area while supplies last. (walgreens.com)
  • New this year, Walgreens pharmacists will join ACCESS at 24 on-site flu clinics at select ACCESS health center locations throughout the Chicagoland area to help better meet the needs of ACCESS patients, who may not have the finances or the ability to get a flu shot on their own. (walgreens.com)
  • He redirected patients to other doctors and area hospitals. (cnn.com)
  • Increase the number of medically underserved patients served by each RGN. (wadsworth.org)
  • After 20 years of research and data collection, the Detroit Area Agency on Aging's new report, 'Dying Before Their Time III,' could not have arrived at a more relevant time. (rapidgrowthmedia.com)
  • In general, adolescents and young adults who are African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, or Latino, especially those who are living in poverty, experience worse outcomes in a variety of areas (obesity, teen pregnancy, tooth decay, and educational achievement) compared to adolescents who are White or who are more economically advantaged. (hhs.gov)
  • Federal officials have called the area "medically underserved. (wikipedia.org)
  • Within the selected papers, 30 types of technology, 19 historically underserved groups, and 23 health issues were discussed. (jmir.org)
  • The ultimate goal was to improve asthma control, thereby reducing the burden and morbidity associated with asthma in this rural area. (nationaljewish.org)
  • As of March 2016, 64 businesses in the Memphis area have joined the initiative. (rwjf.org)
  • If you understand rural health needs and have some time to help hospitals in those areas seek state funding, the State Office of Rural Health needs your help. (texmed.org)
  • By all accounts, the Conrad State 20 J-1 Visa Waiver program has been a great success at bringing crucially-needed doctors to medically- underserved areas. (ilw.com)
  • Explore resources for employment and wages by state and area for nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners. (bls.gov)
  • Identifying place characteristics associated with testing among PWID can strengthen service allocation and interventions in areas of need to increase access to HIV testing. (springer.com)