Provider's Clinical Support System Grant for Universities (SAMSHA) Funding to support graduate-level education for students in medical, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, and other eligible advanced practice nursing programs with a focus on treating opioid use disorders and prescribing medications for opioid use disorder in office-based settings upon graduation. Anticipated award amount up to $245,000 per… Continue reading Institutional Funding Opportunities
For the ninth week in a row, COVID-19 infection and death rates in rural locations have continued to fall, hitting lows that have not been seen in 9 months. Since their peak during the second full week of January, new weekly cases have dropped by 83%. The number of weekly deaths has fallen by two-thirds… Continue reading Rural Infection and death rates on the decline
On , March 11th, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan as a COVID-19 stimulus package into law. The American Rescue Plan will distribute more than $130 billion to local governments, including almost $9 billion for rural county governments, plus additional funds for the cities located in those counties. Additionally, The American Rescue Plan… Continue reading AMerican Rescue plan to reach every U.S. County
The FDA approved immediate emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson's vaccine for COVID-19. While this is the third vaccine to combat the novel virus first documented in late 2019, it does differ than its counterparts by Moderna and Pfizer/BioNtech in several ways: it only requires 1 dose, it has a different efficacy, it provides… Continue reading THe third Covid Vaccine just got approved, what makes it different?
Ballad Health has recently joined a national study aimed at looking for alternative ways to fight COVID-19. The Marsh Regional Blood Center has partnered with the health system to collect samples necessary for their research. 'One donation can potentially be used to treat as many as three patients.' Click HERE to read.
a podcast from the Virginia Rural Health Association on masks and gloves
Has your business been temporarily closed by COVID 19? GMEC and VRHA will buy your PPE so long as it's not price gouged. We can also give donation receipts, and organize mailing or pick-up.
Although coronavirus has yet to make the same harsh impact on rural communities as in metropolitan areas around the United States, their financial reality may drastically reduce their best efforts when preparing for the worst. Most facilities have already to turned to telehealth in order to minimize that one-on-one contact. However, as Beth O'Connor, director… Continue reading NBC News: Coronavirus strains rural hospitals to ‘the absolute limit’
Join others in learning how to sew face masks for your community members that desperately need them! Click HERE to view easy-to-follow instructions and a video made by Deaconess Hospital staff.
CHECK YOUR BARNS! (and garages, workrooms, etc.) Have you got boxes of gloves (latex, plastic, or vinyl), N95 face masks? Those are badly needed and GMEC can make sure they get redistributed. Have you got surgical masks, face shields, plastic dust masks, safety goggles? Those are needed as well. If you are hand-sewing masks, we… Continue reading PLEASE SEND MASKS!