Remarks to the National Rural Health Association from the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

Remarks to the National Rural Health Association Alex M. Azar II The Rural Health Association February 5, 2019 Washington, D.C. We should set our standards high: As America becomes a wealthier, prosperous, more interconnected nation, there is no reason that we should not expect rural health to be improving—not just staying steady, but catching up Read More

From Our Hands To Yours – Video Documentary

Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers, Inc. (SJFMC) celebrated National Rural Health Day with a new video that highlights the contributions of New Jersey farmworkers in the rural communities they serve. The video documentary of SJFMC’s “From Our Hands To Yours” Photography Exhibit, chronicles the lives of farmworkers and their commitment to providing nutritious food to Read More

HRSA eNews April 19, 2018

Opioid crisis   COMING SOON! The rural communities opioid response funding opportunity! The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) plans to award up to 75 grants to rural communities as part of a new Rural Communities Opioid Response (Planning) (RCORP) initiative in FY 18. Successful awardees will receive Read More

SAMHSA is announcing up to $4.7 million for Improving Access to Overdose Treatment Grants

SAMHSA is announcing the availability of up to $4.7 million for Improving Access to Overdose Treatment grants Monday, April 9, 2018 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Improving Access to Overdose Treatment (Short Title: OD Treatment Access) grants totaling up to $4.7 million over the next five years. Read More

State Expands Access to Hepatitis-C Drugs for Medicaid Patients

Source: NJSPOTLIGHT State Expands Access to Hepatitis-C Drugs for Medicaid Patients Lilo H. Stainton | April 2, 2018 Proposed rule change would allow patients to receive treatment before they exhibit some degree of liver damage Medicaid patients suffering from hepatitis C could soon get coverage for potentially life-saving medications — before they suffer serious liver Read More

HHS Region II Announcement of President Trump’s Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse

Statement from HHS Secretary Alex M. Azar “President Trump is laying out bold actions, ambitious goals, and historic investment to stop the opioid crisis in its tracks. The administration’s three-point plan unveiled today will prevent Americans from falling into addiction, reduce the supply of illicit drugs coming into this country, and provide treatment for those Read More