New Rural Healthcare Resource Portal and Twitter Chat

August 13, 2020

Rural healthcare faces unique challenges in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

To help communities address these challenges, the Federal Healthcare Resilience Working Group (HRWG) has developed the Rural Health Surge Readiness web portal, a collection of essential rural healthcare resources, tools, and trainings that healthcare workers and organizations – including EMS & 9-1-1, inpatient & hospital care, ambulatory care, and long-term care – can utilize to prepare for and respond to COVID-19. This one-stop shop for rural healthcare helps users quickly find the information they need to prepare for or respond to surge events, navigate financial challenges related to the pandemic, and enhance their capacity and capability to provide lifesaving care to Americans who live in rural areas across the country.

HRWG is hosting demonstration and Q&A sessions of the web portal Monday, August 17 from 3:00-4:00 PM EDT and Wednesday, August 19 from 9:30-10:30 AM EDT. You may join using this Zoom link.

In conjunction with the launch of the web portal, the Health Resources and Services Administration's Rural Health Information Hub will be hosting a Preparing Rural Healthcare Systems for COVID-19 Surge Twitter Chat on Wednesday, August 26 at 1pm EDT. Join ACL and follow #RuralHealthChat to discuss the pandemic’s impact on rural healthcare.