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Rural Health Research & Policy Centers

July 29, 2016

View the Research Alert.

Smart Growth Strategies

July 28, 2016

View the Article: A New Program to Help Rural Places Use Smart Growth Strategies

‘Health Professionals Incentives Program’ Webinar Now Available

July 28, 2016

The Office of Primary Care and Rural Health has uploaded a new ‘Health Professionals Incentives Program’s (HPIP) webinar to their website at:  for you to use as a reference.

If you have further questions regarding HPIP Programs, please contact Lee Temmen in the Primary Care Office at (573) 751-6219, or by email to:

Medicaid Focus Group in Southeast Missouri

July 28, 2016

Health Literacy Missouri is organizing focus groups to speak with groups of people in southeast Missouri and we need your help! We need help recruiting focus group participants. We are recruiting for three different groups: people who have Medicaid, people who are uninsured, and healthcare providers who provide care to those populations. The goal of the focus group study is to gain a better understanding of people’s use of Medicaid, reduce barriers to care, and improve health literacy.

The focus groups will be held in 4 communities in southeast Missouri: Poplar Bluff, Kennett, Sikeston, and New Madrid. Focus groups participants will receive snacks, drinks, and a $25 Visa gift card for taking part. See the recruitment flyers and letter for more information, or check out the post on our website: .

Attached are flyers for each community and a recruitment letter for physicians. If you could help us spread the word and recruit participants, we would really appreciate it. I know many of you have been working hard in southeast Missouri for a while now, so I am hopeful you can help generate interest. If you know people who are interested, please have them contact Jenna Eichelberger, Program Associate at Health Literacy Missouri: 314-361-9400 or

Kennett Flyer
Sikeston Flyer
Poplar Bluff Flyer
New Madrid Flyer

Press Release: 2016 Financial Leadership Summit Report

July 28, 2016

To download a copy of the press release, click here.

For more information on The Center, visit our website.

The 2016 Financial Leadership Summit Report assists rural hospital leaders in navigating changes in the new health care environment. In response to the numerous challenges facing rural providers, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) supported the 2016 Financial Leadership Summit, which was convened by The National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center). The summit was held to identify strategies and actions that rural hospital leaders should consider as they transition to alternative payment models and population health management.

The summit panelists consisted of 13 nationally recognized rural hospital field experts, as well as chief executive officers (CEOs) and chief financial officers (CFOs) from top performing critical access hospitals (CAHs) and small rural perspective payment system (PPS) facilities. The panel also included representatives from state offices of rural health, the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program and the National Rural Health Association.

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Rural Monitor: Built environment for active living; Models: school-based behavioral health, opioid use reduction; more

July 28, 2016

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Research Alert: Vulnerable Rural Counties: The Changing Landscape, 2000-2010

July 28, 2016

View the Research Alert.