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

July 25, 2016

The South Carolina Rural Health Research Center at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina is pleased to announce the release of a findings brief “Vulnerable Rural Counties:The Changing Rural Landscape, 2000-2010″  The brief and fact sheet are on our website http://rhr.sph.sc.edu or can be accessed  through the links below.

Brief Link: http://rhr.sph.sc.edu/report/(13-4)Vulnerable_Rural_Counties_The_Changing_Rural_Landscape_2000-2010.pdf

Fact Sheet Link: http://rhr.sph.sc.edu/report/(13-4)Fact_Sheet_Vulnerable_Counties.pdf

This brief illustrates the distribution of rural vulnerable populations and the challenges they face. Understanding the demography of rural America is vital to understanding what programs, interventions and policy initiatives are needed to improve health care access, delivery and outcomes.

Questions pertaining to this brief should be directed to:
Kevin J. Bennett, PhD
Phone: 803-251-6317
Kevin.Bennett@uscmed.sc.edu

Rural Health Research & Policy Centers

July 25, 2016

View the Research Alert.

Rural Health Information Hub

July 25, 2016

View the Rural Health Information Hub updates.

Missouri Telehealth Network Training Conference – Nov. 9 & 10, 2016

July 25, 2016

Missouri Telehealth Network Training Conference

You are invited to attend the Missouri Telehealth Network Training Conference! We hope you will join us and learn more about telehealth and Show-Me ECHO.

Registration is now open! For the registration form, agenda and other information, please go to http://medicine.missouri.edu/telehealth/training.html

When: November 9 & 10, 2016
Where: Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Boulevard, Columbia, MO

If you have questions, please contact Mary Beth Schneider at schneiderm@health.missouri.edu or contact our office at 573.884.7958.

SAVE THE DATE: Federal Health Funding Opportunities Workshop

July 22, 2016

Federal Health Funding Opportunities Workshop

Spotlight on: Rural Health Funding Opportunities

Co-Hosted by:
Delta Regional Authority
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration

August 17, 2016 – Cape Girardeau, MO
Southeast Missouri (SEMO) State University
University Center Program Lounge
388 Henderson Street

9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Registration begins at 9 am

Cost: Attendance is free for participants.  A morning coffee and a lunch will be provided.
Space is limited.  RSVP at: http://www.regonline.com/HRSAworkshopCapeG 

A classroom-style workshop for potential HRSA applicants in the Delta region, including public and non-profit community-based organizations, hospitals, health centers, community colleges and public health officials.

Program includes:

  • Detailed information on HRSA’s funding opportunities, how to apply and strategies for writing a responsive application.
  • Overview of HRSA rural health funding opportunities, with an emphasis on upcoming opportunities.
  • Resources for rural health and healthcare initiatives.
  • Tips on how to develop a great program and write an effective application.

Directions to SEMO Location and Parking:

  • From I-55: Exit I-55 Business Loop (Kingshighway) Turn onto Broadway at stoplight Turn left onto Henderson Parking to your left From Illinois: Turn right onto Sprigg at stoplight. Turn left onto Normal. Turn left onto Henderson. Parking to your righ.t
  • Parking: August 17th is move-in day for Southeast resident students. There will likely be a lot of activity around the University Center. There is a large parking lot down the street from the UC, and street parking nearby. Please be on the lookout for a parking update.

For more information, contact Aprill Springfield Blanco at 202-309-6038.

Rural Health – Publications

July 21, 2016

The publication, “The Economic Impact of Critical Access Hospitals” is now up on the DHSS website http://health.mo.gov/living/families/ruralhealth/publications.php.

Training Opportunity – CDA Explores

July 18, 2016

Many of you are familiar with the Community Development Academy (CDA) that is offered by University of Missouri Extension.  This Fall we will be adding an exciting new component to CDA – CDA Explores.  CDA Explores is a two-day training that will dive deep into a single topic. The first CDA Explores will focus on the intersection of the arts and economic development.

CDA Explores will be held Sept. 26 & 27, 2016 at the Elms Resort and Spa, Excelsior Springs, Mo. In this two-day educational training, you will learn how the arts and culture can be an addition and diversification of traditional community and economic development practices and how the arts can favorably impact local and regional economies.

Engage in experiential learning with leading edge thinkers providing practical application on topics such as:

  • Strategies for economic development in the 21st century as applied to rural communities and small towns.
  • Why diversify the economic stream?
  • How the arts are a valid strategy for boosting and diversifying the economy in small towns and rural communities.

Also you will learn how:

  • One small mining town in Arizona built on their assets and developed a multi-pronged approach to community and economic development with the arts, culture and the environment central to their mission. And,
  • One Missouri community followed a process to develop a cultural heritage tourism product that could lead to a new creative industry in their community.

This educational training is presented by University of Missouri Extension’s Community Development Program, Community Arts Program, and ExCEED Program.

CDA Explores will run simultaneous to the five-day Community Development Academy (CDA) course being held at the Elms in Excelsior Springs. CDA is an intensive, experiential course offered by the MU Extension Community Development Program. Participants at CDA Explores will share the Monday night meal with CDA participants. This will allow for exceptional networking opportunities.

Link to more information and registration:  http://extension.missouri.edu/communityarts/cda-explores.aspx