November 3, 2015
Through a training session on the FREE NATIONAL HEALTHCARE DATA PORTAL, participants will be able to answer the following questions:
- Is there equitable disparity across all of the professions in rural vs. urban workforce distribution? Or are there areas truly at more risks than others?
- Where are the patients needing the greatest care?
- How different are the socio-economic determinants in my area relative to surrounding states?
- How will aging workforce impact access to care?
- Are healthcare training opportunities available in rural?
- How can healthcare leaders be more effective in targeting healthcare workforce distribution and training especially in light of implementing the Affordable Care Act?
This training session will be provided by Ann Peton, Director of the National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data (NEAHD), at our next RHW workshop. Ann Peton will provide a session on how to use mapping and spatial data analysis to further support the outcomes of the National Center for Rural Health Works (RHW). In addition to the training, Ms. Peton will provide a jump drive with step-by-step instructions on how to access, view, map and analyze healthcare data, demographic, political, health outcome, healthcare workforce trends (2008-2014) available through the free national healthcare data portal.
The National Center for Rural Health Works (RHW) is presenting the RHW workshop on Thursday, December 3, 2015, and the New England Rural Health RoundTable is hosting the workshop at the Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center at 14 Mechanic St., Southbridge, MA 01550; phone: 508-765-8000 or 844-600-2719. Detailed information is attached with a registration form.
The RHW workshop will also enable participants to measure the economic impact of the health sector or individual health entities on zip code service areas, counties, regions, states or at the national level. Additionally, participants will learn about RHW’s community health needs assessment toolkit (CHNA) and about specific community rural health needs assessments.
The training is designed for professionals from agencies that plan to be involved in providing assistance to communities in any of these three areas. Enrollment will be limited to 20-25 participants and will be “First Come, First Serve.” Each participant receives a packet of selected materials and a CD with all materials.
BE SURE TO REGISTER NOW! LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS AVAILABLE!!
October 28, 2015
CMS Open Door Forum
The next Home Health, Hospice, & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET).
Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time.
“This agenda is subject to change”
I. Opening Remarks
Moderator – Janet Miller, Office of Communications
October 26, 2015
We are excited to let you know about the second annual Missouri Telehealth Summit! It will be held Thursday, January 28th, at the Capital Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in Jefferson City. The summit is free, but space is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register go to: http://medicine.missouri.edu/cme/2016mts.html.
October 15, 2015
The New England Rural Health RoundTable (RoundTable) will host a Rural Health Works (RHW) Training on Thursday, December 3, 2015. The training will be held at the Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center at 14 Mechanic Street, Southbridge, MA 01550. The National Center for Rural Health Works (RHW) will present the training.
The RHW workshop will provide training in (1) Economic impact, (2) Community health needs assessment toolkit, and (3) Budget studies (feasibility) for new or expanded health care services. The training is designed for professionals from agencies that are involved or plan to be involved in providing assistance to communities in any of these three areas. Enrollment will be limited to 25 participants and will be on a “First Come, First Serve” basis.
Ann Peton, Director, National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data (NCAHD), will provide a one-hour training session on how to use mapping and spatial data analysis to further support the outcomes of RHW.
The registration form is attached. If you have questions,contact Gerald A. Doeksen or Cheryl F. St. Clair at 405-744-9823, 9824 or 9814.
October 15, 2015
WEBINAR – Save the Date
CHW – Sustainability Strategies
Monday, October 26th, 2015 at 1:00 – 2:00p.m. eastern time
DATE: Monday, October 26th, 2015
TIME: 1:00 – 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Intended Audience: people who live or work in rural communities
Participants will be able to:
- Hear about the inclusion of CHWs in one state’s SIM projects, and how this can improve health care outcomes in a rural community
- Hear about efforts in one state to pass legislation to give CHW appropriate status for accreditation/recognition
- Identify at least three areas concerns for state recognition of CHWs and their scope of work
- Hear two different approaches to funding CHW work through billing and reimbursement
Mary Sheridan, Director, Idaho State Office of Rural Health & Primary Care Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
Zeenia Junkeer, MD, CHW Program Coordinator at the Urban League of Portland and the Maternal and Child Health Project Lead, Oregon Public Health Institute
For additional information, contact:
Matt Strycker (574) 855-4671 firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you miss the August webinar re: opiates, first responders and HIV? What about the July webinar on working with Community Health Workers (CHWs)? The recordings of the Rural Population Health Learning Collaborative webinars since April 2015 are available on the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) website, https://nosorh.org/category/webinars/.
Going to APHA in November? Join us for our gathering of folks interested in Rural and Frontier Health at a “business meeting” or find us at a rural session. For more information on rural topics being presented at APHA, visit: http://mcdph.org/rh/.
October 7, 2015
University of Missouri Extension for available training designed specifically for board members of non-profit organizations View the training.