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New England Rural Health RoundTable hosting RHW Workshop!

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.

Rural Population Health Learning Collaborative October 26 webinar

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

Previous Webinars:

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,

APHA Conference:

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:


Build Your Board

October 7, 2015

University of Missouri Extension for available training designed specifically for board members of non-profit organizations View the training.

Rural Assistance Center Update

October 7, 2105

View the latest update.


USDA and HHS to Announce Ten Demonstration Sites for Rural IMPACT Initiative

September 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2015 – ON FRIDAY, Sept. 25, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Acting Deputy Secretary Mary Wakefield will announce 10 sites to participate in the “Rural Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive” (Rural IMPACT) technical assistance demonstration.

Through the White House Rural Council’s Rural IMPACT demonstration, the Obama Administration aims to build upon the progress already made in reducing rural poverty using a two-generation approach that leverages technology, forges sustainable partnerships, and explores new models of program delivery to ensure that all kids have an opportunity to succeed.

The Demonstration will be administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and will be implemented in collaboration with a broad range of Federal agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Education, and Labor, and the Corporation for National and Community Service, and private partners including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Community Action Partnership (CAP).

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015
11 A.M. EDT

WHAT: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Acting Deputy Secretary Mary Wakefield will announce ten sites to participate in the “Rural Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive” (Rural IMPACT) technical assistance demonstration.

DIAL-IN: 800-857-9832
Passcode: RURAL (Given Verbally)
Trouble number: 202-720-8560
To join the Q&A portion of the meeting, reporters are instructed to press *1

East Central TCD Symposium – September 24, 2015

September 22, 2015

We now have the CME/CEU’s approved so that information is included on the brochure. There is still time to register.  See brochure.

Missouri Rides to Wellness Get Link’d Conference

September 21, 2015



HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF YOUR CUSTOMERS COULD SAY “I NEED A RIDE” AND GET TO THE MEDICAL PROVIDER?  As a front-line worker, how would that affect your work day, bring life improvements and the long-term health outcomes? Check out pilot models making a difference.

HOW MUCH INCOME COULD BE GENERATED FROM MISSED APPOINTMENTS?  If 20% of missed appointments are due to transportation-could you save $100,000 annual? Find out how.