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Free plain-language writing workshops with focus on Blood Pressure from the Missouri Million Hearts

March 21, 2016

The first of the 3 workshops on plain-language writing is coming up soon (March 24th)  – if you haven’t already registered, please do asap. This is a great opportunity to review principles of plain-language writing and focus on Blood Pressure. Also, please spread the word to those you think can benefit from this. The target audience includes individuals who are from Missouri or primarily serve Missouri residents. Those engaged in creating and reviewing health-related materials for use among patients and for health promotion activities are strongly encouraged to participate.

Details and outline for the 3 workshops are given below:

The link to register for each workshop is:

Workshop 1:  Date:  March 24, 2016    Location: Primaris, 200 N Keene St, Columbia, MO 65201   Time:  9.30 A.M. – 12.30 P.M.  DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Monday, March 21st, 2016

Workshop 1 – “Using Plain Language to Improve Understanding”

During this workshop, participants will learn how to make your communications easier to read. Research shows that all of us prefer plain language to complex language and that we are more likely to read, understand, and carry out behaviors when they are presented in plain language. This training will explain the importance and benefits of plain language, and will also provide an overview of the main plain language principles, including:

  • Focus – making your purpose and intended audience clear at first glance
  • Structure – organizing your document so readers can find what they need
  • Content – making words and numbers easier to understand
  • Design – making your document appealing and easy to read through clear layout and graphics
  • Behavior – giving clear action steps to readers


Workshop 2:  Date: April 27, 2016 Location: Primaris, 200 N Keene St, Columbia, MO 65201   Time:  9.30 A.M. – 12.30 P.M.

Workshop 2 – “Applying Plain Language Skills to Materials”

This workshop begins with an introduction to the concept of numeracy, and then offers in-depth immersion into the foundational principles of plain language. This workshop is designed to build participants’ skills through hands-on, tailored activities and discussions, including editing their own materials.


Workshop 3:  Date:   May 24   Location:  Primaris, 200 N Keene St, Columbia, MO 65201   Time:  9.30 A.M. – 12.30 P.M.

Workshop 3 – “Refining Plain Language Writing Skills”

The final workshop will begin with a brief refresher of the skills learned in the first 2 workshops, followed by intensive plain language writing and editing practice. Participants will be able to edit their own materials in small groups and individually.

Call for Presenters

March 17, 2016

Deadline for submission is April 15, 2016.

Join us at SPS 2016!

March 16, 2016

Registration now open! Please share this brochure with your colleagues who are interested in telemedicine and telehealth.

Save the Date – PHEP Conference

March 3, 2016

View information and register for the PHEP Conference 2016, June 28-29, 2016

Conference Details | 2016 Western Region Flex Conference

February 29, 2016

JUNE 8-10, 2016
Register Now

Conference Site

Hotel Website
Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
15000 North Secret Springs Dr.
Marana, Arizona 85658 USA
Phone: +1 (520) 572-3000

Map & Directions


  • Tucson International Airport (TUS): Est. driving time 43 minutes RECOMMENDED
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX): Est. driving time 1 hour 37 minutes

Group Carpool Options 

Shuttle Options
Uber or Lyft Options

Please note that self parking is FREE; Valet is $22/day

National Rural EMS Conference 2016

February 26, 2016

Registration Open for Second National Rural EMS Conference

National Rural EMS Conference:  Building Integration & Leadership for the Future
San Antonio, Texas | April 21 – 22, 2016
Click here for more information
Click here to register

Join Rural EMS Leaders from across the nation for the 2nd National Rural EMS Conference: Building Integration & Leadership for the Future in San Antonio, Texas on April 21-22, 2016.  NOSORH’s Joint Committee on Rural Emergency Care (JCREC) invites Rural Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Directors, State EMS Officials, State Offices of Rural Health, Flex Program Managers, hospital administrators, elected officials, medical directors & other interested EMS partners to attend.  During the conference, participants will learn about the future of rural EMS, community paramedicine, systems of care, performance improvement, ambulance service sustainability, rural EMS education, and much more. Check out the NOSORH website for more details.

Vendors are needed to help support the conference.  Nearly 200 participants attended this conference last year and it is a great way to connect with rural EMS leaders from across the nation.  Click here for vendor opportunities.  Contact Matt Strycker, or at (574) 855-4671 with any questions.

SAVE THE DATE for the Missouri Telehealth Network Training Conference!

February 17, 2016

Upcoming Missouri Telehealth Network’s Conference Announcement –  The State Office of Rural Health will post on this blog,  additional conference information as it is released. 

Please save the date for the Missouri Telehealth Network’s upcoming, two-day training conference!  This is a great way to learn more about telehealth as well as Show-Me ECHO.  Below are the details:

When:  April 27th & 28th
Where:  Columbia, MO