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Category Archives: Conferences

6th Annual Substance Abuse Prevention Conference

June 23, 2016

View the June 28th conference information.

2016 CMS Region 7 Health Insurance Marketplace Partner & Assister Workshop

June 20, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Kansas City Regional Office, invites you to the 2016 CMS Region 7 Health Insurance Marketplace Partner & Assister Workshop. Attendees will receive technical guidance and policy clarification from CMS experts.  Topics to be covered are:

  1.  Appeals
  2. Casework
  3. Communications/Resources
  4. Data Matching Issues
  5. Medicare & The Marketplace
  6. Special Enrollment Period Verification

Who should attend:
Navigators, Certified Application Counselors, Agents/brokers, Stakeholders

Thursday, August 04, 2016 from 08:30 a.m. to 04:30 p.m. CST
*Registration starts at 08:00 a.m. CST

Westin Crown Center

1 E Pershing Rd
Kansas City, MO 64108

*Space is limited, so we strongly encourage you to RSVP by COB July 22, 2016.
*Meals will not be provided

We look forward to your participation.  If you have any questions or have difficulty registering, please contact Nickolas Clasen at or Elissa Balch at .

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Kansas City Regional Office
601 E 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
Ph: 816.426.5233

Annual Health Policy Summit- Registration Now Open!!

June 15, 2016

Center for Health Policy – University Missouri
Save the Date! – Friday October 28, 2016

Registration Form

REMINDER: Missouri Telehealth Network Training Conference

March 30, 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

When:  April 27 & 28, 2016

Where:  2401 Lemone Industrial Boulevard, Room 251, Columbia, MO

If you have questions, please contact Mary Beth Schneider at or contact our office at 573.884.7958.

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.