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NOSORH Grant Writing Institute 2015

February 26, 2015

NOSORH is pleased to announce registration is now open for the 2015 Grant Writing Institute: Rural Health Grant Writing Specialist Training.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to write better grant proposals, turn rurality to your advantage, acquire additional writing experience, and more. Participants will benefit from learning about a range of approaches to grant writing from an array of rural health partners. This series is perfect for beginners seeking to gain the skills to research and draft   winning proposals from various   agencies.

The NOSORH Grant Writing Institute was developed to meet the unique needs of rural grant writers – like you! And like many before you, the education gained through this course will speak for itself. “I have a lot more confidence in grant writing now- will refer to my notes frequently!” says a 2014 graduate. And, “I enjoyed this webinar and very much enjoyed all the webinars in the GWI. I gained a lot of information that I can use in future research projects, managing staff, collaborating with community partners, finding funding sources, and writing and editing future grants. Thank you, Kassie!” says another.


ICD-10 Coding Training

February 25, 2015

ICD-10 Code… Are you Ready?

Missouri Rural Health Association is working to bring affordable ICD-10 Training to rural Missouri providers. View the online training sessions.

Application webinar on funding opportunities

February 24, 2015

REMINDER: Application webinar on HRSA/FORHP rural health funding opportunities

Attention Delta Region Community-Based Organizations, Educational Institutions, Health Providers, Local Development Districts and Other Interested Parties:

Please join the Delta Regional Authority and the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA)/Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) to learn about two new opportunities for health-related funding that has the potential to make a huge difference in rural communities.  The first program will provide funding for health professional training in partnership with local educational institutions, while the second program supports building and strengthening rural health networks. 


Creating a Healthier Nation 2030

February 23, 2015

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health – Region VII is hosting a collaborative event, Creating a Healthier Nation 2030, on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center. This half day event will showcase Public Health at Work and highlight organizations and agencies currently working to create a healthier nation.  Please share with your networks.

When: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (registration begins at 8:30 AM)
Where: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Rd, KCMO)
Cost: Free and open to the public.

Registration is required.

If you have additional questions, please contact Corstella Henley at

View the attached flyer.

Rural Assistance Center Health & Human Services Update

February 18, 2015

The Rural Assistance Center is a collaborative effort of the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health, and the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI); and is funded by a grant through HRSA’s Office of Rural Health Policy. View the RAC Online newsletter.

Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

February 18, 2015

Hot off the Presses

1. As we head into the final stretch of this Marketplace Open Enrollment period, the staff of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy wants to thank you for all the work you have been doing to enroll rural Americans. As of January 16, over 1.3 million rural Americans have enrolled in 2015 Marketplace plans, 18 percent of those individuals enrolling in coverage in the 37 states using the Federally Facilitated Marketplace.  Please continue to encourage your patients and community to visit gov or contact the Marketplace call center to learn about their options and the financial help that is available. If you need ideas for ways to reach individuals and families in your community, our office has compiled a guide of Best Practices in Rural Outreach and Enrollment based on feedback from grantees during the last Outreach and Enrollment period. Again, February 15th is the final deadline to enroll before Open Enrollment ends. This is an opportunity for all of us to help as many rural Americans as possible secure affordable, quality health insurance and access health care services.  From all of us here in the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, thank you for your contribution to improving the health of individuals and families across the country.


Looking for a telemedicine service provider?

February 17, 2015

Telehealth Service Provider Directory is a new resource to help you find your perfect telehealth partner!   Check out this new online directory!