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Category Archives: Current Affairs

Rural Health Research & Policy Centers

January 18, 2017

View the Research Alert.

Rural Health Information Hub

January 17, 2017

View the Rural Health Information Hub updates.

2017 NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program Application Cycle is Now Open!

January 17, 2017

View the HRSA Bulletin

Need your help to spread the word – 2017 Workplace Wellness Forum

January 17, 2017

We need your help to spread the word about the 2017 AHA Workplace Wellness Forum.  The target audience is Human Resources professionals, company benefits managers, company wellness champions, volunteers passionate about workplace wellness.  Please share with your networks as you see appropriate.

The event is free and registration is required.  Thanks for your help!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Rachelle at Rachelle.bartnick@heart.org

Federal Register: Notice of Solicitation of Applications (NOSA)

January 17, 2017

Notice of Solicitation of Applications (NOSA)
Rural Utilities Service, USDA

Community Connect Grant Program
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), herein referred to as RUS or the Agency, announces its Community Connect Grant Program application window for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. In addition, this NOSA announces the minimum and maximum Community Connect grant amounts, the funding priority, the application submission dates, the agency contact information, and the procedures for submission of paper and electronic applications.

Rural Health Research & Policy Centers

January 17, 2017

View the Research Alert.

CMS Monthly Partner Briefing January 2017

January 17, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Kansas City Regional Office invites you to our Monthly Partner Briefing webinar.  January’s webinar will feature guest speaker Kimberly Nelson, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Regional Administrator servicing Region 7.  She will provide valuable information and local resources related to Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health.

The information provided is beneficial to partners who interact with Medicare beneficiaries, consumers enrolled in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, and the uninsured population.  Topics to be covered are:

  • SAMHSA as a HHS agency
  • Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Basics
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity
  • State Systems
    • Accessing services in your community
    • State grants
    • Behavioral health safety net
    • Opiate crisis
  • Certified Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Q&A

In addition to Ms. Nelson’s presentation, CMS will provide appropriate updates on CMS programs.

Who should attend: SHIP/Medicare counselors, Navigators, Certified Application Counselors, Champions for Coverage, Providers, and Advocacy Organizations

When: Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 1:00PM – 2:00PM CT

Register:  https://cms_region_vii_monthly_partner_briefing.eventbrite.com

You will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite after completing your registration, which will include the login information for the webinar.

If you are aware of any organizations that may benefit from attending this webinar, please feel free to forward this invitation to them.

We look forward to your participation.  If you have any questions or have difficulty registering, please contact Elissa Balch at Elissa.Balch@cms.hhs.gov.