May 20, 2015
Obesity Prevention in Rural Communities: Stories from the Field
The Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) and ChangeLab Solutions present a two-part webinar series featuring leaders from five rural communities or regions.
May 21, 11 AM – Noon PT / 2 PM – 3 PM ET
- Sarah Tennyson, Mountainwise (Western North Carolina) – Improving access to healthy foods in rural stores
- Ray Sharp, Western Upper Peninsula District Health Department (Michigan) – Making rural streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists
- Kathleen Hein, Crawford County (Wisconsin) – Creating a culture of wellness in rural schools
May 20, 2015
“PQRS/Value-Based Payment Modifier: What Medicare Professionals Need to Know in 2015″ Video Presentation Posted to YouTube
A video recording of the “PQRS/Value-Based Provider Modifier: What Medicare Professionals Need to Know in 2015″ presentation has been posted to the CMS MLN Connects® page on YouTube. This presentation is the same as the webinars that were delivered on March 31, 2015 and April 7, 2015. A link to the video can be found here:
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May 18, 2015
HOT OFF THE PRESSES
1. This week, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy joined with the National Rural Health Association and Grantmakers In Health to host more than 20 foundations and trusts in the third annual meeting of Public-Private Collaborations in Rural Health. This year’s charge for the forum of philanthropic stakeholders was to determine an issue for collaboration over the next 12-24 months. After successive roundtable discussions and panel presentations, the group decided to address health equity and social determinants of health, with a specific focus on rural community leadership development. For more information, visit the Grantmakers in Health website.
May 14, 2015
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