August 18, 2014
Hot Off the Presses
1. On Friday, September 19th, 2014 from 2-3 PM ET, Mark Holmes, PhD and George H. Pink, PhD from the North Carolina Rural Health Research Center will host a webinar entitled “Change in Profitability and Financial Distress of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) from Loss of Cost-Based Reimbursement.” Information and registration for the webinar is available at: http://www.ruralhealthresearch.org/webinars/critical-access-hospitals. The webinar will focus on the financial distress of Critical Access Hospitals, and will present summaries of three recent reports:
August 11, 2014
Please see the attached flyer regarding an upcoming HRSA Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) Grants Workshop that will be September 4th, 2014 at the Clark County Cooperative Extension Office just off I-64 in Winchester, Kentucky. Only a short drive to Lexington, Winchester is located where the Eastern Appalachians kiss the Bluegrass!
I would encourage anyone interested in applying for Office of Rural Health Policy Grants to attend. Learn more about ORHP and their various grant programs at: http://www.hrsa.gov/ruralhealth/
The registration fee is $25, lunch will be provided. The deadline to register is August 28th. Please contact Kayla Combs at email@example.com or 606-439-3557 with any questions you may have.
August 11, 2014
The AMA Foundation and AmeriCares have both released Requests for Proposals for two separate grant programs supporting free and charitable clinics. Both grant programs will provide two-year grants of $10,000 to clinics to implement the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program.
Pre-diabetes is a preventable health condition that increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Estimates show that 79 million people in the United States have prediabetes, but less than ten percent are aware of their condition. The goal of these programs is to increase the identification of prediabetes among free clinic patients and improve their health-related outcomes.
Please note that while these programs are similar, they have separate application processes, implementation requirements and eligibility guidelines:
• AmeriCares Transforming Prediabetes Care Initiative grant application
• AMA Foundation’s Healthy Communities/Healthy America grant application
• Chart comparison of both grant programs
Interested clinics should carefully review both organizations’ programs to determine which opportunity is the best fit for them. Clinics will only be accepted into one of these two programs. The deadline for submitting your application to both programs is September 22, 2014.
August 11, 2014
The Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Program is a state-wide initiative to increase the number of businesses that provide their employees with breastfeeding support services. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is offering up to $500 to a limited number of Missouri employers interested in creating or improving lactation support policies and programs at their worksite.
For example, funds may be used on:
- Locks on doors
- Privacy screens/partitions
- Comfortable chair
- Table or other flat surface to hold a breast pump
To be eligible to receive a mini-grant, the employer must submit their breastfeeding support policy which must be in compliance with the breastfeeding support requirements from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). To apply, complete the attached application and budget, and submit by October 1, 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact Karla Voss by email or 573-751-6197 with any questions or a sample policy.
July 10, 2014
REACH Announces 2015 Grant Application Schedules. Click here to view the grant timelines.