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Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

April 6, 2015

Hot off the Presses

  1. The 2015 Rural Behavioral Health Webinar Series seeks to provide resources, information, and technical assistance through the use of innovative approaches to address the complex needs of rural community behavioral health.  These approaches are embedded in a public health approach that acknowledges the role that social, economic, and geographic elements play in the lives of individuals and how it impacts behavioral health and well-being.  Based on the needs of rural communities, direct attention has been placed on providing communities with information and resources on how to create and sustain services and supports so that rural communities are able to reduce the impact of behavioral health problems and promote a good quality of life for the entire community, including those with behavioral health challenges.

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Available Funding

April 6, 2015

Funding for respite and supportive services for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is available now through June 2015.

For more information about how to apply, please contact Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at: 1-800-272-3900, or visit: www.alz.org.

Alzheimer’s Respite funds now available

March 23, 2015

The Alzheimer’s Association of St. Louis has been awarded a contract to make respite funds and supportive services available to persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia and their caregivers.  Through a partnership with Heartland Chapter and the Greater Missouri Chapter Alzheimer’s Associations, services will be available throughout the state of Missouri.  Individuals can call the 24/7 Helpline: 1.800.272.3900, to be connected with the local Chapter.

Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

March 23, 2015

Hot off the Presses

 

  1. A new funding opportunity from HRSA can help rural communities address challenges in growing their own health care provides.  The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) focuses on developing pipeline programs to get disadvantaged students interested in health care careers.  HCOP aims to increase the diversity of the health care workforce through the recruitment and training of educationally or economically disadvantage backgrounds. One key milestone of the program is high school graduation of potential health care professionals.Applications are open to health schools and training programs, and the due date is May 15th by 11:59 PM Eastern. This grant program has changed from previous years, and rural applicants are encouraged to apply. More information on HCOP, including two Technical Assistance Webinars, can be found here.

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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. 

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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.

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ORHP Funding Opportunity Announcement: Rural Network Allied Health Training Program

February 4, 2015

In response to the White House Job-Driven Training initiative, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) is pleased to announce the release of the Rural Network Allied Health Training Program (Allied Health Training), a new one-time funding opportunity.

The Allied Health Training Program supports the President’s Rural Health Care Initiative by focusing on rural recruitment and retention activities and builds upon the accomplishments of the Rural Health Workforce Development (RHWD) pilot program, which ended in 2013.  As a result of the RHWD Program, approximately 4,000 program participants completed their rural training/rotation, and of these, almost half said they plan on returning to practice in a rural area and a number of them have.  Moreover, there was a significant economic impact of $19 million within rural America from FORHP’s $12 million investment via the RHWD Program.

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