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.
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.
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.
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.
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.