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MTN & Show-Me ECHO Training Conference

March 27, 2017

Missouri Telehealth Network Training Conference

The Missouri Telehealth Network and Show-Me ECHO are hosting a training conference in April.  Please join us for MTN’s 20th Telehealth Training Conference!  MTN has been hosting telehealth trainings since 2003 and has trained nearly 600 people.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about telehealth and Show-Me ECHO!    Please go to to register and for more information.

When:  April 18 & 19, 2017
Where:  Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Boulevard, Columbia, MO

If you have questions, please contact Mary Beth Schneider at or contact our office at 573.884.7958.

Invitation: Medicare Basics Webinar

March 27, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Kansas City Regional Office invites you to Medicare Basics Webinar for Partners.  The webinar will provide high level information and resources, and will be beneficial to partners who are new to working with Medicare beneficiaries and those who would like a refresher.

Topics to be covered are:

  • Medicare Part A
  • Medicare Part B
  • Medicare Part C
  • Medicare Part D
  • Medicare Supplements/Medigap
  • Extra Help
  • Q&A

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 1:00PM –2:00PM Central Time


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

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

CMS Region 7 Update

March 24, 2017

View the update.

Rural Health Information Hub

March 23, 2017

View the Rural Health Information Hub updates.

Recruitment & Retention Workshop April 25

March 22, 2017

View the Workshop Flyer

Save The Date

March 22, 2017

Join us for the annual Missouri Rural Health Conference

August 15-17, 2017
Old Kinderhook Resort
Camdenton, MO

More details coming soon.

Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

March 22, 2017

Funding Opportunities

Summer Food Service Program – Ongoing.  Schools, local governments and public or nonprofit camps are among the organizations eligible to sponsor a site in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), providing meals to low-income children aged 18 and younger while school is not in session.  Sponsors must be organizations fully capable of managing a food service program as they must locate sites, hire and supervise staff and volunteers, and arrange for meals to be prepared or delivered.  Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis; interested organizations should contact the SFSP agency in their state.

NHSC Scholarships – April 27.  The National Health Service Corps is accepting applications for scholarships paying tuition, fees, and a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least 2 years at an NHSC-approved site in a medically underserved community.  Eligible applicants are students accepted and enrolled in an accredited U.S. school in one of the following primary care disciplines:  physician (MD or DO), dentist, nurse practitioner (post graduate degree with clinical practice focus), certified nurse-midwife, physician assistant.

Chronic Disease Management for Older Adults – May 12.  State and local governments, higher education institutions and Native American tribal governments are among those eligible to apply for up to $900,000 each for evidence-based programs that empower older adults and adults with disabilities to better manage their chronic conditions.

Primary/Behavioral Health Care Integration – May 17. State health agencies are eligible to apply for 11 awards of up to $2 million each from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support integrated care models for primary and behavioral health.  Successful applicants will select qualified community programs or community health centers to offer services to adults with serious mental illness and/or children with a serious emotional disturbance and co-occurring physical health conditions or chronic diseases.