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Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

November 20, 2014

Hot Off the Presses

Attention Rural Providers: In August, Congress  enacted the Veterans Choice Act, which enables veterans to see a local,  non-VA provider, if they reside further than 40 miles from a VA site of  care or face an appointment wait time of longer than 30 days. Veterans who live at least 40 miles from a VA facility have already been mailed a Veterans Choice Program card and may come to you for their care.  However, before providers can be reimbursed for providing care to eligible veterans, they must sign a participation agreement. More information is forthcoming, but in the meantime, if you have questions, please visit the Veterans Choice web site at: www.va.gov/opa/choiceact or call 866-606-8198.

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The Rural Monitor – Fall 2014

November 20, 2014

Fall 2014 – Rural Volunteers, plus Oregon clinic using membership model, Utah’s Housing First, and more…

Rural Assistance Center Health & Human Services Update

November 13, 2014

The Rural Assistance Center is a collaborative effort of the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health, and the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI); and is funded by a grant through HRSA’s Office of Rural Health Policy.  View the RAC Online newsletter.

 

Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

November 13, 2014

Hot Off the Presses

1. ORHP is pleased to announce the release of the Rural Health Network Development Planning Program (Network Planning).  This is a one-year community-driven program targeted to assist in the planning and development of an integrated health care network.  Health care networks can be an effective strategy to address a broad range of challenges unique to rural communities by bringing together rural providers and other community organizations.  For grantees, this funding provides an opportunity to implement new and innovative approaches to adapting to a changing health care environment that may serve as a model to other rural communities to better align and coordinate local health care services.  The increasing focus on showing value in health care delivery creates incentives to develop regional systems of care that preserve local autonomy for rural communities while also ensuring access to the appropriate continuum of care for the local service population.  Previously funded projects supported efforts related to workforce, behavioral health, telehealth, care coordination, health information technology, and outreach and enrollment.  Network planning activities that model evidence-based frameworks or models that work are encouraged.

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National Rural Health Day

November 6, 2014

Webinar Flyer – http://nosorh.org/nrhd-2014-webinar-flyer/

Virtual Job Fair Job Seeker Registration Open

November 6, 2014

As valued partners of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), please encourage job seeking clinicians to participate in the upcoming National Health Service Corps (NHSC)Virtual Job Fair to connect and network with prospective employers. The Virtual Job Fair offers real-time interaction with representatives from NHSC sites to discuss job openings, site information, benefit packages and populations served.

Virtual Job Fair
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
6:45 – 10:00 pm ET
Register Now

To participate in the Virtual Job Fair, job seekers need to:

  • Have access to a computer, smartphone or other mobile technology with access to the  Internet, and a phone line the day of the job fair
  • Be seeking a medical, dental, or mental and behavioral health position

For more information, please visit the NHSC Virtual Job Fair web page or email us at NHSCVirtualJobFair@hrsa.gov. Thank you for helping to spread the word about this opportunity!

Rural Health Network Planning Program Funding Announcement

November 5, 2014

ORHP is pleased to announce the release of the Rural Health Network Development Planning Program (Network Planning). This is a one year community-driven program targeted to assist in the planning and development of an integrated health care network. Health care networks can be an effective strategy to address a broad range of challenges unique to rural communities by bringing together rural providers and other community organizations. For grantees, this funding provides an opportunity to implement new and innovative approaches to adapting to a changing health care environment that may serve as a model to other rural communities to better align and coordinate local health care services. Network planning activities that model evidence-based frameworks or models that work are encouraged. Previously funded projects include topics such as workforce, behavioral health, telehealth, care coordination, health information technology, and outreach and enrollment.
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