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Join us Today for Epi Grand Rounds – Health in Rural Missouri

March 24, 2014

Epi Grand Rounds: Health in Rural Missouri

Learn about key findings from the 2012-2013 Health in Rural Missouri Biennial Report, including why rural Missourians tend to be less healthy than urban Missourians and recommendations for addressing these challenges.

Monday, March 24 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., Birch Conference Room, 930 Wildwood, Jefferson City or via webinar format

Presented by:
Andrew Hunter, Chief, Bureau of Health Care Analysis and Data Dissemination
Becca Mickels, Research Analyst IV, Bureau of Health Care Analysis and Data Dissemination
Melissa VanDyne, Rural Health Manager, Office of Primary Care and Rural Health

To participate via webinar format (click the below link, and register as guest):

No registration required!

Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

March 6, 2014

Funding Opportunities

Open funding opportunities through HRSA programs include:

  1. Reaching Practicing MCH Professionals in Underserved Areas Through Education and Training Program:  The Maternal and Child Health Bureau recently released a Practicing MCH Professionals in Underserved Areas Through Education and Training Program.  This funding opportunity targets MCH public health professionals in underserved, rural and  isolated geographic areas of the country.   Eligible entities include public and state institutions of higher education that are committed to working with public health professionals that are not able to pursue graduate degrees or otherwise have access to pursuing further education.  This program will enable recipients to assist MCH public health professionals serving rural, underserved and isolated individuals address specific challenges these communities face. 

    Apply by:  Friday, March 21, 2014

Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

February 26, 2014

Funding Opportunities

  1. Open funding opportunities through HRSA programs include: 

NOSORH Webinar: Rural Mental Health & Substance Abuse Toolkit

February 6, 2014

You’re invited to participate in Rural Mental Health & Substance Abuse Toolkit webinar on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 2:00pm (Eastern).  

Objectives of the webinar:

  • Identify evidence and promising models that improve access to mental health and substance abuse resources in rural communities.
  • Discuss setting specific models for communities, schools, and health care settings.
  • Describe lessons learned from effective mental health and substance abuse program planning, implementation, and evaluation. 

How to Register –

  1. Go to –
  2. Click Register.
  3. On the registration form, enter your information and then click Submit.

This call will be recorded and the viewable recording will be available on the NOSORH website –

Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

January 30, 2014

Funding Opportunities

  1. The 2014 National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program Application period is now open. All applications and materials must be received by March 20. The NHSC Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment assistance to licensed primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health providers who serve in communities with limited access to health care. Both full-time and half-time options for service commitment are available. Learn more

    Please note that clinical sites such as CAHs, Rural Health Clinics must apply to be classified as a service site.  If you are a clinical site interested in being a service site,

Request for Concept Papers Now Open for Special Projects Program

January 23, 2014

Cycle 1 of the 2014 Special Projects program is now open.  

Cycle 1 concept papers will be accepted online until 4pm Thursday, February 13, 2014.  If you should have any questions about this funding opportunity, please direct them to your regional program officer.

Please note there will be pre-application webinar on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.  To learn more about the opportunity or to register for the webinar please visit our Special Projects Request for Concept Papers webpage.

Rural Women’s Health Study

January 17, 2014 

The Rural Women’s Health Study is a research project, based in Missouri, that aims to collect information from women and their health care providers regarding the strengths and challenges of finding help for domestic violence in a rural area. Women who live in rural parts of the state who receive their primary health care at either a 1) federally qualified health center or 2) rural health clinic are encouraged to contribute to this research, as are health care providers (doctors or nurses) who work at a rural health clinic or federally qualified health center. Participating in this study means sitting down with the researcher to answer a few questions at a location of your choosing, at a time that is convenient for you.

Learn more about how to participate.