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Missouri Telehealth Network Training Conference – Nov. 9 & 10, 2016

October 14, 2016

Missouri Telehealth Network Training Conference

November 9 & 10, 2016

The Missouri Telehealth Network will be hosting their conference on November 9 & 10, 2016.

Please visit their website at: for details, registration form, agenda, an informational letter, etc.

Completed registration forms can be sent to Wendy Hough at or faxed to 573.882.5666.

Please share this conference announcement with your members.


Deadline Extended for Students to Service Program!

October 13, 2016

Students to Service Application Deadline Extended

It’s not too late!

Complete and submit your application before the extended deadline of October 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. ET

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) provides up to $120,000 to medical (MD and DO) or dental (DDS or DMD) students in their final year of school in return for a commitment to provide primary health care full time for at least 3 years at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need.

Technical Assistance

Recorded Webinar
NHSC S2S Program Application Webinar Recording

If you have questions or would like additional assistance, please contact the Customer Care Center at 1-800-221-9393, Monday – Friday between 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET (except federal holidays).

National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Program

Rural Health Solutions Summit on October 19th

October 13, 2016

Rural Health Solutions Summit on October 19, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET.

Register Today for the CMS Rural Health Solutions Summit!

Please register to join us for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Rural Health Solutions Summit on October 19, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET.

We hope you will join us and your colleagues from all sectors of the health care industry to engage in in-depth discussions about ways to improve access to care in rural America and to support local solutions and innovation in care delivery.

Register for the October 19 CMS Rural Health Solutions Summit here.

Rural Health Information Hub

October 13, 2016

View the Rural Health Information Hub updates.

2016 Corps Community Month!

October 7, 2016

View the HRSA Bulletin

The VA Addresses Rural Veteran Care in “The Journal of Rural Health”

October 7, 2016

The VA Addresses Rural Veteran Care in “The Journal of Rural Health”

A quarter of all Veterans in the United States, 5.2 million, reside in rural communities. While they may enjoy the benefits of rural living, these Veterans may also experience typical rural health care challenges that are intensified by their combat-related injuries and illnesses. such as provider shortages and distance to care.

“The Journal of Rural Health’s” fall issue focuses on rural Veteran care. The issue features a commentary that spotlights U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) efforts to increase rural Veterans’ access to care written by Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Policy and Services Jennifer Lee, M.D.; Office of Rural Health (ORH) Director Gina Capra, MPH; and ORH Deputy Director Thomas Klobucar, PhD. The article outlines key health care challenges experienced by Veterans who live in rural communities, as well as highlights several of VA’s key efforts to remove barriers to care through community care, workforce and telehealth.

“The challenges delivering care to Veterans in rural communities calls for VA and community health care organizations to work together in constructing a high performing network to support the entire rural health care community through innovations in workforce enhancement and the use of technology across health care organizations to meet the demands of a modern, rural health care system,” stated Lee.

The issue’s six rural Veteran-centered research articles are:

  • Hospital distance and readmissions among VA-Medicare dual-enrolled Veterans
  • Health and health care access of rural women Veterans: Findings from the national survey of women Veterans
  • Insured Veterans’ use of VA and non-VA health care in a rural state
  • Pre-implementation strategies to adapt and implement a Veteran peer coaching intervention to improve mental health treatment engagement among rural Veterans
  • Overcoming barriers to sustained engagement in mental health care: Perspectives of rural Veterans and providers
  • Veteran use of health care systems in rural states: Comparing VA and non-VA health care use among privately insured Veterans under age 65

The VA commentary and other research papers can be found on ORH’s website in the research library in the “Providers and Researcher” section at

MO News Release: USDA Unveils Funding to Support Economic Development

October 7, 2016

View the USDA News Release