July 22, 2014
Hot Off the Presses
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the White House Rural Council today announced the award of eight grants, totaling $815,051.50, which will improve access to health care for Veterans living in highly rural areas. The grants will assist over 11,000 Veterans in 7 states and 56 counties by providing up to $50,000 per highly rural area to fund transportation services for Veterans to and from VA medical centers and other facilities that provide VA care. The grants are part of a program authorized by Congress to help state Veterans Service Agencies and Veterans Service Organizations operate or contract for transportation services to transport Veterans to VA medical centers and other facilities that provide VA care. If you want to reach out to a grantee in your area, the list of grantees is as follows:
July 10, 2014
REACH Announces 2015 Grant Application Schedules. Click here to view the grant timelines.
July 1, 2014
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Building a Community Based System of Support. I am attaching the flyer for the conference scheduled for August 1st, in Columbia.
This is a one day conference for anyone who provides services or comes in contact with pregnant and post partum mothers. The purpose is to increase the awareness and the recognition of post partum depression (and other disorders) and to begin a discussion about how to address the issue of health and support services for these mothers in our local communities.
The attached flyer lists the registration cost ($30) and provides the link to the March of Dimes website for registering online.
For your convenience the link to registration is: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/perinatal-mood-anxiety-disorders-building-a-community-based-system-of-support-registration-11700036123?aff=rss
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Building a Community Based System of Support
Friday, August 1, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn — Columbia, Missouri
June 5, 2014
Hot Off the Presses
1. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) will hold a webinar on June 9th at 2 PM EDT for 340B stakeholders. As a result of the ACA’s 340B expansion, many rural hospitals are now eligible for this program and can take advantage of reduced pricing for outpatient drugs. The objectives of the webinar are to update hospitals on the registration process and outline the upcoming changes to the registration database. Please see webinar details below:
June 3, 2014
The Missouri Health Information Technology Center is sponsoring a “Missouri Marketplace” seminar to discuss the application process for eligible hospitals, rural health clinics and health providers seeking low-cost loans and grants for health information technology available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The center has partnered with the Missouri State Office of the USDA, MHA, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ Office of Primary Care and Rural Health and the Delta Regional Authority to present this program.