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USDA Announces Webinar Schedule for the Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant Program

January 21, 2016

On January 27th, February 2nd, and February 18th (1 – 3 pm EST) the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) will host webinars focused on the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. These webinars will inform participants about the major eligibility and regulatory requirements of the program and will provide detailed guidance on how to submit a successful grant application.  There will also be time for participants to ask the speakers specific questions about putting together an application.

Contact us soon to ensure you can attend the workshop that works best for your schedule!

Web Conference Information

Due to the limited amount of seats available for each session, interested parties must preregister with the RUS Loan Origination and Approval Division. Seats for each session will be reserved in the order in which the requests are received by the RUS.

To preregister, please contact Deborah Anderson or Gayle Buckner at (202) 720-0800 or email: Deborah.Anderson@wdc.usda.gov and Gayle.Buckner@wdc.usda.gov

The webinar information will be provided prior to the scheduled workshop sessions.

Questions?

Please contact the RUS at dltinfo@wdc.usda.gov with any questions about these events.

More information about the DLT Grant Program is available on our website at: http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/distance-learning-telemedicine-grants

Accountable Health Communities Funding Opportunity

January 21, 2016

From last week’s Rural Health Open Door Forum, here is helpful information about the Accountable Health Communities Funding Opportunity

Rural Health Information Hub

January 21, 2016

View the updates.

New Rural Monitor feature: HealthTran

January 21, 2016

View the feature article on Rural Monitor  regarding HealthTran. See https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/rural-monitor/healthtran-rural-missouri/.

Based on the Models and Innovations summary, HealthTran had some great testimonies of riders that we wanted to capture.  Mr. Haralson and Bowen were greatly impacted by HealthTran’s service to rural Missouri.  Feel free to pass along!

CMS Region 7 Updates

January 21, 2016

The attached document contains updates and information on the following:

  • Getting Ready for Tax Season
  • Opportunity to Comment on the FFM Application by Feb 1
  • Plan Selections by ZIP Code in the Health Insurance Marketplace: January 2016
  • Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Snapshot – Week 10: January 3, 2016 – January 9, 2016
  • Newly Posted Training Materials 2016 Medicare Amounts Job Aid
  • Upcoming Webinars

Rural Health Research & Policy Centers

January 21, 2016

View the Research Alert.

Rural Health Information Hub

January 21, 2016

View the updates.