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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.

Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

December 19, 2013

Funding Opportunities 

  1. The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy is pleased to announce the release of up to $300,000 in support of the Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (RESEP).  This program will support grantees in the development and dissemination of education programs related to radiogenic diseases, screening and referrals. 

    The deadline to submit an application in www.grants.gov is February 14, 2014.  ORHP strongly recommends that applicants submit their applications prior to the due date to avoid any technological problems. All applications have to be submitted electronically in www.grants.gov and waiver requests to submit a paper copy application will not be accepted.
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Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

December 11, 2013

Funding Opportunities

  1. The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy is pleased to announce the release of the fiscal year 2014 Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program.  The purpose of this program is to assist in the development of an integrated healthcare network. Applications must be submitted into grants.gov by January 16, 2014.To access the application visit: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html and type in HRSA-14-043 in the funding opportunity box. 
  2. Due to the government shutdown, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy has made changes to the Rural Health Network Development funding opportunity, pushing back the due date for all applications to December 6, 2013.  For more information on this funding announcement please visit http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=243713 

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Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

December 5, 2013

Funding Opportunities 

  1. The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy is pleased to announce the release of the fiscal year 2014 Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program.  The purpose of this program is to assist in the development of an integrated healthcare network.  Applications must be submitted into grants.gov by January 16, 2014.  
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Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

November 20, 2013

Funding Opportunities 

  1. Due to the government shutdown, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy has made changes to the Rural Health Network Development funding opportunity, pushing back the due date for all applications to December 6, 2013.  For more information on this funding announcement please visit http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=243713 

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Materials Targeting Communities

Overview: August 19-23 is Communities of Color Week.  This serves as a good reminder of the materials available on HHS.gov/healthcare to educate various communities about the Affordable Care Act and new health insurance options available to them beginning on October 1,2013.  Each fact sheet listed below provides information about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on a particular community of color. Several infographics are available for distribution as well. 

Fact Sheets:

Infographics/Infocards:

Caregiver Resources for Aging Rural Veterans

August 15th, 2013 – 1:00 PM – 2:10 PM ET
www.myvehucampus.com

The VA is caring for 4 million older Veterans, 40% of who live in rural and highly rural areas, with 75% of those over age 65. As a group, these older Veterans are more likely to have multiple chronic illnesses that require medical care and support from caregivers. For older Veterans in rural areas, finding help with caregiving needs can be a difficult challenge. Many of these Veterans receive the bulk of their daily care from spouses, children, other family members, or friends. Little help has traditionally been provided for these caregivers. Recent VA initiatives to better support caregivers have prompted the development of new tools, programs, and opportunities.

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