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Category Archives: Health

Funding Opportunity

September 5, 2014

Rural Community Development Initiative Funding Opportunity

Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

September 5, 2014

Hot Off the Presses

1. The “ORHP, ACA, and You” Office Hours webinar series officially kicked off last week with a presentation featuring ORHP staff member Linda Kwon speaking about the lessons learned from the FY 13 Outreach Program ACA Outreach and Enrollment supplemental funding grantees. The next Office Hours webinar will be held September 10 from 3-4 pm Eastern Time, with Donna Cohen Ross, Director of Enrollment Initiatives at CMS speaking about ongoing outreach and enrollment strategies in Medicaid and CHIP. Information about call logistics and webinar log-in will be sent out shortly to the ORHP ACA questions listserv. To join the listserv, e-mail with subject line “Subscribe.”

Missouri Oral Health Program’s first comprehensive burden report

September 2, 2014

The Missouri Oral Health Program’s first comprehensive burden report, Oral Health in Missouri – 2014 is now available at  This report compiles information from many different data sources to create an overview of Missouri’s oral health status in general and within certain populations specifically.  If you have any questions, please contact the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services at

Save The Date

August 25, 2014

7th Annual Missouri Rural Health Conference, Wednesday November 19, 2014

Registration opens September 15th.

Training for Healthcare Providers

August 11, 2014

Please join us for a free, evidence-based, 3-hour training for healthcare providers (nurses, physicians, social workers) on how to screen patients for intimate partner violence, respond helpfully, and connect them with resources. Students are welcome and so are domestic violence advocates! The same training is being offered on two separate evenings in Columbia; participants can choose whichever date works for them (8/28/14 or 9/8/14). Dinner provided; CEUS/CMEs available. This training has been funded by the Verizon Foundation.

More info/registration forms:

ORHP Grants Workshop-Register to Attend

August 11, 2014

Please see the attached flyer regarding an upcoming HRSA Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) Grants Workshop that will be September 4th, 2014 at the Clark County Cooperative Extension Office just off I-64 in Winchester, Kentucky. Only a short drive to Lexington, Winchester is located where the Eastern Appalachians kiss the Bluegrass!

I would encourage anyone interested in applying for Office of Rural Health Policy Grants to attend. Learn more about ORHP and their various grant programs at:

The registration fee is $25, lunch will be provided. The deadline to register is August 28th. Please contact Kayla Combs at or 606-439-3557 with any questions you may have.

It’s Nat’l Farmers Market Week

August 11, 2014

 See FMC’s Contest Winners, Farmers Market Stamps & More