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Category Archives: Webinar

Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

April 10, 2014

Rural Research Highlights

  1. Widening Rural–Urban Disparities in Life Expectancy, U.S., 1969–2009
    This study by HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau examines the trends in life expectancy disparities between rural and urban areas in the United States between 1969 and 2009. The article finds that the disparity has increased since 1990, because life expectancy has grown more rapidly in urban than in rural areas. The disparity in life expectancy of urban over rural areas stood at 2.4 years during 2005-2009. Furthermore, the study’s findings indicate that mortality from cardiovascular diseases, injuries, lung cancer, and COPD is much higher in rural than in urban areas.
  2. Nursing in 3D: Workforce Diversity, Health Disparities, and Social Determinants of HealthThis special report explores the intersecting goals of increased workforce diversity, fair and equal access to quality health care and health care resources, elimination of health disparities, and achieving health equity. In August 2012, HRSA hosted a summit titled, “Nursing in 3D: Workforce Diversity, Health Disparities, and Social Determinants of Health.” This resulting special supplement includes 11 articles authored by 3D Summit speakers who are content experts in the fields of nursing workforce diversity, health disparities, and the social determinants of health. 

More recent rural research can be found on http://www.ruralhealthresearch.org/.

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Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

April 4, 2014

Hot Off the Presses 

  1. The following notice of extension has been posted by the Veteran’s Administration, and may be of interest to family physicians in highly rural areas for their U.S. veteran patients. The Veteran’s Administration announced today that it is extending the application deadline to midnight eastern standard time on May 27, 2014, to allow applicants additional time to apply for funds available under the Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas program. For more information, please review the posted Notice of Funds Availability at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-03-26/pdf/2014-06630.pdf.

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Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

March 27, 2014

Hot Off the Presses

  1. The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) is pleased to announce the release of the evidence-based  mental health toolkit.  As mental health and substance abuse continues to be a challenge in rural communities, this toolkit provides valuable and proven methods on ways to address the issue, make an impact in rural communities, be replicable and sustainable.This toolkit, located on the Rural Assistance Center, Community Health Gateway, is the 5th in a series of evidence-based toolkits released within the last two years.  The gateway, launched in 2012, was developed in response to the President’s Rural Healthcare Initiative, which identified evidence-based as a priority area for ORHP, and has allowed ORHP an opportunity to focus on demonstrating program outcomes.  The easy-to-use toolkits have been developed through extensive literature reviews, and in partnership with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) and the Rural Assistance Center (RAC), and serve as a resource for rural communities looking to develop and implement a similar program.  Rural communities also avoid having to reinvent the wheel, as proven models have been studied and evaluated, and highlighted as replicable models on the Gateway.  ORHP encourages you to visit the Community Health Gateway http://www.raconline.org/communityhealth/ and explore the website to learn about the various tools and resources available.  For further questions, please contact: Nisha Patel, Director, Community-Based Division/ORHP, npatel@hrsa.gov. (more…)

Join us Today for Epi Grand Rounds – Health in Rural Missouri

March 24, 2014

Epi Grand Rounds: Health in Rural Missouri

Learn about key findings from the 2012-2013 Health in Rural Missouri Biennial Report, including why rural Missourians tend to be less healthy than urban Missourians and recommendations for addressing these challenges.

Monday, March 24 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., Birch Conference Room, 930 Wildwood, Jefferson City or via webinar format

Presented by:
Andrew Hunter, Chief, Bureau of Health Care Analysis and Data Dissemination
Becca Mickels, Research Analyst IV, Bureau of Health Care Analysis and Data Dissemination
Melissa VanDyne, Rural Health Manager, Office of Primary Care and Rural Health

To participate via webinar format (click the below link, and register as guest):
http://stateofmo.adobeconnect.com/march2014_grand_rounds/

No registration required!

Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

February 26, 2014

Funding Opportunities

  1. Open funding opportunities through HRSA programs include: 

NOSORH Webinar: Rural Mental Health & Substance Abuse Toolkit

February 6, 2014

You’re invited to participate in Rural Mental Health & Substance Abuse Toolkit webinar on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 2:00pm (Eastern).  

Objectives of the webinar:

  • Identify evidence and promising models that improve access to mental health and substance abuse resources in rural communities.
  • Discuss setting specific models for communities, schools, and health care settings.
  • Describe lessons learned from effective mental health and substance abuse program planning, implementation, and evaluation. 

How to Register –

  1. Go to – https://nosorh.webex.com/nosorh/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=664648337
  2. Click Register.
  3. On the registration form, enter your information and then click Submit.

This call will be recorded and the viewable recording will be available on the NOSORH website – http://www.nosorh.org/news/webinars.php

Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

January 30, 2014

Funding Opportunities

  1. The 2014 National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program Application period is now open. All applications and materials must be received by March 20. The NHSC Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment assistance to licensed primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health providers who serve in communities with limited access to health care. Both full-time and half-time options for service commitment are available. Learn more

    Please note that clinical sites such as CAHs, Rural Health Clinics must apply to be classified as a service site.  If you are a clinical site interested in being a service site, http://www.hrsa.gov/shortage/
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