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Complimentary Webinar – HIV Prevention, Testing and Management in Rural Communities

April 20, 2016

What steps can clinicians take to prevent HIV transmission and optimize HIV care in rural communities?

Southern Indiana has experienced an unprecedented outbreak of HIV infection over the past year, driven largely by an epidemic of injection drug use in rural America. Primary care clinicians, mental health professionals, and addiction specialists in this region have an essential role to play in preventing new HIV transmissions among individuals at high risk and providing HIV medical care to those who have been newly diagnosed.

Upon completion, participants should be able to describe effective elements of a comprehensive strategy to prevent HIV transmission among individuals who inject drugs and live in rural communities

HIV Prevention, Testing, and Management in Rural Communities

Date: Tuesday, May 3
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM Central Time

Cost: Free

Target Audience: Primary care clinicians (physicians, nurses, NPs, PAs), mental health professionals, addiction specialists, and other clinicians interested in preventing or managing HIV


Diane Janowicz, MD
Medical Director for MATEC-IN
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Fellowship Program Director-Infectious Diseases
Indianapolis, IN

Matthew Miles, MD
Internal Medicine Chief Resident, Safety and Quality Improvement
Indiana University Internal Medicine Residency Program
Indianapolis, IN


Funding opportunity — WEBINAR: Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Grants – Rural Outreach

April 18, 2016

We would like to share the following information and encourage participants to join the webinar that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) will be hosting on April 21 at 2:00pm EDT. This will feature a Q&A session focused on rural applicants.

EDA plans to release the Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) and begin accepting applications for the 2016 round of Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program funding on April 25, 2016; the application period will be open for 60 days.  In this 2016 round, a total of $15 million in Federal funding is available to create and expand cluster-focused proof-of-concept and commercialization programs and early-stage seed capital funds through the i6 Challenge and the Seed Fund Support (SFS) Grant competition, respectively.

Rural communities have catalyzed economic growth in their communities and regions by supporting innovators and entrepreneurs, and RIS grants can support these efforts.  While you’re welcome to join any of the series of webinars, we encourage you to join our webinar on April 21 at 2:00pm EDT, which will feature a Q&A session focused on rural applicants.

This series of webinars aims to encourage all potential applicants to think about their strategies for developing regional opportunities, partnerships, and approaches by sharing the RIS Program’s high-level objectives.  OIE staff will provide an overview of the Program and its objectives and RIS grantees will provide real-world highlights of their RIS projects, including the problems they set out to solve and the activities, outputs, and impacts that their RIS grants have supported.  Each webinar will end with a Q&A session that will be open to all participants but that will focus on specific categories of applicants or geographies as noted below.  EDA will host the webinars at the following times:

  • April 19 at 2:00pm EDT (with a Q&A focused on HBCUs and community colleges): join this webinar;
  • April 20 at 3:30pm EDT (with a Q&A focused on smart cities): join this webinar; and
  • April 21 at 2:00pm EDT (with a Q&A focused on rural communities): join this webinar.

Additionally, EDA will host a post-launch webinar on May 5, 2016, at 2:00pm EDT.  During this webinar, EDA staff will present a detailed overview of the 2016 RIS FFO and will take questions from attendees.

In order to ensure that you are able to connect to the webinar, please click the appropriate link above 15 minutes before the webinar begins.

If you have any questions please contact Sarah Hochman (

Webinar: QIN QIOs Building Diabetes Self-Management Program Capacity in Rural Communities – Monday, April 25th at 1:30pm (Eastern)

April 13, 2016

You’re invited to participate in the QIN QIOs Building Diabetes Self-Management Program Capacity in Rural Communities on Monday, April 25th at 1:30pm (Eastern).

Objectives of the webinar are:
Diabetes is a serious public health concern in the United States. According to the CDC, it affects 29.1 million people, or approximately 8.3 percent of the population. This webinar will showcase the work of two Quality Innovation Network (QIN)-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) in building diabetes self-management program capacity for Medicare populations in rural communities.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the diabetes related work of QIN QIOs.
  • List a strategy for engaging the community in a diabetes self-management program.
  • Identify how you may partner with your local QIO to improve health outcomes in your community.

View webinar flyer

How to Register –

  1. Click here
  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 –

Enhancing Access to Behavioral Health Care: A Webcast Series on Tele-Behavioral Health – Starts April 14th

April 11, 2016

Enhancing Access to Behavioral Health Care:
A Webcast Series on Tele-Behavioral Health

Presented by HRSA’s Office of Regional Operations

April 14, 2016
April 28, 2016
May 19, 2016

1:00-2:00 pm EDT
This free Webcast Series is designed for provider organizations who would like to developor expand tele-behavioral health services for underserved populations.

An Introduction to Tele-behavioral Health: What’s New and Why it Makes Sense (April 14, 2016)

The Finger Lakes Community Health Center Model of Tele-Behavioral Health (April 28, 2016)                 

Implementing Technology Assisted Care into Behavioral Health Settings: A Framework for Change (May 19, 2016)


REVISED LINK for HRSA Webinar April 12: Integrating Oral Health and Primary Care Training

April 7, 2016

The Bureau of Health Workforce’s
Division of Medicine and Dentistry Presents:


Tuesday, April 12, 2016
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Click HERE to Register!

Featured Speakers:

Renée W. Joskow DDS, MPH
Senior Dental Advisor
Health Resources and Services Administration

Judith Haber, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN
The Ursula Springer Leadership Professor in Nursing
Executive Director, Oral Health Nursing and Practice (OHNEP) Program
Executive Director, Teaching Oral Systemic Health (TOSH) Program
New York University College of Nursing

Hugh Silk, MD, MPH
Director – From the First Tooth – Engaging Medical Clinicians in Oral Health
Professor – Dept. of Family Medicine & Community Health – UMass Medical School
Lecturer (PT) Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Medical Director – Primary Care Wellness Center/Community Healthlink

Special Guest:
Marcia Brand, Ph.D.
Senior Adviser for National Policy and Programs
DentaQuest Foundation

Jennifer Holtzman, DDS
Dental Officer, Division of Medicine and Dentistry
Health Resources and Services Administration

April 14 Webinar: Integrating Health and Human Services in Rural Communities

April 4, 2016

The Rural Health Information Hub will be hosting a free webinar.

Title: Integrating Health and Human Services in Rural Communities
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2015
Time: 11:00 am Pacific, 12:00 pm Mountain, 1:00 pm Central, 2:00 pm Eastern

The Rural Health Information Hub and the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis will introduce a new Rural Services Integration Toolkit designed to help rural communities improve access to health and human services. Developed by NORC on behalf of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), the toolkit identifies model programs and resources that will benefit rural communities seeking to implement services integration programs. A key focus area of the toolkit is to provide best practices for implementing services integration programs that support children and families living in poverty in rural communities. This webinar will feature two examples of successful programs funded by FORHP, including lessons learned.

From CMS – Oral Health Webinar

March 24, 2016

From CMS –

Event Information: Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar: Oral Health
Date and time:  Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Duration:     1 hour

Oral health is an essential part of staying healthy, especially for people living with HIV/AIDS. Inadequate oral health care can undermine HIV treatment regimens and diminish quality of life. People who are HIV-positive need comprehensive and individualized oral health care, yet many people with HIV have unmet needs for oral health care.[1]

Join us on Thursday, March 24 at 12 p.m. ET to learn how the Boston Public Health Commission’s HIV Dental Ombudsperson Program is working to remove or reduce barriers to oral health services for people living with HIV/AIDS. This webinar will include information about the importance of oral health and strategies to improve oral health among people living with HIV/AIDS.

Purpose of the Activity: ODPHP has identified a gap in health care and public health practitioners’ knowledge of current data related to national health priorities. These priorities are the basis for health improvement planning across the U.S. and among states, local health departments and hospitals, especially as they engage in the process of public health accreditation and in meeting the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. This series of webinars is designed to increase practitioners’ ability to identify critical health issues/needs for planning, understand data trends and analysis, and apply interventions at the community level that have been evaluated and shown to “move the needle” toward higher levels of quality and/or health improvement.

Objectives of the Activity: By attending this educational activity, participants will be able to (a) Describe the critical health issue (LHI) that is the focus of the webinar and discuss its implications for the health for the nation; (b) Identify the current data and trends for the LHI; (c) Explain at least one evidence-based strategy that can be used at the community level to address the LHI.

Target Audience: Nurses, Physicians, Health Educators, Public Health practitioners, interprofessional public health practitioners.