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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):

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 –
  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 –

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,

Request for Concept Papers Now Open for Special Projects Program

January 23, 2014

Cycle 1 of the 2014 Special Projects program is now open.  

Cycle 1 concept papers will be accepted online until 4pm Thursday, February 13, 2014.  If you should have any questions about this funding opportunity, please direct them to your regional program officer.

Please note there will be pre-application webinar on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.  To learn more about the opportunity or to register for the webinar please visit our Special Projects Request for Concept Papers webpage.

Webinar: EMRs: Improving Access Requires Managing Key Risks

December 19, 2013

Thursday, January 16
12:00-1:00 pm CST

Technology has transformed the world of health information through the electronic medical record. Although organizations can benefit from electronic medical records (EMRs) because they are more efficient and easy to share, this improved method of information exchange means data can be manipulated, mined, passed and shared, all of which impact data integrity. While the paper medium was easier to control, data ownership is where we need to focus our attention today.


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 by January 16, 2014.To access the application visit: 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