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Opioid Related Webinars

January 8, 2017

***California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention (PDOP) Initiative – PDOP has partnered with the Harm Reduction Coalition to offer a free, two-part webinar series around naloxone, presented by Eliza Wheeler. Part one of the series will take place on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 (10:00am PST) and will concentrate on overdose education and naloxone distribution. Part two of the series will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 (1:30pm PST) and will discuss how to implement naloxone distribution systems. All are welcome to attend! See the attached flier for further details.

***Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Injury and Violence: January 18, 2018 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET | Register Now Join us on to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Injury and Violence Leading Health Indicators. This webinar will focus on the injury deaths leading health indicator, with an emphasis on preventing poisoning deaths and opioid overdoses. You’ll also learn how Project Lazarus, our featured community organization, is reducing overdose mortality rates through a public health model based on the twin premises that overdose deaths are preventable and that all communities are responsible for their own health.

 ***Strategies to Combat Opioid Use in Rural Communities: Thursday, January 18, 2018: 12:00 pm Mountain, 2:00 pm Eastern
The opioid epidemic is an ongoing problem in rural areas. Rural youth, young adults, women experiencing domestic violence, and people living in states with large rural populations suffer from higher rates of opioid use than their urban counterparts. Opioid overdose deaths are growing faster in rural counties than urban counties. This presentation by John Gale, MS, of the University of Southern Maine focuses on a wide range of strategies that communities can use to combat the opioid problem. In particular, it will discuss cost-effective, evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery programs that have been successfully implemented in rural communities. It will conclude by describing community organizing strategies to engage a wide range of local stakeholders to reduce the burden of opioid use. The webinar is free, no registration is required, but participation is limited to the first 1,500 to log-on that day. If the webinar reaches capacity, you will be able to access the recording, archived on the Gateway website.

Questions? Contact: Brenda Haugen, Rural Health Research


  • Dial-in Number: 888.603.9072
  • Participant Passcode: 2245841

Documentation & Reporting Evaluation & Management Services in 2018

January 3, 2018

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Rural Health Information Hub

December 20, 2017

Recording Available: Understanding Health Disparities in Rural America – Insights from the CDC MMWR Rural Health Series

Thank you for participating in the Rural Health Information Hub’s webinar, Understanding Health Disparities in Rural America – Insights from the CDC MMWR Rural Health Series.

The video and audio recordings are now available on the RHIhub website and the transcript will be posted in the near future.

As a reminder, we also ask that you please complete a short survey so that we may continue to enhance our webinars. The survey will take 3-5 minutes of your time, but the feedback that you provide is invaluable to us.

Once again, thank you for your participation.
Rural Health Information Hub

Missouri Telehealth Summit

November 16, 2017

Fourth Annual Missouri Telehealth Summit

The Fourth Annual Missouri Telehealth Summit will take place January 31 & February 1, 2018, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in Jefferson City, Missouri.

As always, this summit brings together providers, payers, and policy-makers. Our keynote speaker is Yulun Wang, the founder and CIO of InTouch Health.  We are highlighting rural hospital telehealth financial barriers and incentives and how telehealth improves access and capacity for care.  We will have a legislative and regulatory panel and an evidence panel.

We are asking for poster submissions to display during the summit.  And we are asking for volunteers to provide a 3-5 minute description of your ‘cool’ telehealth project!

Also, new this year, we will have an exhibit hall so that you can interact with telehealth vendors and a Pre-Summit Workshop, Telehealth 101, on January 31, 2018.

Link to Missouri Telehealth Summit Web Page for registration:

Poster submissions: Please e-mail
Rachel Mutrux,
Deepika Gupta,
Mirna Becevic,

Cool telehealth projects: Please e-mail
Rachel Mutrux,
Lindsey Beckmann,

Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

November 16, 2017

What’s New

Mapping Opioid Overdose in Real Time.  The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) developed a smart phone application that can be used to track drug overdose deaths in real time.  Since its creation over a year ago, more than 250 law enforcement, first responders and public health agencies in 27 states have used the tool to record overdose incidents on the scene and transmit information to a central database tracking location and time. Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that rates of drug overdose deaths are higher in rural areas than urban.  Beginning at 1:30 pm ET on Thursday, federal partners will join our office in a panel discussion on the opioid epidemic as part of National Rural Health Day activities.

Funding Opportunities

Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program – December 6.  Up to 25 rural public and nonprofit entities forming a consortium of three or more organizations will be awarded total funding of $5 million/year to expand health care services into underserved areas.   This unique program administered by FORHP allows communities to determine their most pressing health need and the best approach for addressing them. Applicants may apply for the traditional Outreach Program track addressing a health need specific to their community, or they may apply to a newly created track,  the Health Improvement Special Project (HISP) focusing on cardiovascular disease risk. HISP applicants will be required to meet certain requisites as outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity and, if awarded, will utilize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Heart Age Calculator to assess cardiovascular disease risk and track the same subset of individuals in their community throughout the 3-year project period. You can learn more about the work of our Outreach Program grantees on the Rural Health Information Hub, which includes videos of current and past work.  For more information, please contact Meriam Mikre at


National Rural Health Day “WebSight” Line-up – Register Now!

November 9, 2017
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Register Now for NRHD “WebSight”: Project C.L.E.A.N.

November 9, 2017

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