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Upcoming Webinar on Mapping Connected Health County by County

November 9, 2016

On November 10th, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Connect2Health Task Force and the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs will jointly host a free webinar to further explain and explore the Connect2HealthFCC Task Force’s Mapping Broadband Health in America, available at

The web-based mapping platform, launched in August, enables and informs more efficient, data-driven decision making at the intersection of broadband and health. The Mapping Broadband Health in America platform allows users to visualize, intersect and analyze broadband and health data at the national, state and county levels – informing policy prescriptions and investment decisions.

Mapping Connected Health County by County
November 10, 2-3 p.m. EDT

This webinar will focus on how state and local government offices, agencies and other local community stakeholders can effectively use the Mapping Broadband Health in America platform. Key audiences for the webinar include federal, state and local agencies and offices that address health, connectivity, technology and/or rural development. For example, FCC encourages county health departments, public health officers and epidemiologists, broadband and technology officers, data analytics and GIS teams, and community health workers and strategists to participate.

The webinar will feature:

  • An overview of the mapping platform, showcasing the broadband, health and rural “filters” that drive the functionality and place analytic power in the hands of local stakeholders;
  • Step-by-step instructions and user scenarios tailored to how state and local entities can use the platform to drive broadband health efforts in their respective areas and communities;
  • Information on how agency web developers and data experts can incorporate proprietary or public datasets of interest into the mapping platform – our so-called, “open integration” model; and
  • An opportunity to pose questions about the broadband health mapping platform to Connect2HealthFCC experts and weigh in on the next generation of the tool.

Registration and other details about the webinar can be found at

Rescheduled – The Rural Health Open Door Forum

November 9, 2016

The Rural Health Open Door Forum has been rescheduled from Thursday, November 10th, 2:00pm-3:00pm ET to Wednesday, November 16th, 3:00pm-4:00pm ET. Agenda and call-in information will be forthcoming. Thank you for your continued participation and support in the CMS Open Door Forums.

CMS 2016 Quality Conference – December 13-15, 2016 Register Now!

October 31, 2016

Open Door Forum

CMS 2016 Quality Conference – December 13-15, 2016 Register Now!

Join more than nearly 2,000 thought leaders in American health care quality improvement at the CMS 2016 Quality Conference. This conference will explore how patients, advocates, providers, researchers, and the many leaders in health care quality improvement can develop and spread solutions to some of America’s most pervasive health system challenges.  The 2016 CMS Quality Conference will be the most expansive yet, with both new and existing participants from programs across CMS, HHS, and community stakeholders. The collaborative format of the conference, and strong focus on data-proven outcomes is underscored by this year’s conference theme, Aligning for Innovation and Outcomes.

For more information and to register, visit the CMS Quality Conference webpage.



October 31, 2016

Rural Health Works provides webinars on selected topics; currently available are the following webinars:

  1. Economic impact of a small rural hospital or a critical access hospital
  2. Economic impact of a nurse practitioner/physician assistant
  3. Economic impact of a rural nursing home
  4. Economic impact of an FQHC
  5. Economic impact of a rural health clinic
  6. Economic impact of a state Medicaid program or program expansion
  7. Economic impact of a medical school
  8. Community health needs assessment for rural hospitals
  9. Determine your area’s need for primary care physician and specialty physicians

The National Center for Rural Health Works (RHW) will present webinars at no cost. Anyone wanting to host (or sponsor) a webinar can contact the National Center for Rural Health Works. A webinar host/sponsor can choose a webinar topic and then invite participants who will be interested in learning about the benefits of the tools or how to apply the tools. Typically, these webinars will last one hour. The webinar host/sponsor is responsible for marketing the webinar to their desired audience. There is no cost for these webinars.

Other webinar topics are available. If you are interested in another particular topic that is not listed above, please let us know and we can discuss the possibility of developing a webinar for your audience. Check out our website.

The National Center for Rural Health Works looks forward to hearing from anyone interested in hosting a webinar(s).


Site Registration Now Open for the November 17 Virtual Job Fair

October 27, 2016

Virtual Job Fair for Rural Sites
Thursday, November 17
7:00 – 10:15 p.m. ET
Register Now

Is your site in a rural area and has vacancies to fill? Participate in the upcoming Virtual Job Fair to promote your vacancies to health care providers across the country.

Participation is free! Site registration closes on Thursday, October 27.

To participate, your site must:

  • Be an active National Health Service Corps (NHSC) site or NURSE Corps critical shortage facility
  • Need to fill at least one vacancy in a category (Primary Care, Nursing, Mental and Behavioral Health, or Dental) for which you have a HPSA score of 14 or above
  • Have a completed NHSC Jobs Center Site Profile (Learn more about creating a Site Profile)
  • Have access to a computer, internet and a phone line

During the Virtual Job Fair, your site will have approximately 15 minutes in your own “virtual room” to present your site and job opportunities, the community you serve, and answer questions from participating job seekers. After the event, your site contact information will be provided to registered participants, and your site will be listed on our Virtual Job Fair web page.

For more information, please visit the Virtual Job Fair web page or email us at

Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your job vacancies – register today!


Rural Health Solutions Summit on October 19th

October 13, 2016

Rural Health Solutions Summit on October 19, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET.

Register Today for the CMS Rural Health Solutions Summit!

Please register to join us for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Rural Health Solutions Summit on October 19, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET.

We hope you will join us and your colleagues from all sectors of the health care industry to engage in in-depth discussions about ways to improve access to care in rural America and to support local solutions and innovation in care delivery.

Register for the October 19 CMS Rural Health Solutions Summit here.

Webinar Invitation: Keys to Writing a Successful RHND Grant Program Application on 10/13 at 2 pm ET

October 7, 2016

Hello NOSORH Membership,

You’re invited to participate in a webinar on the Keys to Writing a Successful Rural Health Network Development (RHND) Grant Program Application next Thursday, October 13th at 2 pm EASTERN. This webinar is intended for State Offices of Rural Health, Rural Hospitals, Rural Clinics, Rural Networks and any other interested applicant from your state.  Please forward this information on to anyone interested in applying.

Objectives of the webinar are:

  • Describe the steps necessary to write a successful Network Development grant application.
  • Answer 10 key questions before making the decision to apply for this funding.
  • Identify resources to support the grant application effort.


  1. Click here.
  2. Click Register.
  3. On the registration form, enter your information and then click Submit.

See the attached flyer for more information. Webinar recording will be sent to all registrants.