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Category Archives: Webinar

Special Open Door Forum: The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act

October 22, 2015

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Special Open Door Forum:
Understanding The IMPACT Act-
Patient and Family Focused for Informed Decision Making
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
2:00 -3:30 pm Eastern Time
Conference Call Only

The purpose of this SODF call is allow patients, families, patient advocacy groups, disabled groups, and low-income health patients to provide information and to solicit feedback on the introduction of The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act (commonly called the IMPACT Act). The IMPACT Act requires that patient assessment data used in post-acute care settings (i.e., Skilled nursing facilities, Home Health Agencies, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, and Long Term Care Hospitals) be standardized to improve quality of care. The Act also supports the interoperable exchange of assessment data across post-acute care settings and other providers to facilitate coordinated care and improved beneficiary outcomes.


Rural Population Health Learning Collaborative October 26 webinar

October 15, 2015

WEBINAR – Save the Date
CHW – Sustainability Strategies
Monday, October 26th, 2015 at 1:00 – 2:00p.m. eastern time

DATE:  Monday, October 26th, 2015
TIME:  1:00 – 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Intended Audience:  people who live or work in rural communities

Participants will be able to:

  • Hear about the inclusion of CHWs in one state’s SIM projects, and how this can improve health care outcomes in a rural community
  • Hear about efforts in one state to pass legislation to give CHW appropriate status for accreditation/recognition
  • Identify at least three areas concerns for state recognition of CHWs and their scope of work
  • Hear two different approaches to funding CHW work through billing and reimbursement


Mary Sheridan, Director, Idaho State Office of Rural Health & Primary Care Idaho Department of Health & Welfare

Zeenia Junkeer, MD, CHW Program Coordinator at the Urban League of Portland and the Maternal and Child Health Project Lead, Oregon Public Health Institute

For additional information, contact:
Matt Strycker (574) 855-4671

Previous Webinars:

Did you miss the August webinar re: opiates, first responders and HIV?  What about the July webinar on working with Community Health Workers (CHWs)?  The recordings of the Rural Population Health Learning Collaborative webinars since April 2015 are available on the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) website,

APHA Conference:

Going to APHA in November?  Join us for our gathering of folks interested in Rural and Frontier Health at a “business meeting” or find us at a rural session.  For more information on rural topics being presented at APHA, visit:


Research Alert: Post-discharge Rehabilitation Care Delivery for Rural Medicare Beneficiaries with Stroke

October 7, 2015

Post-discharge Rehabilitation Care Delivery for Rural Medicare Beneficiaries with Stroke

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States (U.S.). Post-discharge care has been shown to be vital in preventing long-term morbidity and improving functionality and quality of life for stroke patients. The most appropriate post-discharge rehabilitation care (PDRC) setting for stroke patients depends on several factors including the patient’s clinical profile, patient preferences, provider recommendations, and proximity to available resources. Limited evidence suggests geographic as well as racial and ethnic disparities in receipt of PDRC. We sought to examine the following research questions:


Research Alert: Webinar: Impact of the CMS Value-Based Purchasing and Readmission Reduction Programs on Rural Hospitals

October 7, 2015

Webinar: Impact of the CMS Value-Based Purchasing and Readmission Reduction Programs on Rural Hospitals

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time: 10:00am Pacific, 11:00am Mountain, 12:00pm Central, 1:00pm Eastern
Duration: approximately 60 minutes

Dr. Ira Moscovice and Michelle Casey, MS with the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center will discuss the impact of the CMS value-based purchasing and readmission reduction programs on rural hospitals.


New Webinar Series: Guide to Successful Grant Proposals

September 25, 2015

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center is pleased to present a new webinar series designed for community-based, faith-based and other organizations that want to learn the basics of creating successful federal grant applications.

October 6 at 3:30 pm EDT: Technical Assistance: Foundations of Grant Writing
This introductory webinar, for community-based organizations that want to respond to federal funding opportunity announcements, covers the basics — from how to register in the System for Award Management (SAM) to the key sections in funding announcements to successful strategies for responding. Register for this webinar.

October 20 at 3:30 pm EDT: Why All the Excitement about Logic Models?
This webinar provides an overview of logic models and when to use them in both applications and evaluations. The webinar includes how to write specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely (SMART)objectives and how to access logic model designs. Logic model templates are provided. Register for this webinar.

November 5 at 3:30 pm EDT: Getting to Know the Federal Government and Funding Opportunities
A federal funders panel reveals best practices in responding to federal funding announcements. Opportunities for federal funding are identified. Register for this webinar.

Visit for more information about this webinar series and the Office of Minority Health Resource Center.

Missouri Telehealth Network to Host New Webinar Series on Project ECHO

September 24, 2015

We are excited to offer a new webinar series starting next Wednesday, September 30th!  This is an opportunity to learn more about Project ECHO and for those who participate to ask any questions they may have.

What is Project ECHO?  Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) uses videoconferencing technology to create ongoing learning communities where primary clinicians receive support and develop the skills they need to treat conditions that are chronic, costly, common, and complex. Specialists serve as mentors and colleagues, sharing their medical knowledge and expertise with primary care clinicians.

We are seeking as many participants as possible and would be very grateful if you would forward the attached flyer throughout your organization.

To join or for more information, please contact Wendy Hough at or 573.884.7958.

Guideline Advantage™ Educational Webinar

September 22, 2015

Join The Guideline Advantage™ for an Educational Webinar:
Updates in CVD Risk Factor Management in Type 2 Diabetes

Monday, September 28, 2015
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Central Time | 11:00 to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Advanced Registration Required

This event will present an update on Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Light of Recent Evidence. A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association.

Presenters: Dr. Caroline Fox, Dr. Sherita Golden and Dr. Tracey Taveira

Register for the September Event Here