Webinars and Technical Assistance
- The National Network for Oral Health Access and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health will be sponsoring a webinar on August 29th from 2:00 – 3:00pm EST focusing on adding and expanding oral health programs in safety net setting with an emphasis on rural areas. Click here to register for this webinar.
- Reminder that HRSA will be hosting a Health Information Technology and Quality Webinar on Friday, August 23, 2013 from 2pm – 3pm EST focusing on how safety net providers can prepare for the ICD-10 transition. Participants can register here.
Other Useful Information and Resources
- Do you have a BIG idea for solving major problems in health and health care? The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will be holding its first-ever Pioneer Pitch Day on October 16 in New York City. This is an opportunity to be original, unconventional and radical by proposing a new idea that challenges traditional thought and practice – and idea that has the potential to transform health or health care. Submit your idea by September 6th to be considered for pitch day.
August 15th, 2013 – 1:00 PM – 2:10 PM ET
The VA is caring for 4 million older Veterans, 40% of who live in rural and highly rural areas, with 75% of those over age 65. As a group, these older Veterans are more likely to have multiple chronic illnesses that require medical care and support from caregivers. For older Veterans in rural areas, finding help with caregiving needs can be a difficult challenge. Many of these Veterans receive the bulk of their daily care from spouses, children, other family members, or friends. Little help has traditionally been provided for these caregivers. Recent VA initiatives to better support caregivers have prompted the development of new tools, programs, and opportunities.
Monday, August 12, 2013
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
Join Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Wayne Guerra, MBA, as he speaks about the challenges rural hospitals face today. He will be discussing trends in the healthcare industry and showing how simple technology can save cost, increase revenue and educate communities on how to manage their health.
With more than 20 years of experience practicing in academic, tertiary care and community emergency departments ranging from 12,000 to 120,000 annual visits, Dr. Guerra has a rich passion for the challenges rural providers face.
During this 45-minute, complimentary webinar, you will learn:
- How to improve communication between you and your patients
- How to bring healthcare literacy to your community
- Ways to make your hospital a resource for your community
- Ways to educate your patients on how to better manage their healthcare
- Why rural hospitals need to embrace technology
Integrating Genetics in Your Practice 2013 Webinar Series
The Genetics in Primary Care Institute is pleased to announce the 2013 Webinar Series, Integrating Genetics in Your Practice: What every primary care provider needs to know! This 6-part series will focus on providing primary care providers with the knowledge and resources to better provide genetic medicine as part of a medical home. Each educational webinar will highlight the important skills that primary care providers already have and will build upon them in order to provide a comprehensive approach to primary care in which genetic thinking is integrated in every patient encounter. Read more…
The USDA is making up to $17.5 million in grant funding available to support distance learning and telemedicine efforts serving rural America. The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program was published in the Federal Register on June 28, 2013. Applications for this program must be received by Monday, August 12, 2013.
1. The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy has released a funding opportunity in support of the rural Access to External Devices Grant Program. The purpose of this program is to: (1) purchase automated external defibrillators; (2) provide defibrillator and basic life support training in automated defibrillator usage; and (3) place automated external defibrillators in rural communities.
Affordable Care Act Implementation Update for Clinicians, Hospitals and other Healthcare Providers on January 9th at 2:00 pm ET. Gary Cohen, Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, provides an overview of the recent Insurance Exchange regulations and guidance and discuss how it impacts clinicians and hospitals. All stakeholders are welcome to attend. For those who are not able to join on January 9th at 2pm – a recording will be available after the call for 30 days by calling 800-856-2276 (no passcode needed).
WHAT: Affordable Care Act Implementation Update for Providers
TOPIC: Insurance Exchange Update
Gary Cohen, Director, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight
DATE: January 9th 2:00 pm ET
DIAL IN: 888-455-2963 passcode: 2954962