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CDA Explores The Arts and Economic Development

August 16, 2016

Join us September 26-27 at the Elms in Excelsior Springs for an interactive session on The Arts and Economic Development.  During the workshops presenters will discuss 21st century strategies for rural communities and how the arts can be a successful economic development strategy.

Visit:  http://extension.missouri.edu/communityarts/cda-explores.aspx

Register online at: http://muconf.missouri.edu/cda-Explores/

Rural Health Information Hub

August 16, 2016

View the Rural Health Information Hub updates.

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

August 15, 2016

What’s New

HHS invests more than $26 million in FORHP programs.  On August 11, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced new awards for five rural health programs administered by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP).  Of those funds, more than $10 million will go to the Delta States Rural Development Network Program, targeting chronic disease in the eight states of the Delta region (Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, and Tennessee).  Four additional programs received funds that will expand use of telehealth technology for rural veterans and other patients, assist providers with quality improvement activities, and support policy-oriented research to better understand the challenges faced by rural communities.

Surgeon General: Turn the Tide on Opioid Epidemic.  A significant factor in the opioid epidemic is legally written prescriptions from doctors, dentists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. On August 8, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy launched a new campaign, called Turn the Tide Rx, to educate and mobilize prescribers in stemming the supply of misused opioids.  The effort aims to educate prescribers about the opioid epidemic, mobilize health care professionals to improve prescribing practices, provide the public with information about opioid misuse, and change the cultural perceptions around addiction so that it is not seen as a moral failing but a chronic illness that must be treated with skill, urgency and compassion.

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ASTHO Hosts Webinar on Telehealth

August 15, 2016

On August 25 from 3:30-5 p.m. ET, ASTHO, through support from HRSA, will host a webinar entitled “Lessons Learned from States Using Telehealth to Expand Access to Care for Rural and Underserved Communities.” This webinar will provide a brief overview of how states are using telehealth to improve access, address health disparities, and provide opportunities to reach traditionally underserved populations. The webinar will also highlight two examples of current and emerging telehealth initiatives in Hawaii and Alaska.

Rural Health Research & Policy Centers

August 15, 2016

View the Research Alert.

Show-Me ECHO 101 Webinar

August 15, 2016

Just a reminder that August 16, 2016 is the Show-Me ECHO webinar.

August 16-17 training on DED programs

August 4, 2016

Trainings will cover Business Development, Community Development and Redevelopment programs administered by the Department of Economic Development’s Division of Business and Community Services.

  • August 16-17, 2016……………………………………………..Jefferson City
  • October 18-19, 2016…………………………………………….Kansas City Area
  • October 25-26, 2016…………………………………………….Cape Girardeau
  • November 9-10, 2016……………………………………………St. Louis Area
  • November 15-16, 2016………………………………………….Springfield

Facility locations and registration details coming soon!

Local government officials, non-profit representatives, business developers, community developers or members of a regional planning commission have an opportunity to attend a free training Aug. 16-17 in Jefferson City, offered by the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Division of Business and Community Services.

Anyone interested in business development, community development and/or redevelopment programs administered by the department should attend.  Participants will learn how development financing tools work in general in the pre-seminar primer, hear from local developers in the general sessions and discover details on incentives available for business and community development, as well as redevelopment.

The full agenda is available at https://ded.mo.gov/upload/AgendaBCSProgramTraining16.pdf

The seminar will take place at a community room at the DBCS office, 3600 Country Club Drive, Jefferson City. Use the Ross Store entrance.