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Application webinar on funding opportunities

February 24, 2015

REMINDER: Application webinar on HRSA/FORHP rural health funding opportunities

Attention Delta Region Community-Based Organizations, Educational Institutions, Health Providers, Local Development Districts and Other Interested Parties:

Please join the Delta Regional Authority and the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA)/Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) to learn about two new opportunities for health-related funding that has the potential to make a huge difference in rural communities.  The first program will provide funding for health professional training in partnership with local educational institutions, while the second program supports building and strengthening rural health networks. 

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Creating a Healthier Nation 2030

February 23, 2015

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health – Region VII is hosting a collaborative event, Creating a Healthier Nation 2030, on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center. This half day event will showcase Public Health at Work and highlight organizations and agencies currently working to create a healthier nation.  Please share with your networks.

When: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (registration begins at 8:30 AM)
Where: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Rd, KCMO)
Cost: Free and open to the public.

Registration is required.  http://publichealthweekkc.eventbrite.com

If you have additional questions, please contact Corstella Henley at corstella.henley@hhs.gov.

View the attached flyer.

Rural Assistance Center Health & Human Services Update

February 18, 2015

The Rural Assistance Center is a collaborative effort of the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health, and the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI); and is funded by a grant through HRSA’s Office of Rural Health Policy. View the RAC Online newsletter.

Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

February 18, 2015

Hot off the Presses

1. As we head into the final stretch of this Marketplace Open Enrollment period, the staff of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy wants to thank you for all the work you have been doing to enroll rural Americans. As of January 16, over 1.3 million rural Americans have enrolled in 2015 Marketplace plans, 18 percent of those individuals enrolling in coverage in the 37 states using the Federally Facilitated Marketplace.  Please continue to encourage your patients and community to visit gov or contact the Marketplace call center to learn about their options and the financial help that is available. If you need ideas for ways to reach individuals and families in your community, our office has compiled a guide of Best Practices in Rural Outreach and Enrollment based on feedback from grantees during the last Outreach and Enrollment period. Again, February 15th is the final deadline to enroll before Open Enrollment ends. This is an opportunity for all of us to help as many rural Americans as possible secure affordable, quality health insurance and access health care services.  From all of us here in the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, thank you for your contribution to improving the health of individuals and families across the country.

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2015 Critical Access Hospital Rural Health Clinic Conference Update

February 17, 2015

Wipfli Critical Access Hospital Rural Health Clinic Conference Update

One Free Registration For Each Missouri Critical Access Hospital

Annual Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinic Conference – Missouri
April 28, 2015, 7:30 a.m. – April 30, 2015, 12:00 p.m. (CST)
Hilton Branson Convention Center

Don’t miss the opening session with Michelle Rathman CEO Impact! Communications, Inc. Our MN audience raved about her ‘Reestablishing Community Relevance’ presentation!
Hotel deadline for reservations March 25, 2015
Click here for more details

Registration discounts available for three or more attendees from any one organization. Contact Sylvia Weise at sweise@wipfli.com for more information.

Looking for a telemedicine service provider?

February 17, 2015

Telehealth Service Provider Directory is a new resource to help you find your perfect telehealth partner!   Check out this new online directory!

Addressing HIV/AIDS in Rural Communities

February 6, 2015

The SCRHRC is pleased to highlight the current issue of the Psychology and AIDS Exchange Newsletter, which focuses on HIV/AIDS in rural communities. The work of two SCRHRC investigators, Dr. Saundra Glover and Dr. Medha Iyer, is featured in this much needed examination of HIV prevalence, barriers to treatment, and opportunities for moving forward in rural communities.

http://www.apa.org/pi/aids/resources/exchange/2015/01/index.aspx