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NHSC New Site Application Cycle is Open!

April 11, 2017

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Show-Me ECHO 101 Webinar – April 12th

April 11, 2017

Have you heard about Show-Me ECHO?  Join our webinar tomorrow, April 12th, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. and learn about it!

What is ECHO you may ask?  ECHO creates ongoing learning communities where primary care clinicians receive support and develop the skills they need to treat a specific condition. Specialists serve as mentors and colleagues, sharing their medical knowledge and expertise with primary care clinicians. As a result, they can provide comprehensive, best-practice care to patients with complex health conditions, right where they live.

Our Show-Me ECHO Clinics include: Autism, Chronic Pain, Dermatology, Hepatitis C, and Childhood Asthma. In May we will be adding a Child Psych ECHO!

To register for the webinar please email Wendy Hough at houghw@health.missouri.edu or call our office at 573-884-7958.

CMS Region 7 Update

April 7, 2017

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Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

April 7, 2017

What’s New

2017 County Health Rankings.  This year’s assessment of health in every country in the U.S. concludes that more Americans are dying prematurely across rural and urban communities and racial/ethnic groups.  For the years studied, premature death increased most among those ages 15-44.  Drug overdose was by far the single leading cause of premature death by injury in 2015 but, for those aged 15-24, more deaths due to motor vehicle crashes and firearm fatalities also played a role in the accelerated rise.  A new measurement this year, disconnected youth, looks at young adults aged 16-24 who are not in school and not working and finds the issue more prevalent in rural counties than urban counties.  An interactive map on the County Health Rankings site breaks down the data by county and state.

CDC and Rural Health.  To promote their ongoing work around rural health issues, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently launched a website that provides an overview of the significant gap in health between rural and urban Americans, links to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report rural health series, and resources on key health topics impacting rural Americans.  The site also shares The Community Guide, a collection of findings – on topics such as diabetes, mental health, nutrition, obesity and oral health – to help resource-limited communities identify the best evidence-based interventions for improved health and disease prevention.  To learn more about the FORHP and CDC collaboration around rural health topics, please see the RHIhub resource page on the CDC MMWR Rural Health Series and check back frequently for details about upcoming webinars on specific topics.

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CDC NetConference Series About Adult Immunizations

April 5, 2017

Please join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a NetConference series on Vaccinating Adults, addressing key issues related to protecting adults from vaccine-preventable diseases. A collaborative effort between the CDC  and Maryland Partnership for Prevention and the state immunization program, the Vaccinating Adults series will feature six presentations by experts in promoting, administering, and securing reimbursement for adult immunizations.

The Vaccinating Adults series objectives are to provide information and share insights on the unique challenges associated with vaccinating various subgroups within the adult population.

Audience
Immunization providers: Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physician assistants, DoD paraprofessionals, medical students, state and local immunization programs, etc.

Continuing Education
Continuing education will be available for each event.

Registration
The link to register is: https://www2.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/adultreg/

Advanced registration is required to participate. Registrants will receive an email with instructions for accessing the webinar no later than the morning of the scheduled event.

Note that you will be registered for all, or remaining, events. Should you wish to opt out of future webinar events or emails, please send an email to izlearn@cdc.gov.

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Rural Health Information Hub

April 5, 2017

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Buckner Project Connect Event

April 4, 2017

Upcoming:  2nd Annual Project Connect Event held in Buckner, MO on Saturday, April 29 from 9 am – 2 pm.

A few of the services being offered for free are:  dental extractions, haircuts, and chiropractic adjustment.