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Request for Concept Papers Now Open for Special Projects Program

January 23, 2014

Cycle 1 of the 2014 Special Projects program is now open.  

Cycle 1 concept papers will be accepted online until 4pm Thursday, February 13, 2014.  If you should have any questions about this funding opportunity, please direct them to your regional program officer.

Please note there will be pre-application webinar on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.  To learn more about the opportunity or to register for the webinar please visit our Special Projects Request for Concept Papers webpage.

Rural Women’s Health Study

January 17, 2014 

The Rural Women’s Health Study is a research project, based in Missouri, that aims to collect information from women and their health care providers regarding the strengths and challenges of finding help for domestic violence in a rural area. Women who live in rural parts of the state who receive their primary health care at either a 1) federally qualified health center or 2) rural health clinic are encouraged to contribute to this research, as are health care providers (doctors or nurses) who work at a rural health clinic or federally qualified health center. Participating in this study means sitting down with the researcher to answer a few questions at a location of your choosing, at a time that is convenient for you.

Learn more about how to participate.

MO Rural County Changes and Telehealth Reimbursement

January 10, 2014

Missouri Rural County Changes and Rural Eligibility and Telehealth Reimbursement

Counties that no longer have any eligible rural area:
Bollinger, Caldwell, Cape Girardeau, Cass, Dallas, Lincoln, Osage, Warren, Webster

Counties that now have eligible areas:

Counties that were part rural but are now all rural:
Howard, Washington

The websites for Rural Eligibility and Telehealth Reimbursement are:

Webinar: EMRs: Improving Access Requires Managing Key Risks

December 19, 2013

Thursday, January 16
12:00-1:00 pm CST

Technology has transformed the world of health information through the electronic medical record. Although organizations can benefit from electronic medical records (EMRs) because they are more efficient and easy to share, this improved method of information exchange means data can be manipulated, mined, passed and shared, all of which impact data integrity. While the paper medium was easier to control, data ownership is where we need to focus our attention today.

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Funding Opportunity

December 19, 2013

The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) is pleased to announce the release of the  Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (announcement number: HRSA-14-046).  The purpose of ORHP’s Radiation Screening and Education Program designed to develop education programs, disseminate information on radiogenic diseases, screen eligible individuals for cancer and other radiogenic diseases, provide referrals for medical treatment, and facilitate documentation of Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) claims.  
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Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

December 19, 2013

Funding Opportunities 

  1. The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy is pleased to announce the release of up to $300,000 in support of the Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (RESEP).  This program will support grantees in the development and dissemination of education programs related to radiogenic diseases, screening and referrals. 

    The deadline to submit an application in is February 14, 2014.  ORHP strongly recommends that applicants submit their applications prior to the due date to avoid any technological problems. All applications have to be submitted electronically in and waiver requests to submit a paper copy application will not be accepted.
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Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

December 11, 2013

Funding Opportunities

  1. The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy is pleased to announce the release of the fiscal year 2014 Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program.  The purpose of this program is to assist in the development of an integrated healthcare network. Applications must be submitted into by January 16, 2014.To access the application visit: and type in HRSA-14-043 in the funding opportunity box. 
  2. Due to the government shutdown, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy has made changes to the Rural Health Network Development funding opportunity, pushing back the due date for all applications to December 6, 2013.  For more information on this funding announcement please visit 

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