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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.

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.

The link to register is:

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

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Rural Health Information Hub

April 5, 2017

View the Rural Health Information Hub updates.

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.

Community Approaches to Reducing STDs Funding Opportunity Announcement

April 3, 2017

The Division of STD Prevention announces the publication of the funding opportunity announcement:  “Community Approaches to Reducing STDs”.  Please visit for more information:

Rural Health Information Hub

March 29, 2017

View the Rural Health Information Hub updates.

Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

March 29, 2017

Funding Opportunities

Youth Farm Safety Education – May 10.  Land Grant colleges and universities are eligible to apply for total program funding of $300,000 that will support education of young agricultural workers in rural communities.  USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture administers programs linking research and education to farms and communities and supports youth training as a way to strengthen economic vitality in agriculture.

Improving rural economies – May 26. The USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service is now accepting applications for the 2017 Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) program to improve the economic conditions of rural areas. A robust economy can help support and sustain rural health care services and improve residents’ quality of life. RCDG provides up to $200,000 for nonprofit organizations or colleges and universities to assist in the startup, expansion, or improvement of rural cooperatives and other mutually-owned businesses that sell products and services such as telecommunications, credit and financial services, housing, and food.

Relatives As Parents Program – June 15. As the nation continues to grapple with the toll of the opioid abuse epidemic, particularly in rural areas, more grandparents are raising their children.  The Brookdale Foundation group has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for its Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP).  Brookdale will select up to 15 programs to receive a seed grant of $15,000 and ongoing technical assistance to create or expand support services to grandparents and other relatives raising children.  Any not-for-profit organization can apply for the program, including aging service providers, county agencies, and health care providers.  For additional information, contact Melinda Perez-Porter, RAPP Director, at

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MTN & Show-Me ECHO Training Conference

March 27, 2017

Missouri Telehealth Network Training Conference

The Missouri Telehealth Network and Show-Me ECHO are hosting a training conference in April.  Please join us for MTN’s 20th Telehealth Training Conference!  MTN has been hosting telehealth trainings since 2003 and has trained nearly 600 people.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about telehealth and Show-Me ECHO!    Please go to to register and for more information.

When:  April 18 & 19, 2017
Where:  Assessment Resource Center, 2800 Maguire Boulevard, Columbia, MO

If you have questions, please contact Mary Beth Schneider at or contact our office at 573.884.7958.