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ASTDD, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Council of State and Territorial Dental Directors Joint Webcast

July 8, 2015

ASTDD, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists are pleased to announce a joint webcast focusing on oral health among older adults. It will be held on July 15, from 2:00-3:00 Eastern. Presenters will include:

  • Kimberlie Yineman, RDH, BA, ASTDD President
  • Kathy Phipps, DrPH, ASTDD Data and Surveillance Coordinator
  • Katherine Weno, DDS, JD, Director, Division of Oral Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA, ASTHO President and Connecticut Health Department State Health Official
  • Linda J. Ferraro, RDH, BS, Connecticut Oral Health Director

Please pre-register for the webinar using this link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/pn4rnthqjxv3&eom

Rural Assistance Center Health & Human Services Update

July 8, 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.

Rural Health Research & Policy Centers

July 8, 2015

Recruitment of Non-U.S. Citizen Physicians to Rural and Underserved Areas through Conrad State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Programs

Conrad State 30 J-1 visa waiver programs (commonly called Conrad 30 programs) allow international medical graduates (IMGs) training in the U.S. on J-1 visas to remain in the U.S. after completing residency to provide healthcare for rural and urban medically underserved populations. This study collected information from state health department personnel, using both quantitative and qualitative methods, to characterize national trends in waivers and factors related to states’ successful recruitment of IMGs for the years 2000-01 through 2009-10. States varied greatly in the number of waivers used and in the resources devoted to operating the Conrad 30 program. Over the decade there was a shift away from rural primary care placements of IMGs toward non-rural specialist placements. States with larger populations gained an increasing share of J-1 visa waiver physicians during the decade of the 2000s. States devoting more staff to the Conrad 30 program recruited more physicians seeking waivers. Whether or not states charged applicant fees had no association with the number of waivers used.

Contact Information:

Davis Patterson, PhD
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
Phone: 206.543.1892
dpatterson@fammed.washington.edu

Additional Resources of Interest:

HRSA ORO Clinic Waiting Room Diabetes Education Video

July 7, 2015

Webcast Announcements:

Clinic Waiting Room Diabetes Education Video Project Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Diabetes Webcast
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Clinic Waiting Room Diabetes Education Video Project Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Diabetes Webcast
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

July 6, 2015

WHAT’S NEW

1. The 2016 Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Proposed Rule is on display for public inspection in the Federal Register.  One of the provisions includes an Emergency Department Transfer Communication quality improvement measure developed by Stratis Health.  The measure allows  for voluntary reporting by rural and Critical Access H The proposal also includes an update to the Two-Midnight rule, additional requirements for chronic care management billing, and a new payment code for Comprehensive Observation Services.  Official publication is scheduled for July 8th, but it’s now open for comment and will remain so until August 31st.

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Save the Dates – Webcasts for RHCs and CAHs

July 2, 2015

SAVE THE DATE

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am, Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Clinic Waiting Room Diabetes Education Video Project
Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Diabetes Webcast

Webcast link: http://services.choruscall.com/links/hrsa150722.html

Objective
The objective of this Webcast is to increase the awareness of the problem that Diabetes presents in Rural Health Clinics in Kansas and Missouri; and to present the Clinic Waiting Room Diabetes Education Video Project as a tool that can help with patient health literacy regarding Diabetes.

Target Audience
RHC staffs, along with other public health staff and stakeholders, are invited to participate in this Webcast. Please forward this announcement to your rural health contacts and stakeholders as appropriate.

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SAVE THE DATE!
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am, Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Clinic Waiting Room Diabetes Education Video Project
Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Diabetes Webcast

Webcast link: http://services.choruscall.com/links/hrsa150529.html

Objective
The objective of this Webcast is to increase the awareness of the problem that Diabetes presents in Critical Access Hospitals in Kansas and Missouri; and to present the Clinic Waiting Room Diabetes Education Video Project as a tool that can help with patient health literacy regarding Diabetes.

Target Audience
CAH staffs, along with other public health staff and stakeholders, are invited to participate in this Webcast. Please forward this announcement to your rural health contacts and stakeholders as appropriate.

Save the Dates – Webcasts for RHCs and CAHs

July 2, 2015
Reaching Out with Technology: Meeting the Triple Aim with Telehealth
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Office of Regional Operations (ORO), Region 7 (IA, NE, KS, MO) proudly presents
a regional webcast on
Reaching Out with Technology: Meeting the Triple Aim with Telehealth
July 15, 2015, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST

Join the webcast and view the presentation online by clicking here: http://services.choruscall.com/links/hrsa150610.html

The purpose of this webcast is to give the participant an overview of the benefits of telehealth through the experiences of a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in rural upstate New York.  The presentation will provide a foundation of knowledge that will begin with what telehealth is and then go through how to build a solid telehealth program in a healthcare setting, including information on equipment, best practices and workflow integration. The program will review several scenarios for the use of telehealth and share data that illustrates its successful use for a rural health setting.
This webinar will feature presentations from:

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