January 21, 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.
January 21, 2015
The 2015 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open and will close on March 30, 2015 at 7:30 PM EST.
This Program provides loan repayment assistance to licensed primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health providers who serve in communities with limited access to health care. There are both full-time and half-time service options.
The 2015 application cycle is expected to be competitive. On average, it can take up to three weeks to complete an application so applicants are encouraged to apply early. This year the process may improve for applicants, now that some loan information can be automatically populated by the National Student Loan Data System.
January 20, 2015
Hot Off the Presses
1. The 26th Annual Rural Health Policy Institute will take place February 3rd-5th, 2015 in Washington, DC. This event marks the largest rural health policy gathering in the country and includes updates from Federal partners, Administration officials and other rural health policy stakeholders. Dr. Mary Wakefield, HRSA Administrator, will present an update from HRSA on Tuesday, February 3rd. On Thursday, February 5th, Doug O’Brien, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development in the US Department of Agriculture, will give an update on the work of the White House Rural Council. Following his presentation will be two important panels on recent rural health research topics. The first presentation, featuring Gopal Singh of the HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau and two ORHP grantees, Alana Knudson of the National Opinion Research Center and the University of North Dakota Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center and Jan Probst of the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, will focus on new data that highlight current trends in rural health disparities. The second presentation, focusing on rural hospital closures, will feature Sarah Young and Sarah Bryce from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) and Mark Holmes and George Pink from the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program. To view the latest agenda, registration information and preconference details, please visit: http://www.ruralhealthweb.org/pi
January 15, 2015
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January 13, 2015
A funding opportunity is available for rural health clinics through the Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Cancer and Chronic Disease Control. The funding opportunity is around implementation of high blood pressure prompts for improving health outcomes for high blood pressure. The bid is available at http://archive.oa.mo.gov/bids/b3z15128.htm. Bids are due by 2:00 p.m. on February 10, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Kemna, OA Buyer at Leslie.Kemna@oa.mo.gov. Thank you.