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Burnout Prevention for Healthcare Leaders Workshop

March 7, 2019

The Missouri Primary Care Association is holding a one-day Workshop titled:  “Burnout Prevention for Healthcare Leaders” on April 16, 2019, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City, MO.

***Click for Course &  Registration Information (Group Rates Available). 

The presenter Dr. Dike Drummond, MD, is the Founder of TheHappyMD.com and is recognized as a The Leading Coach, trainer, and consultant on prevention of burnout.  Dr. Drummond is also nationally known and is widely recognized among healthcare leaders.

Target audience is staff who are involved with your organization’s “wellness and “success

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Announcements

February 14, 2019

What’s New

White House Launches High Speed Broadband Initiative.  On Wednesday, the White House announced a new effort to increase broadband access, particularly in rural areas where coverage and speeds are insufficient to accommodate needs for health care, education and commerce.  With input from a range of federal agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Health and Human Services and Interior as well the Federal Communications Commission, the American Broadband Initiative Milestones Report offers recommendations grouped into three categories: streamlining federal permitting processes to speed broadband deployment, leveraging federal assets to lower the cost of broadband build-outs, and maximizing the impact of federal funding.  See the Funding Opportunities section below for announcements related to broadband access and telecommunications specific to rural areas.

Advancing Tobacco Prevention and Control in Rural America. The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), in conjunction with the Maine Public Health Institute and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), announced the release of a new report highlighting the significant toll tobacco has on rural communities.  The report – which includes 15 recommendations for advancing rural tobacco control initiatives and suggestions for future research – explores rates and patterns of commercial tobacco use across rural, aspects of the rural context that may affect tobacco control efforts, and current rural tobacco control activities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cigarette smoking disproportionately affects the health of people with lower socioeconomic status, with people living in deprived, rural areas experiencing rates of lung cancer that are 18-20 percent higher than people living in urban areas. Read more

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Announcements

February 7, 2019

What’s New

New Report on HIV Burden in the Deep South.  Produced by the Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative, the report covers six states – Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina – and indicates that 29 percent of persons living with HIV (PLWH) there live in rural areas and smaller cities.  In some cases the rural HIV burden is heavier, such as in Alabama and Mississippi, where more than 60 percent of PLWH live outside a large urban area.

Funding Opportunities

Rural Communities Opioid Response Implementation – Coming Soon.  The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced a future funding opportunity for the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP), part of a multi-year initiative supporting treatment for and prevention of opioid use disorder.  Grantees of the RCORP-Implementation funding will receive up to $1 million for a three-year period of performance to enhance and expand service delivery in high-risk rural communities. Read more

Rural Health Information HUB

February 20, 2019

View the Rural Health Information Update.

Rural Health Information HUB

February 6, 2019

View the Rural Health Information Update.

Rural Health Research Gateway

February 20, 2019

View the Research Alert.

Rural Health Research Gateway

February 1, 2019

View the Research Alert.