Category Archives: Health
November 13, 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have joined forces with the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) to ‘Celebrate Rural’ and innovative practices by hosting the below webinars.
Tuesday, November 13
Webinar from 1–2pm ET
This educational activity from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is designed to review updated information on common antibiotic use problems encountered by general clinical pharmacists. Discussion of case-based scenarios will be used to demonstrate how to identify and prioritize antibiotic-related problems and explain examples of employing effective stewardship strategies in the acute care setting. The presenters will use a variety of active techniques to communicate information and facilitate discussion of the clinical scenarios. The webinar will be receiving pharmacy continuing education credits but other healthcare professionals such MDs and nurses are welcome to participate.
Thursday, November 15
Webinar from 1–2pm ET
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host a webinar to highlight examples of Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) projects that address access to care and harm reduction in critical access and rural hospitals.
More events will be posted as they are finalized, so check out the HRSA website regularly: https://www.hrsa.gov/rural-health/about-us/rural-healthday.html
November 09, 2018
Celebrate the ‘Power of Rural’ with the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, who will be hosting 3 live, 30-minute webinars happening on November 15, 2018!
NRHD Webinar: Policy and the Power of Rural
- Start: November 15, 2018 11:00 am
- End: November 15, 2018 11:30 am Eastern
This conversation will focus on the current and future work of rural health policy, how rural citizens can communicate with policymakers and their communities to make an impact on rural health, and the impact of a changing Congress.
Shareholder, Hall Render Killian Heath and Lyman
NRHD Webinar: Rural Networks: Making a Difference in the Opioid Epidemic
- Start: November 15, 2018 3:00 pm
- End: November 15, 2018 3:30 pm Eastern
During this 30 minute conversation, participants will learn how small rural networks are collaborating and innovating with their communities to address the opioid crisis in rural New York.
Facilitated by Karen Madden: New York Office of Rural Health
Rebecca Evansky – Project Manager, Adirondack Health Institute Charlotte Crawford – Chief Executive Officer, Lakes Plains Community Care Network
NRHD Webinar: A Conversation on Rural EMS
- Start: November 15, 2018 4:00 pm
- End: November 15, 2018 4:30 pm Eastern
This conversation will focus on the current state of rural EMS and how leaders are educating and bringing innovation to their states.
Facilitated by Teryl Eisinger: NOSORH Executive Director
Manager, Office of Emergency Medical Services, Wyoming Department of Health
November 8, 2018
Please visit http://chlnkc.org/ongoing-research/ for information on an exciting training opportunity for Family-Based Behavioral Treatment for Obesity. Participants can attend a two day training December 6th-7th at the Children’s Mercy Holmes Office Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Training sessions will run from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on day one and 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on day two.
Please note that while there is no fee for the training, attendees are responsible for hotel, travel and meal costs outside the lunch provided during the sessions.
Continuing education units for this training have been approved for American Psychological Association (APA) and Social Work.
November 8, 2018
Federal Resource Guide for Substance Use Disorder in Rural Communities. This comprehensive guide was created specifically for rural communities facing substance use disorder and opioid misuse. It organizes federal grant programs and resources by 26 categories that include prevention, treatment and recovery, but also include social services, employment, economic development, transportation and justice. The guide was created by the Rural Opioid Federal Interagency Working Group to help address the opioid crisis by improving coordination of and reducing potential overlap among the Federal responses in the nation’s rural communities. Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued data showing that the rate of drug overdose deaths in rural areas surpassed the rate in urban areas. (more…)
November 1, 2018
Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Begins November 1. The six-week period during which consumers may enroll in the Federal Health Insurance Exchange begins today and ends on Saturday, December 15. Those without an employer-based plan may visit HealthCare.gov and CuidadodeSalud.gov to shop for plans that will begin coverage on January 1, 2019. Eleven states and the District of Columbia have their own state-based websites for enrollment in individual/family or small business health coverage, or both. Some states have expanded their Medicaid programs to cover more people. Choose your state and household size to learn if your state has expanded and if you may qualify.
Updated State Fact Sheets from the USDA Economic Research Service. The Economic Research Service (ERS) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) conducts research to inform public and private decision-making on economic and policy issues involving food, farming, natural resources and rural development. The ERS State Fact Sheets provide information on population, income, poverty, food security, education, employment, organic agriculture, farm characteristics, farm financial indicators, top commodities, and agricultural exports. Data are available for all States, and for metro/nonmetro breakouts within States. Links to county-level data are provided where available. This release provides the latest available (2017) U.S. and State-level agricultural exports and poverty estimates. (more…)
November 1, 2018
Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Program (ANEW)
NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY (HRSA-19-003)
Fiscal Year 2019 Application Due Date: January 8, 2019
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program. The purpose of this program is to support innovative academic-practice to educate primary care Nurse Practitioners (NP), clinical nurse specialists (CNS) and nurse midwives (NM) prepared for the unique challenges practicing in rural and underserved communities.
HRSA expects approximately $37,250,000 to fund approximately 53 recipients. You may apply for up to $700,000 per year, of which $350,000 may be used for student traineeships. In order to be eligible for an award, applicants must request both traineeships and academic-practice program infrastructure funds.
Dates: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET
Web link: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/anew_oct/
October 18, 2018
Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Community Health and Prosperity. Rural stakeholders have until Monday, November 5th to offer comment on the Surgeon General’s efforts focusing on how local investments have the potential to improve the health and prosperity of communities. This opportunity for public comment provides a way to ensure that the broader national effort includes a specific focus on rural issues. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is working with the Surgeon General’s Office on this effort and the goal is to use the information from the public to help guide this effort. Rural stakeholders are encouraged to submit written views, recommendations, and data about how investing in communities can improve health and prosperity and unique characteristics of rural communities that need to be taken into account in the larger effort by the Surgeon General.
New Report: Life in Rural America. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) published a report this week with findings from a survey of rural adults “to understand the current views and experiences of rural Americans on economic and health issues.” Respondents were optimistic overall, citing positive job prospects and connection with their communities. Of the challenges in rural areas, more than 25 percent of those surveyed cited drug abuse as the biggest problem facing their local community. The second largest concern, at 21 percent, was economic, including poverty and the availability of jobs. The report challenges the idea that all rural Americans are the same and examines major differences between young and old, those with and without a college degree, and between White residents and minorities. Earlier this year, RWJF issued its annual County Health Rankings. That report included an explicit call to action for community leaders to examine local data and learn more about the social and economic factors in each community that impact health outcomes. (more…)