August 18-20, 2020

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News At-A-Glance

Missouri Nurses Foundation’s Early Career Nurse Innovator Award nominations now open. Learn more.

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the Rural Action Plan

COVID-19 Resources & Helpful Links

CMS COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Billing

 
Check out this site and these informative FAQ tools:

American Heart Association issues this Rural Health Advisory/Call-to-Action:
https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000753

Addiction Resources shares how to treat substance abuse during a pandemic: Learn more

A Guide to Medicare Benefits – https://www.caring.com/medicare/

New Report Identifies Behavioral Health Crisis In Agriculture in Missouri – High Incidence of Suicides Among Farmers and Ranchers. Read report.

How Will Medicaid Block Grants Impact Missouri? Find out.

Your Community Cares Rural Health Coalition Recently released ‘Not My Child’ PSA: Watch

A Blueprint for Improving Care for Patients with Mental Health Conditions and Substance Use Disorders who Present to the Emergency Department. Learn more.

Rural Health Research Gateway archived webinars. Check them out here.

In Missouri, the top 10 counties for heart disease mortality are rural counties. Read more.

FCC launches $20 billion digital fund. Learn more.

Government phases out DUNS number. Learn more.

Rural Health Discussion on The Randy Tobler Show – Listen here and learn more

Helpful Resources from National Volunteer Transportation Center

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Selects New CEO

Opioids & The Workforce Conference (Your Community Cares Rural Health Coalition) – watch video

ReImagine Rural Health 2020Gov. Mike Parson Delivers Video Address

Medicaid Expansion – Kaiser Health News (KHN)

Why Doctors Should Consider Giving Patients a Ride – Politico Magazine

Medical Transportation Service is a Lifesaver for Rural Missourians – The Rural Monitor

Health-Related Consequences for Not Having Transportation – RHI Hub

 

Upcoming Events & Funding Opportunities

MRHA Get Link’d Conference Returns Summer 2021.

Managing Diabetes in Older Adults within a Dental Setting: A Practical Integrated Care Approach — Tuesday, December 1 at 12:00-1:00 pm ET. Hosted by The National Center for Equitable Care for Elders, a HRSA-funded NTTAP. Register here.

Health and Housing Focus Group 5 — Tuesday, November 17 at 3:30-4:30 pm ET. Hosted by CSH, a HRSA-funded NTTAP. Register here.

Diabetes Continuum of Care: Building Successful Teams During the COVID-19 Pandemic — Tuesday, November 17 at 2:00-3:00 pm ET. Hosted by 14 HRSA-funded NTTAPs, part of the Diabetes National Learning Series. Register here.

Understanding the Ground: Social Determinants of Health in Rural Populations — Tuesday, November 17 at 1:00-2:00 pm ET. Hosted by the HRSA-funded Rural Health Research Gateway. Register here.

Health and Housing Focus Group 4 — Tuesday, November 17 at 1:00-2:00 pm ET. Hosted by CSH, a HRSA-funded NTTAP. Register here.

Health and Housing Focus Group 3 — Monday, November 16 at 1:00-2:00 pm ET. Hosted by CSH, a HRSA-funded NTTAP. Register here.

Health and Housing Focus Group 2 — Thursday, November 12 at 3:30-4:30 pm ET. Hosted by CSH, a HRSA-funded NTTAP. Register here.

Workforce Grand Rounds Webinar Series: Healthy Women, Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Futures — Thursday, November 12 at 2:00-3:30 pm ET. Access details coming soon.

HITEQ Highlights: Addressing Interpersonal Violence and Human Trafficking in the Health Center Setting — Thursday, November 12 at 1:00-2:30 pm ET. Hosted by the HITEQ Center and Futures Without Violence, both HRSA-funded NTTAPs. Register here.

Health and Housing Focus Group 1 — Thursday, November 12 at 1:00-2:00 pm ET. Hosted by CSH, a HRSA-funded NTTAP. Register here.

Physical Activity & Diabetes Prevention in the COVID-19 Landscape — Wednesday, November 11 at 1:00-2:00 pm ET. Hosted by CSH, a HRSA-funded NTTAP. Register here.

Diabetes Continuum of Care: Raising the Pillars for Community Engagement — Tuesday, November 10 at 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET. Hosted by 14 HRSA-funded NTTAPs, part of the Diabetes National Learning Series. Register here.

Understanding Social Determinants of Health: An Introductory Webinar — Thursday, November 5 at 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET. Hosted by CSH, a HRSA-funded NTTAP. Register here.

Helping Rural Communities Recover from the Opioid Crisis – Fridays, October 2 – 23 at 12:00 pm ET.  Recovery Center of Excellence at the University of Rochester will host two virtual sessions each Friday from October 2 – 23 on this year’s symposium theme: Treatment on Demand and the Ecosystem of Recovery.  FORHP funds the University of Rochester in the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program as a Rural Center of Excellence on substance use disorder (RCORP-RCOE).

HRSA Virtual Job Fair for Primary Care Clinicians –Wednesday, October 7 from 6:45 to 10:15 pm ET. HRSA is hosting a virtual job fair on Wednesday, October 7 from 6:45 to 10:15 pm ET. Register now if you are a clinician seeking work in rural and underserved communities.  National Health Service Corps (NHSC)- or Nurse Corps-approved facility with open opportunities must also register to participate.

MRHA Partners with Avera eCARE® to Help Rural Hospitals Implement — RFP to be Issued. Five Hospitals to be Selected.

Save the Date: Rural Missouri Maternal Health and Infant Mortality Summit – Dec. 1, 2020 thru Dec. 2, 2020. Learn more.
 
HHS Telemedicine Hack, a 10-week learning community to accelerate telemedicine implementation for ambulatory providers.

The Nonprofit Relief and Recovery Grant supports Missouri nonprofit organizations in meeting critical and emergent needs resulting from the COVID-19 public health emergency and in building organizational capacity for recovery from the current emergency. Learn more.

MU Extension Continuing Medical Education and Physician Lifelong Learning Events. Learn more and register.

Check out these free 30-minute webinars (January 2020 – September 2020) hosted by NOSORH for Rural Health Clinic Practice Managers and Providers