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Archive for the ‘Rural’ Category

Tools and Strategies for Managing Rural Health Networks

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

The National Cooperative of Health Networks Association (NCHN) offers a web-based searchable tool that provides templates, guides, and other resources to assist health care network leaders in the management and development of their network. Included are a variety of resources focused on rural health networks: http://bit.ly/1BNwEGZ

NOSORH Grant Writing Institute: Rural Health Grant Writing Specialist Training

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health – A four-month training series designed to help rural health professionals build grantwriting and grant management skills. All classes are offered through an online portal.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: September 25, 2014

More information: http://bit.ly/1pj3g7m

Rural Assistance Center: Rural Vitality and Rural Healthcare Topic Guide

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

This new guide, developed by RAC Information Specialist Kathleen Spencer focuses on the linkage between rural healthcare and the economic strength and overall vitality of the community.

Visit the Rural Assistance Center’s website to access the Guide: http://bit.ly/1rCw9tI

Fact Sheet: Increasing Investment in Rural America

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

This week, the White House Rural Council will host the inaugural Rural Opportunity Investment Conference (ROI) to promote potential investment opportunities that exist throughout rural America. Top leaders from the business community and financial institutions, senior government officials, rural economic development experts and others from across the country, will come together to discuss ways to develop partnerships that create jobs, grow small businesses, and invest in critical rural infrastructure.

In conjunction with this event, the White House Rural Council is announcing a $10 billion dollar investment fund to promote rural economic development. This fund will continue to grow the rural economy by increasing access to capital for rural infrastructure projects and speeding up the process of rural infrastructure improvements. The fund is immediately open for business and more investors can now add to the initial $10 billion in available capital.

The ROI conference and the new investment fund are part of the Obama Administration’s ongoing efforts to promote investment in rural America, strengthen the nation’s infrastructure, and grow the U.S. economy. Since the creation of the White House Rural Council in 2011, the President has made historic investments in rural America designed to drive job growth, invest in rural education, provide emergency services, and address health disparities.

To read more visit the complete Fact Sheet: http://1.usa.gov/1o9CVTL

Resources on Finding Rural-Relevant Statistics and Data

Monday, July 14th, 2014

The Rural Assistance Center has created three new guides for finding rural health data and statistics.

Guides:

  • Finding Statistics and Data Related to Rural Health
  • Data Sources & Tools Relevant to Rural Health
  • Selecting Rural Data in American Factfinder

Access the guides: http://bit.ly/1mb3I1w

USDA Offers Grant to Help Repair Housing in Rural Areas

Friday, June 13th, 2014

From the United States Department of Agriculture:

“The funds are being made available in USDA Rural Development’s Housing Preservation Grant program. Eligible applicants include town or county governments, public agencies, federally recognized Indian Tribes, and non-profit and faith-based organizations. USDA does not provide funding directly to homeowners under this program.

Up to $3.9 million is available in Fiscal Year 2014. Applications are due July 28, 2014. More information on how to apply is on page 33495 of today’s [6/11/2014]  Federal Register.”

For more information, visit the USDA’s News Release: http://1.usa.gov/1itVNvq

Rural Mental Health and Substance Abuse Toolkit

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

The Rural Assistance Center has produced a Rural Mental Health and Substance Abuse Toolkit. The toolkit contains several modules, each of which focuses on a different aspect of mental health services in rural areas.

Modules include:

  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Rural Communities
  • Where to Begin – Determining Rural Mental Health and Substance Abuse Needs
  • Development and Use of Evidence-based Interventions
  • Evaluating Rural Mental Health and Substance Abuse Programs
  • Program Clearinghouse

Access the full toolkit: http://bit.ly/1m5a73i

 

New report: Addressing the Health Care Needs of Rural Veterans

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

A new report, published National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, provides guidance to state offices of rural health and others who are involved in the delivery of health care and health information to rural veterans. The report includes rural veteran statistics, issues specific to rural veteran health care and potential solutions/best practices, and a review of recent literature.

Read the report (.pdf): http://bit.ly/1t521cB

Health Insurance Outreach and Enrollment Topic Guide

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Rural Assistance Center – Information and resources for rural health and human service providers so they can help their patients, clients, and community members understand the health insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act.

Available here: http://bit.ly/1hQJPhN

STEP-UP Summer Research Program for American Indian/Alaska Native High School Students and Mentors

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

The Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) is a federally funded program managed and supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK). The overall goal of the NIDDK’s STEP-UP program is to build and sustain a biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social science research pipeline focused on NIDDK mission areas. The project aims to expose American Indian/Alaska Native current year junior and senior high school students to the science of diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition and obesity through an 8-10 week summer research program.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2014

More information is available online: http://1.usa.gov/1ng3IB7