Archive for the ‘Rural’ Category
Friday, February 12th, 2016
HIMSS Connected Health Community Member Webinar: Telehealth 2.0
February 18, 2016 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central Time
No cost. For more information and registration, go to http://bit.ly/1ox7E5G
Adapted from HIMSS:
The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s (UMMC) Center for Telehealth is addressing the need in rural communities which face barriers to accessing adequate healthcare. The presenters will demonstrate the need for telehealth services in rural communities, the value of being connected to an Academic Medical Center, the cost-effective benefits of a comprehensive program that allows individuals to remain at home and in their communities, and how engagement with policymakers has improved overall access to their sustainable model for telehealth services.
Teleneurology: Why It Works for Rural Hospitals Webinar
February 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MT
No cost. For more information and registration, go to http://bit.ly/1V8O226
From Idaho AHEC:
The webinar will focus on the benefits of teleneurology to rural hospitals. Attendees will learn how teleneurology can accelerate diagnosis and treatment of stroke and other acute neurology patients, and can prevent rural hospitals from having to transfer those patients to facilities in metropolitan areas to get the care they need.
Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP)
Deadline: Apr 8, 2016
For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1XnJjee
Adapted from Rural Health Information Hub:
Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP) networks are used to:
- Expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of health care services
- Improve and expand the training of health care providers
- Expand and improve the quality of health information available to health care providers, and patients and their families, for decisionmaking
Applications are especially encouraged from networks that will demonstrate how telehealth can expand access to, coordinate and improve the quality of health care services through School-Based Health Centers, especially those which may also serve the broader community beyond normal school hours. Eligible applicants include rural or urban nonprofit entities that will provide services to rural communities through a telehealth network.
The Telehealth Network shall include at least two of the following entities (at least one of which shall be a community-based health care provider):
- School-based health centers
- Community health centers or other federally qualified health centers
- Health care providers, including pharmacists, in private practice
- Entities operating clinics, including rural health clinics
- Local health departments
- Nonprofit hospitals, including community (critical) access hospitals
- Other publicly funded health or social service agencies
- Long-term care providers
- Providers of health care services in the home
- Providers of outpatient mental health services and entities operating outpatient mental health facilities
- Local or regional emergency health care providers
- Institutions of higher education
- Entities operating dental clinics
Thursday, February 4th, 2016
The USDA Rural Development opened applications for Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grants, http://1.usa.gov/1P9LRtm These grants can be used to purchase eligible capital assets, such as equipment or instructional programming, that aide in connecting teachers and medical service providers serving rural communities to other teachers, medical professionals, and experts too far to access otherwise.
An informational webinar about grants the will be held on February 18. View this flyer for instructions on how to register for the webinar: http://1.usa.gov/1Kt7E05
Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
The Veterans Affairs Office of Rural Health offers a pilot program, http://bit.ly/1UPLEwC, to help rural, veteran mothers experiencing postpartum depression cope with the depression. An online intervention tool, MomMoodBooster, provides a variety of mood management resources and connects the mothers with phone coaches to help encourage the participants and track results: http://bit.ly/1J3EQLk
Monday, November 9th, 2015
Although small, ticks can cause serious conditions such as Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
MedlinePlus and the Centers for Disease Control have resources for consumers and health care providers on avoiding and recognizing tick-borne illnesses.
It’s Open Season on Ticks (CDC): http://1.usa.gov/1iOoXeZ
Tick Bites (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1NZJSqu
Ticks (CDC): http://1.usa.gov/1cowudw
Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
The Rural Assistance Center has a new topic guide: Rural Care Coordination. Care coordination has great potential to improve rural health access and quality, as well as health outcomes. This new guide looks at opportunities, barriers, and models related to coordinating care in rural settings. Topics covered include Accountable Care Organizations, patient-centered medical homes, the role of HIT in care coordination, and more: http://bit.ly/1jSl8Hb
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
The Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project Guide is now available from the National Rural Health Resource Center: http://bit.ly/1LkUxca. This guide was developed to provicde best practices to rural hospitals and to assist State Offices of Rural Health to develop educational training. Get the guide at: http://bit.ly/1jAkT2K.
Thursday, October 8th, 2015
The National Center for Farmworker Health has created a guide for agricultural workers that describes benefits under the Affordable Care Act. The guide is in English and is available for sharing.
ACA fact sheet: http://bit.ly/1OoMyPM
Monday, September 21st, 2015
According to the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, over 950,000 children and teens live on farms in the United States (source: http://bit.ly/1FaCxUQ). Additionally, this time of year, many families and school groups are headed to farms for autumn activities.
On September 23, from 12-1 pm CDT, there will be a webinar entitled Harvest Season: Are Children Safe?
Details and registration: http://bit.ly/1FaCR5T
Farm Safety resources:
ToxTown Farm: http://1.usa.gov/1KuhZDn
Monday, August 24th, 2015
The Rural Assistance Center has released an updated resource guide on Rural Migrant Health. The guide lists unique health challenges faced by migrant agricultural workers and barriers to accessing health care. The guide provides examples of model programs to address those challenges and barriers, lists organizations that provide migrant health care, and includes funding opportunities.
Rural Migrant Health (Rural Assistance Center): http://bit.ly/1V4qWub
Thursday, August 20th, 2015
Faster, Closer Access Expands
More veterans now have access to faster, closer healthcare through the Veterans Choice Program. The Choice Program allows vets to see doctors who are not associated with the Department of Veterans Affairs, if:
The vet enrolled in VA health care on or before August 1, 2014, or is eligible to enroll as a recently discharged combat veteran
The vet has been (or will be) waiting more than 30 days for VA medical care
The vet lives more than 40 miles away from a VA medical care facility or faces one of several excessive travel burdens.
The VA recently changed how it determines how far a vet lives from the nearest VA medical facility, using actual driving distance instead of measuring the distance in a straight line. That means more veterans are now eligible for the program under the 40-mile rule.
Veterans Choice Program: http://1.usa.gov/1J7RByu
Learn 10 more facts about the Veterans Choice Program go here: http://1.usa.gov/1J76dAo
To find out more about health issues and benefits for veterans, visit: http://1.usa.gov/1Jt6ocz