The Rural Assistance Center has created a new toolkit for rural oral health. The toolkit provides resources in the planning, implementing and evaluating of rural oral health programs. The toolkit provides examples of successful programs. Access the toolkit: http://bit.ly/1aEU3Ar
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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an early intervention public education program that teaches the public how to assist someone experiencing a behavioral health crisis. MHFA teaches the skills needed to identify, understand, and respond to individuals who may be experiencing signs of a mental illness or substance use disorder. First Aid is administered to help individuals connect with appropriate care. The training is especially useful in rural communities where access to mental health services may be limited. Rural MHFA is a way to build community level capacity to identify mental health and substance use concerns early and for rural residents to increase their confidence to intervene and refer people to the resources that do exist. MHRA is a way to increase the level of baseline knowledge about emntal health and substance abuse and to decrease the negative perceptions often associated with these disorders.
Mental Health First Aid is a 12-hour course that teaches participants about:
- Risk factors and warning signs for mental health issues
- Prevalence of various mental health disorders
- The need to reduce stigma
- A 5-step action plan to assess a situation, identify appropriate interventions, and help those in need access mental health services
- Resources available to help people experiencing a mental health issue or problem
More information is available from the Rural Assistance Center online: http://bit.ly/136YxNd
When: Thursday, May 2, 2013
When: 11:00am – 12:30pm Pacific Time
Join Health Outreach Partners and Farmworker Justice for the “Medical-Legal Partnerships for Farmworker Health and Legal Service Organizations” webinar. The purpose of this webinar is to highlight medical-legal partnerships for farmworker serving organizations. Farmworker patients often experience the negative health impacts of the social determinants of health such as poor housing, employment issues, violence, and not being eligible for health and social programs. Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) are increasingly working to address the social determinants of health by addressing both the health and legal needs of patients. Topics will include an overview of medical-legal partnerships, initiatives and strategies, challenges, and recommendations. Representatives from health centers and legal agencies serving migrant and seasonal farmworkers will serve as panelists and participants will have the opportunity to pose real-time questions relevant to the topic.
Reserve your webinar seat at: http://bit.ly/15GXQcV
Rural Information Center – Database for identifying funding assistance programs offered by the federal government that rural areas can apply for. http://1.usa.gov/17M1zp4
Leaders of critical-access hospitals and other rural hospitals and healthcare clinics now have access to a tool kit containing five online guides to help them participate in health information exchange (HIE). The kit, developed by the not-for-profit National Rural Health Resource Center, includes an assessment guide detailing what to consider before forming or joining a health information exchange; a spreadsheet to calculate an organization’s return-on-investment from HIE; a guide to understanding the federal developed Direct Protocol for basic peer-to-peer records exchange; a primer on health information exchange policies; and an overview of privacy and security issues under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 2009.
Access the tool kit here: http://bit.ly/15Rk1L2
The National Health Service Corps opened their 2013 Loan Repayment Program application cycle. The program offers primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health providers the opportunity to have their student loans repaid while serving in communities with limited access to care.
Application Deadline: April 16, 2013
More information about the Loan Repayment Program can be found online here: http://1.usa.gov/XeACVx
Access case studies spotlighting hospitals and health systems (some are in rural areas) that have successfully collaborated with local community organizations to promote care coordination, wellness, and prevention. Website also includes tools and resources to help health care facilities be accountable and transparent to their communities and deliver quality care.
Access Community Connections on the web here: http://bit.ly/13locju
Promoting Adolescent Health Through School-Based HIV/STD Prevention and School-Based Surveillance
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Funding to implement health programs in schools designed to educate and provide health services for students, advocate for policy change, and collect research related to HIV/STD prevention.
Deadline: April 26, 2013
For more information: http://bit.ly/V1yosC
Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Program
Office on Violence Against Women - Funding for culturally-specific, community-based organizations to address the needs of women who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Deadline: March 27, 2013
For more Information: http://bit.ly/UFJmXl
AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – Funding for large research projects that can be used by policymakers and health system and community leaders to reduce unnecessary health care costs while maintaining or improving health care quality.
Deadline: June 5, 2013
For more information: http://bit.ly/VGHHLO
AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
Health Resources and Services Administration - Funding to establish nurse practitioner and physician assistant HIV/AIDS primary care education programs.
Deadline: March 22, 2013
For more information: http://bit.ly/X9QxoD
Tribal Passenger Transportation Technical Assistance Program – Long Term Technical Assistance
Community Transportation Association of America - Provides technical assistance to help Native American tribes enhance economic growth and development by improving transportation services.
Deadline: February 28, 2013
For more information: http://bit.ly/122EdWt
Rural Passenger Transportation Technical Assistance Program – Long Term Technical Assistance
Community Transportation Association of America - Provides transit planning assistance for facility and service development and expansion.
Deadline: February 28, 2013
For more information: http://bit.ly/11sIhoo
Schools and Libraries Program Universal Service Fund
Universal Service Administrative Company - Provides discounts to help schools and libraries obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access.
Deadline: March 14, 2013
For more information: http://bit.ly/X9Rk9a
Targeted Capacity Expansion-Peer-to-Peer
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Grants to deliver peer-to-peer recovery support services that help prevent relapse and promote sustained recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders.
Deadline: March 15, 2013
For more information: http://bit.ly/YdlBko
New Access Point Grants
Bureau of Primary Health Care - Grants to support the establishment of new health service delivery sites for underserved and vulnerable populations.
Deadline: February 27, 2013
For more information: http://bit.ly/14Vv2f0
Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP)
Office of Rural Health Policy – Provides funding to small rural hospitals to help them do any or all of the following: pay for costs related to the implementation of PPS, comply with provisions of HIPAA, and reduce medical errors and support quality improvement.
Deadline: March 15, 2013
For more information: http://bit.ly/WDBZfH
Breast Cancer (Mammography) Screening
IHS: Webinar will be discussing breast cancer rates, current screening guidelines, as well as strategies for improving mammography screening rates.
Friday January 25, 2013 1:00pm – 2:00pm CST
Learn more: http://1.usa.gov/XDe3XP
Two-Spirit Learning Community Webinar.
SAMHSA’s Native American Center for Excellence Two Spirit Learning Community
Tuesday January 29, 2013 12:00 pm- 1:00pm CST
Learn more: http://bit.ly/Tt4uzb
Introduction to the Obesity Prevention Evidence-Based Toolkit
Sponsored by National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
Tuesday January 29, 2013 2:00pm – 3:30pm CST
Learn more: http://bit.ly/WXmLQe
National Provider Call: CMS National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes
Sponsored by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Thursday January 31, 2013 12:30 – 2:00pm CST
Learn more: http://go.cms.gov/WRHBC8
Rural Community Collaborations and Veteran Outreach
Sponsored by Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Rural Health
Thursday January 31, 2013 1:00pm – 2:00pm CST
Learn more: http://bit.ly/14eP1nt
Let’s Move Faith and Communities: Transform your Food Pantry into a Source of Health and Wellness!
Sponsored by The Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
Thursday, January 31st, 2013 1:00pm – 2:00pm CST
Learn more: http://bit.ly/S9VJZb
Cervical Cancer (Pap) Screening.
IHS: Webinar will be discussing cervical cancer rates, current screening guidelines, as well as strategies for improving pap screening rates.
Friday February 1, 2013 12:00pm – 1:00pm CST
Learn more: http://1.usa.gov/XDe3XP
From the Rural Assistance Center: Rural Obesity Prevention Toolkit. It contains eight modules which concentrate on different aspects of obesity prevention programs. Modules also include resources to use in developing a program for your area. Also provides best practices developed by successful obesity prevention programs that have been implemented in clinical, school, and community settings.
Go to: http://bit.ly/SJrBCW