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Archive for the ‘Rural’ Category

Webinar, archive and podcast

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

National Rural Health Day Webinar Series – Looking Towards the Future of Rural Health Care

Sponsored by National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health

Friday November 16    1:00 pm – 2:00pm CST

For more information:  http://bit.ly/T3KnnW

 

Archive of webinars

The Health Care Law and You: A Webinar Series is a collection of presentations explaining the benefits and health care gains found in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Sponsored by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, these webinars feature representatives from the Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the community who speak about how the Affordable Care Act will increase health care access and reduce health care disparities for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

Titles include:
The Health Care Law and You: How does the ACA help Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington)?

The Health Care Law and You: …Region 8 (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming)?

The Health Care Law and You: …Region 9 (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Guam and American Samoa)?

The Health Care Law and You: …Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin)?

The Health Care Law and You: …Region 2 (New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands)?

The Health Care Law and You: How does the ACA help Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders nationally?

To view the recordings - http://bit.ly/W9JXuP

 

Health Literacy Out Loud Podcast

#87: Choosing A Health Plan: Ways to Make This Experience Easier and More Consumer-Friendly

Lynn Quincy is a senior health policy analyst for Consumers Union–the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports. Quincy works on a wide variety of health policy issues that often focus on consumer protections, consumers’ health insurance literacy, and health insurance reform at the federal and state levels.

In this podcast, Quincy talks with Helen Osborne about:

Choosing a health plan. Why this task is often so hard for consumers.

Ways to make this experience easier and more consumer-friendly.

Strategies to help, including: choice architecture, cognitive shortcuts, stories, visuals, and doing the math for consumers.

To access the podcast - http://bit.ly/ZRXfjj

More Ways to Learn:

Consumers Union: Health Care. At http://bit.ly/TGNT44

Choice Architecture: Design Decisions that Affect Consumers’ Health Plan Choices (July 2012). By Kleimann Communications Group, Inc., and Consumers Union. At http://bit.ly/TLTdVT

What’s Behind the Door: Consumers’ Difficulties Selecting Health Plans (January 2012). Health Policy Brief from Consumers Union. At http://bit.ly/XJscrk

Facilitating State Health Exchange Communication Through the Use of Health Literacy Practices: Workshop Summary (2012). Institute of Medicine, Roundtable on Health Literacy. At http://bit.ly/StmVNX

 

Intercultural Cancer Fact Sheets

Friday, November 9th, 2012

The Intercultural Cancer Coalition has a series of fact sheets that can be used as educational pieces, background information and awareness raising resources.

Sample fact sheets:

  • African Americans & Cancer
  • Hispanics/Latinos & Cancer
  • Rural Poor/Medically Underserved Americans & Cancer
  • Workplace & Cancer
  • Elderly & Cancer

Access these and other fact sheets: http://bit.ly/VLTk8p

Webinar en español: “La Gran Trans-formacion: Un entendimiento amplio sobre las Mujeres Trans Latina Emigrantes”

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

La Gran Trans-formacion: Un entendimiento amplio sobre las Mujeres Trans Latina Emigrantes (The Great Trans-formation: Gaining a comprehensive understanding of Latina, immigrant trans women) is a Spanish-language webinar presented as part of the Poder Sano Community Mobilization Series and in collaboration with the Trans-Latin@ Coalition that emphasizes the importance of best practices of health care providers who work with transgender Latino population. The webinar will cover transgender terminology, the co-relation between trans women and Latino farmworkers, social structures facing the trans community, and strategies to provide services to trans Latinas.

The webinar will be presented in Spanish on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 2:00-3:00pm EST. Register at http://bit.ly/Prvzj7

Pew Report: How people get local news and information in different communities

Friday, October 5th, 2012

From large urban areas to rural communities, Americans often report similarly high levels of interest in news. Still, a national survey shows that community differences emerge in the number and variety of local news sources people use in different types of communities, as well as their degree of “local news participation” through social media and their mobile news consumption.

A new report from the Pew Research Center shows that many of the differences in local news consumption emerging from these data reflect the varying demographic compositions of different community types (urban, suburban, small town, and rural communities) in the U.S. Some differences in the platforms people use might also be tied to the lower overall use of the internet and mobile platforms in small towns and rural areas. Some of the key findings include:

  • Across the four community types, residents report similarly high levels of general interest in news, attention to local news, and interest in most specific local topics
  • Across the four community types, residents also report similarly high levels of interest in most of the 16 specific local topics asked about
  • Residents of different community types differ in the sources they rely on for their local news
  • Urban and suburban residents on average use more sources of local news than their small town and rural counterparts and are more likely to consume local news on mobile devices
  • The most active “local news participators” also tend to reside in suburban and urban communities
  • Rural residents are the least likely to say it is “easier” to keep up with local news and information today than it was five years ago

The entire article is available at http://bit.ly/SC5OwH

Funding Opportunity: Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is offering funding for the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program for fiscal year 2013.  The purpose of the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) is to increase the number of innovative community initiated programs that promote access to health care for children, youth  and their families nationwide, and employ preventive health strategies.  This program most closely supports HRSA’s goals tho improve access to quality health care and services, to build healthy communities, and the improve health equate.  HTPCP funding supports direct service projects, not research projects.  The intent of this funding is:

  • To support the development of family-centered, comity-based initiatives that plan and implement innovative and cost-effective approaches for vulnerable children and their families, especially those with limited access to quality health services
  • Foster/promote collaboration among community organizations, individuals, agencies, businesses and families
  • Involve pediatricians and other pediatric health professionals in community-based service programs
  • Build community and statewide partnerships among professionals in health, education, social services, government, and business to achieve self-sustaining programs.

HTPCP encourages the use of innovative health information technology to increase access to a wide variety of stakeholders in communities.

Application deadline: September 21, 2012

Click here to access the full announcement and eligibility information: http://1.usa.gov/Ok1he5

Funding Roundup part 1

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Small Research Grant to Improve Healthcare Quality through Health Information Technology (R03)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – Funding to support a wide variety of research designs in order to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care through the implementation and use of health information technology.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: November 16, 2013

For more information: http://bit.ly/NnWNS6

 

Assistive Technology Alternative Financing Program

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services – Grants to support alternative financing programs that help individuals with disabilities purchase assistive technology devices.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: September 7, 2012

For more information: http://bit.ly/RhbU4T

 

Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program

Office of Rural Health Policy  – Funding for needs related to planning and establishing community health networks.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: October 15, 2012

For more information: http://bit.ly/Pf5cIU

 

Ambrose Monell Foundation Grants

Ambrose Monell Foundation  – Provides grants for projects related to religious, charitable, scientific, medical, literary, and educational uses and purposes.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline:  Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

For more information: http://bit.ly/Qvo999

 

Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program

Bureau of Health Professions  – Provides graduate medical education payments to support community-based training. Payments will cover the costs of new residency programs in community-based ambulatory primary care settings.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: September 28, 2012

For more information: http://bit.ly/NnXjzn

 

American Honda Foundation

American Honda Foundation  – Awards grants to nonprofits working in the areas of youth and scientific education.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline:  Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

For more information: http://bit.ly/RGRFjw

Call for Abstracts: partnerships between academic health professions institutions and public health practice organizations

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Submit an Abstract to the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice About Your Experiences with Academic Health Departments 

“In partnership with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), PHF is calling for abstracts for an upcoming Academic Health Department (AHD)-themed issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Scheduled to appear in November/December 2013, this issue will highlight partnerships between academic health professions institutions and public health practice organizations, such as state or local health departments, which are designed to enhance public health education and training, research, and service.”  bit.ly/NHrtyU [Public Health Foundation]

Rural Health Funding Opportunity

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is soliciting applications from networks of three or separately owned health care providers that come together to develop strategies for improving health services delivery systems in a community.

From the funding announcement:

“The purpose of the Network Planning Program is to promote the development of integrated healthcare networks in order to: (i) achieve efficiencies; (ii) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.  This program brings together key parts of a rural health care delivery system, particularly those entities that may not have collaborated in the past, to work together to establish or improve local capacity and coordination of care.  The grant program supports one year of planning to develop and assist health care networks in becoming operational.  These networks can include a wide range of community partners including social service agencies, faith-based organizations, mental health agencies, charitable organizations, educational institutions, employers, local government agencies or other entities with an interest in a community’s health care system.”

Applications are due October 15, 2012.

For more information: http://1.usa.gov/TUjimp

Upcoming SAMHSA-HRSA webinars

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use condition.  The Center has regular webinars for health center and behavioral staff.  Registration is required and limited to 1,000 participants.

Upcoming webinars:

Integrating Behavioral Health in Community and Migrant Health Centers:  Motivation, Readiness, & Cultural Challenges
When: August 23, 2012, 12:00–1:30 pm (Eastern)

Understanding the Disease of Addiction and the Recovery Process in Health Center Settings
When: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 12:00-1:30pm Eastern Time

To see upcoming webinars and archived recordings of previous webinars: http://1.usa.gov/O5pHKK

Drought-Ready Communities: A Guide to Community Drought Preparedness

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

The University of Nebraska, Lincoln, National Drought Mitigation Center

This document is intended for communities throughout the U.S. that can use it to understand and reduce their drought risk.  The process outlined in the Guide is broad-based, recognizing that drought created problems that go beyond the scope of what whiter supplier alone can address. Worksheets and other exercises can help communities see how drought has affected water supplies and overall community well-being in the past. The Guide can also help communities identify their drought monitoring resources, so they can spot emerging drought. A planning section helps communities determine steps they can take to reduce their drought risk ahead of time. It also recommends planning responses to drought before the next one happens. The Guide includes case studies and an extensive resource collection on how other municipalities have planned for drought, including both processes and solutions.

See the full Guide here: http://go.usa.gov/7na