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Introducing the Digital Rural Advocacy Grant Program

The Institute for Emerging Issues will host a webinar to launch a new grant opportunity for rural advocacy organizations to apply digital tools.   With resources from the Kellogg Foundation, the Institute for Emerging Issues is partnering with the Center for Rural Strategies, MDC, and Network Impact, to create the Digital Rural Advocacy Grant Program.

The program will award a total of $100,000 in grants through a competitive mini-grant process in amounts up to $10,000, which must be used to enhance the work of rural policy networks in the United States.

For questions, please contact Adam Brueggemann at

When: Friday, May 4, 2012 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. CST

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Take Action Webinar Series: Work Together

County Health Rankings:  Communities vary widely, and as a result, community health improvement efforts also vary. In the midst of all this variety is one constant: people working together. With a shared vision and commitment to improved health, working together can yield better results than working alone. Learn about guidance, tools and resources for building and maintaining a diverse, multi-sector team of partners (including business, healthcare, education, government, public health, funders, community leaders/advocates).

When: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST

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Engaging the Safety Net in Health Care Reform

National Academy for State Health Policy  – This webinar will summarize the deliberations and results of NASHP’s National Workgroup on Integrating a Safety Net into Health Care Reform Implementation. Over the course of nearly a year, this group of state and federal officials, national experts and associations, and safety net systems worked to identify issues and develop policy options, focusing on integrated delivery systems, workforce, and financing.

Join NASHP Executive Director, Alan Weil along with the following speakers:

  • Catherine Hess, Managing Director for Coverage and Access, NASHP
  • Charles Alfero, Executive Director, Hidalgo Medical Services Center for Health Innovation
  • Christine Collins, Deputy Director, North Carolina Office of Rural Health and Community Care

When: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM CST

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