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Rural Health IT Workforce Training Programs for Community Colleges

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

A collection of curriculum resources which educators can adapt to create rural health IT workforce training programs is now available from the Rural Health Information Hub. Developed by the Rural Health IT Workforce Program grantees, the training resources were designed to ensure that others could build on their curricula, helping to seed additional health IT training programs at rural serving community colleges:

Stay Safe During Hunting Season

Monday, September 26th, 2016

For many parts of the United States, fall is hunting season. has tips for hunters and non-hunters to stay safe in the woods this time of year.

Spotlight: Safety During Hunting Season:

Rural Health Research Dissemination Cooperative Agreement

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

The purpose of this program is to disseminate and market rural health services research funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) to diverse audiences, such as decision makers and rural stakeholders at national, state, and community levels, with the goal of informing and raising awareness of key policy issues important to rural communities. The successful applicant with develop and maintain a website and strategies to share the research. For more information, visit

Text adapted from the information page for this FORHP grant.

NBCC Foundation Scholarships and Fellowships

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

The National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation has several scholarships and fellowships available for students enrolled in a CACREP-accredited counseling master’s program. The application deadline for these opportunities is October 31, 2016.

2017 NBCCF Rural Scholarship

2017 NBCCF Military Scholarship

2017 NBCCF Minority Fellowship Program (Master’s Addictions) 

2017 NBCCF Minority Fellowship Program (Master’s Mental Health)

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

This National Library of Medicine grant program seeks projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor during health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers.

Detailed application information and example topics:
Open (Earliest Submission) and Letter of Intent Due Date: November 16, 2016
Application Due Date: December 16, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization
Award Budget: $100,000 for one year, $200,000 over two years or $300,000 over 3 years, in direct costs

Text for this post was adapted from

Improving Health Outcomes for Seniors in Rural Communities Webinar

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

September 19, 2016 at 1 PM CDT / 2 PM EDT
Hosted by Grantmakers in Aging

For registration and information, visit

A telemedicine program in seven rural, Midwestern States supports health and wellness for older adults by focusing on proactive medical care. Understand how this service evolved, the success, and opportunities for philanthropy to be part of the healthcare solution in rural America.


  • John Feather, PhD, CEO, Grantmakers In Aging
  • Josh Hofmeyer, Senior Care Officer, Avera eCARE
  • Heidi A. Schultz, Program Officer, Rural Healthcare, The Helmsley Charitable Trust

Sponsored by: The John A. Hartford Foundation and AARP Foundation

Co-Sponsor: The Helmsley Charitable Trust

Text adapted from registration site. Webinar announcement originally seen on RHIhub.

Rural Diabetes Prevention Toolkit

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

This toolkit, from the Rural Health Information Hub, includes resources and best practice to help design a program to prevent and/or manage diabetes in rural areas at the community level. Several modules provide information on how to identify diabetes, design prevention programs that are sustainable, and collect data for assessment purposes.


Working in Rural Health

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Thinking of working in rural health, or recruiting others? This video from the Washington State Department of Health describes the benefits, from the point of view of healthcare providers.

Asthma Treated via Telehealth

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Asthma is as prevalent in rural adults as in their urban counterparts, but those in rural areas may have less access to treatment. A program in Kansas which utilizes partnerships and collaboration to serve the State can be replicated in other areas. Read more about it and how to come a Certified Asthma Educator here:

Telehealth: Mapping the Evidence for Patient Outcomes from Systematic Reviews

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

AHRQ released this report based on research conducted by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC). The information in this report is intended to help health care decision makers—patients and clinicians, health system leaders, and policymakers, among others—make well-informed decisions and thereby improve the quality of health care services.

The study identified 1,494 citations about telehealth, from which 58 systematic reviews met the inclusion criteria. There is sufficient evidence to support the effectiveness of telehealth for specific uses with some types of patients, including:

  • Remote patient monitoring for patients with chronic conditions;
  • Communication and counseling for patients with chronic conditions;
  • Psychotherapy as part of behavioral health.

For a copy of the report, see the AHRQ EPC Evidence-Based Reports,