Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Announcements

August 30, 2018

Funding Opportunities

SAMHSA Rural Opioids Technical Assistance Grants – September 20.  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will make 15 awards with total funding of $8.25 million to develop and disseminate training and technical assistance for opioid use disorder efforts in rural communities.  Successful applicants will be current USDA Cooperative Extensions grantees with a focus on opioids that will provide research-based knowledge to strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of families, communities and agriculture enterprises.

Johns Hopkins American Indian Scholars Program – November 1.  American Indian and Alaska Native scholars, health leaders, health professionals, and paraprofessionals serving tribal communities can apply for financial support to attend training at Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health. The scholarship covers travel to and from Baltimore, hotel accommodation in a room shared with another student, course materials including books, and full academic credit tuition for one 5-day course.  A Bachelor’s degree is required, with a minimum GPA of 2.75.  The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health works in partnership with tribal communities, which are mostly rural, to design culturally-appropriate public health programs.

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program – November 30.  Public or private nonprofit organizations forming a consortium of three or more health providers in a rural community may be eligible to apply for funding administered by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy at the Health Resources and Services Administration.  The purpose of the Network Planning program (a one-year planning grant) is to strengthen the rural health care system through community-level networks that can align resources and strategies, achieve economies of scale and efficiencies, and address challenges more effectively as a group than as single providers.   Continue reading “Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Announcements”

Upcoming Million Hearts Vital Signs Release

August 31, 2018

Million Hearts is encouraging organizations/partners that are doing cardiovascular health work to do the following in September:

  • Announce your achievements / successes related to cardiovascular health
  • Share CEC’s September Vital Signs report with key partners
  • Use the #VitalSigns in social media outreach
  • Encourage stakeholders to tune into the Town Hall meeting (see below for more info)

Feel free to share this information broadly through blogs, e-newsletters and/or your other communication outlets and don’t forget to brag about your important CVD work!

The Vital Signs will be released on September 6th and there will be a Town Hall meeting on September 11th from 2:00pm-3:00pm ET, where you will hear from Janet Wright, Montana Department of Health and Dartmouth-Hitchcock. The attached ‘Save the Date’  outlines how partners can participate in the Town Hall. For more information, please visit the CDC Vital Signs webpage and the OSTLTS Town Hall webpage

    •  Vital Signs Town Hall: Million Hearts® 2022 –Tuesday, September 11 at 2 PM EDT
      1. Conference Line (U.S. only): 800-857-0764
      2. Passcode: 795-4413

HRSA Funding Opportunity – Rural Health Network Development Planning Program

August 30, 2018

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Closing Date: November 30.  Public or private nonprofit organizations forming a consortium of three or more health providers in a rural community may be eligible to apply for funding administered by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy at the Health Resources and Services Administration.  The purpose of the Network Planning program (a one-year planning grant) is to strengthen the rural health care system through community-level networks that can align resources and strategies, achieve economies of scale and efficiencies, and address challenges more effectively as a group than as single providers.  

 

HRSA – Office of Regional Operations – Region VII

August 29, 2018

FY19 Federal Funding Opportunities Webinar 

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Office of Regional Operations-Kansas City, will host the FY19 Federal Funding Opportunities Webinar. The goal of this webinar is to provide participants with an overview of HRSA’s core programs and current funding opportunities.  We will also share information on websites to assist organizations in obtaining data and how to request technical assistance to support their grant application efforts.  In addition, representatives from HUD, OASH, USDA, ACL, SAMSHA, and the DOJ will provide grants and resource information from their respective agencies.

Date: October 9, 2018

Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am CST

Register Here

HRSA – Office of Regional Operations – Region VII Kansas City

August 29, 2018

New HRSA Data Warehouse

HRSA is about to officially launch data.hrsa.gov, the new HRSA website for open data. Data available on the site covers all of HRSA’s programs, including health centers, grants, organ donation, and more.

The new site is interactive, easy to use, accessible, and will work on mobile devices. Try the new site now, and provide feedback at data@hrsa.gov.

 

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Announcements

August 9, 2018

What’s New

MCHB Grand Challenges.  HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is holding four competitions that will award a total of $1.5 million for low-cost, scalable, innovative solutions that improve the health of mothers and children.  The first of these challenges launched in late July and supports the promotion of healthy eating practices to prevent childhood obesity.  Subsequent challenges will launch in the fall and address children with special health care needs, remote pregnancy monitoring, and preventing opioid misuse in pregnant women and new moms.  MCHB just released state fact sheets for one its well-known programs, Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV). Of the 888 U.S. counties served by the MIECHV program in 2017, fifty percent were rural.

Seeking Nominations for Rural Health Champions in WV – September 3.  West Virginia Rural Health Awards will be awarded to individuals or organizations deserving of recognition for their rural health efforts in West Virginia.  The awards will be presented at the 26th Annual West Virginia Rural Health Conference on October 17-19, 2018 in Pipestem, WV. The conference provides best practices in rural health, innovation, leadership, and clinical techniques. To promote rural health immersion, health students and community members are encouraged to apply for a conference scholarship. Students and faculty will present their rural health research during a poster and oral presentation. Continuing education has been approved for physicians, attorneys, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, social workers, gerontologists, and community health educators. Continue reading “Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Announcements”

Grant Writing Study At Home – Fort Hays State University

August 8, 2018

GRANT WRITING study at home 8 week certificate course: starts September 6, 2018. Ten CEUs and a grant writing certificate may be earned through Fort Hays State University’s (Hays, KS) distance learning, NO TRAVEL course. Very positive student feedback, reasonable cost at $175. 

See a detailed description at: http://www.fhsu.edu/sociology/university-grant-writing-certification-program/ Email sociology@fhsu.edu or call 785-628-5840 if you have any questions.