Infection Control and Prevention: Now More Than Ever!

Date: March 25, 2022

Hospital acquired infections occur at a higher rate in Missouri than the national average drive poorer health outcomes.  This conference will increase healthcare workers’ confidence in their knowledge of best practices regarding infection prevention and control, which will, in turn, drive down hospital acquired infections.

Infection Control and Prevention: Now More Than Ever!

Reserve your spot for this 2-day event!  The agenda is available here.

Conference Date: April 28, 2022 and April 29, 2022

Time: 11:00 AM-1:30 PM CT


There is NO registration fee, but you must register to attend.

These continuing professional development activities are made possible through a contract with the MDHSS.



University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Midwest Multistate Division Provider Number MO1022-6

Nursing:  Up to 4.0 contact hours will be

awarded, which includes up to 1.5 Rx hours.

Nursing Home Administrators:

Clock hours pending


The University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine, University of Missouri designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

LPC, Social Work, Psychology, 50-minute hour CEUs::

MU Continuing Education for Health Professions (CEHP) is part of an accredited university in the state of Missouri. As such, this program meets the requirements for Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, and Social Workers with Missouri licenses. CEHP attests that this program contains 4.0 clock hours of instructional time. Licensed professionals measuring CE credit based on a 50-minute hour may claim up to 4.8 Contact Hours for full attendance at this program.


The University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing is an approved continuing education provider by the Missouri Dental Board.


Presented by: Sinclair School of Nursing Extension | Continuing Education for Health Professions


Announcing the HIV Prevention Certified Provider Certification Program™

Date: March 25, 2022

HealthHIV is pleased to announce that the HIV Prevention Certified Provider (HIV PCP) program is expanded to become a Certification Program. HealthHIV’s HIV Prevention Certified Provider Certification Program™ consists of a free, online, self-paced curriculum comprised of eight free e-learning modules in HIV prevention. The program offers the following credit types: CME, MOC, NCPD, CPE, and IPCE. Upon completion, participants receive the HealthHIV HIV Prevention Certified Provider Certification™ and a listing in the national HIV PCP Directory.

The HealthHIV HIV PCP Certification™ demonstrates competency in interdisciplinary, multi-level strategies for HIV prevention. Participants who complete the certification program will have an understanding of the foundation of HIV epidemiology and policy in the United States, the provider’s role in identifying HIV risk and new cases, high impact strategies to prevent HIV through status-neutral-navigation, clinical guidelines to implement PrEP, and a framework of cultural humility that improves clients’ access to and retention in care.

The HIV PCP modules have been updated and two new modules are offered:

  • Module 7: PrEP Adherence, Part 2
  • Module 8: TelePrEP Services – Improving PrEP Access

All modules are accredited and participants can earn up to 8.5 credits (CME, MOC, NCPD, CPE, and IPCE) for completion of the certification.

The online self-paced curriculum, continuing education credits, and certification are free of charge. Become an HIV PCP today!

Continuing Education Credits

Up to 8.5 continuing education credits are available (CME, MOC, NCPD, CPE, and IPCE)


HIV care providers (MD, DO, NP, PA), infectious disease specialists, internists, primary care providers, nurses, pharmacists, and providers of care for patients at risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV


Access the online, self-paced curriculum at

HealthHIV’s HIV PCP Certification Modules

Each of the eight modules features the latest in HIV prevention, detailing the pertinent clinical and practice information that clinicians need to effectively employ HIV prevention interventions. Modules 1-5 & 7-8 provide 1.0 continuing educations credits and Module 6 provides 1.5 credits. 

The eight modules are:

  • HIV Prevention: Epidemiology, Interventions, and Strategies
  • HIV Testing and Assessing Risk for Short Behavioral Intervention and Referral
  • Maintaining Serostatus Negative and Viral Suppression: Preventing HIV Acquisition and Transmission
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Clinical
  • Enhancing Cultural Humility and Understanding Barriers to Care
  • PrEP Adherence
  • PrEP Adherence, Part 2
  • Teleprep Services: Improving PrEP Access

Click to Access the Certification Program

HRSA Announcement on Hospital Reinstatement into the 340B Drug Pricing Program

Date: March 24, 2022

Section 121 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022, signed into law on March 15, 2022, permits certain hospitals to be reinstated into the 340B Drug Pricing Program. The hospital must be classified as a disproportionate share hospital, sole community hospital, rural referral center, children’s hospital, or free standing cancer hospital and meet other specified conditions to qualify. This includes the condition that the hospital’s termination must have been as a result of actions taken by or other impact on the hospital in response to, or as a result of, the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

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Webinar Today: COVID-19 Uninsured Program/Coverage Assistance Fund

Date: March 24, 2022

As you may be aware, due to a lack of additional COVID-19 funding from Congress, Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) COVID-19 Uninsured Program stopped accepting claims for testing and treatment March 22, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET. The Uninsured Program and the COVID-19 Coverage Assistance Fund will also stop accepting vaccination claims due to a lack of additional COVID-19 funding from Congress on April 5, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET. 

NRHA understands that these programs have been lifelines for many of you in the treatment of the uninsured during COVID-19. Please join U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administrator Carole Johnson from the HRSA this Friday, March 25, at 1:00 PM ET to learn more about the COVID-19 Uninsured Program and the COVID-19 Coverage Assistance Fund. 

Administrator Johnson will share the latest updates followed by Q & A.  HRSA hopes you are able to join for this important call.  Zoom details below: 

Webinar Date: March 25, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM ET 

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Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program

Date: March 24, 2022

The application deadline is March 31, 2022

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), through the American Rescue Plan, has invested in the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program. It will support the training of residents in primary care residency training programs in community-based ambulatory patient care centers. Programs will prepare residents to provide high quality care, particularly in rural and underserved communities, and develop competencies to serve these diverse populations and communities. 

Approximately 30 grantees will receive a total of $19.2 million to support new resident Full Time Equivalent (FTE) positions at new and existing teaching health centers.   

Eligible Entities

An eligible entity is a community-based ambulatory patient care center that:

  1. Operates an accredited primary care residency program. Specific examples of eligible outpatient settings include, but are not limited to:
  • Federally qualified health centers
  • Community mental health centers
  • Rural health clinics
  • Health centers operated by the Indian Health service, an Indian tribe or tribal organization, or an urban Indian organization


  1. Has formed a Graduate Medical Education (GME) consortium that operates an accredited primary care residency program.

Non-community-based ambulatory patient care settings, such as teaching hospitals, health care systems and/or networks, and academic institutions holding the institutional sponsorship of a primary care residency program are not eligible to receive THCGME funding.

Additional information on eligibility: 

  • All applicants that meet eligibility criteria, including those that applied through the fiscal year 2022 THCGME NOFO (HRSA-22-105), may apply through this announcement for resident full-time positions as the baseline requirements (Academic Year 2018-2019) have changed and applicants may be eligible for additional resident full-time positions.
  • Applicants that did not receive an award under announcement HRSA-22-105 may also apply through this announcement.

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Upcoming Webinar: How NPRQI Can Help Ensure High Quality Pediatric Emergency Care

Date: March 24, 2022

The National Pediatric Readiness Quality Initiative (NPRQI), a free, open-access quality improvement platform, is the implementation arm of the National Pediatric Readiness Project (NPRP). Over 80% of children (24 million/year) are seen in general emergency departments (EDs) located in rural and community settings. NPRQI was created to support low-resourced EDs to implement quality improvement efforts targeting pediatric emergency care delivery.

Webinar date: April 8, 2022

Time: 2:00 pm-2:30 pm ET 

The meeting zoom link

Meeting ID: 833 859 6783 

Password: 543560 


Kate Remick, MD

Dr. Kate Remick, MD is Associate Chair for Quality, Innovation and Outreach and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, Co-Director of the National EMS for Children Innovation and Improvement Center, co-Director of the NPRP and Executive Director for the NPRQI.  She is the lead author on the national joint policy statement “Pediatric Readiness in the Emergency Department”. She works collaboratively with national stakeholders and their respective organizations to  coordinate national efforts focused on pediatric readiness in emergency care systems. 

Beth Edgerton, MD, MPH

Dr. Beth Edgerton, MD, MPH brings her experience as the Federal lead of EMSC and the NPRP. She has a background in health services research, strategic planning and data registries. She has been a core lead in pediatric readiness activities for over a decade. Trained in Pediatrics at Harbor UCLA, a Master’s in Public Health from UCLA, and a previous Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, she now is an executive lead for the NPRQI.    

Webinar: COVID-19 Impact on Emergency Preparedness for RHCs

Date: March 24, 222

COVID-19 Impact on Emergency Preparedness for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)

This session will explore additional requirements and revisions made to emergency preparedness for RHCs due to COVID-19 with focus on how and what to update in the current plan, how to incorporate new requirements into “practice exercises”, as well as other practical applications. The session will be structured to ensure ample time for participant questions.

Learning Objectives – Following the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe two new requirements or updates to emergency preparedness rules for RHCs
  • Detail how the RHC might incorporate new requirements into their practice exercises
  • Identify needed revisions to their current emergency preparedness plan

Webinar Date: March 29, 2022

Time: 3:00 PM ET

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NRHA webinar on rural value of transitional care

Date: March 24, 2022

The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) Partner Allevant Solutions is hosting a webinar at 1:00 p.m. CDT March 31 on how to optimize patient outcomes, value, and financial stability with a transitional care program in rural post-acute care. Participants will understand the value of developing high-quality post-acute transitional care in Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and begin to quantify the opportunity and understand key steps to initiate, implement, and track progress.

Webinar Date: March 31, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM CT

Register here.

HRSA: Providers Ineligible for 340B during COVID can Reapply

Date: March 24, 2022

Providers that were kicked out of the 340B Drug Pricing Program during the pandemic will be able to apply for reinstatement, the Biden administration has announced. Disproportionate share hospitals, sole community hospitals, rural referral centers, children’s hospitals, and free-standing cancer hospitals that were terminated from the program after January 26, 2020, due to a change in patient mix can apply to be reinstated. Providers must prove that the share of Medicare or Medicaid patients treated decreased as a result of the public health emergency or the pandemic. The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) focus on paving a path for the future of 340B and much more with more than 80 sessions at NRHA’s 45th Annual Rural Health Conference hybrid events May 10-13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and virtually.