Updated Resources from Rural Health Value

Date: July 28, 2022

The Rural Health Value team recently released two updated resources:

Related resources on the Rural Health Value website:

One-page summaries describe rural-relevant, value-based programs currently or recently implemented by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), primarily by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).

This tool helps a rural healthcare organization assess readiness for the shift of payments from volume to value. The resulting report may be used to guide the development of action plans.

 Contact information:

Clint MacKinney, MD, MS, Co-Principal Investigator, clint-mackinney@uiowa.edu

2022 Missouri Primary Care Association Annual Conference

Date: July 29, 2022

Exhibitor Registration for the 2022 Missouri Primary Care Association (MPCA) Annual Conference is now open. This year’s conference will be hosted at the Saint Charles Convention Center, Saint Charles, Missouri, Thursday, October 27, 2022. The Conference theme is Into The Unknown! Attached is the 2022 Conference Prospectus for your review. Exhibiting hours and what is included in a booth package can be found within the prospectus.  

Registration Link

Please note:

  1. Each booth package comes with entrance passes for only two to Wednesday’s evening networking dinner, Thursday’s breakfast and lunch.  If you have registered more than two booth attendants, you may purchase additional tickets by contacting the MPCA prior to the Conference or on site. 
  2. Exhibits will be available Wednesday, October 26, for set up. Booths must be set up and open by 9:00 AM on Thursday, October 27.
  3. Exhibits will be required to be open only on Thursday, October 27. Exhibitors who wish to stay on Friday, October 28 are free to do so, but meals will not be provided.
  4. The “Punch Card” Game requires conference attendees to visit at least 20 exhibitors. Exhibitors can choose to sign an attendee’s card when you feel they have made an “actual” visit to your booth. MPCA is hoping this encourages more meaningful interactions between the exhibitors and attendees.

Feel free to contribute to Friday’s prize drawing. MPCA has a booth by the registration desk and a storage room for locking up prizes to be given out the following day. MPCA is happy to work with exhibitors who want MPCA to announce their own prize winners during the Punch Card drawing.

2022 Tri-Regional Maternal Health Conference: Community-Led Interventions in the Mississippi River Delta

Date: July 29, 2022

On August 9 and 10, 2022, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) will host the 2022 Tri-Regional Maternal Health Conference: Community-Led Interventions in the Mississippi River Delta. HRSA and OASH invite partners influencing birth outcomes (i.e., doctors, nurses, midwives, doulas, peer educators, community members, and state/local public health workers) to identify actions aimed at addressing persistent inequities in maternal health, and to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality for racial and ethnic minority women residing in the Mississippi River Delta region (Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, and Tennessee).

To register or find additional programmatic information, please visit the conference website. Please note that this conference has both in-person and virtual attendance options.

If you have any additional questions, please email Ella Ewart-Pierce at ella.ewart-pierce@hhs.gov

18th Annual Health Ethics Conference

Date: July 29, 2022

18th Annual Health Ethics Conference, Burnout, incivility, and moral injury: Optimizing ethical response in times of crisis, on October 6, 2022 at the Hampton Inn Events Center, Columbia, Missouri.

Through the exploration of patient and provider stories, this conference will focus on navigating ethical challenges heightened by the global pandemic, divergent belief structures, and misinformation further polarizing communities. Join us to listen to wellness advocates and a range of healthcare professionals who have first-hand experience of the challenges encountered in today’s complex healthcare environment leading to rising incivility, burnout, and moral injury. Participants will explore these challenges as well as interventions, processes and resources aimed at optimizing well-being and mitigating harm to health professionals.

Detailed conference and registration information will be available on the website in the near future!

Accreditation Information

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Activity approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) 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

Other credit being pursued: Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, and Social Workers with Missouri licenses

Presented By:

Center for Health Ethics
MU Sinclair School of Nursing
MU Continuing Education for Health Professions
MU Extension

Building Bridges to Better Health: A Primary Health Care Challenge

Date: July 26, 2022

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Building Bridges to Better Health: A Primary Health Care Challenge is a national competition with a total of $1 million in cash prizes to encourage innovation through technical assistance to health centers. Participants will accelerate the development of low-cost, scalable solutions to help health centers improve patient access to primary care and strengthen the link between health care and social services. Phase 1 submissions are due August 2, 2022.

The competition is open to broad public participation, including individuals, groups, health care organizations, and other entities. Visit Challenge.gov for more information, including submission requirements, eligibility, prize amounts, and a recording of the informational webinar.  

Submit your solution today!

2021 Uniform Data System (UDS) Trends Webinar 

Date: July 26, 2022

2021 Uniform Data System (UDS) Trends Webinar

Join the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Primary Health Care for a first look at 2021 UDS data trends in health center patient demographics, staffing, and clinical quality measures. The 2021 UDS Data Trends Webinar will also provide insights on health centers’ growth, recovery, and performance.

The 2021 UDS data will be available on the data.hrsa.gov Health Center Program Data and Reporting webpages on August 8, 2022, for the beginning of National Health Center Week.

Webinar Date: August 9, 2022

Webinar Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Register here

Increased Rates of Death from Unintentional Injury Among non-Hispanic White, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Nonmetropolitan Communities

Date: July 25, 2022

Increased Rates of Death from Unintentional Injury Among non-Hispanic White, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Nonmetropolitan Communities

Unintentional injury is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., with an age-adjusted death rate of 48.0 per 100,000 in 2018. The National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey public use datafile for 2018 was used to generate estimates of nonfatal unintentional injury rates.

Key Findings

  • Visits to the emergency department (ED) for unintentional injuries in 2018 were similar in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas.
  • The rate of deaths from unintentional injuries in 2018 was higher in nonmetropolitan areas, compared to metropolitan areas, for all racial/ethnic groups except non-Hispanic Black.
  • Living in a nonmetropolitan area was associated with the largest increase in deaths for those who are American Indian or Alaska Native.
  • Residents of nonmetropolitan areas are more likely than those living in metropolitan areas to suffer a fatal unintentional injury, though there was no difference in the rates of nonfatal unintentional injury ED visits.

Contact Information:

Jeffery Talbert, PhD
Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
Phone: 859.323.7141

Additional Resources of Interest:

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention – Registered Nurse Training Program: HRSA-22-168

Date: July 25, 2022

New Funding Opportunities Available!

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has announced the availability of $14.75 million to increase the nursing workforce and improve nursing education and practice to address health equity in underserved areas.

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention – Registered Nurse Training Program: HRSA-22-168: To enhance the nursing workforce to meet the needs of the nation’s diverse communities, the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention – Registered Nurse Training Program (NEPQR – RNTP) aims to increase the number of nursing students trained in acute care settings to address and manage social determinant of health factors and improve health equity among underserved populations.

Eligible applicants include accredited schools of nursing, health care facilities, or a partnership of such a school or facility. See the funding opportunity for complete eligibility information.

HRSA will award approximately $4.75 million to up to 13 cooperative agreements over three years.

Application deadline is Friday, August 19, 2022.

View Grant Opportunity