Rural Oral Health Virtual Conference 2021- November 19th

Post Date: October 25, 2021

Zufall Health and the New Jersey Department of Health proudly present the third annual Rural Oral Health Virtual Conference 2021, “Diversity and Inclusion” Addressing the Needs of Marginalized Populations in Rural Communities”.

Keynote speaker Paul Moore, D.PH., and many engaging breakout sessions will address the unmet need for oral health care in Honor of National Rural Health Day.

Event Date: November 19, 2021

Time: 9:00AM – 3:30PM EST

The event will be virtual and registration is free, but required.

Register here

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What to expect at NRHA’s clinic and CAH events next week

The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is looking forward to seeing everyone virtually for NRHA’s Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital Conferences, the association’s fastest-growing events, Sept. 21-24. No need to worry about airfare or accommodations – you can join these events at reduced virtual rates.

During can’t-miss sessions at this event, NRHA and partner Legato Healthcare Marketing will introduce and discuss NRHA’s collection of rural-specific vaccine confidence education materials designed to help you and your community members, employers, and other leaders communicate real vaccine facts in their own words.

Beyond the visual preview of the virtual environment seen above, the agenda highlights for both events include:

  • identifying the most effective vaccine efforts
  • expanding telehealth capacity in rural communities
  • innovating pathways for workforce development
  • keeping rural hospitals open every way we can
  • rural maternal health and workforce expansion
  • rural-specific regulatory and policy updates
  • three distinct sessions on behavioral health
  • lessons learned from the pandemic — and what’s next for rural
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Be sure to check out the new virtual registration rate structure and expanded agenda. As usual, all content will be made available as the event happens and on demand at your convenience for a full year so you can watch every session you’ve registered for.

You’ll also have the chance to video chat with colleagues, meet with NRHA Partners to discuss the latest in rural health innovation and support, and discuss virtual sessions as they occur with presenters answering your questions.

Virtual events allow NRHA to present – and you to experience – even more educational content than at an in-person event, and NRHA will utilize the same platform as our 2021 Annual Rural Health Conference, by far our most intuitive and seamless virtual environment.

Register today for both events to save hundreds. NRHA looks forward to seeing everyone virtually.

Community Care Network of Kansas 2021 Annual Conference: Emerging Stronger Together

Date: September 20-23, 2021

Please join Community Care Network of Kansas for the 2021 Annual Conference. For the second year in a row, the conference will be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID still presents many challenges – however, there is a sense of optimism that we are making progress in our fight against this devastating virus. With multiple effective vaccines available, and with tools such as masking, testing, social distancing, and contact tracing at our disposal, we look toward a brighter future where we emerge from the pandemic stronger and with greater resolve.

Four powerful days of sessions will feature national, state and regional experts guiding attendees to higher levels of understanding related to comprehensive healthcare systems. There will be profound insights for providers, administrators and support staff; tools to support resiliency and self-care; and thought-provoking discussions on ethics and equity in healthcare. The conference is committed to professional development, and personal growth. 

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Click to Register – deadline September 10, 2021.

31st Annual Caring for the Frail Elderly Conference

Date: August 20-21, 2021 – Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, MO

The conference will be a Hybrid event, you may choose to attend in-person or using a virtual platform.  

For conference details, accreditation and registration information, please visit the conference website.

Activity approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.



To provide a forum for updating interdisciplinary health professionals caring for older adults in the community, regardless of living situation, in the ethical care and treatment of older adults including, medical management, interdisciplinary care, research, and system change.


Conference Objectives

  • Describe and discuss ethical considerations in the care of older adults, including best practices in bereavement care and delirium management.
  • Describe evidence-based recommendations which can enhance healthcare discussions and decisions made with caregivers and patients with dementia and COVID.
  • Discuss how to appraise and appropriately manage health problems, including polypharmacy, in the older adult population.
  • Recognize best clinical practices in the management of congestive heart failure, chronic pain, and substance use disorder.
  • Review the most up-to-date information about optimal care for older adults, including rehabilitation, intimacy, and the use of medical marijuana.
  • Describe and practice a patient-centered approach to serious illness conversations.

CADCA 20th Annual Mid-Year Virtual Training Institue

July 9-15, 2021

Click here to register.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated drug overdose deaths accelerated due to COVID-19. Provisional data reports 91,862 overdose deaths occurred in the U.S. between October 2020-2021, the largest number ever recorded.

CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky will discuss the CDC’s commitment to helping and supporting your community efforts.

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Missouri Immunization Coalition Virtual Immunization Conference

June 21-25, 2021


Missouri Immunization Coalition Conference 2021

There is no better time to talk immunizations!

Join daily for virtual educational sessions, dynamic speakers, and networking opportunities from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CDT.

Earn CE, CME, and MOC credits for your attendance.

Featured Speakers:

  • Dr. Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration
  • Dr. Andrew Kroger, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Officer, National Center for Immunization Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


GET LINK’D Conference Returns Aug. 17-19!

Date: August 17-19 2021

Location: The Lodge, 678 Old Kinderhook Dr., Camdenton, MO 65020

Click here to Register!

Please join The Missouri Rural Health Association, Missouri Hospital Association, Missouri Primary Care Association and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (Office of Rural Health and Primary Care), as Collaborating Partners on August 17-19, 2021 at The Lodge at Old Kinderhook, Camdenton, Missouri. Our expected audiences consist of hospitals, clinicians, physicians, FQHC’s, health departments, in-home & community front line workers, community & social agencies, policy makers, CEOs, CFOs, transportation & ambulance professionals, insurance & investment brokers, health law attorneys, among other professionals in attendance.

Book Your Hotel Stay at Old Kinderhook With this Group Code: 081621MRHA

The cutoff date for guestrooms for the above event is July 30, 2021. After this date rooms will only be on a rate and space availability basis. Please use the convenient book now link below and enter your group code 081621MRHA.

To book a room online, visit:

Conference: 2021 National Rural EMS & Care Conference

Dates: April 20-22, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM t0 3:30 PM CT

Cost: $300 per attendee. If you register and pay for 4 attendees, you will get the 5th registration for free. All 5 attendees must register at the same time.

Registration: Click here to register.

For more information about the conference, including the agenda, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Strycker at or at 574-855-4671 or Trevor Brown at or 248-537-2343.


Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Announcements

February 18, 2021

CDC National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine – February 22-24, 2021. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold a virtual event over three days to promote the most effective strategies for building confidence and increasing access to the vaccine nationwide. Community health stakeholders including pharmacies, labor associations, faith-based organizations, and academic institutions are encouraged to attend and hear from leaders at every level of government and across sectors.

Extended Public Comment Period for FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continues to seek public comment on the metrics that should be used to evaluate applications for Round 2 of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program and how the FCC should treat applications filed during initial funding rounds. In January 2021, the FCC announced an additional $250 million for the program that was established in April 2020 and set a deadline of January 19 for comments. That deadline has been lifted and the FCC will continue to accept comments at any time. 

CDC: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pandemic-Related Stress.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that Hispanic adults reported a higher prevalence of symptoms of depression during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Estimates of self-reported suicidal thoughts/ideation among Hispanic persons (22.9%) were four times those among non-Hispanic Black (Black) persons (5.2%) and White persons (5.3%) and approximately twice those of multiracial and non-Hispanic persons of other races/ethnicities (8.9%).

CDC: Trends in Drug and Synthetic Opioid Overdose Deaths. In the February 12, 2021, issue of its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report an increase in overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids other than methadone, cocaine, and psychostimulants. During the period studied, 2013 – 2019, synthetic opioid deaths largely consisted of illicitly manufactured fentanyl. In 2019, a total of 70,630 drug overdose deaths occurred, an increase of 4.3 percent over deaths in 2018.

Report: Emergency Medical Services Personnel (EMS) as Vaccinators. The National Association of State EMS Officials reports on state-level policy that allows paramedics and other first-responders to administer vaccines.

NGA: Supporting a Trained Direct Care Workforce During and After the Pandemic. The National Governor’s Association (NGA) reports on waivers issued by states and by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to address staffing challenges during the public health emergency. The NGA explains these, including temporary adjustments to training requirements, and presents strategies for retaining this workforce when the waivers expire.

MACPAC: Medicaid’s Role in Health Care for AI/AN. The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) is a nonpartisan agency in the legislative branch that analyzes policy and makes recommendations to federal and state-level policymakers. In this report, MACPAC provides an overview of the federal government’s role in providing health care to American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN), including the structure of the Indian Health Service and the special Medicaid rules and protections that apply to AI/AN beneficiaries and Indian health providers.