USDA Rural Development Placemaking Conference

Date: April 29, 2022

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is hosting a virtual Rural Development Placemaking Conference on May 23-24, 2022.

Placemaking is a collaborative engagement process that helps leaders from rural communities create quality places where people will want to live, work, visit and learn. By bringing together partners from public, private, philanthropic, community, and technology sectors, placemaking is a wrap-around approach to community and economic development that incorporates creativity, infrastructure initiatives, and vibrant public spaces. This conference will highlight the unique opportunities and challenges that rural communities face in placemaking. Participants in this event will learn from leaders in placemaking, arts and design practitioners, and teams of residents and elected officials from rural communities to shine the spotlight on successful placemaking strategies. Conference attendees will participate in online breakout sessions that will highlight topics such as: Initiating Place, Public Spaces & Gathering Places, Community Cultural Planning & Assessments, Cross-Sector Engagement

Additional information is available on the Rural Development Placemaking Conference website.

Registration is required.

 

2022 Missouri Rural Behavioral Health Summit

Date: April 22, 2022

2022 Missouri Rural Behavioral Health Summit

Date: June 15, 2022

Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM CT

REGISTER HERE TODAY!

You are invited to the Missouri Rural Behavioral Health Summit, scheduled for June 15, 2022. This event will be in person only. This is a summit in partnership with the Missouri Rural Health Association and The Missouri Behavioral Health Council. This summit is designed to bring the rural communities together to discuss behavioral health topics to provide training, tools, and engagement in different areas. This includes, but is not limited to suicide prevention, trauma informed practices, substance use prevention and addressing the issues with access and workforce in the rural communities.

  • Location
    • Holiday Inn and Expo Center
    • 2200 Interstate 70 Dr SW
    • Columbia, MO 65203
  • Cost
    • $20 per person
  • Continuing Education
    • The Missouri Behavioral Health Council has approved this program for behavioral health continuing education contact hours. MBHC will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education hours earned. Continuing education certificates will be sent out at the conclusion of the event.
  • Continuing Medical Education
    • CME hours will only be provided to physicians that complete the session evaluation. The Center for Behavioral Medicine is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Center for Behavioral Medicine in joint providership with Missouri Behavioral Health Council designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

EVENT AGENDA

SPEAKER LIST

Recruitment for Retention: Hot Topics, Evolving Roles, and Strategies

Date: April 21, 2022

Recruitment for Retention: Hot Topics, Evolving Roles, and Strategies

Please join the Missouri Primary Care Association (MPCA), Missouri Health Professional Placement Services (MHPPS), and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care at the Courtyard Marriott in Jefferson City, Missouri for learning sessions on Recruitment for Retention: Hot Topics, Evolving Roles, and Strategies.

Event Date: May 4-5, 2022.

Click Here for the agenda and to register for the event.

Registration Fee: $75 per participant (space is limited)

REGISTRATION OPEN: Community Health Workers (CHWs) Navigating the New Normal Summit

Date: April 19, 2022

REGISTRATION OPEN: Community Health Workers (CHWs) Navigating the New Normal Summit

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA) Region 7 invites you to join the Community Health Workers (CHWs) Navigating the New Normal Summit on May 17, 2022. This free, 1-day summit for Community Health Workers will provide training and resources on a variety of topics about navigating work with individuals, families, and communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: May 17, 2022

Time:  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CT

Who Should Attend

  • Community Health Workers 

Topics at a Glance

  • Medicaid expansion
  • Innovations — Promising approaches for utilizing CHWs in the community
  • Navigating public benefits
  • Ethics — Communication & social media; documentation; from friend to friendly
  • Self-care & resiliency
  • Networking and more!   

Attendance Options

  • In-person at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center in Kansas City, Missouri or;
  • Virtual through Zoom 

The Summit will be held in-person with limited spots available on a first come basis. Priority for the in-person option will be given to Community Health Workers. A virtual option will also be available for selected sessions. 

Register for the Summit Here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Summit on May 17.

For more information, contact Rae Hutchison at CHutchison@hrsa.gov.

Missouri Rural Health Association’s Regional Listening Tours

Date: April 11, 2022

Missouri Rural Health Association’s Regional Listening Tours

The Missouri Rural Health Association is hosting Regional Listening Tours across Missouri. This is an opportunity for rural health stakeholders to get together to discuss the barriers they are encountering, and problem solve their solutions.

April 22, 2022

Ozarks Healthcare
Parkway Shopping Center
1211 Porter Wagoner Boulevard
Willard Hunter Classroom
West Plains, MO 65775

  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CT
  • Click to Register
  • Lunch provided with RSVP
  • Registration is required by April 13, 2022
  • Space is limited to the first 50 RSVPs – Limit 1 per organization
  • Send completed registration forms to LBRANSON@MORHA.org, including RSVP for lunch before April 13, 2022.

May 3, 2022

Citizens Memorial Hospital
1500 North Oakland Avenue
Community Conference Room
Bolivar, MO 65613

  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CT
  • Click to Register
  • Lunch provided with RSVP
  • Registration is required by April 25, 2022
  • Space is limited to the first 50 RSVPs – Limit 1 per organization
  • Send completed registration forms to LBRANSON@MORHA.org, including RSVP for lunch before April 25, 2022.

May 18, 2022

East Central College
East Central Training Center (ECTC) – Building #7
1964 Prairie Dell Road
Conference Room A
Union, MO 63084

  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CT
  • Click to Register
  • Lunch provided with RSVP
  • Registration is required by May 6, 2022
  • Space is limited to the first 50 RSVPs – Limit 1 per organization
  • Send completed registration forms to LBRANSON@MORHA.org, including RSVP for lunch before May 6, 2022.

 

 

 

Family Medicine Update Regional Medical Education Conference

Date: April 11, 2022

Main Conference – Family Medicine Update Regional Medical Education Conference

The 2022 Family Medicine Update will be delivered a full, one day conference. Presentations will focus on diagnosis, treatment, and management of illnesses that occur in all ages. You will gain up-to-date insight and knowledge that can be implemented into your practice.

Pre-conference Workshop: Serious Illness Care for Primary Care Clinicians

  • Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM CT
  • Learning Outcomes
    • The learner will self-report readiness to implement at least one practice change in the care of patients with serious illness on hospice care.
    • The learner will self-report an increase confidence and to provide care for the patients with serious illness receiving hospice care, to effectively discuss advance care planning, and support patient and caregivers through their journey.

Family Medicine Update Regional Medical Education Conference

  • Date: Friday, May 6, 2022
  • Time: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Learning Outcomes
    • The learner will self-report an increase in knowledge in evidence-based, primary care, clinical guidelines for prevention and treatment of chronic and acute primary care conditions.
    • The learner will self-report an increase in confidence regarding at least one practice change related to prevention and treatment practice guidelines.
    • The learner will self-report readiness to implement at least one practice change, across the life-span in different age cohorts, related to prevention and treatment including diagnostic and therapeutic considerations in special populations.

Register Here

Hybrid Event

  • In-person: Patient Centered Learning Center, Room 230
  • Virtual: OnAir Virtual Conference Platform

Committees

Main Conference Activity Chair

  • Veronica Sievert, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine

Pre-Conference Activity Chair

  • Kevin Craig, MD, MSPP, FAAHPM, FAAFP, Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine, Medical Director of Supportive and Palliative Care, University of Missouri School of Medicine

Planning Committee

  • Kim Fanning, MS(N), RN, LNHA, Clinical Instructor and Nurse Planner, Sinclair School of Nursing, Nursing Outreach, Continuing Education for Health Professions, University of Missouri
  • Brady Fleshman, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine, Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopeadic Surgery, University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • Nicholas LeFevre, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • Cynthia (Brea) Lombardo, MD, Academic Fellow & Clinical Instructor, Resident Family Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • Laura Morris, MD, Medical Education Director of MU-Area Health Education Centers, Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • Jamie Ogden, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • Carl Tunink, MD, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellow, Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • Christine Wilson, DO, Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine

Presented By

  • MU School of Medicine – Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • MU Sinclair School of Nursing
  • MU Continuing Education for Health Professions
  • MU Extension

 

National Minority Health Month and Advancing Health Equity

Date: April 7, 2022

In April, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health recognizes National Minority Health Month to build awareness about health inequities in underserved and marginalized communities. CMS offers resources to help eliminate health disparities, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are offering Spanish-language resources to promote healthy eating. Additionally, the University of Arizona Health Sciences recently reported Agnes Attakai’s appointment to the National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) Health Equity Council, which highlights issues related to underserved rural populations including LGBTQIA+, veteran, and homeless residents as well as multiracial and multicultural community members. Are you dedicated to bringing quality health care to underrepresented populations?

Join NRHA on May 10th in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the hybrid NRHA Health Equity Conference!

Click to view more information and to REGISTER.

Recruitment for Retention: Learning Sessions May 4-5, 2022

Date: April, 4, 2022

Recruitment for Retention: Hot Topics, Evolving Roles, and Strategies

Please join the Missouri Primary Care Association (MPCA), Missouri Health Professional Placement Services (MHPPS), and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care at the Courtyard Marriott in Jefferson City, Missouri for learning sessions on Recruitment for Retention: Hot Topics, Evolving Roles, and Strategies.

Event Date: May 4-5, 2022.

Click Here for the agenda and to register for the event.

Registration Fee: $75 per participant (space is limited)

National Rural EMS & Care Conference: Register by April 8

Date: April 4, 2022

National Rural EMS & Care Conference

The 2022 National Rural EMS & Care Conference is right around the corner, and this is the last chance to register! Don’t miss out on an amazing deal for rural EMS agencies – only $300 to register the entire agency, with no cap on the registrations. This is a great way to bring your whole agency together for this truly unique conference.

To learn more about the conference, register, and view the final agenda, visit the NOSORH website.

Questions? Contact Matt Strycker or Trevor Brown.

Enrolling Now: 2022 Rural Health Data Institute!

Date: April 4, 2022

2022 Rural Health Data Institute (RHDI)

Are you a busy rural health professional that would like to learn more about using data in your everyday work? The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health’s (NOSORH) Rural Health Data Institute (RHDI) will help participants find, analyze, and communicate data to inform program planning and decision-making.

The RHDI is a set of eight 90-minute web-based sessions designed to create a basic skill set for working with rural health data. Whether working with the community health needs assessment (CHNA) data or implementing a quality improvement initiative, RHDI will provide the foundational skills needed to critically analyze, interpret, and communicate using data

Course sessions will occur on Tuesday afternoons from May 3 – June 21, 2022, including a brief survey of participation and occasional quizzes. All sessions are recorded to watch at your convenience.

Registration is now open until April 22, 2022. Spots in the RHDI are limited, so be sure to register today!

Click here for more information or contact Chris Salyers at chris.salyers@nosorh.org.