Conference- Agricultural Safety and Health: The Core Course

June 8-12, 2020     –    Iowa City, IA

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is hosting “Agricultural Safety and Health: The Core Course” from June 8-12 in Iowa City, IA. The course provides information and skills needed to enable safety and health professionals to anticipate, recognize, and prevent occupational illness and injury among members of the agricultural community.

Course registration fee waivers are available.

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CEU’s are available for a variety of professions, as well as academic credit. Funded in part by NIOSH grant number U54 OH007548 to the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health.

Access to Rural Hospital Guide to Improving Care Management and Summit Report

The Rural Hospital Guide to Improving Care Management is a result of the 2019 Rural Care Coordination and Population Health Management Summit, funded by FORHP. The guide provides rural hospital executive and management teams with generally accepted best practice concepts related to care management. Rural hospitals can use the guide to determine how to most effectively staff care management and identify opportunities to improve clinical and financial outcomes.

State rural health partners may also benefit from this guide, as it assists them in asking the right questions when meeting with hospital leadership. The guide also offers opportunities to improve performance within the hospital setting through the transition from traditional fee-for-service reimbursement to a value-based, population-health-focused reimbursement environment.

The 2019 Rural Care Coordination and Population Health Management Summit Report will assist rural hospitals, clinics, and network leaders in considering key actions they can undertake to incorporate community care coordination planning as a strategy to help position their organization for population health.

Visit the TASC resource library to gain access to the Rural Hospital Guide to Improving Care Management and learn more about the Rural Hospital Care Coordination and Population Health Management Summit Report. You may also view the accompanying video: Population Health for Rural Hospitals: What the experts are saying, featuring Summit panelists.

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CMS Hospital CoPs and State Licensure Regulation Update for Acute and Critical Access Hospitals

March 17-19, 2020 – Lake Ozark, MO

Camden on the Lake

Every hospital that accepts payment for Medicare and Medicaid patients must comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ CoPs and the Missouri hospital licensure statutes and regulations. CMS’ CoPs and interpretive guidelines for hospitals provide surveyors with a tool to assess a hospital’s compliance with applicable federal regulations. Understanding the CoPs will allow a hospital to maintain a constant level of survey readiness.

Participants will gain an understanding of the survey process. Faculty will discuss case examples of the top CoPs and how to write an acceptable plan of correction, as well as how to handle problems with surveyors and disagreements about survey findings. Learn more.

Pre-Conference: Understanding Federal and State Hospital Regulations 101

Also new this year is a preconference for staff who are new to their role or who want a refresher on regulations. This session will take place on Tuesday evening from 4 to 7 p.m.

The preconference session provides the audience with an overview of the regulatory and survey environment for state hospital licensure and CMS certification. The session will provide an overview of the survey process, considerations in writing a plan of correction, as well as regulatory and survey resources available to hospitals. Learn more.

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2020 Missouri Preceptor Academy

March 11, 2020 – Kansas City, MO

This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and MHA Health Institute.
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The Missouri Preceptor Academy is a training program for hospital or health care employees serving as preceptors to guide new employees, new graduates and students through the onboarding and competence validation process of unique clinical environments. This interactive program provides information and practical tools to improve preceptor abilities. As a preceptor, you can make the difference in how a new employee adjusts to your hospital.

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11th Annual Behavioral Health Summit: A New Decade of Behavioral Health Awareness

April 23-24, 2020 – Lake Ozark, MO

Regalia Hotel and Conference Center

Join health care professionals and executives from around the state and the nation for the 11th annual convening for behavioral health. To recognize a decade of focus on and support of behavioral health initiatives, this year’s summit will bring together a lineup of national and local practitioners and experts who are leading a change revolution.

This conference provides a great opportunity to:

  • network with other health professionals from Missouri and neighboring states
  • explore the latest innovations in engaging employees, managing agitated patients and assessing staff safety risks
  • engage in conversations that help evaluate practices and explore new opportunities to ensure we make a difference in the lives of our patients, our staff, our specialty and our community

Register on or before Wednesday, April 8, 2020

2020 National Rural Health Association (NRHA) Conference

May 19-22, 2020 – San Diego, California

NRHA’s Annual Rural Health Conference is the nation’s largest rural health conference, created for anyone with an interest in rural health care, including rural health practitioners, hospital administrators, clinic directors and lay health workers, social workers, state and federal health employees, academics, community members and more.

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Available Training: Family-Based Behavioral Treatment for Obesity

November 8, 2018

Please visit for information on an exciting training opportunity for Family-Based Behavioral Treatment for Obesity. Participants can attend a two day training December 6th-7th at the Children’s Mercy Holmes Office Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Training sessions will run from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on day one and 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on day two.

Please note that while there is no fee for the training, attendees are responsible for hotel, travel and meal costs outside the lunch provided during the sessions.

Continuing education units for this training have been approved for American Psychological Association (APA) and Social Work.