NHSC New Site Application Open

Health care facilities can now apply to be approved as a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) site. Eligible sites includes those that provide outpatient, ambulatory and primary health care services (medical, dental, and behavioral health) to people living in high-need urban and rural areas.

Additional, eligible sites include facilities providing general substance use disorder (SUD) Treatment, a Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program or an Opioid Treatment Program (OTP).

Applications are due July 21, 2020.

Learn more about the NHSC new site application.

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Announcements

May 21, 2020

Letter from CMS Administrator to Nursing Home Workers

May 12, 2020

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma penned a letter to nursing home management and staff. Administrator Verma shared her gratitude for the unwavering dedication and commitment of nursing home management and staff in keeping residents safe and for continuing to compassionately care for those who rely on them during this unprecedented time. The letter also provides links to previously shared infection control resources.


Mizzou Addressing COVID-19 Activities

The students and staff have done some amazing things! MU Extension pulled in medical students, Journalism, Public Health, and Nursing, to name a few, approximately 6 weeks ago, to build teams to address resources, information, and community support related to COVID-19.


  • Lobbying team: Pushing for statewide state-at-home/shelter-in-place order from governor; advocating for better housing/quarantine policies via city council.
  • Social media team: Pushing out accurate, factual messages on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Blogs, and YouTube.
  • Mutual support of local medical/scientific community: Support fellow med students, but also nursing students, pharmacists, undergrads, PhD.
  • Community support: Helping our communities when churches and schools and community/rec centers have all closed and we have enforced time at home. Addressing issues like IPV, child abuse, and child malnutrition when schools are closed.
  • Positive articles: Developing some content on some positives that are coming out of the responses to the Coronavirus epidemic.
  • Practice articles: Summarizing recommendations from the national societies to laypeople- in a health literate manner.
  • Supporting our local DOH: Moving target as they figure out what they need.
  • Call center: The health department is putting together a call center to answer constituent concerns about COVID-19. They need it staffed from 7 AM – 7 PM every day.