May 16, 2023
Tuition-free Public Health Certificate for Missouri Residents
A.T. Still University’s College of Graduate Health Studies has been awarded a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to offer the Public Health Workforce Certificate program to Missouri residents’ tuition free.
This grant will increase public health leadership for COVID-19, health equity, and emergency services in rural and urban underserved areas of Missouri and among racial/ethnic individuals.
- No application fee, tuition, or technology fee for qualified students. Students will be responsible for textbooks and any course retake costs
- Courses will carry into the Master of Public Health (MPH) program or Master of Public Health – Dental Emphasis (MPH-D) program degree for advanced standing
- After completing the certificate program, students are eligible for a 20% tuition discount toward the full MPH program. The MPH-D program does not qualify for this discount.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
- Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA
- Proficiency in English (TOEFL testing required if English is not your first language)
- Grant requirements (see below)
- Must meet certificate requirements
- Must be a Missouri resident
- Must be one of the following:
- Person with disabilities
- Live in an underserved or rural community
- Member of religious minorities
Contact an enrollment rep today at (877) 626-5577 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
May 15, 2023
Missouri Quality Improvement – Register for the May Events
Stroudwater Associates, with the support of the Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC), has exciting learning opportunities coming up!
The next Swing Bed Learning Action Network meeting will be Friday, May 26 from 12-1 p.m. CT. this education will provide an introduction to swing bed data, using data and best practices to measure and improve quality and patient outcomes impacting the growth of your program.
Register for Future Swing Bed Learning Action Network Meetings:
Contact the Stroudwater Team:
May 1, 2023
Register for Rural Suicide Prevention Workshops
Register for Rural Suicide Prevention Workshops – May 23 and July 25. This comprehensive training for service providers in rural communities includes special focus on youth, substance use, and Indigenous communities. The interactive workshop features video demonstrations, active discussion groups, and access to the latest research on best practices. Attendees will get free, ongoing support – including online discussion forums and monthly Q&A video calls – for one year after the workshop. This opportunity is provided by the University of Rochester Recovery Center of Excellence (COE), one of three COEs in FORHP’s rural opioid programming.
Content is designed for service providers in rural communities with
- Highlights on suicide prevention for youth
- Substance use
- Indigenous or Tribal communities
Who Should Attend?
- Physician assistants
- Social workers
- Nurse practitioners
- Youth organization team members
- Mental health professionals
- School health professionals
- Others who serve rural communities
May 1, 2023
HRSA IEA Region 7 Grants 101 Workshop
The Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA IEA) Region 7 will be hosting a Grants 101 Workshop in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. This workshop is offered in-person only; there will not be a virtual option. Attendees will learn about the federal grant application process, where to find funding opportunities, strategies for putting together a successful application from a grant reviewer’s perspective, and resources to support their grant writing efforts.
Topics at a Glance
- Federal Grant Application Process
- Federal Funding Opportunities
- Common Mistakes and Important Tips
- Submitting a Successful Application from a Grant Reviewers Perspective
Who should attend?
- Community and faith-based organizations
- Health centers
- Community Colleges
- Public health departments
Cost: Free with limited space
When: May 17, 2023, 9 – 4 MT
Where: Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Reserve Your Spot Here
April 28, 2023
Introduction to RHCs Free to NARHC Members
The National Association for Rural Health Clinics is offering an online course consisting of 4 short modules that cover all of the basics of what it means to be a Rural Health Clinic. The modules cover the basics of what it means to be a Rural Health Clinic and explores how RHCs differ from other types of clinician offices. This is a self-paced course consisting of approximately 1 hour of video content
Cost: Free for NARHC members; Non-Member $50
Educational Learning Format: On-Line. It is recommended that Chrome is used as the browser for all NARHC courses.
Length: Approximately 60 minutes
Content: Those going through this orientation tool will learn about the history of the RHC program and how the National Association of Rural Health Clinics came to be. In addition, they will be educated with a high-level overview of managing an RHC vs a Non-RHC, RHC basics, best practices for RHC managers and understanding the value of being a Rural Health Clinic.
Who should take this course? New employees and individuals that are new to rural health clinics.
April 10, 2023
USDA Workshop: Community Connect Grant Workshop
The USDA Rural Development’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is hosting a webinar to provide information about the Community Connect Program and will cover the recently published Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).
This webinar will include:
A brief overview of the Community Connect Program
The current FOA
A walkthrough of the application process
Next steps and important dates
An opportunity to ask questions about the FOA
Slides, a transcript, and a recording of the webinar will be posted at the Community Connect website after the session.
April 7, 2023
Free Webinar – Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health Learning Collaborative: A Population Health, Team-Based Care and Community-Based Approach
Missouri Primary Care Association (MPCA) along with Missouri Hospital Association, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, National Kidney Foundation, and Harvesters are pleased to announce registration for the Five Part Health Equity and Social Determinants/Drivers of Health Learning Collaborative webinar series is now open.
This series will cover information on innovative data platforms currently being used in community health needs assessments and implementation strategies to identify where disparities exist, thus helping communities target interventions with the needed specificity. Attendees also will learn about the importance of leveraging technology to connect a multidisciplinary team to create an environment of networking and shared learning with the sole purpose of promoting the health and well-being of everyone.
The Learning Collaborative series will run May-September 2023, with sessions held monthly from May 3 through September 6 and is free to participate but registration is required.
Sessions will be held monthly from May 3 through September 6.
Who should participate:
- Community health workers
- Care coordinators
- Nurse care managers
- Discharge planners
- Social workers
- Quality improvement staff
- Clinic managers
- Operations staff
- Case managers
- Community health staff
- Population health staff
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion staff
- Data analysts
- Utilization review
- Accreditation staff
Learn more here
Click here to register
April 4, 2023
NRHA’s First Rural Hospital HR Certification Program Cohort
The increasing rates of employee burnout and turnover coupled with the struggle to recruit and retain staff are just some of the everyday obstacles faced by rural hospital HR Leaders.
Along with constantly changing policies and regulations and a lack of resources across the board, there has never been a more crucial time to support rural hospital HR Leaders.
NRHA is excited to announce the Rural Hospital HR Certification Program to support, strengthen, and connect rural hospital HR leaders across the nation.
Be a Pioneer in the May 2023 HR Cohort! The first Cohort launches May 25.
NRHA’s Rural Hospital Certification Program is open to those currently working as an HR executive/leader in rural hospitals. Enrollment requires the following:
Currently employed as an HR executive/leader in a rural hospital
Complete the enrollment form
Upload a signed letter of support from your CEO
Upon receipt, enrollment documents will be reviewed and a follow-up email will be sent confirming admission and providing payment options.
Click Here to learn more and enroll.
April 4, 2023
NRHA’s Rural Hospital CMO Certification Program – Now Accepting Applications
NRHAs Rural Hospital CMO Certification Program is now accepting applications for its first Cohort! Physician leadership is paramount to the success and health of rural hospitals and communities. With the constantly changing healthcare landscape, there has never been a more crucial time for physician leaders to have the tools, knowledge, and network of peers and experts they need to thrive in their roles. These are things you don’t learn in medical school.
In this program physicians will:
Create a nationwide network of like-minded, rural hospital CMOs
Explore 18 relevant, rural healthcare specific modules with the country’s leading rural health subject matter experts
Solidify and grow your knowledge base and confidence
Click Here for more information and to Apply
April 3, 2023
NRHA’s Rural Health Nurse Certification Program Now Enrolling
The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) Rural Health Nurse Certification Program is now enrolling for its first Cohort! This multifaceted course is designed to equip rural nurses with the information they need and a network of colleagues to help them provide high quality care in rural settings while recognizing and celebrating their vast skill sets.
In this program nurses will:
Create a nationwide network of like-minded, rural nurses
Explore 10 relevant, rural healthcare specific modules with experienced nurse leader subject matter experts
Solidify and grow knowledge base and confidence
This program is for current rural health nurses – RNs, LPNs/LVNs.
Cohort starts May 24th at 5:00 p.m. EST
Click here for more information and to enroll