Webinar: Community Engagement Strengthening Practices: Addressing Health Equity and Stigma

Date: February 26, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM CST

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Description: As part of Missouri Department Health and Senior Services’ (DHSS) implementation strategy to End the HIV Epidemic (EHE), the DHSS is seeking to expand, develop, engage, and support community engagement with health department staff by addressing health equity and stigma. This workshop will provide best practices and considerations for strengthening the understanding and practice of cultural humility with African Americans and men who have sex with men (MSM).

 The intended audience for this workshop includes disease intervention specialist (DIS) workers, prevention management and staff, care teams, contractors, and EHE staff and partners.

 Furthermore, DHSS staff will be able to build more culturally competent messaging, outreach strategies to promote and recruit hard to reach populations, and strengthen community buy-in and relationships/partnerships.

Webinar: Advanced Care Planning Medical Orders

Date: March 24, 2021

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM CST

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Join the Health Quality Innovation Network (HQIN) to learn about the role of standardized medical order sets in advance care planning. The speakers will provide an overview of Physicians Orders For Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) orders and standardized Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders and discuss accelerated advance care planning for use in epidemic and pandemic conditions. The session will conclude with a question and answer period.


  • Clearly differentiate medical orders from advance directives
  • Identify resources and tools for clinicians in facilitating accelerated ACP 
  • Improve proficiency in the use of standardized medical orders (Transportable Physician Orders for Patient Preferences [TPOPP], Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment [POST], POLST)

Intended audience: Physicians, mid-level practitioners, nurses, social workers and other health care professionals.

Continuing education may be available from the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing. Please check with your state for reciprocity.

Webinar hosted by the Health Quality Innovation Network.



Webinar: Increase Revenue Without Increasing Your Marketing Budget

Date: March 9, 2021

Time: 2:00- 3:00 PM CST

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Mike Mulligan will be hosting the “Targeting your Rural Health Message for Maximum Results” webinar presented in partnership with the National Rural Health Association. Join him as he addresses how the pressure is on to produce rapid revenue-driving results. But in the rush to rebound, it’s imperative that speed does not overtake strategy. The right strategy will allow you to increase volume and revenue within your existing budget.

This isn’t conjecture or hype. It’s fact – based on the proven planning process he will share in this upcoming NRHA webinar. The webinar will dive into the details of how to:

  • Conduct the communications planning process and who to engage in it.
  • Form measurable business and communications goals.
  • Create a plan that drives strategy.
  • Prioritize service lines using the 60-30-10 rule.
  • Measure the effectiveness of your communications efforts.


Webinar: Burnout & Healing in the Face of a Global Pandemic

Date: March 15, 2021

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 PM CST

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When a person exhibits noticeable declines in work performance, attitude, and interactions with others, their colleagues and organizations are often quick to blame, punish, or even terminate employment. Some employers intuitively connect these behavior changes to signs of burnout or emotional injury and offer individual coping resources, such as breathing exercises or courses in mindfulness and work-life balance. These efforts, while well-intended and important, can seem hurtful if the causes of the burnout are structural as well as individual. In this session, Benjamin will use true stories of heroism and despair to humanize the impact of emotional injury and offer simple tools for structural changes that lead to recovery.

Presenter: Benjamin Anderson, VP of Rural Health and Hospitals of Colorado Hospital Association

Webinar hosted by the Missouri Primary Care Association. Contact Joni Adamson: jadamson@mo-pa.org with any questions.

Burnout & Healing in the Face of a Global Pandemic

Webinar: HIMSS State Briefing: Leveraging Health Information & Technology to Address the Maternal Mortality Crisis

Date: March 18, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CT


On behalf of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc. (HIMSS), a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology, and our partner Reach, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit global social impact organization, you, or a designee, are invited to participate in a unique virtual briefing about the use of health information and technology to combat the maternal mortality crisis in the U.S. The event is Thursday, March 18, 1:00-2:30 pm eastern time

Why should you attend?

Nearly 75% of maternal death and injury in the United States is preventable. Yet, the rates of mortality and morbidity are increasing in the United States. In fact, among all developed countries, the U.S. has the highest fatality rates due to pregnancy complications. Data from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and March of Dimes has shown that delays in seeking care, lack of transportation, delays in diagnosing, misdiagnosis, and treatment delays are the top preventable factors. Further, studies have shown the pandemic has exacerbated these situations.

States with the Highest Rates (World Population Review 2020)

  1. Louisiana
  2. Georgia
  3. Indiana
  4. New Jersey
  5. Arkansas
  6. Alabama
  7. Missouri
  8. Texas
  9. South Carolina
  10. Arizona

HIMSS and Reach, through national advocacy and the work of state chapters, pledge to diligently work with state, local, and tribal agencies in the ten states above to tackle the maternal mortality crisis. Your participation as a public health/healthcare IT leader also supports the HIMSS’ Global Health Equality Network (GHEN) and Accelerate Health’s Global Maternal Health Tech Challenge. The Maternal Tech Challenge is bringing together innovators, patient advocates, government, payers, providers, and the community to crowdsource solutions to this significant crisis and to serve as the vehicle to address underserved communities and improve health and healthcare for all populations. With your assistance, HIMSS and Reach will explore current state policy research and technology adoption for opportunities to secure women’s health and safety during the prenatal and postpartum periods. This meeting will also seek to raise awareness about the National Save Moms Campaign and the National Remote Maternal Health Monitoring Demonstration Project, which supports those states that are willing to adopt digital health technology to improve maternal health and wellness. 

If you have any questions or for more information, please feel free to contact Valerie.Rogers@himss.org.

Webinar: ADHA & ADA Reveal New Findings about Impact of COVID-19 on Dental Hygienists

Date: February 24, 2021

Time: 3:00 PM CT or 7:00 PM CT

Register for 3:00 Session.

Register for 7:00 Session.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and the American Dental Association (ADA) have partnered for the first time to conduct a study of U.S. dental hygienists’ infection rates and infection control practices related to COVID-19. The research will be released in The Journal of Dental Hygiene on February 24. Be one of the first to learn more and join this esteemed panel’s discussion and Q&A about this groundbreaking study.


National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine

Join Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Acting Administrator Diana Espinosa and Associate Administrator Jim Macrae at the National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine, a virtual event that will unite representatives from across the U.S. government with tribal, state, local, and territorial leaders, as well as representatives from public health, health care systems, national and community-based non-governmental organizations, education, private industry, unions, and faith-based organizations.

The forum will take place from Monday, February 22, to Wednesday, February 24, and will support implementation of a safe, effective, and equitable COVID-19 vaccination program. Register soon!

Webinar: Telehealth Essentials for FQHCs and RHCs

Date: February 19, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM CT


Session Description: While telehealth has been around for decades, most Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) are relatively new to the telehealth table thanks to changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s do a pulse check on the status of telehealth today, explore additional opportunities to super charge remote service delivery, and take a peek in to the future of telehealth for FQHCs and RHCs.

Learning Objectives
1. List three new ideas to leverage remote health care service delivery
2. Know the key changes that need to happen to ensure telehealth sustainability
3. Harvest what others are doing to hardwire telehealth

Webinar: Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Billing and Claims Webinar

Date: February 11, 2021

Time: 2:00 PM CT

This webinar will provide an overview on the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Billing and Claims process. During this webinar, participants will become familiar with the key terms and entities involved in the billing and claims process, understand the MDPP payment structure and how it applies to billing, and learn how to successfully submit claims to Medicare for MDPP services.

This webinar is meant as a resource for all MDPP suppliers, especially those with no or little familiarity with the claims and submission process.

Pre-registration is not required. The webinar will link will be active at the time the webinar is scheduled to begin. Please set a reminder in your calendar. Use the link and dial in number listed below to join.

Audio Call in number: 888-972-9334

Passcode: 6069321

NOTE: There will be no computer audio available.

To view the live webinar at the time of the event, click here: MDPP Billing and Claims Webinar

To access the replay, visit here 24 hours after the event ends.

For additional information about the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, please visit the MDPP web page.

FREE Grants 101 Workshops

The Office of Regional Operations – Region 7, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) invites you to two free half-day Grants 101 workshops.

Date:  Monday, March 8th and Tuesday, March 9th

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST (both days)

Location:  Zoom

Who Should Attend:  Community and Faith-based Organizations, Hospitals, Health Centers, Colleges and Universities, Public Health Departments, Tribes and Tribal Organizations or any Organization/Individual who wants to learn more about working with Federal Funders, as well as Foundations.

Topics at a Glance:

  • The Federal Grant Application Process
  • Federal Funding Opportunities Panel
    • Health Services and Resources Administration
    • Administration for Community Living
    • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Technical Resources Demonstration
    • HRSA Data Warehouse
    • Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)
    • Uniform Data System (UDS) Mapper
  • Engaging and Collaborating with Foundations
    • Missouri Foundation for Health

Please register here on Eventbrite.

For more information, contact HRSAORORegion7@hrsa.gov.