Webinar: Measuring the Economic Importance of Health Care in Rural Communities

Date: August 23, 2021

Time: 2:00 PM CT

In Measuring the Economic Importance of Health Care in Rural Communities, the Center for Economic Analysis of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health will explore the traditional models used to measure the economic contribution of health care to rural places. In addition, the presenters will provide best practices for communicating the value of health care institutions to key stakeholders. Check the flyer for more information.

This webinar is intended for State Offices of Rural Health, hospital and clinic administrators, rural public health leadership and other interested parties.

With support from HRSA’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), the Center for Economic Analysis of Rural Health (CEARH) at the University of Kentucky is designed to build the capacity of local leaders to ensure the sustainability of the rural health economy and continued access to quality healthcare for rural communities. NOSORH is proud to partner with CEARH in furthering their goal and building resources for a variety of rural health stakeholders as they enter their second year of funding.

FREE WEBINAR: Using Energy as the Currency to Fund Your Infrastructure Projects

The Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care has partnered with Siemens to provide a free webinar for Missouri’s rural hospitals: Using Energy as the Currency to Fund Your Infrastructure Projects

Date: August 23, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Target audience: Hospital system c-suite leadership/ Executive Teams

Topic Summary: Healthcare organizations face considerable challenges including access to capital, governmental mandates, personnel shortages, and patient satisfaction among others.

Your infrastructure is an asset that can be leveraged to increase revenue, reduce operating costs, change attitudes, and produce positive public relations.

By looking at a Total Energy Management approach, this session will outline strategies on how to Reduce energy demand and operating costs; Produce on-site energy generation; Procure energy at the lowest cost; Protect your infrastructure investments and Promote culture change and excitement with your employees and in your community.

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FREE CAH QUALITY WEBINARS: CAH Annual/Biennial Review & Quality 101 for Department Managers

The Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, through the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex) has partnered with Canopy Associates to provide Missouri’s Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) with two FREE follow up webinars to the QAPI workshops offered in Macon and Salem in June.

The CAH Annual/Biennial Review

August 4, 2021

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This webinar will provide:

  • Key components to meet the SOM requirements
  • Create tracking tool/gap analysis metrics and data collection
  • Evaluate CAHPS data and impact for review/performance

Audience: All staff members that are part of the annual review process.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97376086795?pwd=VDNOQXdEVHI3UXZzMGRYaXBkbUptZz09

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  • Passcode: 811245
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Quality 101 for Department Managers

August 5, 2021

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This webinar will provide:

  • Insight to requirements of QAPI and the department manager role in providing quality data/outcomes
  • Understanding of surveyor inquiries to staff engagement in quality
  • Oversight into the State Operations Manual and where guidance is located

Audience: All department managers.

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Both webinars will be recorded and made available along with the slide deck.


Webinar: DATA 2000 Waiver Training Payment Program

Date: July 29, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CT

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This presentation will provide information about HRSA’s new DATA 2000 Waiver Training Payment Program. Authorized by the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, Section 6083, this program provides Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) the opportunity to apply for a $3,000 payment for each eligible employed provider who attained a Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) waiver on or after January 1, 2019. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is now accepting applications for payment from RHCs and FQHCs employing eligible buprenorphine waivered providers. There is no deadline to apply, but available funds are limited and will be paid on a first-come, first-served basis. HRSA will accept applications and process payments until all available funds are exhausted. Presenters will share information about how to apply to the program and provide answers to frequently asked questions.

Presented by: National Association of Rural Health Clinics

Moderator: Nathan Baugh


  • Sarah Potter, Director for the Office of Performance & Quality Measurement within HRSA’s off of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation.
  • Elisa H. Gladstone, Deputy Director of HRSA’s Office Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation

Webinar Series: Strategic Social Media for Rural Health Stakeholders

For rural health organizations, engaging stakeholders using social media is an essential business practice. The National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) is pleased to present a special three-part series on social media strategy facilitated by Impact! Communications, Inc., experts in rural health communication strategy.

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Session 1: Better than Basic Training on Social Media Strategy
August 12, 2021
1:00-2:30pm CT
Presenter: Michelle Rathman, President, Impact! Communications, Inc.
During this 90-minute session, participants will explore social media strategy, why to use it, when to use it, and how to develop content designed to engage. The session will also provide an overview of social media channels, defining your audience and goals, and tips on how to make social media matter to your organization.

Session 2: Social Media Blast Training 1
August 19, 2021
1:00-2:00 pm CT
Presenter: Sarah Staub, Lead Designer, Impact! Communications, Inc.
During this 1-hour session, participants will be provided with an overview of how to select channels and handles, some tools of the trade, and a deeper dive into content development from a designer’s perspective.

Session 3: Social Media Blast Training 2
August 26, 2021
1:00-2:00 pm CT
Presenter: Sarah Staub, Lead Designer, Impact! Communications, Inc.
During this final 1-hour session, participants will be provided with an overview of the social media marketing funnel, social media advertising, ROI, and a high- level look at analytics.


2021 CMS National Training Program Virtual Workshops

Registration for the 2021 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) National Training Program (NTP) virtual workshops is open. Session dates are listed below. Select the hyperlinked event title(s) to register for those you’re interested in attending. You’ll be prompted to login to the NTP virtual workshop webpage. To login, use the same email address and password you use to register for all NTP webinars. If you don’t have an account, you’ll need to create one before registering. After you register for an event, you’ll get an email confirmation and calendar appointment. Please email NTPHelp@cms.hhs.gov if you need help with your account or registration. Sessions will start at 1pm and conclude no later than 3:30pm (ET). Sessions will be recorded for later viewing.

July 2021

August 2021

September 2021

Session materials will be available for download at the time of the events.

NOTE: Registration requests will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis until each session reaches capacity. The number of attendees from the same organization may be limited. If any session reaches capacity, we’ll work to schedule an additional offering for a later date.

Please send all correspondence to cms@seiservices.com

Maternal Health Webinar Series

Date: August 12, 2021

Time: 2:00 PM  – 3:00 PM CT

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA), Office of Regional Operations (ORO) in Regions 5, 6, and 7 invite you to a webinar on Racial Equity and Maternal Health. This webinar is part of ORO Regions 5, 6, and 7’s Maternal Health Webinar Series. The series’ goal is to highlight innovations and promising practices as well as resources to promote and further maternal health and well-being across the lifespan. 

Topics at a Glance

  • Share an overview of maternal morbidity and mortality data from Michigan
  • Describe alignment of Fetal Infant Mortality Review and Maternal Mortality Review Committee recommendations issued and dissemination process
  • Share innovative practices implemented by the Southeast Michigan Perinatal Quality Improvement Coalition (SEMPQIC) to improve black maternal health outcomes
  • Explain Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center’s work in relation to the broader maternal health field
  • Identify ways that the Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center’s resources and technical assistance can be utilized in maternal health work
  • Identify ways that the Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center has sought to center equity in its work

Featured Speakers

  • Dawn M. Shanafelt, Director, Division of Maternal & Infant Health, & Director, Title V Maternal Child Health, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
  • Audra Brummel, Infant Health Consultant, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • Melissa Limon-Flegler, Michigan Maternal Mortality Surveillance (MMMS) Program Coordinator, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • Lynell Hodges, Core Manager, Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center (MHLIC), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health

Register for the webinar hereAfter registering, you will receive the confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar on August 12th.

For more information about the webinar, contact Amanda Waldrup at AWaldrup@hrsa.gov.  

For more resources and tools about maternal health, visit https://www.hrsa.gov/maternal-health.

Reasonable Accommodations

If you would like to request an auxiliary aid such as Sign Language Interpretive Services, please contact the HRSA Office for Civil Rights, Diversity, and Inclusion at RA- Request@hrsa.gov at least 5 business days prior to the date of the event.

Webinar: Recruiting, Funding, and Training an Effective and Innovative Maternal Behavioral Health Workforce

Date: July 21, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM CT


Join this Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)-Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) national webinar to hear from subject matter experts on effective and innovative strategies for building the maternal behavioral health workforce.

The webinar will highlight best practices in behavioral health workforce recruitment and retention, discuss traditional and non-traditional funding sources for maternal behavioral health, and share innovative models and programs that address maternal behavioral health.

Webinar Recording: Using Telebehavioral Health in Collaborative Care

If you missed the presentation, the webinar covered:

  • How telepsychiatry can expand access to behavioral health specialists, improve patient outcomes and decrease the cost of care
  • The hallmarks of collaborative care, including care coordination, use of validated clinical screeners and rating scales for depression and anxiety, and regular case reviews with a consulting psychiatrist
  • The barriers, benefits and best practices of virtual collaborative care
  • How teams of providers in Michigan are working together to treat the whole person, including their physical, behavioral and social needs”

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Webinar: Resilience: Springing Back to Move Forward

Date: August 11, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM CT


Having the ability to respond to anticipated or unfamiliar situations is critical in any health care setting. The challenge is understanding the structural, cultural, and relational factors that support or detract from this ability to respond and to recover.

This presentation will explore how the concept of resilience supports this ability and how it relates to the goal of healthcare to support quality and safety.