Healthy Grants Workshop

Date: June 1, 2021

Time 12:00- 2:30 PM CST

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will hold a new session every two weeks through August 24. Each session includes two to three topics, from grants policies, financial monitoring, and grant budgeting, to Prior Approvals, an Electronic Handbooks overview, and more.


FREE Webinar: HCAHPS Frontline Series

Date: Every Wednesday at 12:00 PM CST starting on May 19, 2021


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The Sponsor Code is MO2021

The Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC) is pleased to provide FREE to all rural hospitals the Custom Learning Systems’ HCAHPS Frontline Series, Everyone’s A Caregiver – Hospital of Choice.

  • The series launches the week of May 19 at 12:00 PM CT.
  • The series consists of 11 webinars, which are 45 minutes each.
  • One webinar is held per month.
  • All webinars are recorded and available for two weeks following the premier of the webinar.
  • Five of the webinars are designed for all staff with the remaining six webinars designed for nursing staff.

Deadline this week! Apply for the Primary Care First Model by Friday, May 21

The deadline to submit a Primary Care First Cohort 2 practice application is this Friday, May 21—less than one week away! Access the Primary Care First Online Application Portal now to complete your application.

For assistance completing your application, interested practices are highly encouraged to review the Primary Care First Request for Applications (RFA), which is available on the Primary Care First website. You may also access resources posted on the Primary Care First website for information on a variety of model topics, including model eligibility requirements, the model payment and attribution methodology, and the practice application. These resources include but are not limited to the following:

Questions or Feedback?

If you have questions or feedback, please email

For additional information about Primary Care First, please visit the model website at

Maternal Health Webinar Series ~ Substance Use Disorder and Pregnancy

Date: June 22, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST

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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 Substance Use Disorder and Pregnancy. 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.


HRSA Announces $50 Million in Funding to Optimize Use of Virtual Care in Health Centers

May 18, 2021

HRSA announced the availability of up to $50 million for HRSA-funded health centers to further efforts to advance virtual care. This competitive, one-time funding opportunity will support health centers in optimizing the use of virtual care to increase access and improve clinical quality for medically underserved communities and vulnerable populations.

Award recipients will develop and implement innovative, evidence-based strategies that can be adapted, leveraged, and scaled across the country to optimize virtual care. The awards will support increased use of telehealth services and other virtual care strategies such as remote patient monitoring, digital tools for patient engagement, and enhanced health information technology integration.

Applications are due in on Friday, July 16, and in HRSA’s Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) on Tuesday, August 17.

Visit the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Optimizing Virtual Care (OVC) technical assistance (TA) webpage for the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), pre-recorded TA webinar, and other resources.

Join the OVC applicant question and answer session:

Tuesday, June 1
1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
Join the day of the session
If you prefer to join by phone: 833-568-8864
When prompted, enter meeting/webinar ID: 161 029 3366

FREE WEBINAR: Getting Started with Telehealth in the Primary Setting – May 21, 2021

Date: May 21, 2021

Time:8:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT


The Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC), through the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP), is pleased to offer a 4 hour virtual training “Getting Started with Telehealth in the Primary Setting”.

Course includes:

  • An introduction to Telehealth and Telemedicine
  • Facilitating a School Telemedicine Visit
  • Facilitating a Telemedicine Visit with  Primary Care Provider

Participants will have access to 4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Participants will also have the option to take the optional Telehealth/Telemedicine Facilitator Certification exam in June.

Webinar: Reimagining Healthcare Engagement

Date: June 8, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM CST

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An interactive live stream event  providing expertise, motivation and practical skills to strengthen your role as an influencer and advocate. Join us as a watch party or with a colleague to learn together and fast track your post event implementation plan.

RHPTP Eligible Learning Collaborative Series

May 17, 2021

Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project (RHPTP) Learning Collaborative Series

Click here to register for all or some of the webinars below!

A four-part learning collaborative series has been built to promote the assessment of your organizations’ strengths and weaknesses in preparing for the transition to value-based care (VBC). Through education and group discussion, you will gain a better understanding of a variety of VBC topics that help strengthen your organization’s foundation while becoming effective participants in a health system focused on value.

Topic and Speakers:

LC1: Self-Assessment for Transition Planning: How ready is your organization for value-based care?

  • Speakers: Terry Hill and Rhonda Barcus, The Center
  • Date and Time: Monday, May 24, 2021 @ 12:00/NOON – 1:00 PM CST
  • LC2: Basics of Value-Based Care and Payment
  • Speaker: Jennifer Lundblad, Stratis Health
  • Date and Time: Monday, June 28, 2021 @ 12:00/NOON – 1:00 PM CST
  • LC3: Leadership Commitment to Building Population Health
  • Speaker: Dr. Alana Knudson, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
  • Date and Time: Monday, July 26, 2021 @ 12:00/NOON – 1:00 PM CST
  • LC4: Resiliency
  • Speakers: Dr. Jane Pederson and Betsy Jeppesen, Stratis Health
  • Date and Time: Monday, August 30, 2021 @ 12:00/NOON – 1:00 PM CST

Webinar: RHC COVID Initiatives

Date: May 19, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM CT

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  • Bill Finerfrock, Executive Director, National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC)
  • Nathan Baugh, Director of Government Affairs, NARHC

Topics will include:

  • Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Grant money for Vaccine Confidence,
  • RHC Funds for COVID Testing and Mitigation, and
  • RHC Direct Access to COVID Vaccines.


Complimentary Webinar – Ask the Telehealth Experts

Date: May 26, 2021

Time 1:00- 2:00 PM CST

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It’s referred to by many terms in our industry: virtual care, telehealth, telemedicine, remote care, and digital health. No matter what you may call it, one thing is for certain – it’s here to stay!

This 60-minute webinar was created just for you. Join BRI Network as they dialogue and answer the burning questions you likely have:

  • How do I pivot to a long-term strategy?
  • Will the temporary regulatory changes remain in place?
  • How do I integrate in-person visits with virtual visits?
  • What are the best ways to drive provider adoption?
  • How can I harness the power of virtual care to enhance patient outcomes, retain patients and reduce costs?