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RHIhub This Week - May 20, 2020

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Brock Slabach, National Rural Health Association's Senior Vice President for Member Services COVID-19's Current Impact on Rural Healthcare Delivery: Q&A with Brock Slabach
by Kay Miller Temple, MD
Brock Slabach, the National Rural Health Association's Senior Vice President for Member Services, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on rural America's healthcare organizations.

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A year-round program mentors and provides substance use prevention education to children with family members struggling with substance use or are in recovery.
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By improving diabetes quality measures and decreasing healthcare costs, a community health worker-based Chronic Care Management program implemented in a 3-state area of Appalachia gained sustainability due to insurance carrier support.

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Recent News

News about COVID-19

Home Wasn't Safe. Then COVID-19 Made It Seem like the Only Option.
May 19, 2020 -- Rural domestic violence shelters in Texas have seen a decrease in clients and callers due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and shelters worry because they know it isn't a reflection of what is actually happening. Discusses how an inability to be discreet and limited personal contact with others makes it more difficult for victims to seek help, especially in rural areas.
Source: Texas Observer

SBA: Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Loan Increases
May 19, 2020 -- The Small Business Administration has published an additional interim final rule, supplementing the previous rules for the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The new rule is effective May 19, 2020 and increases certain PPP loan amounts. Comments on the change are due by June 18, 2020.
Source: Federal Register

The 25 Rural Counties with Highest Infection Rates
May 18, 2020 -- Analyzes the infection rate for the nation's 1,977 rural counties and lists the 25 rural counties with the highest rates of coronavirus infections. Identifies food-processing facilities, prisons, and nursing homes as sources of infections in the rural hotspot counties.
Source: The Daily Yonder

In a Time of Pandemic, Another Rural Hospital Shuts Its Doors
May 16, 2020 -- Williamson Memorial Hospital in rural West Virginia closed down in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, as it was unable to climb out of bankruptcy. Describes how hospital closures can affect the local economy and limit access to care, especially during a global pandemic.
Source: Los Angeles Times

CDC: Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
May 15, 2020 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking comments on an information collection project to track COVID-19 infections among healthcare personnel. Comments are due by July 14, 2020.
Source: Federal Register

USDA Extends Flexibilities, Paves the Way for Meals for Kids to Continue through Summer
May 15, 2020 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the extension of three nationwide waivers, allowing child nutrition program operators to continue to feed children while promoting social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some efforts to feed children in need include setting up drive-thru pick-up locations and delivering meals via school buses.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture

COVID-19 Epidemic Severely Undermines Access to Substance Abuse Help in Rural America
May 14, 2020 -- For rural people with substance use disorders, it can be difficult to access behavioral health treatment, and pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic only makes it harder. With lockdowns, financial stress, isolation, and the closures of healthcare practices, rural residents lose their care and support systems.
Source: The Daily Yonder

Rural and at Risk for COVID-19
May 14, 2020 -- The coronavirus pandemic is hitting many rural communities hard. In response, medical schools and teaching hospitals work to set up testing sites, educate patients and physicians, and provide essential care.
Source: Association of American Medical Colleges

Under COVID Cloud, Prisons in Rural America Threaten to Choke Rural Hospitals
May 14, 2020 -- Rural Toole County quickly became Montana's hot spot for coronavirus infections and county officials worry the disease will breach the local correctional facility. Discusses how an outbreak in the prison could overwhelm medical resources in the area and describes efforts by the county and the Montana Department of Corrections to respond in the event this happens.
Source: Kaiser Health News

News about other topics

AHRQ Announces New Challenge Competition Focusing on Postpartum Mental Health Care for Rural Families
May 19, 2020 -- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced a challenge competition to highlight local innovations to improve postpartum mental healthcare for rural Americans. AHRQ will award five success stories and two new program proposals for a total of $175,000. Submissions are due in September 2020.
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

HHS: Notice National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters: Establishment
May 14, 2020 -- The Department of Health and Human Services is establishing a National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters (NACCD) to provide advice to the HHS Secretary on pediatric medical disaster planning, preparedness, response, and recovery. Up to 13 new voting members with expertise in pediatric medical disaster planning, preparedness, response, or recovery will be selected for the Committee, with at least 2 of those representing state, local, tribal, or territorial agencies. Application instructions are available on the NACCD website. Applications will be accepted May 27 - June 27, 2020.
Source: Federal Register

Behavioral Health Integration Project Call for Comments: April 2020
May 13, 2020 -- The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) requests comments for solutions that support improving the bi-directional integration of primary care and behavioral healthcare. Submitted comments will inform the work of BPC's Behavioral Health Integration Task Force. Comments are due by May 30, 2020.
Source: Bipartisan Policy Center

Funding & Opportunities

Funding for COVID-19 response

Novel, High-Impact Studies Evaluating Health System and Healthcare Professional Responsiveness to COVID-19 (R01)
Funding for studies evaluating the responsiveness of healthcare delivery systems, healthcare professionals, and the overall U.S. healthcare system to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 1, 2020
Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2020
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Thriving in an Online Work Environment Training for Public Health Agencies
An online training for public health agencies that provides tips, practices, and resources for staying productive and connected in an online environment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Midwestern Public Health Training Center, Region IV Public Health Training Center, Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center


Other funding

Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project
Provides funding for demonstration projects addressing rural medical communications in order to gain an understanding of barriers and best practices to coordinate emergency response across multiple jurisdictions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 24, 2020
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Social and Economic Development Strategies - Growing Organizations (SEDS-GO)
Grants to build the capacity of health and human service organizations so that they may effectively serve their Native American communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 13, 2020
Sponsors: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas
Grants for new organizations to assist veterans in highly rural areas through innovative transportation services to travel to VA medical centers and to otherwise assist in providing transportation services in connection with the provision of VA medical care to these veterans.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 17, 2020
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


National Health Service Corps Site Application
Apply to be a National Health Service Corps Site to receive recruitment and retention assistance, networking opportunities, and other benefits.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 21, 2020
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01, R03, and R21)
Funding for research that seeks to identify, develop, test, evaluate, and/or refine strategies to disseminate and implement evidence-based practices into public health, clinical practice, and community settings. This program is featured in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Selected List of Funding Opportunities Relevant to Rural Cancer Control.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: May 7, 2022
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Strengthening the Tribal Response to Violence Against Native Women
Training, technical assistance, and resources designed to help individual tribal governments and tribal communities strengthen the response to effectively address sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Tribal Law and Policy Institute

New Resources

COVID-19 resources

COVID-19 and Rural America: How Can Philanthropy Respond?
May 12, 2020 webinar providing a national overview of how philanthropy in rural America is responding to COVID-19 with new initiatives and more flexible processes. Includes a report on expanding and coordinating local resources to meet the needs of older people, and the impact of the new regulations for telemedicine during the emergency and the prospect of providing expanded services in rural areas.
Sponsoring organization: Grantmakers In Aging
Date: 05/2020


COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers
Provides an overview of waived Medicare regulations in response to COVID-19. Lists waivers that impact all types of providers, including Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, physicians, skilled nursing facilities, and others. Includes information on changes to telemedicine and quality improvement programs. Updated May 15, 2020.
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Date: 05/2020


COVID-19 Presents Significant Risks for American Indian and Alaska Native People
Discusses the disproportionate risks American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Provides race/ethnicity breakdowns for risk of serious illness after contracting COVID-19 and uninsured rates among nonelderly individuals. Includes the percent of COVID-19 deaths and cases, as well as the percent of the total population made up by AI/AN individuals for Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, and other states.
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
Date: 05/2020


COVID-19: Maternal and Child Health During COVID-19
Provides information and resources regarding pregnancy, maternal, and neonatal health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes examples, tools, and policies from hospitals nationwide on mitigating risk in labor and delivery, visitation policies, utilizing remote resources, racial disparities, and more.
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
Date: 05/2020


ECHO Diabetes in the Time of COVID-19
A series of 16 free Continuing Medical Education (CME) accredited webinars offering specialty support for primary care providers when addressing the needs of patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sponsoring organization: Stanford University School of Medicine
Date: 05/2020


Heath Departments: Interim Guidance on Developing a COVID-19 Case Investigation & Contact Tracing Plan
Provides a foundation for state, territorial, local, and tribal agencies' identification and investigation of patients with confirmed and probable diagnoses of COVID-19, and identification and monitoring of their contacts who have been exposed to the virus. Includes recommendations for roles and responsibilities for key public health officials and methods for investigating COVID-19 cases.
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: 05/2020


High COVID-19 Attack Rate Among Attendees at Events at a Church — Arkansas, March 2020
Reports on the spread of COVID-19 in a rural Arkansas church in March 2020, as well as spread within the community that was linked to the church.
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Location: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69, Early Release
Date: 05/2020


Most Rural Hospitals Have Little Cash Going into COVID
Findings brief exploring two scenarios in which rural hospitals have cash on hand for either 180 days or 7 days, representing the estimate of time the facilities could operate without receiving additional revenue, prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S. Features statistics showing median days cash on hand by Medicare Payment Classification, with breakdowns by 7 types of hospitals, including Critical Access Hospitals and Sole Community Hospitals.
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Date: 05/2020


Nursing Home Reopening Recommendations for State and Local Officials
Provides recommendations to help state and local officials determine the level of mitigation needed to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in nursing homes. Discusses criteria to inform decisions for relaxing restrictions, considerations for allowing visitation, and recommendations for restarting survey activities. Includes a chart outlining the criteria for reopening nursing homes at each phase of the "Opening Up America Again" framework.
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Date: 05/2020


Rural Connections: Challenges and Opportunities in America's Heartland
Examines rural transportation challenges, including decreased state transportation revenues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, higher traffic fatality rates compared to urban settings, poor road and bridge conditions, and more. Comments on the importance of rural transportation for the nation's economy, emphasizing its role in transferring goods and helping rural communities access healthcare, education, job opportunities, and social services.
Sponsoring organization: National Transportation Research Nonprofit (TRIP)
Date: 05/2020


Rural Hospital Interventions for COVID-19: Resources and References
Provides resources to help hospitals and health systems assist rural communities by increasing access to healthcare, delivering care, and enhancing public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes links to webinars, podcasts on rural hospital interventions, case studies, and more.
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
Date: 05/2020


Rural Practice Management Considerations for COVID-19
May 13, 2020 webinar describing how one independent rural physician is navigating COVID-19 related challenges including financials, practice workflow, and reopening concerns. Includes information about payment policies for telehealth and recommendations for training staff members in telehealth procedures.
Additional links: Related Q&A
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
Date: 05/2020


States Use Appendix K Waivers to Support Home- and Community-Based Services in Response to COVID-19
Provides an overview of how states are utilizing Appendix K waivers to promote flexibility and modify their home- and community-based services for older adults and their family caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes an interactive map and chart outlining each state's modifications.
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
Date: 05/2020


Telehealth Implementation Quick Guide – COVID-19 Resource Packet
Provides an overview of reimbursement and legal considerations for telehealth use during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presents operational guides for telemedicine and telephonic visit implementation and sample workflows. Includes links to technical assistance and federal information resources.
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
Date: 05/2020


Telehealth in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Rural Veteran and Military Beneficiaries
Presents a study on the use of telehealth to provide mental healthcare to rural veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses the Veterans Health Administration and the Defense Health Agency's use of telehealth and telemental health and their effectiveness in treating rural veterans.
Author(s): Robert D. Shura, Timothy W. Brearly, Larry A. Tupler
Location: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 05/2020


Toolkit on State Actions to Mitigate COVID-19 Prevalence in Nursing Homes
Provides a compilation of resources and strategies for quality improvement, management, and prevention of the spread of COVID-19 within nursing homes. Includes information on testing, workforce and staffing, infection control, personal protective equipment, patient transfers, telehealth services, and more. Includes recommendations and examples from rural areas throughout.
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Date: 05/2020


Will Community Health Centers Survive COVID-19?
Evaluates the financial vulnerability of rural Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses the importance of FQHCs to rural and underserved communities and makes suggestions to fortify FQHC revenue.
Author(s): Brad Wright, Erin Fraher, Marni Gwyther Holder, et al.
Location: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 05/2020


Other resources

America at a Glance: How Do Working-Age Adults with Travel-Limiting Disabilities Get Around?
Examines the travel behaviors, employment status, and health of rural and urban residents with travel-related disabilities. Explores the use of public transit and other transportation services by rural and urban residence.
Sponsoring organizations: Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities, University of Montana Rural Institute: A Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Date: 05/2020


Beyond Opioids: Rapid Increase in Drug Deaths Involving Stimulants
Presents a breakdown of drug related deaths involving stimulants. Features a number of charts highlighting the data, including rural and urban, regional, and national comparisons.
Sponsoring organization: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation
Date: 05/2020


Caregiving in the U.S. 2020
A national profile of unpaid family caregivers. Describes care recipients' living situations and health status, caregiving activities, caregiver well-being, and related topics. Includes information specific to rural caregivers, with comparisons of their experiences in 2015 and 2020 as well as comparisons to non-rural caregivers' experiences. Also offers profiles of different types of caregivers.
Additional links: Fact Sheet: The "Typical" Caregiver of a Care Recipient Living in a Rural Area, Full Report
Sponsoring organizations: AARP, National Alliance for Caregiving
Date: 05/2020


Estimated Reduction in CAH Profitability from Loss of Cost-Based Reimbursement for Swing Beds
Examines the impact of proposed legislation recommending changes to swing bed reimbursements for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) from cost-based to the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS). Estimates CAH profitability using reimbursement formulas from Medicare cost reports and discusses the characteristics of CAHs most affected by a change in swing bed reimbursement.
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Date: 05/2020


MedPAC Comment on CMS's Proposed Rule on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility PPS for FY 2021
Comments on an April 21, 2020, Federal Register proposed rule addressing updates to the prospective payment system for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for fiscal year 2021. Includes comments on the adoption of the Office of Management and Budget's geographic area delineations to determine wage index values.
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
Date: 05/2020


Partnering for Impact: Early Insights from the Accountable Health Communities Model
Provides an overview of the November 11-12, 2019, CMS Accountable Health Communities (AHC) meeting. Summarizes sessions on engaging with Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries with unique needs, AHC models, addressing service gaps in quality improvement plans, and more. Includes rural references throughout.
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Date: 05/2020


Rural-Urban Residence and Mortality among Three Cohorts of U.S. Adults
Reports on a study to address gaps in what is known of the rural-urban mortality disparity by analyzing time-to-event birth cohorts using data from the 1997-2009 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) linking deaths through December 2011. Results of this study may identify potential policy and practice interventions to reduce the disparity in rural-urban mortality.
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
Date: 05/2020


Touchpoints for Addressing Substance Use Issues in Home Visiting: Phase 1 Final Report
Report details information and guidance for addressing substance use issues encountered during home visiting. Discusses substance use issues and the way home visiting can address those issues while supporting families. Features a number of questions and answers and includes discussion regarding home visiting in rural areas.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, Mathematica, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation
Date: 03/2020

Open Calls for Contributions

Call for Proposals: 2020 Annual Maryland Rural Health Conference - VIRTUAL
Deadline: May 28, 2020
Maryland Rural Health Association
Event Dates: Oct 19 - 20, 2020
Conference Website

Call for Presentations: National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference
Deadline: Jun 15, 2020
MESH (Managed Emergency Surge for Healthcare)
Event Dates: Dec 1 - 3, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
Conference Website

Upcoming Events

COVID-19 events

May
20
AAFP Virtual Town Hall COVID-19
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Central
American Academy of Family Physicians
May
20
CMS COVID-19 Dialysis Organization Call
Time: 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Eastern
Joining via audio webcast is preferred as phone lines are limited.
Call-in: 833.614.0820
Passcode: 3287645
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
May
20
CMS COVID-19 Nursing Home Call
Time: 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern
Joining via audio webcast is preferred as phone lines are limited.
Call-in: 833.614.0820
Passcode: 4879622
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
May
21
CMS COVID-19 Nurses Call
Time: 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern
Joining via audio webcast is preferred as phone lines are limited.
Call-in: 833.614.0820
Passcode: 2874976
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
May
21
CMS COVID-19 Office Hours
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Eastern
Joining via audio webcast is preferred as phone lines are limited.
Call-in: 833.614.0820
Passcode: 9984433
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
May
21
COVID-19: Legal and Policy Strategies to Promote Mental Health
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Network for Public Health Law
May
21
Emerging Physician Recruiting and Retention Paradigms During and Post COVID-19 - Louisiana
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Central
Louisiana Hospital Association
225.928.0026
marthur@lhaonline.org
May
21
Indian Country COVID-19 Response Update
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Eastern
RSVP HERE
Indian Health Service
301.443.1083
benjamin.smith@ihs.gov
May
21
Leading in the Crisis: Flattening the COVID-19 Curve - Roadmap to Re-opening and Re-imagined Care
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern
National Association of Community Health Centers
May
21
Lessons Learned From COVID-19 and the Future of Health Care Design
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Central
Iowa Hospital Association
May
21
People's Lab Medicine Grand Rounds Webinar: Paying it Forward: Using Plasma from Recovered Patients to Treat COVID-19
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Pacific
Arizona Telemedicine Program, Southwest Telehealth Resource Center, University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson Pathology
May
21
Prioritizing Essential Care in the Wake of COVID-19: Best Practices & Strategies for Healthcare Systems - Maine and Massachusetts
Time: 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Maine Hospital Association, Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association
May
21
Prioritizing Essential Care in the Wake of COVID-19: Best Practices & Strategies for Healthcare Systems - Tennessee
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eastern
Tennessee Hospital Association
May
21
Re-Opening During the Pandemic – Back to Work Guidance for DMEPOS
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Central
The Compliance Team
May
21
Tribal Epidemiology Centers COVID-19 Response Webinar
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Alaska Mountain Time
Tribal Epidemiology Centers
May
22
AAFP COVID-19 CME Webinar Series
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Central
American Academy of Family Physicians
May
22
CMS COVID-19: Lessons From the Front Lines Call
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Joining via audio webcast is preferred as phone lines are limited.
Call-in: 877.251.0301
Passcode: 6086125
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
May
22
NAM-ASAM Supporting People With Addiction During COVID-19 Series: Session 2: Treating Addiction Across the Care Continuum During COVID-19 - Challenges and Promising Practices
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern
American Society of Addiction Medicine, National Academy of Medicine
opioidcollaborative@nas.edu
May
26
Emerging Physician Recruiting and Retention Paradigms During and Post- COVID-19 - Maine
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Maine Hospital Association
May
26
Emerging Physician Recruiting and Retention Paradigms During and Post-COVID-19 - Iowa
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Central
Iowa Hospital Association
May
26
Mental Health in a Time of COVID-19: Task-Shifting to Address Increasing Challenges — Part 3
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern
HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (The Partnership Center)
May
26
Older Americans Month: Innovations to Build Resiliency Post COVID-19
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
National Council for Behavioral Health
May
27
Chuck Ingoglia's Townhall Series - May
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
National Council for Behavioral Health
May
27
Emergency Preparedness Recovery Planning from Development to Implementation
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Eastern
National Indian Health Board
May
27
Exploring Stages of Disruption: Service Shifts and Responses to COVID-19, Including Innovations Beyond the Pandemic
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern
National Council for Behavioral Health
May
27
Hospice in Long-Term Care in the Year of the Virus
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Pacific
Oregon Office of Rural Health
503.577.3849
locklear@ohsu.edu
May
27
Returning to Primary Care: Diabetes Care During a Public Health Crisis - Part 1 of 3
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern
National Association of Community Health Centers
May
27
The Impact of COVID-19 on Transportation Services for Older Adults and People with Disabilities: A Conversation with Section 5310 Programs
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern
National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
May
28
COVID-19 and Beyond: Fundamental Issues Impacting Primary Care
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
May
28
MPCA Virtual Convening: Population Health in a Time of COVID – 19
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mountain
Montana Primary Care Association
May
28
NALBOH Town Hall - COVID-19 - Legal & Ethical Issues
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern
National Association of Local Boards of Health
nalboh@badgerbay.co
Jun
2
Complying with Employment Laws: OSHA & ADA During COVID-19
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Central
Louisiana Hospital Association
Jun
2
Rural Primary Care Tools and Resources for Managing Suicidal Ideation During COVID-19
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Central
Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Jun
3
Returning to Primary Care: Diabetes Care During a Public Health Crisis - Part 2 of 3
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern
National Association of Community Health Centers
Jun
9
The Times, They Are A-Changing: Thriving in Uncertainty
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Central
Iowa Hospital Association, Tennessee Hospital Association
Jun
10
Returning to Primary Care: Diabetes Care During a Public Health Crisis - Part 3 of 3
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern
National Association of Community Health Centers
Jun
18
Addressing Information Security and HIPAA in the New COVID-19 Environment
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Central
Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network
Jun
23
Managing a Global Response
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Other events

May
20
NHSC New Site Application Webinar
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
National Health Service Corps
May
21
COVID-19 Office Hours - Promoting Self-Care as a Leader
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern
National Council for Behavioral Health
May
21
Domestic Violence Series: Part 1
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
May
21
The "New Normal": How Primary Care Can Reboot and Reopen
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
May
26
A Comprehensive Approach to Preventing Suicide: The Role of Law, Policy, and Social Determinants of Health
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Central
CDC Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
May
26
Enabling Services Data Collection: Documenting Health Center Interventions in a Value-Based Payment Environment
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, Community Health Care Association of New York State, Health Outreach Partners
May
26
Mental Health First Aid in Health Care: Helping All of Us Be Better Humans
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Central
American Hospital Association
312.422.3720
ASHHRA@aha.org
May
27
FY20 Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) Planning Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) TA Webinar
Time: 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Call-in: 1.888.469.0646
Participant Code: 4761843
Those who cannot make the call can access a recording at 1.888.704.1108; Passcode 52720.
Health Resources and Services Administration
May
27
UMTRC Webinar: Telemedicine 101
Time: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern
Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center
bsanders@indianarha.org
Jun
3
Swing-Bed Fundamentals Webinar
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Maine Hospital Association
Jun
4
Domestic Violence Series Part 2
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
Jun
9
340B Innovation Targeting the Uninsured
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Central
Kansas Hospital Association
Jun
12
Questions About Telehealth Basics OR Telemental Health?
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center
Jun
18
NYSARH June 2020 Webinar - Telehealth and COVID-19
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern
New York State Association for Rural Health
Jun
24
Importance of PrEP in Primary Care: Rural Clinic Perspective
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern
AIDS Education and Training Centers National Coordinating Resource Center, MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center
Jun
26
Questions About Telehealth Basics OR Telemental Health?
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center
Jul
2
All Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders Call - July
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Eastern
Conference Call: 800.857.5577
Participant Code: 6703929
Also available by webinar
Participant Password: ihs123
Indian Health Service
Jul
3
Telehealth 101: Intro and Q&A
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Central
South Central Telehealth Resource Center
Jul
7
Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives - Tribal Consultation - Billings, Montana
U.S. Department of Justice
Billings, Montana
OperationLadyJustice@usdoj.gov

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The Rural Health Information Hub is seeking your comments on how our services have helped you in your efforts to improve healthcare and population health in rural communities. Have the RHIhub services helped you to stay informed, get a grant, find the proper federal agency contact or other expert, or otherwise changed your life?

Please send an email telling how RHIhub has impacted you to kristine@ruralhealthinfo.org. Your stories may be used in testimony, budget documents and presentations concerning the Rural Health Information Hub.