2 weeks of information from our colleagues at USDA-Rural Development!! Lots of resources for rural health care.
Also an announcement about an Agritourism conference for business owners:
Florida Sea Grant and University of Florida invite you to attend the 2016 Gulf Coast Agritourism & Ecotourism Business Development Conference, February 18 – 19, 2016 in Pensacola, FL. A dynamic group of speakers will be providing relevant information for your start-up, established business or future plans. Great value: registration is $25 per person, includes two lunches and all conference materials. Conference lodging, session schedule, program registration and more may be found from the conference website: http://tinyurl.com/j6q5bbn.
The National Credit Union Administration and the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund today signed an agreement that will streamline the application process for low-income credit unions to become certified as Community Development Financial Institutions. Credit unions that obtain CDFI certification can access training and competitive award programs provided by the CDFI Fund, and these resources can aid these institutions’ capacity to provide underserved communities with access to safe and affordable financial services.
Here’s How the White House Plans to Address Rural America’s Struggle with Heroin
Jan 15, 2016 -- Announces President Obama's plans to launch a new interagency effort, led by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, to address heroin and opioid abuse in rural areas, among other pressing issues.
Source: The Washington Post
MSU Study Finds Nurse Practitioners More Likely than Medical Doctors to Work in Rural Areas
Jan 14, 2016 -- Describes recent research that found nurse practitioners are more likely than physicians to provide care in rural settings. Presents the findings to better help address disparities in healthcare access between urban and rural areas.
Source: Montana State University
Mortality and Life Expectancy in Rural America: Connecting the Health and Human Service Safety Nets to Improve Health Outcomes Over the Life Course
A policy brief describing the driving forces of rural health disparities in Appalachian Kentucky offering recommendations with national relevancy to address these challenges. Discusses rural and urban differences in life expectancy and mortality rates, and other significant factors including behavioral health, substance abuse, population health, trauma care, and transportation.
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
CMS to Fund 'Accountable Health Communities' Models
Jan 13, 2016 -- Reports that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering $157 million to help build organizations that will assess social needs of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries across the country. This is the first time CMS has focused on health-related social needs; needs of importance to rural areas.
Source: HealthLeaders Media
Rural Health Research Center Cooperative Agreement
Grants to increase the amount of high quality, impartial, policy-relevant research to assist decision-makers to better understand problems faced by rural communities, and provide information that will improve access to healthcare and population health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 14, 2016
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program Grants
Provides grants to improve telemedicine services and distance learning services in rural areas through the use of telemedicine, computer networks, and related advanced technologies.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 14, 2016
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development
Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Grants
Awards grants in the areas of education, human services, and health. Specific project initiatives include food and hunger; economic development; daycare programs; hospital and healthcare agencies; health screenings; health education; AIDS/HIV prevention and education; and equipment for healthcare facilities.
Geographic coverage: Available in 35 states and the District of Columbia.
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2016
Sponsor: Charles A. Frueauff Foundation
On January 27th, February 2nd, and February 18th (1 – 3 pm EST) the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) will host webinars focused on the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. These webinars will inform participants about the major eligibility and regulatory requirements of the program and will provide detailed guidance on how to submit a successful grant application. There will also be time for participants to ask the speakers specific questions about putting together an application. To preregister, please contact Deborah Anderson or Gayle Buckner at (202) 720-0800 or email: Deborah.Anderson@wdc.usda.gov and Gayle.Buckner@wdc.usda.gov
Webinar Rescheduled: Q&A Session: HOME Consortia and the eCon Planning Suite
Due to the impending snow storm on the east coast, the HOME Consortia and the eCon Planning Suite Q&A Webinar scheduled for Friday, January 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM EST is Cancelled.
The webinar is rescheduled for Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 2:00 PM EST. All persons registered for the January 22, 2016 webinar do not need to register again. The registration period will also be extended until February 4, 2016 for any new registrants. You can Register Now.
Webinar: Are Some Rural Areas of the US Seeing a Drop in Life Expectancy and Increased Mortality?
Jan 14, 2016 -- On January 28, 2016 the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services (NACRHHS) will hold a discussion via webcast, open to the public, on their most recent policy brief, Mortality and Life Expectancy in Rural America: Connecting the Health and Human Service Safety Nets to Improve Health Outcomes over the Life Course.
Source: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services
Newsletters and email from which we gather this information include:
v Foundation Center RFP Service - To subscribe visit: http://foundationcenter.org/newsletters/
v To subscribe to the RAC Health Listserv - click here to go to the subscription form.
v Electronic newsletter of the RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, Rural Entrepreneurship News. To subscribe, http://team.energizingentrepreneurs.org/news2/public_html/lists/?p=subscribe
v Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City newsletter: http://www.kansascityfed.org/alert/’
v Blue Avocado Nonprofit Magazine - They have a newsletter on boards and nonprofit management, down-to-earth and useful. http://www.blueavocado.org/
v Rural LISC e-newsletter - http://www.lisc.org/rural
v National Association for Development Organizations (NADO) – www.nado.org
v ERS - A notification service is provided by USDA's Economic Research Service for Charts of Note and other research to keep you informed of the latest and most relevant research on the topics that interest you. You can subscribe at http://www.ers.usda.gov/Updates/
v Orton Family Foundation – email sign-up - http://www.orton.org/sign_up