Upcoming Events

Upcoming Flex Program Telehealth Webinars

Virtual Primary Care

May 17, 2021

Define what virtual primary care is and what a visit looks like for a patient. Recall data and evidence related to the effectiveness of virtual primary care. Identify the opportunities and challenges of virtual primary care for rural health providers. Describe how COVID is affecting and may affect virtual primary care as a service line.

Upcoming Webinar

RHPTP Eligible Learning Collaborative

May 24, 2021 to August 30, 2021

RHPTP Eligible Learning Collaborative is designed to help you assess your organizational 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 lend themselves to help strengthen your organizational foundation for becoming effective participants in a health system focused on value.

Upcoming MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

June MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

June 10, 2021

MBQIP VKGs provide a networking opportunity for state Flex Programs and subcontractors. Topics for discussion are determined based on MBQIP Data Reports, technical assistance trends and requests.

Upcoming Conference

2021 Virtual Minnesota Rural Health Conference

June 22, 2021 to June 23, 2021

The 2021 virtual conference will consist of a keynote address from Commissioner Jan Malcolm, six highly interactive workshops, and a policy panel.

Upcoming Conference

2021 Virtual Minnesota Rural Health Conference

June 22, 2021 to June 23, 2021

The 2021 virtual conference will consist of a keynote address from Commissioner Jan Malcolm, six highly interactive workshops, and a policy panel.

Upcoming Webinar

Tele-Monitoring of Rural Patients

July 7, 2021

This webinar will build state Flex Program knowledge and understanding of telehealth and the rural application. It will share examples of rural models and provide access to educational information and resources that can be disseminated to rural providers.

Upcoming Webinar

Building the Foundation of Your Recruitment Efforts

July 8, 2021

This session will focus on identifying the four phases of the recruitment process, distinguishing how the recruiting process in rural areas is different than urban, and designing the ideal recruitment ream for rural and underserved areas.

Upcoming Reverse Site Visit

2021 Flex Program Virtual Reverse Site Visit (RSV)

July 20, 2021 to July 22, 2021

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's (FORHP) Flex Program Virtual Reverse Site Visit (RSV) is an opportunity for state Flex Programs to make connections, share best practices and gather lessons learned to better engage and empower CAHs in activities to support healthy rural communities.

Upcoming Webinar

Marketing on a Shoestring Budget: Free and Low-Cost Tools to Tell Your Story

July 22, 2021

This session will examine successful strategies for creating job postings, plan an approach that tells your organization's virtual story through your web presence and social media, as well as discuss free and low-cost marketing resources and how they can aid in recruitment.

Upcoming Webinar

Collaborative Discussion: Best Practice Sharing

July 29, 2021

This session will focus on learning about recruitment and retention strategies used by other hospitals and clinics participating in the DRCHSD program as well as getting to answer any questions you have!

Upcoming HELP Webinar

Resilience: Springing Back to Move Forward

August 11, 2021

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

Upcoming HELP Webinar

Using Telehealth to Support Value-Based Care

August 24, 2021

Telehealth can be an effective tool in managing chronic conditions in reducing readmissions. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the 1135 Federal waiver permitted certified rural health clinics (RHCs) and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to provide services using telehealth without the restrictions that were previously in place. 

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Critical Access Hospital Recognition

UPMC Cole, Coudersport, Pennsylvania

December 2020

UPMC Cole, located in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, is one of three critical access hospitals (CAHs) that received national recognition for demonstrating an innovative approach to post-acute care that supports a patient’s continued recovery from illness or management of a chronic illness or disability.

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Minnesota Rural Health Conference Podcast Series!

November 2020

Tune in to the special podcast series developed by the Minnesota Rural Health Conference hosts to celebrate National Rural Health Day! The three podcasts will cover rural health issues and how the pandemic has affected us in Minnesota.

Critical Access Hospital Recognition

Harrison County Community Hospital, Bethany, Missouri

November 2020

Harrison County Community Hospital (HCCH), located in Bethany, Missouri, is one of three critical access hospitals (CAHs) that received national recognition for demonstrating an innovative approach to post-acute care that supports a patient’s continued recovery from illness, or management of a chronic illness or disability.

Critical Access Hospital Recognition

Pinckneyville Community Hospital, Pinckneyville, Illinois

October 2020

Pinckneyville Community Hospital, located in Pinckneyville, Illinois, is one of just three critical access hospitals that received national recognition for demonstrating an innovative approach to post-acute care that supports a patient’s continued recovery from illness or management of a chronic illness or disability.