Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinar

DRCHSD Fall Communication Webinar Series Part 1: Free Communications Toolkit and Vaccine Resources

October 21, 2021

Learn about the DRCHSD Customizable Communications Toolkit, available for use in health care community outreach and education communications. These materials focus on communicating information and confidence in services, available to immediately download and customize. In addition, the presenters will share a recently developed vaccine communications toolkit.

Upcoming Rural HIT Coalition

Cybersecurity

October 26, 2021

Explain why health care is targeted by cyberattacks, who the attackers are, and the potential implications. Recognize the top cyber threats to health care organizations such as critical access hospitals (CAHs) and rural health clinics (RHCs). Discuss how health care organizations can practice preparedness and what to do in case of a cyberattack.

Upcoming Webinar

DRCHSD Fall Communication Webinar Series Part 2: Building your Reputation: Internally, Externally, and Online

October 28, 2021

Health care is consumer-driven, and prospective patients make decisions based on many factors including cost, access, quality, experience, and their connection to us. These patients, or consumers, identify with the messages and overall image you create for your organization; it’s so much more than a logo or your colors, although those are important too.

Upcoming Workshop

FORHP Flex Program Virtual Workshop

November 1, 2021 to November 10, 2021

The goal of the FORHP Flex Program Virtual Workshop is to provide new or existing Flex Program staff an orientation to the Flex Program. Attendance at this event is open only to state Flex grantees.

Upcoming Webinar

DRCHSD Fall Communication Webinar Series Part 3: Building Loyalty by Targeting your Message to Various Generations

November 4, 2021

Health care communications can be a challenge when trying to reach a specific audience. Understanding generational behaviors and mindsets can equip you with the knowledge you need to meet your audience where they are. Communication strategies must be established that reflect the nuances of the multigenerational, multicultural, and bilingual homes in the communities you serve.

News

Critical Access Hospital Recognition

Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg, West Virginia

July 2021

Grant Memorial Hospital is recognized for demonstrating an innovative approach to collaboration through telehealth. They have successfully minimized barriers by connecting rural populations to needed health care in order to address clinical issues and patient needs, as well as provide support, resources, and education in behavioral health and cardiology.

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Rural Health Care Leader Presented Calico Leadership Award

July 2021

Peggy Broussard Wheeler, Vice President of the Rural Healthcare Center (RHC) at the California Hospital Association (CHA) was awarded the Calico Quality Leadership Award at the 2021 Flex Program Reverse Site Visit held virtually July 20-22, 2021.

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.