Upcoming Events

Upcoming HELP Webinar

ACOs: A tool to achieve quality, savings, and a return on your investment

February 2, 2022

Accountable care organizations were designed by CMS to provide incentives to increase the quality of care while reducing its cost. They also allow participants to share in some of the savings generated by this model. A key element is to manage patients from a preventive perspective by getting more insights into their care, anticipating their needs, and slowing their disease progression. This adds value to both the facility and its patients.

Upcoming Rural HIT Coalition

Rural Health Information Exchange

February 3, 2022

Recognize health information exchange (HIE) and information blocking concepts. Understand the health information exchange direction of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT for rural hospitals and clinics. Discover initiatives shared from a rural Regional Health Information Organization. Explain how state Flex Programs could support rural health information exchange efforts.

Upcoming Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

March Virtual Knowledge Group

March 3, 2022

Flex Virtual Knowledge Group (VKG) webinars provide a forum for state Flex Programs to share successes, discuss challenges, and brainstorm strategies for improvement and Flex Program excellence.

Upcoming Workshop

Spring 2022 Flex Program Virtual Workshop

March 21, 2022

The goal of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's (FORHP) Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program Virtual Workshop is to provide new or existing Flex Program staff an orientation to the Flex Program.

Upcoming Workshop

Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project Eligible Learning Collaborative

April 25, 2022 to July 25, 2022

This virtual learning collaborative (LC) will focus on challenges and solutions specific to rural health providers to support improvement in health equity and reduction in health disparities. This interactive collaborative will include four (4) virtual, 60-minute learning sessions and additional brief readings and/or reflections between sessions to support understanding of disparities and strategies to address them. 

Upcoming HELP Webinar

Building a Strong Foundation for RHCs in the Transition to Value

June 15, 2022

Foundation cornerstone strength determines the overall integrity of the structure. Think of your outpatient health care practice as a building. What is the cornerstone that will ensure the strongest foundation to support a flexible infrastructure that leads to long-term sustainability? How do we ensure the foundation of the organization has the strength and flexibility needed to maneuver the fluidity of the current health care landscape? 

Upcoming Webinar

2022 Flex Program Virtual Reverse Site Visit (RSV)

July 19, 2022 to July 21, 2022

"Bridging the Future: Innovation, Adaptation, and Equity for Rural Health Care"
The 2022 Flex Program Virtual Reverse Site Visit will take place online this year and will include presentations by keynote speakers, state Flex Programs, FORHP staff, and TASC staff.

Upcoming HELP Webinar

RHC Performance Measurement and Quality Improvement

August 3, 2022

There are many terms that are used in reference to improving clinical and non-clinical outcomes in a health care facility. Quality improvement, continuous quality improvement (CQI), quality assessment, quality assurance, and performance improvement are just a few. Regardless of the term used, in today's health care landscape, primary care practice's quality-related activities are imperative to achieve the Triple Aim: 

News

News

The Center's Official Commitment to DEI and Anti-racism

December 2021

The Center launches an official Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-racism statement to support our mission. These principles will be practiced within our organization and shared with our clients, vendors, partners, and grantees we serve, to express our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work.

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Congratulations 2017 and 2018 DRCHSD Graduates!

November 2021

After 3+ years in the DRCHSD program, these graduating organizations share their success stories. We hope they spark inspiration, collaboration, and action in your rural community!

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.