Upcoming Events

Upcoming Rural HIT Coalition

Artificial Intelligence in Rural Health Care

December 7, 2021

Define artificial intelligence and its relevance to health care. Discuss the application of it and machine learning to rural health care. Explain how to support Flex Programs in creating an awareness of artificial intelligence for their CAHs and RHCs.

Upcoming Webinar

SHIP Fiscal Year 2022 NCC Guidance Webinar

December 8, 2021

Receive guidance for the Fiscal Year 2022 Non-Competing Continuation (NCC) Progress Report. Understand the requirements, templates, and relevant resources for the FY2022 NCC Progress Report.

Upcoming TASC 90 Webinar

Flex Program Outcome Measures

December 9, 2021

Learn from the Flex Monitoring Team about potential outcome measures for activities in the Operational & Financial Improvement Flex Program area. Hear from State Flex Programs on implementation of outcome measures in Flex Program activities. Engage in conversation about the future and feasibility of outcome measurement in the Flex Program.

Past Events

Past Webinar

FORHP Fireside Chat

December 2, 2021

Discuss expectations for the Flex Year 3 QI Project, including the Quality Innovation Labs, and get questions to Q Project questions. Hear updates on MBQIP, including eligibility requirements for Flex Program Year 4, and share feedback with FORHP on MBQIP, QILs, and other QI needs in your state.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Provider-Based Rural Health Clinics

December 1, 2021

Identify current issues facing RHCs. Identify opportunities for Flex Programs to help support efforts related to provider-based RHCs. Pinpoint where to find resources to support state Flex Program activities with provider-based RHCs.

Past Flex Program Telehealth Webinars

Telehealth in the Rural Hospital Emergency Department

November 30, 2021

Identify what telemedicine services consist of in a rural hospital ED. Recall evaluation results related to the effectiveness of tele-ED for rural hospitals. Relate the value of adoption and efficient use of tele-ED from a critical access hospital perspective. Identify resources available to hospitals related to tele-ED.

Past Webinar

Enhancing Antibiotic Stewardship Programs in Critical Access Hospitals

November 17, 2021

This webinar, co-hosted by CDC and FORHP, will feature two high-performing critical access hospital antibiotic stewardship leaders sharing implementation and enhancement tips, and overviews of the University of Washington Tele-Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and The Joint Commission’s upcoming revisions to their antibiotic stewardship standards.

Past SHIP Webinar

Software for Population Health Management

November 16, 2021

Identify how hospitals can use information technology tools to manage population health. Understand the important steps to implementing population health tools. Communicate the importance of population health and the importance of population health management tools as a SHIP allowable investment.

Past 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.

Past 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.

Past Rural HIT Coalition


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.

Past 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.

Past Flex Program Telehealth Webinars

Rural Tele-Behavioral Health Part II

October 6, 2021

Recognize the opportunities and challenges for rural health providers in implementing and sustaining tele-behavioral health. List examples of rural models across different aspects of tele-behavioral health. Describe how Flex Programs could support tele-behavioral health for CAHs and RHCs. Identify evaluation and metrics for tele-behavioral health programs.

Past Workshop

DRCHSD 2021 Virtual Summit

September 28, 2021 to September 29, 2021

The focus of the Delta Region Community Health System's Development (DRCHSD) 2021 Summit is to address current issues, learn from peer best practices and adapt in a rapidly changing health care environment. The purpose of this event is to provide DRCHSD participating health care organizations with a collaborative learning environment to make connections, share best practices, and gather lessons learned to empower and support participating organizations. Through presentations and interactive discussions, participants will be able to improve and strengthen their organizations.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

State Flex Program QI Project Kick Off

September 16, 2021

Explore the new TASC-hosted SharePoint space and Quality Innovation Lab (QIL) email groups and understand expectations of use. Review examples of well written project plans and identify opportunities to enhance your state QI project plan. Receive instructions prior to the first round of QIL meetings. Hear general MBQIP updates.

Past Webinar

CAH Telehealth Guide

September 9, 2021

Understand the importance of telehealth implementation for CAHs and discuss best practices and resources for implementation. Comprehend the scope of telehealth implementation with regards to purchasing, staffing, maintenance, reimbursement, and reporting for outpatient services for CAHs.

Past Webinar

Flex Fiscal Year 2020 Wrap Up Webinar

September 2, 2021

Review the results of the Flex Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 PIMS data collection. Understand the requirements for the Flex FY 2020 PIMS data collection, the Flex FY 2020 End of Year Report submission, and the Flex FY 2020 Annual Federal Financial Report.

Past Rural HIT Coalition

August National Rural HIT Coalition

August 31, 2021

This call will include an update on state and federal HIT legislation and regulations as well as topics to be determined for discussion.

Past SHIP Webinar

Grant Management

August 25, 2021

Learn key elements for SHIP evaluation of state and hospital activities. Increase awareness of best practices in SHIP grant reporting. Discover resources for SHIP performance management. Receive guidance of financial management of HRSA SHIP grants.

Past Webinar

Improve Health where Health Happens

August 23, 2021

This webinar shares the lessons learned from the 12 years of the Heart of New Ulm Project as it transitioned from a research project to a community-owned and driven community health improvement initiative.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Leadership and Mid-level Management

August 18, 2021

Understand the importance of leadership provided by mid-level managers at small rural hospitals. Gain awareness of new leadership resources to support mid-level managers.
Understand the role mid-level managers play in value-based payment models. Learn how Flex Programs can help support the leadership of critical access hospitals.

Past 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.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Best Practices in Flex Program Contract Management

August 10, 2021

Identify contract management best practices and tips they can use for their Flex Program subcontracts or managing the life cycle of their QI project. Recognize how other Flex Coordinators troubleshoot contract management issues to improve office efficiencies and project outcomes.