Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Partnership Meeting 2016

Event Details
Monday, May 2, 2016 to Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Host: 
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP),
Rural Health Innovations (RHI)

The Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Partnership Meeting created a shared learning environment in which June 2015 Network Planning grantees presented their progress toward network development, learned about innovative strategies to implement programs, and identified potential opportunities for collaboration through networking with fellow grantees. 

Day 1

Program Update and Overview

Meriam Mikre, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

The Role of Networks in Rural Health Care

Kap Wilkes, Rural Health Innovations

Building Commitment Through Group Decision Making

Kap Wilkes, Rural Health Innovations

Writing Your Own Focused Conversation

Beth Glommen, Minnesota Technology of Participation

Telehealth Tools and Resources

Carlos Mena, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, FORHP

David Mortimer, Illinois Telehealth Network

Evaluation Methodology and Impact

Alana Knudson, Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, NORC at the University of Chicago

Behavioral Health in Rural America

Helen Newton, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Sara Afayee, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Day 2

Success Stories: Translating Theory into Practice

Michael Ward, South Lake Tahoe Mental Health Cooperative
Jennifer Uhrich, Behavioral Health Network
Barry Brogan, North Country Behavioral Healthcare Network

Improving Your Potential for Sustainability

Kap Wilkes, Rural Health Innovations
Network Self-Assessment Tool

Grants Management and Close-Out

Nancy Gaines, Health Resources and Services Administration