Upcoming Events

Upcoming Allied Health Peer Group Call

Becoming a Successful Preceptor: The Importance of Preceptor Training

April 4, 2018

Learn how to become a successful preceptor through facilitated conversation. The Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri will share how and why they developed their preceptor training curriculum, how to identify preceptor disconnects, the benefits of being a preceptor as well as provide a Google Classroom tour of their preceptor training modules.

Upcoming Network Development Cohort Group Call

Chronic Care Management (CCM) and Transitional Care Management (TCM)

April 4, 2018

Chronic Care Management is a vital element to sustain a care coordination program. This cohort call will allow networks to connect with each other, as well as our subject matter experts, to share their experiences and ask specific questions that are unique to their networks.

Upcoming Workshop

FORHP Flex Program Workshop

April 10, 2018 to April 12, 2018

The goal of the FORHP Flex Program 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 Network Development Webinar

Collaboration: Engaging Members and Partners

April 12, 2018

Networks play a key role to bring diverse organizations and community members together toward the common goals of meaningful and effective learning and innovative problem solving. Build your skills and gain tools to create opportunity to allow engagement and innovation in your network.

Upcoming HELP Webinar

Collaborating with Public Health to Improve Population Health

April 25, 2018

Understand the core elements of community health assessments and community health plans required of accredited public health agencies. Explore sources of public health data and ways to address the social determinants of health by working in collaboration with public health and other community-based partners.

Past Events

Past HELP Webinar

Alternative Payment Models: Business Perspective

May 3, 2017

As CAHs and small rural hospitals evaluate whether to participate in an APM, it is important for leadership to evaluate the APM model from a business plan perspective. Learn about the financial strategies IRCCO has undertaken to prepare clinical integration.

Past PMG Call

Success Secrets from an ACO High Performer

April 25, 2017

A rural hospital discusses recent participation in a high performing ACO which increased hospital revenue and helped its ACO achieve $11M dollars in shared savings.

Past SHIP Webinar

SHIP Coordinator Technical Assistance Webinar: April 2017

April 18, 2017

This webinar discusses a recent Lean project conducted at a CAH in Arizona and how similar quality improvement initiatives can be undertaken using SHIP funding. In addition, this webinar outlines key trends of SHIP funding in FY 2016 and reviews helpful SHIP resources.

Past Network Development Webinar

Life After Your HRSA Grant

April 6, 2017

This webinar explores how current Network Development grantees may move forward after the three-year grant period comes to a close. The presentation features representatives of three networks who share insights about their networks' origins, growth and current sustainability, offering key learnings for other network leaders based on their experiences.

Past Allied Health Webinar

Business Planning for Network Sustainability

April 5, 2017

This webinar and the accompanying toolkit explore a framework for rural health networks when creating business plans as part of their ongoing sustainability efforts. The Business Planning Guide and Business Planning Toolkit outline four key elements of a business plan that can support a systems approach to network and business planning.

Past HELP Webinar

Improving Population Health: One Hospital Shows What's Possible

February 15, 2017

The hospital identified teen pregnancy and STDs as being a primary concern impacting the health, well-being and future of their community and created the program, "It's a Girl Thing". They are seeing outstanding health outcomes and expanding the program.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Population Health Portal Features and Use for State Flex Programs

February 15, 2017

Learn key features of the Population Health Portal, including a readiness assessment, resources and data scenarios. Discover how Flex can leverage them to support their CAHs and develop relevant activities based on CAHs’ needs. Understand how CAHs can use claims data to support population health management.

Past Webinar

Resiliency for Networks in Transition

February 9, 2017

This webinar focuses on strategies that rural health network leaders can use to build their networks' resilience--the ability to absorb change and still maintain high performance. The presentation guides participants through identifying their most pressing challenges and determining steps to prepare networks for stresses that lie ahead.

Past Allied Health Webinar

Investing in Staff Satisfaction: The Cost of Turnover

February 8, 2017

This webinar reviews the costs and implications of staff turnover for rural health organizations, highlighting the importance of investing in staff satisfaction. It also explores various methods for gathering employee feedback and how to respond to staff satisfaction survey results for improved retention.

Past Document

National Rural HIT Coalition Meeting

February 7, 2017

Meeting summary from the National Rural HIT Coalition in-person meeting held on February 7, 2017. Topics include federal updates, privacy and security and MACRA and MIPS.

Past HELP Webinar

Alternative Payment Models and Relevant Resources for Value-Based Care

January 12, 2017

Learn details of APMs and how Medical Home models can improve care coordination, quality and decrease costs, how rural hospitals can engage and educate clinicians, health care organizations and the community in order to achieve common cost and quality goals. Discover ways to return joy to providers.

Past HELP Webinar

MIPS Scoring: Quality, Advancing Care Information, and Improvement Activities

January 10, 2017

Learn why small and rural hospitals should consider voluntarily participating in MIPS and how your hospital/clinic can deliver and engage patients and other health care providers to deliver population-based health care that focuses on patients across the spectrum of care in your community.

Past HELP Webinar

MACRA/MIPS Overview and Eligibility

January 4, 2017

Get an overview of MACRA’s QPP, eligibility requirements, and impacts on payment, quality and cost. Learn how a Value Based Care system can leverage patient and provider engagement.

Past Webinar

Creating a Culture of Innovation in Networks

December 8, 2016

This webinar outlines the foundations of innovation and why innovative approaches are crucial to the work of rural health networks. The presentation reviews how networks can follow a process of innovation, from brainstorming to research to implementation.

Past SHIP Webinar

FY17 SHIP Non-Competing Continuation Technical Assistance Webinar

December 8, 2016

This webinar reviews the guidance for the FY17 SHIP non-competing continuation (NCC) progress report, which is due on February 10, 2017. In addition, presenters share information on how to complete the FY17 State Spreadsheet of SHIP Applicants and provide grant-writing resources.