Upcoming Events

Upcoming HELP Webinar

Financially Sustainable Care Coordination

March 20, 2018

This webinar walks rural hospital leaders through the options to implement a financially sustainable care coordination program.

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 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 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 SHIP Webinar

2016 SHIP Lean Training: Part 1

January 12, 2016

The first webinar in the three-part educational series for SHIP-eligible hospitals in 2016 covers the Principles of Lean Healthcare, the eight areas of waste and the voice of the customer.

Past Network Planning Webinar

Communication for Network Leaders

December 16, 2015

The second webinar of the Network Leadership Webinar Series focuses on effective and engaged communication for driving momentum in rural health networks. The presentation discusses the importance of developing a network vision, mission and clearly defined purpose, as well as assessing target markets and community support, when considering communication methods.

Past HIT Workforce Webinar

Value Propositions: Key to Network Sustainability

December 10, 2015

This webinar reviews a process for creating effective value propositions for rural health networks. It also features insights from a network leader who has developed value propositions for use within marketing efforts. The accompanying worksheet is a customized tool to support network value proposition development.

Past Webinar

Healthcare Professional Flu Measure (OP-27) Webinar

December 9, 2015

Hear an overview of the health care professional influenza measure (OP-27), including how to sign up for an account through the National Safety Healthcare Network (NHSN), the measure submission process and available quality improvement support.

Past Webinar

Laying the Groundwork for a Capital Campaign

December 1, 2015

Learn the importance and key tips for cultivating connections and community relationships, stakeholder outreach and creating a capital campaign case statement. Also, hear how to track and share impact of a capital project to tell the most compelling story.

Past HELP Webinar

Improving Transition of Care and HCAHPS Scores, Part 1

December 1, 2015

Learn best practices to increase and improve seamless care delivery from admission through discharge, and the importance of continuous coordinated care delivery which includes numerous community stakeholders.

Past Network Planning Webinar

Board Development for Network Leaders

November 18, 2015

This webinar discusses considerations related to network board development, including membership structure, board member roles and responsibilities, bylaws and value propositions. Participants are led through Section B of the accompanying Network Self-Assessment Tool, a resource designed for newly formed rural health networks to identify areas of strengths and challenges.

Past Webinar

Strategic Capital Planning and Capital Budgeting

November 17, 2015

Regarding capital planning and budgeting, learn to anticipate possible changes, assess their implication and impact on an organization and capital structure and develop an action plan to minimize the negative impacts and maximize the potential opportunities. Hear the importance of capital budgeting and “how to” tips from a CAH CEO.

Past Allied Health Webinar

Marketing for Allied Health Student Recruitment

November 17, 2015

This webinar reviews several elements for rural health networks, hiring organizations and educational facilities to consider when creating a strategic marketing plan. Focus areas include defining your target market, conducting a competitive analysis, developing value propositions and identifying promotional activities. This webinar also features insights from one community college's experiences with recruiting students into health sciences programs.

Past HELP Webinar

Care Coordination and Its Role in Transforming Local Health Care (Part 1)

November 17, 2015

Hear an introduction to care coordination and how it fits with Triple Aim. Learn how to define the target population and how an assessment can help focus coordination efforts. A review of how information technology is used to support these efforts is included.

Past Network Development Webinar

Fundamentals of Financial Forecasting for Rural Health Network Leaders

November 12, 2015

This webinar provides definitions and guidance on developing a financial forecast for rural health networks. The presenter reviews common forecasting pitfalls to avoid as well as best practices for valuable budgeting processes.

Past SHIP Webinar

FY16 SHIP Peer Webinar

October 8, 2015

This webinar, held in preparation for the fiscal year 2016 SHIP application, provides a review of the SHIP Hospital Application Template Form and the State Spreadsheet for SHIP Applicants. SHIP Coordinators from Oklahoma, Kansas, Utah and Georgia share best practices and lessons learned regarding state-level SHIP administration.

Past HELP Webinar

Understanding the S-10 Worksheet: Determining Charity Care and Bad Debt (Part 2)

September 24, 2015

Get detailed instructions on how to complete the S-10 form, suggestions for best practice implementation, understand current and potential uses of the S-10 form, compare recently filed uncompensated care data and analyze the data's impact on potential uncompensated care pool allocations.

Past HELP Webinar

Understanding the S-10 Worksheet: Determining Charity Care and Bad Debt (Part 1)

September 23, 2015

Get detailed instructions on how to complete the S-10 form, suggestions for best practice implementation, understand current and potential uses of the S-10 form, compare recently filed uncompensated care data and analyze the data's impact on potential uncompensated care pool allocations.

Past Reverse Site Visit

Rural Health IT Workforce & Rural Allied Healthcare Workforce Workshop

September 3, 2015

Many grantees of the Rural Health Information Technology (IT) Workforce Program and the Rural Network Allied Health Training Program gathered for a workshop following the 2015 Rural Health Summit in Portland, Oregon. Attendees received program updates and overviews from representatives of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, information on workforce recruitment and retention, and best practices from peer networks.

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Update

Past HELP Webinar

Physician Engagement – An Imperative for Success

August 28, 2015

Learn how an understanding of physician and leadership differences can increase the likelihood of trusting relationships and shared visions with specific administrative strategies for meaningful physician engagement.

Past Workshop

Network Care Coordination Workshop 2015

August 25, 2015 to August 26, 2015

The 2015 Network Care Coordination Workshop was open to grantees of the Network Development, Network Planning, and Health IT Workforce grant programs of FORHP. This workshop explored the fundamentals of developing a network care coordination service, including team development, leadership communication and facilitation skills, and technology and process infrastructure.

Past HIT Workforce Webinar

HIT Workforce Recruitment and Retention

August 20, 2015

This webinar discusses best practices in recruiting and retaining HIT staff, national HIT workforce recruiting trends and unique conditions of recruiting and retaining staff in rural settings. The presentation includes insights from the 3RNet and from a grantee of the Rural Health Information Technology Workforce Program.