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 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 HELP Webinar

A Strategic Framework for Assisting Rural Hospitals to Move to Population Health

April 8, 2015

The current environment is driven by health care reform and market realities now offers a new set of challenges. Learn how to develop a robust strategy for full population health management and hear practical steps rural providers need to consider as the payment system moves from FFS to value and population health.

Past SHIP Webinar

2015 SHIP Lean Training: Part 2

March 20, 2015

This second webinar in the three-part 2015 SHIP Lean Training series introduces Value-Stream Mapping, 5S Worksite Organization, A3 Problem Solving and Standard Work.

Past Network Planning Webinar

Board Development in Rural Health Network Planning

March 19, 2015

Rural health networks may be structured and governed in a variety of approaches. This webinar discusses topics for network leaders to consider as part of board development efforts, including membership, bylaws, board job descriptions and value propositions. The presentation also reviews Section D of the Network Self-Assessment Tool.

Past SHIP Webinar

2015 SHIP Lean Training: Part 1

February 27, 2015

This introductory webinar for the three-part 2015 SHIP Lean Training provides an overview of Lean principles, the eight areas of waste and the voice of the customer.

Past Network Planning Webinar

Change Leadership in Rural Health Network Planning

February 26, 2015

Change occurs at many levels in rural health networks and communities. This webinar explores tools and ideas on change leadership designed for network leaders engaged in the planning stages of network development. The presentation also discusses Section C of the Network Self-Assessment Tool.

Past Network Development Webinar

Strategic Planning for Network Programs

February 12, 2015

This webinar and the accompanying toolkit provide guidance for rural health networks to develop an effective strategic plan and to create a participative strategic planning event. The toolkit provides a suggested format and layout, a guide with sample documents and a sample planning presentation outline.

Past Network Planning Webinar

Innovation and Creativity in Rural Health Network Planning

January 29, 2015

Rural health network leaders leverage tools to support the collaboration and integration of unique community and stakeholder needs and ideas. This webinar explores ideas and tips on innovation and creativity for network leaders engaged in the planning stages of network development. The presentation also discusses Sections A and B of the Network Self-Assessment Tool.

Past HIT Workforce Webinar

HIT Workforce Recruitment for Retention

January 27, 2015

Recruiting and retaining students can be challenging for many HIT training programs as they work to support rural hospitals and clinics with instructional opportunities to current staff and other potential students. This webinar provides a summary of HIT training program student statistics, information on the demand for HIT professionals, resources and best practices in student recruitment.

Past Network Development Webinar

Program Evaluation Planning for Network Development

January 8, 2015

Evaluation planning involves assessing the impact of program objectives to demonstrate value, monitoring progress toward program goals and identifying potential best practices and lessons learned. This webinar, and the accompanying toolkit, offer guidance and suggestions on developing key components of an evaluation plan for rural health networks.

Past Webinar

Network Technical Assistance Kick-Off Webinar 2014

November 13, 2014

In this webinar, Network TA Team members introduce themselves to current network grantees and describe RHI's TA approach. Attendees learn how the technical assistance provided during their grant periods will support them in achieving program goals.

Past HELP Webinar

Lean Sigma Health Care

August 26, 2014

This webinar details the thinking and tools within the Lean Sigma Health Care methodology that underlie its highly effective approach to driving meaningful and lasting organizational change.

Past Webinar

Vendor Issues Management

August 13, 2014

Vendor issues management is about getting your issues resolved in a timely manner. This recorded webinar considers the different perspectives of health care providers and IT vendors, while discussing techniques to track and escalate issues.

Past PMG Call

Two Hospital Examples to Prepare for Population Health

July 24, 2014

Hear what challenges rural hospitals are facing with regards to population health planning. Union General Hospital shares how they used results from their CHNA to target and initiate a local wellness program. ICAHN Director discusses steps that IL hospitals took to respond to the ACA and prepare for value-based reimbursement.

Past Reverse Site Visit

2013 National Conference of State Flex Programs & Pre-Conference Workshop

July 23, 2014

The annual National Conference of State Flex Programs is an opportunity for state Flex Program grantees to convene and share information about the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program and critical access hospitals (CAHs). This event focuses on the latest information and issues in the Flex Program including discussion of how national changes in health care delivery will impact CAHs.

Past Workshop

Program Evaluation Workshops

July 22, 2014

View presentations and materials from two 2014 Program Evaluation Workshop events.

Past Webinar

Framing Rural Health Value Webinar Series: Data Measurement, Outcomes and Impact

July 16, 2014

Understand the benefits of CAHs and Flex Programs using a systems-based framework to manage information and strategic knowledge. Review the purpose of gathering and using data to improve health and safety of patients, financial awareness and demonstrate impact. Learn impactful initiatives CAHs are utilizing in response to MBQIP data.