Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Flex Program Telehealth Webinars

Virtual Primary Care

May 17, 2021

Define what virtual primary care is and what a visit looks like for a patient. Recall data and evidence related to the effectiveness of virtual primary care. Identify the opportunities and challenges of virtual primary care for rural health providers. Describe how COVID is affecting and may affect virtual primary care as a service line.

Upcoming Webinar

RHPTP Eligible Learning Collaborative

May 24, 2021 to August 30, 2021

RHPTP Eligible Learning Collaborative is designed to help you assess your organizational strengths and weaknesses in preparing for the transition to value-based care (VBC). Through education and group discussion, you will gain a better understanding of a variety of VBC topics that lend themselves to help strengthen your organizational foundation for becoming effective participants in a health system focused on value.

Upcoming MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

June MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

June 10, 2021

MBQIP VKGs provide a networking opportunity for state Flex Programs and subcontractors. Topics for discussion are determined based on MBQIP Data Reports, technical assistance trends and requests.

Upcoming Conference

2021 Virtual Minnesota Rural Health Conference

June 22, 2021 to June 23, 2021

The 2021 virtual conference will consist of a keynote address from Commissioner Jan Malcolm, six highly interactive workshops, and a policy panel.

Upcoming Conference

2021 Virtual Minnesota Rural Health Conference

June 22, 2021 to June 23, 2021

The 2021 virtual conference will consist of a keynote address from Commissioner Jan Malcolm, six highly interactive workshops, and a policy panel.

Upcoming Webinar

Tele-Monitoring of Rural Patients

July 7, 2021

This webinar will build state Flex Program knowledge and understanding of telehealth and the rural application. It will share examples of rural models and provide access to educational information and resources that can be disseminated to rural providers.

Upcoming Webinar

Building the Foundation of Your Recruitment Efforts

July 8, 2021

This session will focus on identifying the four phases of the recruitment process, distinguishing how the recruiting process in rural areas is different than urban, and designing the ideal recruitment ream for rural and underserved areas.

Upcoming Reverse Site Visit

2021 Flex Program Virtual Reverse Site Visit (RSV)

July 20, 2021 to July 22, 2021

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's (FORHP) Flex Program Virtual Reverse Site Visit (RSV) is an opportunity for state Flex Programs to make connections, share best practices and gather lessons learned to better engage and empower CAHs in activities to support healthy rural communities.

Upcoming Webinar

Marketing on a Shoestring Budget: Free and Low-Cost Tools to Tell Your Story

July 22, 2021

This session will examine successful strategies for creating job postings, plan an approach that tells your organization's virtual story through your web presence and social media, as well as discuss free and low-cost marketing resources and how they can aid in recruitment.

Upcoming Webinar

Collaborative Discussion: Best Practice Sharing

July 29, 2021

This session will focus on learning about recruitment and retention strategies used by other hospitals and clinics participating in the DRCHSD program as well as getting to answer any questions you have!

Upcoming 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.

Upcoming HELP Webinar

Using Telehealth to Support Value-Based Care

August 24, 2021

Telehealth can be an effective tool in managing chronic conditions in reducing readmissions. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the 1135 Federal waiver permitted certified rural health clinics (RHCs) and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to provide services using telehealth without the restrictions that were previously in place. 

Past Events

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.

Past Allied Health Webinar

Understanding your Target Market: Value Proposition Design

December 7, 2016

This webinar reviews the importance of clear and focused value propositions for rural health networks. The presentation discusses gathering information and insights about specific target markets and provides a case study for developing value propositions for use in marketing efforts. The accompanying worksheet walks participants through the process of developing effective value propositions based on audience and service.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

An Update on the Rural Transition to Value Models

November 9, 2016

Hear an update on the rural transition to value-based health care models. Discover new tools for CAHs to demonstrate value to partners and participation in alternative payment models (APMs).

Past Allied Health Webinar

Intergenerational Workforce Strategies

November 9, 2016

When developing recruitment and retention practices within rural health organizations, it becomes particularly important to learn what motivates each generation and how best to handle an age-diverse workplace. This webinar discusses current generational shifts in the workforce, insights on navigating intergenerational conflicts, and strategies to consider when recruiting and retaining members of different age groups.

Past SRHT HELP Webinar

2016 Rural Provider Leadership Summit Findings

October 12, 2016

Findings of the 2016 Rural Provider Leadership Summit are presented. You will learn the drivers and challenges related to engaging rural providers in value-based models as the speakers share the strategies and success stories identified.

Past Webinar

Access to Health Care Through Telehealth

October 6, 2016

This webinar provides an overview of the use of telehealth in rural areas, along with common challenges and potential solutions. Two leaders of rural health networks also share their experiences and advice about telehealth.

Past Allied Health Webinar

Recruitment and Retention Planning for Allied Health Networks

October 6, 2016

This webinar presents a toolkit designed for networks participating in the Rural Network Allied Health Training Program to support them in creating employment hiring plans. The Recruitment and Retention Plan Toolkit includes a guide with descriptive information on hiring for retention, an assessment tool, an action planning template and samples. The presentation provides an overview of the toolkit and discusses common questions around recruitment and retention.

Past Webinar

Cybersecurity Threats in Rural America: How to Protect Your CAH

September 27, 2016

Understand the threats of ransomware and hacking. Discover methods to assess risk of data breaches from cyber criminals. Learn about ways hospitals can protect their computer networks. Understand what hospitals need to do when a cyberattack or data breach occurs.

Past Network Development Webinar

Network Board Development: Equipping Leaders for Effectiveness

September 15, 2016

This webinar presents highlights from the Network Board Development Guide, a resource created by RHI and NCHN to assist rural health networks in establishing and improving board governance. The guide includes board member recruitment, roles and responsibilities, effective meeting management and links to resources.

Past Network Planning Webinar

Building Trust in Collaborative Partnerships

August 17, 2016

Rural health networks provide value to their members and contribute to the health and wellness of their communities with effective collaboration. This webinar and the accompanying worksheet can help network directors enhance and improve trust in all relationships—at the individual, team and network levels.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Findings from the Rural Provider Leadership Summit

August 10, 2016

Learn issues and explore strategies related to engaging rural providers in value models and population health initiatives and enhancing CAH medical staff collaboration. Discover methods state Flex Programs use to support rural provider engagement.

Past HIT Workforce Webinar

Managing Change to Engage Partners

July 21, 2016

This webinar discusses the two main reasons people decide to change and how rural health network leaders can use this understanding to motivate partners. The presentation also reviews the characteristics of an effective shared vision and identifies action steps leaders can take during three phases of transition.

Past Network Planning Webinar

Network Planning 2016 Welcome Webinar

June 22, 2016

This webinar provided an overview of the Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program for networks receiving grants in June 2016. Presenters discussed agency background information, important dates and requirements, grants management instructions and information about technical assistance.

Past HIT Workforce Webinar

Rural HIT Professional Recruitment and Retention

June 16, 2016

This webinar reviews trends in the roles of health information technology (HIT) professionals within rural areas. The presenter provides sample job descriptions of HIT professionals, discusses recruitment challenges, and facilitates the sharing of best practices among networks participating in the Rural Health IT Workforce Program.

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