Eligibility Requirements and ACHE Credits


SRHT eligible hospitals are small rural hospitals located in a rural community, as defined by FORHP, persistent poverty county or a rural census tract of a metro persistent poverty county, and have 49 staffed beds or less as reported on the hospital's most recently filed Medicare Cost Report. Hospitals may be for-profit or not-for-profit, including faith-based. Hospitals in U.S. territories, as well as tribally operated hospitals under Titles I and V of P.L. 93-638, are also eligible. 

Also, FORHP grantee directors and hospital members of the Rural Health Network Development Planning Program and Small Health Care Provider Quality Program may participate in live webinars for free, at no cost to the participant.

Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP) hospitals located in states of persistent poverty are also eligible to participate in live webinars.

Live HELP webinars are open to first 100 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once capacity is reached, interested participants may request to be notified when the recording is made available.

ACHE Qualified Education Credits

The National Rural Health Resource Center is authorized to award one hour of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit (non-ACHE) per webinar for this program toward advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting an application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,560,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.