Network Development Cohort Group Calls

Rural Health Innovations Network TA Team has launched a new approach for connecting Network Development grantees to peers and increasing access to deeper knowledge, TA Cohort Calls and Coaching Opportunities. Four cohort topics have been selected based on grantee projects and grantee input, including:

  • Care Coordination from a community-based perspective
  • Care Coordination from a clinical-based perspective
  • Integrating Behavioral Health with primary care
  • Using Technology to make decisions

These events are open to the July 2017 cohort of Rural Health Network Development Program grantees. Event connection details will be sent to eligible networks. For more information, please contact the Network TA Team at networkta@ruralcenter.org.  

Past Events

Past Network Development Webinar

Project Evaluation Plan Toolkit

December 14, 2017

Evaluation planning can guide a rural health network in collecting information on project activities, tracking progress towards objectives and identifying project improvement opportunities. In this webinar, the presenters will walk through an evaluation planning toolkit to support networks in developing evaluation plans.

Past Webinar

The Five Characteristics Common to Thriving Rural Health Networks

November 16, 2017

Rural health networks are one of the answers for successfully shifting toward value-based care models. This webinar discusses the five common characteristics of a sustained rural health network, how to focus efforts to support those key attributes and what it takes to plan for the future.

Past Network Development Webinar

Behind the Scenes with Strategic Planning, Part 2

October 5, 2017

This presentation walks through a strategic planning toolkit to support rural health networks in developing an effective and dynamic strategic plan.

Past Reverse Site Visit

Rural Health Network Summit 2017

September 14, 2017 to September 15, 2017

This event will bring together rural health network leaders to discuss the important role of networks in the changing health care landscape. During the summit, network leaders will interact with peers to explore innovative and effective initiatives and projects that are delivering value to network members during this time of transition.

Past Allied Health Webinar

Sustainability Action Planning for Allied Health Networks

August 30, 2017

For rural health networks and network projects, sustainability can be defined as the ability to achieve desired outcomes and financial viability through implementation and deployment of the network’s business plan. This webinar shares information on the process of developing an action plan to identify and address opportunities for sustainability.

Past Network Development Webinar

Behind the Scenes with Strategic Planning, Part 1

August 24, 2017

Meaningful strategic paths enable effective change by considering what actions are necessary in order to achieve an organization’s vision. In this webinar, the presenters describe how the product of strategic planning sets the stage for change and provide tips for effective strategic planning.

Past Network Development Webinar

Network Development TA Welcome Webinar 2017

August 1, 2017

RHI is the technical assistance provider for the 2017 cohort of Rural Health Network Development grantees. In this introductory webinar, the Network TA Team shares its approach and strategies, describes TA methods and opportunities and presents upcoming TA events. 

Past Network Development Webinar

Technology to Support Care Coordination

June 22, 2017

Technology can improve communication, reporting and outcomes for networks or partners as they engage in care coordination. This webinar features a panel of rural health network leaders who share their experiences in selecting and implementing technology that supports care coordination efforts.

Past Allied Health Webinar

Evaluation Plan Review and Highlights of Networks’ Impact in Rural

June 21, 2017

Monitoring and adapting goals through the regular review of an evaluation plan helps to continue progress toward a program or network vision. This webinar reviews the strategic planning cycle and the Plan to Measure Key Data and Evaluation Scorecard templates.

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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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.

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