Network Planning 2016 Welcome Webinar

Event Details
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP),
Rural Health Innovations (RHI)

Duration:  62 minutes

The purpose of the Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program ("Network Planning") is to assist in the planning and development of an integrated health care network. There are 23 network grantees in the 2016 cohort of the program, which began on June 1, 2016, and ends on May 31, 2017. 

This webinar provides an overview of the grant program for new grantees:

  • Background information on HRSA and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
  • Important dates and reporting requirements
  • Grants management instructions
  • Introduction to the technical assistance (TA) provider, Rural Health Innovations (RHI)
  • TA strategies and delivery


  • Meriam Mikre, Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Coordinator, FORHP
  • Alexa Ofori, Project Officer, FORHP
  • Kap Wilkes, Director of Program Development, RHI
  • Becky Gourde, Program Coordinator, RHI
  • Cassandra Rockers, Program Coordinator, RHI