November 2017

November 2017

Happy (belated) National Rural Health Day! I hope you proudly celebrated the Power of Rural on November 16. Here in Rockville, we hosted a series of events for our Health and Human Services colleagues in the building and engaged on social media and webcasts. Check out the HRSA infographic! #OurRural

You made it through November and you’ve submitted your Performance Improvement and Measurement System (PIMS) report. Congratulations! Please reach out to your project officer (PO) if you have any lingering questions since the report is due November 30. We will review your PIMS submissions and let you know if we have any questions. Once all of the reports have been approved by your POs, I will be analyzing the data and then share my findings with you in a PIMS webinar in January 2018.

Do you have any questions or comments about PIMS while you are fresh from completing your annual report? Please let me know! I would like to keep making PIMS clearer and easier to use and the only way I can practice continuous improvement is with your help and feedback.

The next quarterly HRSA Grants Conference call will be January 17 and 18, 2018. The October call included discussion of prior approval requests, the federal grants forecast and electronic handbook (EHB) enhancements including new EHB Interactive Videos.

Thank you for your hard work on behalf of critical access hospitals (CAHs) and rural communities.

Sarah Young

Flex Program Coordinator

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, $1,009,121 (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.