TASC Events

This list includes upcoming and past Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC) events. Generally, the intended audience for live TASC events is State Office of Rural Health Directors and Flex Program Coordinators. Recordings posted in the past events list are available for anyone's use.

Virtual Knowledge Group recordings are available in the Flex Program Forum instead of the past events list below.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

CAHMPAS

March 4, 2019

The tentative topic for the March Flex VKG is CAHMPAS. Flex VKG webinars provide a forum for state Flex Programs to share successes, discuss challenges and brainstorm strategies for improvement and Flex Program excellence.

Upcoming TASC 90 Webinar

EMS Flex Supplemental Funding Projects

May 15, 2019

The tentative topic of the May TASC 90 is an update on the Flex supplemental funding EMS projects. This quarterly webinar will include updates from TASC, RQITA, FMT and FORHP, to include both the Flex Program and policies impacting critical access hospitals (CAHs).

Upcoming Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

CAHMPAS

June 3, 2019

The tentative topic for the June Flex VKG is CAHMPAS. Flex VKG webinars provide a forum for state Flex Programs to share successes, discuss challenges and brainstorm strategies for improvement and Flex Program excellence.

Upcoming Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Grant Logistics: Closing out the Flex Grant Year

August 5, 2019

The tentative topic for the August Flex VKG is Grant Logistics: Closing out the Flex Grant Year. Flex VKG webinars provide a forum for state Flex Programs to share successes, discuss challenges and brainstorm strategies for improvement and Flex Program excellence.

Past Events

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

State Flex Program Support for Antibiotic Stewardship

February 21, 2019

Understand the current state and expectations for CAH implementation of antibiotic stewardship. Learn about an opportunity for high performing CAHs to share their implementation successes. Explore opportunities to align Flex and SHIP activities to support antibiotic stewardship. Engage in peer-sharing regarding quality in the 2019 Flex Program funding proposal.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Recommendation Adoption Progress (RAP) Interviews and Appreciative Inquiry

February 13, 2019

Learn the Recommendation Adoption Progress (RAP) interview process as a tool for project evaluation. Identify opportunities to integrate the RAP interview process into your state Flex Program. Understand methods state Flex Coordinators can use to manage RAP conversation.

Past Webinar

Flex Program Work Plan Template

February 11, 2019

Explore the new work plan template for the Flex Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), including its instructions, layout and example content. Participate in a live Q&A with Flex Program peers and TASC to ask questions about how to use the work plan template and tie it to other components of the NOFO submission.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Flex Program Support for Provider-Based RHCs

January 7, 2019

The topic for the January Flex VKG is Flex Program support for provider-based RHCs. Flex VKG webinars provide a forum for state Flex Programs to share successes, discuss challenges and brainstorm strategies for improvement and Flex Program excellence.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Cooperative Agreement Submission Tips and Best Practices

December 3, 2018

Understand Flex application components and submission requirements. Hear best practices for application review and submission, such as looking at scoring criteria, creating an internal review process, making sure you connect the dots from need to activity outcome, etc.

Past Workshop

FORHP Flex Program Workshop

October 23, 2018 to October 25, 2018

The goal of the FORHP Flex Program Workshop is to provide new or existing Flex Program staff an orientation to the Flex Program. Attendance at this event is open only to state Flex grantees.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

PIMS

September 10, 2018

Learn how to utilize your PIMS data to help inform activities and projects for your Flex program. Hear tracking and data collection suggestions from other Flex programs.

Past Webinar

FY18 Federal Requirements – Managing your HRSA Awards

August 21, 2018

This recording is targeted specifically to state-level grantees to provide tips and advice for successfully managing your award and will be useful to ensure that you are effectively managing your Federal Award.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

MBQIP Quality Improvement Benchmark and Abstracting for Accuracy

August 9, 2018

Understand the methodology involved in calculating the MBQIP Quality Improvement Benchmarks and the intended uses of the measures. Hear about the outcomes of the Abstracting for Accuracy project and how Flex partners can leverage the learnings to improve reporting practices

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Roles of EMS in the Transition to Value

August 6, 2018

Learn how the transition to value affects EMS. Discuss the potential for EMS to adapt in a value-based health care system. Discover how Flex Programs are working with EMS in the transition to value.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

Managing Partner Relationships to Support CAH Quality Work

June 21, 2018

Understand the basic program goals of common partners in supporting CAH quality. Hear how Flex Programs are managing their partner relationships, including challenges and successes. Identify opportunities for your Flex Program to expand partner relationships in support of your CAHs.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Board Engagement and Leadership Support

June 4, 2018

Learn tips, suggestions and methods to engage and support hospital boards and leadership. Hear about programs implemented by state Flex Programs to improve board engagement and leadership support.    

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Fighting the Opioid Crisis

May 16, 2018

Learn about the development and outcomes of a hospital initiative to manage overuse of pain management in the ED. Understand the role that Flex has played in supporting their community engagement initiatives, including resources and opportunities for Flex to address substance abuse challenges.

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