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 Webinar

Potential Roles for Rural Ambulance Services in COVID-19 Vaccination

January 27, 2021

This webinar will cover potential roles for rural ambulance services in the COVID-19 vaccination. This event is supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and coordinated by TASC, a program of the National Rural Health Resource Center. 

Upcoming MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

February MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

February 18, 2021

MBQIP VKGs provide a networking opportunity for state Flex Programs and subcontractors. Topics for discussion are determined based on MBQIP Data Reports, technical assistance trends and requests.

Upcoming Reverse Site Visit

2021 Flex Program Virtual Reverse Site Visit (RSV)

July 20, 2021 to July 22, 2021

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's (FORHP) Flex Program Virtual Reverse Site Visit (RSV) is an opportunity for state Flex Programs to make connections, share best practices and gather lessons learned to better engage and empower CAHs in activities to support healthy rural communities.

Past Events

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Carry Over and Flex Grant Management

January 12, 2021

Understand the HHS Carryover process and necessary steps required. Hear from Flex programs who have utilized carryover Flex funds. Hear examples of Flex programs shifting activities to avoid the carryover process.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Flex Program Staff Engagement, Wellness Best Practices, and Staff Satisfaction

December 17, 2020

Discover staff engagement and wellness best practices for building Flex Program longevity. Identify employee satisfaction opportunities within different organization types (state government, non-profit, and university). Share innovative ways to celebrate Flex program successes.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

MBQIP Data Reports and Resource Review

December 3, 2020

Explore the updated MBQIP Data Reports and understand how to make use of them. Review available resources to support MBQIP at the state and hospital level in the context of the results of the Annual RQITA Assessment. Discuss additional MBQIP resource and support needs and requests.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Evaluation Performance Improvement

November 23, 2020

State the purpose, components, and uses of program evaluation. Recall common performance improvement opportunities in program evaluation. Through an accompanying self-assessment, recognize their Flex program’s strengths, challenges, and barriers with program evaluation.

Past Workshop

FORHP Flex Program Virtual Workshop

November 9, 2020 to November 16, 2020

The goal of the FORHP Flex Program Virtual 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 TASC 90 Webinar

Integration of Rural Health Clinics and Hospitals

November 5, 2020

Discuss the benefits of integration of primary care and rural hospitals, particularly regarding population health, value payment, and care coordination work. Explain how rural health networks enhance patient care, integrate services, and support the health of the people in their service areas.

Past Webinar

Flex PIMS Updates

September 2, 2020

Learn about results from the Flex Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Performance Improvement and Management System (PIMS) data collection. Understand the requirements for the Flex FY 2019 PIMS data collection. Discover resources available for PIMS data collection.

Past Reverse Site Visit

2020 Flex Program Virtual Reverse Site Visit (RSV)

August 4, 2020 to August 6, 2020

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's (FORHP) Flex Program Virtual Reverse Site Visit (RSV) is an opportunity for state Flex Programs to make connections, share best practices and gather lessons learned to better engage and empower CAHs in activities to support healthy rural communities.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Health Equity

July 27, 2020

Discuss how to advance health equity in your state through Flex program initiatives. Discover strategies and activities from other Flex programs that promote health equity initiatives.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Flex Program Updates and MBQIP Quarterly Reports

July 20, 2020

By attending this webinar, participants were be able to hear feedback on the new MBQIP quality report template, receive updates on a temporary timeline for MBQIP quarterly data reports, and understand virtual logistics of the upcoming 2020 Flex Program Reverse Site Visit (RSV).

Past Webinar

COVID-19 and Rural EMS

July 7, 2020

This webinar will share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting rural emergency medical services (EMS).

Past Flex Population Health Learning Collaborative

Telehealth and Mobile Health

June 24, 2020

View the final webinar recording and supporting materials from a web-based learning collaborative to gain knowledge about population health and how Flex Programs can help support CAHs, RHCs, and rural communities in through population health initiatives.

Past Flex Population Health Learning Collaborative

Finance

June 10, 2020

View the fifth webinar recording and supporting materials from a web-based learning collaborative to gain knowledge about population health and how Flex Programs can help support CAHs, RHCs, and rural communities in through population health initiatives.

Past Flex Population Health Learning Collaborative

Community Engagement

May 27, 2020

View the fourth webinar recording and supporting materials from a web-based learning collaborative to gain knowledge about population health and how Flex Programs can help support CAHs, RHCs, and rural communities in through population health initiatives.

Past Flex Population Health Learning Collaborative

Aging and Long-term Care

May 14, 2020

View the third webinar recording and supporting materials from a web-based learning collaborative to gain knowledge about population health and how Flex Programs can help support CAHs, RHCs, and rural communities in through population health initiatives.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

COVID-19 and Flex Program Support

May 13, 2020

Following the webinar, participants gained awareness of recent policy updates related to COVID-19 and improved their understanding of the potential role of the Flex Program to support hospitals during this time.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Telehealth

May 4, 2020

Describe the importance of telehealth practices for rural hospitals. Discuss how to improve telehealth in your hospital through Flex Program initiatives.

Past Rural HIT Coalition

COVID-19 HIT Updates

April 30, 2020

View a summary from the National Rural HIT Coalition meeting with state and federal updates. Discussion topics included COVID-19 HIT updates related to telehealth, the FCC Connected Care Pilot and Rural Health Care programs, and cybersecurity.

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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.