Building Health Care Homes Across Minnesota workshop is September 12 in St. Paul.
Review and comment on Baskets of Care measures by September 7.
Health Reform Implementation Update August issue is available for subscription online.
HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Patient care includes both office- and hospital-based practice. IMGs are especially important in hospitals. IMGs are 19 percent of hospital-based practitioners in Minnesota and 29 percent of hospital-based practitioners nationally. Graduates of approved medical schools outside the United States and Canada are eligible for licensing in Minnesota after two years of graduate medical education (GME). Graduates of U.S. and Canadian medical schools are eligible after one year of GME.
ORHPC Health Workforce Analysis Program. For information and data on Minnesota's health workforce, visit the Web site or contact Jay Fonkert at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 201-3846 for more information.
Fewer and fewer dentists working in rural Minnesota. Marshall Independent article highlights ORHPC workforce data.
Kristen Tharaldson answered Sage's toll-free 1-888-6-HEALTH number during a televised promotion of the program for women who may be eligible for free breast and cervical cancer screening.
Minnesota Loan Forgiveness Programs for health professionals.
Rural Health Network Development Planning Grants.
Healthier Minnesota Community Clinic Funds.
Employment and Training Administration grant
Community Facilities Grant Program.
Openings on state councils and boards posted in August:
2010 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health proposals due October 8.
American Heart Association Spotlight Series offers free CME/CE programs on ways to prevent cardiovascular disease.
NRHA Legislative and Regulatory Agenda member comments due by September 3.
Rural Tour online requests small town residents to add ideas to the national rural tour.
Minnesota Consortium for Advanced Rural Psychology Training established one of the nation’s first pipelines of behavioral health specialists for rural regions.
State Senator Linda Berglin and Bonnie Westra, R.N. Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing at the University of Minnesota featured in Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Charting Nursing's Future part II publication: Addressing the Quality and Safety Gap.
George Lundstrom, D.D.S. of Albert Lea joined Minnesota National Guard last month. The 64-year-old Dr. Lundstrom will provide dental care to Guard members one weekend a month at Camp Ripley.
North Metro Pediatrics, a nurse practitioner-operated clinic, was featured in the Pioneer Press.
United Family Medicine, a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike received a grant from the King Family Foundation to complete a major building project.
PrimeWest, a managed care organization for state-funded health care program, is receiving attention as a successful and economical county-based network.
HealthPartners featured in article on productivity of co-ops.
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Modern Medicine/Medical Economics ranks Minnesota seventh best place to practice.
Health Insurance, Health Care Costs, and Access to Care (PDF: 1MB/2pgs): How are Minnesota's farmers and ranchers faring compared to those in other states?
Health Information Technology Evaluation Toolkit (PDF: 400KB/62pgs): Updated Step-by-step guidance for project teams from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality National Resource Center.
Investment in community-based health centers could save millions, according to the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services study, Community Health Centers in Indiana: State Investments and Returns.
Assisted living is the focus of Rural Monitor's summer newsletter.
Fresh data of how critical an issue health is in rural America:
Customized health reform fact sheets are online at The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.
Volunteerism critical to effective application in this year's medical school admissions cycle. An applicant's level of community service correlates to the likelihood of pursuing a career in underserved areas of medicine.
State-by-state Medicare cuts to nursing facilities proposed in HR 3200, The America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009.
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Financial management workshops through Nonprofits Assistance Fund.
Sign up to receive details in Minnesota e-Health Update emails about Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) update calls third Thursday of every month at 4 p.m.
Rural Behavioral Health Practice Conference is September 11 in Morris.
The Northern Plains Conference on Aging and Disability Resilience and Wisdom through Aging is September 22-24 in Fargo, North Dakota.
Rural Hospital Flexibility Committee Meeting is September 24 at Snelling Office Park in St. Paul.
Riding the Wave of Health Care Reform: What are the implications for Minnesota's Safety Net is this year's Many Faces of Community Health Conference in St. Louis Park, October 22-23.
"I'm Back Home but the War Isn't Over" military reintegration conference (PDF:1MB/2pgs) is October 1 in Duluth and October 2 in Hibbing, offered by the Northeast Region Behavioral Health Emergency Response Team.
The Minnesota Cancer Alliance Summit 2009 is November 17 in Bloomington. This is a working meeting for health care professionals, community outreach workers, advocates and survivors.
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