Invitation to participate in research dissertation
You are invited to participate in a research study that seeks to examine factors associated with primary care and behavioral health care providers´ perspectives and experiences with rural integrated care. The survey includes 28 multiple choice questions and takes 15 minutes. Participants will be invited to enter a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card. If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants need to be at least 18-years old; either a primary care or behavioral/mental health provider in rural Minnesota; and not a service provider in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue, Hennepin, Houston, Mower, Olmstead, Ramsey, Scott, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Washington, or Winona. Feel free to forward this notice to other eligible providers.
September is Suicide Prevention Month
To those in the health care community and countless mental health and substance abuse allies, suicide prevention is a year-round mission. These resources can boost health centers’ prevention efforts.
Bureau of Health Workforce releases a curriculum to train primary care workforce about dementia care
More than five million Americans live with Alzheimer´s disease and one out of every three people will die from it or another form of dementia. A new Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)–funded training curriculum addresses a growing need to train the primary care workforce about dementia care. The 16–core module curriculum and supplemental tools can be used by health professions faculty, students and primary care practitioners and promote interprofessional teamwork in caring for dementia patients. Learn more and share the new curriculum.
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) and RealTime Talent have partnered to launch the DLI Apprenticeship Exchange -- a cutting-edge matching technology that will streamline how employers and candidates connect with each other for dual-training and registered apprenticeship opportunities. DLI´s goal of this partnership is to promote dual training and registered apprenticeship opportunities in Minnesota. The Exchange can also be used to seek other types of employment and internships.
HRSA-funded health centers
During an emergency, health centers play an important role in delivering critical services and assisting with the local community response. Nearly 1,400 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-funded health centers serve approximately 26 million patients nationwide. For over 50 years, community health centers have provided high-quality primary care. Today, nearly 90% of health centers also provide behavioral health treatment services. Spread the word to help people find their local health center. Use HRSA´s web tool to find a health center near you.
Rural Health Grants webinar series
The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Office of Regional Operations is hosting the last two webinars in their Rural Health Grants webinar series. "Creating a Competitive Proposal" will be held Tuesday September 19, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CT, and "Federal Funding Opportunities will be held Monday, September 25, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CT. Register online.
MRHA Rural Health Advocacy Certificate program
The Minnesota Rural Health Association (MRHA) Rural Health Advocacy Certificate program is an eight-month (once per month) course which begins September 19. It is focused on practical, useable skills for more effective rural health advocacy in the public policy arena. The course starts with a deep dive into the nuts-and-bolts of the legislative world and process, and progresses to examining how to effectively communicate with policy makers in the legislative environment. Participants receive guidance in identifying their own key issues/topics, and preparing to deliver their messages to lawmakers and others during the 2018 legislative session. Contact Steve Gottwalt, 952-923-5265, for more information on cost and registration.
National Rural Health Association webinars
Every month, the National Rural Health Association Partnership Services has free webinars , but you registration is required:
- Secrets to document and data management, Tuesday, September 19, 2:00 - 3:00 PM CDT.
- A-Z guide for a policy system implementation at a rural hospital, Wednesday, September 20, 2:00 - 2:30 PM CDT.
Free webinar on rural hospital financial distress and closure
Since 2005, 122 rural hospitals have closed—80 of them since 2010. NRHA members George Pink, PhD, and Mark Holmes, PhD, both of the North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center, will present updated and new data about closed rural hospitals and their post-closure disposition in a free webinar at September 21 at 12 noon CDT. A model predicting financial distress and closure in rural hospitals will be described. Characteristics of hospitals at high risk of financial distress will be identified and trends in risk of financial distress among rural hospitals analyzed.