NCHN e-News: January 5, 2016

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Executive Roundtable

Executive Roundtable Call:   Working With and For The Generations

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 @ 12:00 PM ET; 11:00 AM CT; 10:00 AM MT; 9:00 AM PT; 8:00 AM AKST 

The NCHN ER (Executive Roundtable) calls are your opportunity to connect with your peers across the country. The calls are facilitated by Mary Kay Chess, Ph.D., and provide an hour each month for you to explore opportunities and challenges of managing a successful health network.  

We had a request to talk about the four generations working together in rural healthcare networks to deliver services to community members who are also from four generations. What are the unique attributes of each generation? Are the generations really so different? We'll talk about the general assumptions that describe each generation and how best to create organizations and services to meet the unique needs. And, we'll probably discover that in creating this mix of four generations, we experience innovation and creativity.

If you have a suggestions for future ER calls please email Rebecca at

Upcoming Events

  • 2016 Conference Planning Committee Call: January 5, 2016 @ 11:00 AM ET 
  • ER Call for Network Leaders: January 12, 2016 @ 12:00 PM ET 
  • 2016 Conference Planning Committee Call: January 19, 2016 @ 11:00 AM ET
  • Executive Committee Call: January 19, 2016 @ 4:00 PM ET
  • 2016 Conference Planning Committee Call: February 2, 2016 @ 11:00 AM ET 
  • 2016 Conference Planning Committee Call: February 16, 2016 @ 11:00 AM ET 
  • Board of Directors Call: February 16, 2016 @ 4:00 PM ET

Member News

Indiana Statewide Rural Health Network- IN
Indiana Statewide Rural Health Network is hosting a webinar on February 10, 2016 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm titled, "Applied Healthcare Ethics: Reaping the Benefit while Managing the Risk", presented by Mitch Gennuso, EthAssist® Manager & Leah Jeunnette, Ph.D.(c), Manager of Bioethics Content.

Connection Information
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: Or join by phone: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 366 956 110
Questions?  Please contact Ally Orwigv at 812-478-3919 or

Funding News & Announcements

Health Resources and Services Administration
This announcement solicits applications for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Training Program. The purpose of this graduate-level training program is to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents who have, or are at risk for developing, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other neurodevelopmental and other related disabilities (DD), by expanding interdisciplinary training opportunities for graduate-level trainees from a wide variety of professional disciplines. The program will also increase the number of sites able to diagnose or rule out autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disabilities, ensuring that trainees: receive an appropriate balance of academic, clinical, and community opportunities; are culturally competent and diverse; demonstrate high levels of clinical competence in evaluating, diagnosing or ruling out, developing, and providing evidence-based interventions to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities; and demonstrate an ability to use a family-centered approach assume leadership roles in the field after their training Goals of the program are to: Train graduate/doctoral/postdoctoral students on the complex needs of those with neurodevelopmental and other related disabilities, including autism, in an interdisciplinary manner; Increase the number of trained providers available to diagnose and treat those with complex  neurodevelopmental and other related disabilities, including autism; and  Enhance the clinical expertise and leadership skills of practicing professionals and families dedicated to caring for children with neurodevelopmental and other related disabilities, including autism.  The application deadline is February 5, 2016.  
Training Opportunities

Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise
IHE NA Connectathon Leadership Conference 2016 - Equip yourself with the knowledge, resources and tools to achieve sustainable interoperable health IT

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | Global Center for Health Innovation & HIMSS Innovation Center (Technical Level: Novice)

Explore success stories and best practices from organizations achieving healthcare information exchange and improving health outcomes through better patient care at this one-day educational and networking event intended for health IT executives and management in a clinical settings, consultants, government and federal health employees.

View the full agenda, including session descriptions, learning objectives as well as the Networking & Award Reception and register by January 25!  Register

Take Advantage of Your NCHN Membership!

The deadline for the HRSA Rural Health Network  Development Planning Grant is January 8, 2016.  Would you like additional review and editing assistance before submitting your application? Through your NCHN membership, you have access to discounted rates on professional grant review services. Reviewers have experience as network leaders, grant application authors and contributors and federal grant application reviewers. This service is only available to NCHN members. To learn more, click here or contact Rebecca or Linda.

National News

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce  (BHW)
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce  (BHW) is excited to announce new updates for its NURSE Corps Programs. Beginning in 2016, additional site types will become eligible for the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment and Scholarship Programs.

NURSE Corps members who are fulfilling their service obligation earn competitive pay and benefits negotiated with their employers, which could be any of thousands of hospitals, clinics and other facilities located in designated Health Professional Shortage Areas across the U.S. All eligible site types are listed below:

Eligible Nurse Corps Site Types in 2016
Critical Access Hospital (CAH)
Disproportionate Share Hospital ( DSH)
Public Hospital
Private Hospital
Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
Indian Health Service Health Center
Native Hawaiian Health Center
Rural Health Clinic
State or Local Public Health or Human Services Department
Nurse Managed Health Clinic/Center
Urgent Care Center
Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHSs)
End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Dialysis Centers
Ambulatory Surgical Center
Residential Nursing Home*
Home Health Agency
Hospice Program
*Includes: skilled nursing facilities, transitional facilities, assisted living and group homes.
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