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National Cooperative of Health Networks Association, Inc.'s Newsletter
Informational Newsletter from the National Cooperative of Health Networks
October 4, 2016

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Registration is NOW OPEN for the 
2016 NCHN Leadership Summit  
November 10-11, 2016   Biloxi, MS

Location: IP Casino, Resort & Spa

Room Reservation:
                              (enter group code S160206)
Room Rate:  $65.99 + 12%fees & tax + $10.08 resort fee.
                           Rates are available November 7th-10th.  
                           Please contact the hotel for weekend rates.

Registration:  REGISTER HERE 
Registration Rates:
NCHN Members = $250
                                        Non-Members = $350

Event App: After you register, watch your email for an invitation to download the 2016 NCHN Leadership Summit event app.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our Director of Member Services, Linda K. Weiss at or at 217-549-4121.

Call for Presentations
NCHN is now accepting proposals for presentations at our Annual Educational Conference in Bozeman, MT, April 24-27, 2017.
We are seeking proposals on a variety of topics and in various formats to provide attendees with robust discussions, exploration of strategies, sharing of tools and examples that lead to a successful network.  To learn more about format types and topic areas please see our Call for Presentations 2017 form.

If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Davis, NCHN Executive Director at or by calling 970-712-0732


North Country Health Consortium(NCHN) - NH
Partners Wrap Up 7th Annual STEM-Health Career Summer Camps - The Northern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center, a program of the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC), has closed another successful summer of Middle School STEM-Health Career Summer Camps. The STEM-Health Career Summer Camp is designed to provide students with an interactive, local opportunity to explore a vast array of health careers. Participating in this fun, hands-on experience allows students to experience different health professions, with the hope that they may be further encouraged to pursue a health career.


Reminder- the next webinar of this series is Thursday, October 6th.
Topic:  Communication about Medication (targeted toward nurses)

  Executive Roundtable 

NCHN sponsors the Executive Roundtable (ER) sessions as a venue for Rural Network Leaders to meet virtually, once a month, and share topics that are top of mind in this complex healthcare environment. Our next call is scheduled for Friday, October 21, 2016  at 8 AM PT, 9 AM MT, 10 AM CT, 11 AM ET.

NCHN members will be receiving invitations through Readytalk. If you do not receive one by October 14th, please contact Tara Long at
October's topic has not yet been determined. Please check back here in the next eNews for more details.

The Grant Coaching & Review service connects members with an approved grant coach at a pre-negotiated, discounted rate. The grant coach will provide critical review and editing services to NCHN members that are working to submit and win federal grants.  Use this form to make a request.

 If you have questions or have any trouble with the form please contact Linda at or 217-549-4121 
Members'  "Magazines"

Membership Meetings
All Times are EST !
Conference Planning Committee
October 11th @ 11:00 AM

Executive Committee Call
October 11th @  3:30 PM

ER Call
October 21 @ 11:00 ET

Conference Planning Committee
October 25th @ 11:00 AM

     NCHN Annual        Educational Conference  April 25-27, 2017   Bozeman, MT

Funding Finder

Rural Health Network Development Program
HRSA-17-018 | Office of Rural Health Policy - Application Accepted: 09/21/2016 to 11/28/2016 - Projected Award Date: 05/01/2017

Funds Available for Health Conferences -  Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
The Conference Grant Program supports conferences that help to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of healthcare for all Americans. The application deadline is November 1, 2016.

Capital Grants Assist Midwestern Organizations - The Sunderland Foundation
The Sunderland Foundation primarily supports nonprofit organizations in Arkansas, western Iowa, Kansas, western Missouri, and Nebraska. Currently, the Foundation's main areas of interest include higher education, human services, arts and culture, and healthcare and hospitals. The focus is on funding bricks and mortar projects such as building construction, renovation, repairs, and restoration. Grant requests are accepted throughout the year and reviewed quarterly. Application guidelines are available on the Foundation’s website.

Support for Health Organizations in Michigan
 - Michigan Health Endowment Fund: Responsive Grant Program 
The mission of the Michigan Health Endowment Fund is to improve the health of Michigan residents and reduce the cost of healthcare, with special emphasis on the health and wellness of children and seniors. The Fund’s Responsive Grant Program supports nonprofit organizations and public agencies with projects that address at least one of the following eight areas: infant mortality, health services for foster and adopted children, behavioral health services, wellness and fitness programs, access to healthy food, technology enhancements, health-related transportation services, and foodborne illness prevention. Optional concept papers are due on October 24, 2016; the deadline for applications is November 7, 2016. Visit the Fund’s website to download the Responsive Grant Program Request for Proposals.

Educational Endeavors
Tuesday October 11, 2016 2:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.), 90 minutes / Fee: $69.00 per person, $149.00 per site
This GrantStation webinar will take participants through the process of establishing a grants calendar for the next 12 to 18 months. Fast-paced, and filled with action steps, Cynthia Adams, CEO of GrantStation, will discuss how to design and adopt a Grant Decision Matrix before beginning the process of building a specific grants strategy for each project. All participants will also receive a set of worksheets that they can use to create their own approach to building an overall grantseeking strategy for their organization. This presentation, which will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, is geared towards beginning and intermediate grant writers. Advanced grant writers may also find it useful as a refresher course. Visit the link above to register.

How to Secure Funding from Foundations 
Thursday October 20, 2016 2:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.), 90 minutes / Fee: $69.00 per person, $149.00 per site
Foundations are mysterious institutions to those not familiar with them. In this GrantStation webinar, Judith Margolin demystifies the process of securing foundation funding. The webinar provides a thorough grounding in what foundations are all about, including how many there are, who runs them, and trends in foundation giving. The focus is on what motivates foundations to give and how you can determine why they might or might not support your organization. Topics include types of foundations and styles of approach, determining your organization's funding needs, finding the best prospect, what makes a winning grant proposal, introducing your agency to a foundation, and proposal submission techniques. 

National Nuggets

The Rural Connection from the Office of Rural Health - Fall 2016  
As the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) lead proponent on rural Veterans, the Office of Rural Health (ORH) provides pertinent information that supports the increase of rural Veterans’ access to care and services that support their health and well-being. ORH’s quarterly newsletter is a collaborative publication that features VA and partnership agency’s information. Contact ORH to request a subscription.

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