NCHN e-News: April 19, 2016

has officially begun!

For those in attendance watch your email for the conference survey and a
chance to win lodging at next year's conference:
The week of April 24-28, 2017 

Annual Awards
Winners of this year's NCHN awards will be announced later today at the awards luncheon in Oklahoma City.  Watch for the winners to be announced via email or the next newsletter..

Executive Roundtable

Executive Roundtable Call:   Health Care Trends

NCHN ER Call – Tuesday, April 26th @ 11:00 AM ET; 10:00 AM CT; 9:00 AM MT; 8:00 AM PT
Many of you will attend the NCHN conference in Oklahoma.  Our Executive Roundtable (ER) conversation on April 26th will provide those of you who attended the conference the opportunity to share highlights and meaningful take-aways from the sessions.  For those not attending, you'll hear the promising practices and emergent trends while the information is still fresh.  We'll also have an opportunity to consider how these combined insights might be helpful in the changing dynamics in the communities you serve.  We look forward to seeing you around our virtual discussion table on Tuesday, April 26th.

You should be receiving a ReadyTalk invitation to register.  If you do not get one, please contact Tara Long at t

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

Upcoming Events

  • Executive Roundtable (ER) call: April 26, 2016 @ 11:00 AM ET

Member News

Santa Cruz County Adolescent Wellness Network - AZ
Free Training! “The Lasting effect of Childhood Trauma”
Who should attend? Professionals with duties that include interviewing suspected victims of child maltreatment, such as law enforcement, forensic interviewers, county attorneys, DCS investigators, advocates, and medical professionals. For more information contact: Dora Taddey (520) 604-0802
Date: May 2, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM
Location: Santa Cruz County Complex Court Room A. (2150 N Congress Drive Nogales, AZ 85621)
Register at:

Northwest Hospital Alliance - ID
Please join the Northwest Hospital Alliance for the Northwest Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit. This one-day event will provide participants with the tools they need to plan and develop an antimicrobial stewardship program within their own facility, as well as to establish a collaborative work group to develop and implement a regional Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and Initiative. Who should attend? Regional representatives from hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, infection prevention, microbiology, pharmacy, and quality. Register for the Event  For more information contact: Caryl Johnston 208-625-4138
DATE: Friday, June 24
TIME: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
LOCATION: Kootenai Health Resource Center Fox Auditorium, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
COST: $45

Funding News & Announcements

Medical Providers Treating AIDS Patients Funded
AIDS United: Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions
AIDS United, in collaboration with the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau's Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) and Boston University's School of Public Health, is offering support through a new initiative called Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions. Under this initiative, AIDS United recently released a request for proposals (RFP) for the "Integrating Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in HIV Primary Care" intervention. This intervention will replicate and adapt a prior SPNS initiative that focuses on using Buprenorphine in HIV-primary care settings to decrease opioid use, increase medication adherence, and improve the quality of life for people living with HIV. Three Ryan White-Funded Medical Providers across the country will be awarded $200,000 to $300,000 annually to implement this three-year program. Proposals must be submitted by May 3, 2016. Visit the AIDS United website to download the RFP.

Grants Promote Access to Oral Healthcare

Dental Trade Alliance Foundation
The Dental Trade Alliance Foundation is dedicated to supporting promising initiatives that achieve measurable impact and facilitate real change in oral healthcare. The Foundation is offering grants of up to $25,000 for innovative, sustainable, scalable projects designed to increase access to oral healthcare for those in need. Funded projects should not only improve access to oral care in their immediate area, but also have the potential to grow and be implemented in other areas of the country. Applications are accepted from dental organizations, dental schools, universities, government organizations, and nonprofit organizations for programs located in the United States and its territories. (The Foundation is also offering one Foundation/Dental Lifeline Network Grant of up to $25,000 for a project specifically related to providing access to dentistry for individuals with disabilities, or those who are elderly or medically compromised.) The application deadline is May 25, 2016. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the application guidelines and forms.

Grants Address Health Issues in Company Communities

Walgreens Charitable Donations Program
The Walgreens Charitable Donations Program supports nonprofit organizations in local Walgreens communities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Walgreens provides grants to organizations that focus on access, outreach, and education geared towards health in their communities; pharmacy education programs and mentoring initiatives; civic and community outreach; and emergency and disaster relief. Health is the company's major area of focus, with priority given to programs that address the health needs of community residents. Online applications may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the company’s website to download the contribution guidelines.

Support for Programs for Arizona Children, Women, and Minorities

Cardinals Charities
Cardinals Charities, the grantmaking program of the Arizona Cardinals, supports programs designed to improve the quality of life and enhance opportunities for children, women, and minorities in the state of Arizona. Grant requests of up to $5,000 are preferred, with priority given to grants that support special programs. Nonprofit organizations throughout the state are eligible to apply. The application deadline is June 13, 2016. Visit the Cardinals’ website to download the application form.

Training Opportunities

Nonprofit Quarterly

Fundraising Bright Spots: The Secrets of Successful Fundraising from Individuals
The Fundraising Bright Spots report published by the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr Fund and written by Kim Klein and Jeanne Bell, is a review of the distinguishing characteristics of 16 grassroots progressive organizations who are also uniquely successful fundraisers. Learn more during the webinar on Thursday, April 28 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST 

Barton Health
Barton Health is proud to present the first annual conference of the Future of Rural Healthcare on June 8 - 10, 2016 in beautiful Lake Tahoe.
Who Should Attend Physicians, nurses, healthcare leaders, quality and risk professionals, clinical educators, and any clinical and non-clinical personnel who are interested in healthcare trends, impacts on rural providers, population health management, ACOs, quality and patient safety, language access, innovation, data-driven transformation, healing environments, patient-centric care, opioid risk mitigation, and integrative pain management.

Take Advantage of Your NCHN Membership!

 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. To learn more, click here.

Pathfinder - is a new, free, interactive website, offered by where users have access to an extensive list of resources of professional development opportunities. This website is designed to help you develop your career path as a grants professional. Our library provides profiles on top quality resources in the area of grant research, writing, and management, as well as strategic planning.  Please visit us by clicking the pathfinder link above.

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We are happy to once again offer the benefits of the HCAHPS Breakthrough Webinar Seriesâ„¢  Take advantage of this dynamic leadership education series, . Each webinar is focused on one HCAHPS domain and is crafted to provide participants with a step by step actionable blueprint to sustainably improve their patient experience scores. Recordings are available for viewing for one year from the date of the webinar. To order please contact Linda.
Here’s how the HCAHPS Breakthroughâ„¢ – Webinar Series works: 
  •  The content has been designed to provide an engaging, educational, how-to roadmap that will captivate the imagination of attendees to successfully drive positive behavioral change at every level.
  •  Each webinar includes a downloadable Learning Guide that features priority best practice tools, LEAN friendly SOP checklists, and critical implementation skills.
  •  As a value-added bonus, every hospital team will receive a complimentary one hour customized Coaching Call with authors Brian Lee, CSP.
  •  Participants who miss any of the scheduled webinar series, or wish to revisit or share the content with other employees, can access the HCAHPS Breakthroughâ„¢  Library for three months following the final webinar.

Member to Member Business Partner 
NCHN Member to Member Business Partner Program 
NCHN members interested in marketing products and/or services they have developed may apply for participation in the NCHN Member to Member Business Partner Program (MMBPP). Participation is available to any dues paying NCHN member desiring to share their products or services with other NCHN members. Qualifications to participate in the MMBPP:
•    Must be a NCHN voting member in good standing
•    Must have products or services available from the network for NCHN
     members to evaluate and purchase
•    Application must be approved by NCHN Board of Directors 
To download the application please click 
apply here.
For questions please contact Rebecca  

National News and Other Information

Nonprofit Quarterly
In Tense Meeting, Tribal Leaders and Indian Health Service Talk Health Access - by: Michael Wyland
Indian Health Service (IHS) officials met recently with representatives of Native American tribes from Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Healthcare quality and access for tribal members in the Great Plains has always been a source of tension. Poverty, isolation, and the tension between Native and non-native culture are persistent factors affecting relations between the federal government and the Native Americans living on 326 reservations in the U.S.
Full Article.

Kentucky Office of Rural Health
A Rural Healthcare Roadmap: Many remote and rural areas in the United States lack adequate access to basic healthcare services found in more urban locations, such as primary, urgent, and emergency care. In addition, many of these communities are composed of an increasing aging population, a growing number of residents with chronic illnesses, and, in some communities, tourists who may require urgent care. The need is apparent, but patient volumes overall remain low. 
Full Article.
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