NCHN e-News: February 3, 2015
West Central Ohio Regional Healthcare Alliance (WCORHA) offers Health Coaching Services to members
Discounted rates on professional grant review services are available to NCHN members through the Grant Coaching & Review Service.


NCHN Leadership Learning Community

The first 2015 NCHN Leadership Learning Community call, Challenging Conversations, will be held February 27th at 11:00 AM ET. Materials and call-in information will be sent via email prior to the call. If you do not receive the materials and would like to participate, please contact Christy. The LLC is open to all 2015 NCHN Leadership Summit attendees.


Winner of 50% off of Registration at the 2015 NCHN Annual Educational Conference

Congratulations to Laura Watters of Kreider Services. Laura was the winner of the 50% off certificate for the 2015 Rural Health Summit in Portland, Oregon. One winner was drawn randomly among those who completed the 2015 NCHN Leadership Summit evaluation (n=41) before it closed. 

Thanks to all who completed the evaluation of the 2015 NCHN Leadership Summit. The Planning Committee reads every evaluation. Your feedback is always a factor in event planning.

Save the Date: 2015 NCHN Annual Educational Conference/Rural Health Summit

The 2015 NCHN Annual Educational Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon, September 1-2, 2015. NCHN, 3RNet, and NOSORH will co-host all three organizations' annual meetings during the 2015 Rural Health Summit. Hotel reservations are open and registration will open May 5th. The sponsor prospectus is available here.  

2015 Rural Health Summit

Upcoming Events

  • Executive Roundtable (ER) for Network Leaders: February 10, 2015 @ 11:00 AM ET
  • NCHN Board of Directors Call: February 10, 2015 @ 4:00 PM ET
  • HIMSS Meaningful Use Educational Program: February 26, 2015 | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM AST (Carolina, Puerto Rico)
  • NCHN Leadership Learning Community Call: Challenging Conversations: February 27, 2015 @ 12:00 PM ET
  • HCAHPS Webinar Series: Communication with Doctors: Skillful Physician Communicationâ„¢: March 10, 2015 @ 1:00 PM ET

Member News

Michigan Rural EMS Network Offers Support Opportunity Through MiResCu Initiative (January 27, 2015)

Oregon Rural Healthcare Quality Network (ORHQN) opens registration for the 2015 ORHQN conference (Flyer, pptx)

RWHC Newsletter: “Advocacy for Rural Communities and in Particular, Rural Health” (Presentation by Tim Size, RWHC Executive Director for the Sauk County Institute of Leadership, 2/12/15)

West Central Ohio Regional Healthcare Alliance (WCORHA) Health Coaching Services (Youtube video, December 2014)

Associate Member News

Kentucky Office of Rural Health presents the first edition of The Bridge: Kentucky's Connection to Rural Health Issues .

Funding News & Announcements

Rural Outreach Benefits Counseling Program

The Rural Outreach Benefits Counseling Program will award funding to pilot a new program, the Benefits Counseling Program, which will work to expand outreach, education, and enrollment efforts in rural communities. (Deadline: March 30, 2015)

Rural Network Allied Health Training Program

The Rural Network Allied Health Training Program offers funding to develop formal rural health networks that focus on the recruitment, training, and retention of the rural allied health workforce. (Deadline: March 31, 2015)

Training Session:  The Fundamentals of Writing a Responsive Grant Application

Wednesday, February 11th @ 3:00 PM ET
Experts from HRSA’s Office of Financial Assistance Management will be on hand to answer your questions about the basics of every grant application, writing your narrative, and putting the application together to respond to all aspects of the FOA

National News

Updates from The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services

The Rural Assistance Center will be hosting a two part webinar series from the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services. Part one in the series will focus on the policy briefs the committee has issued on rural healthcare. Part two in the series will cover the briefs issued on rural human services. Please join RAC for these free webinars. 

Part 1 of 2 (Health Update): February 18, 2015 @ 2:00 PM ET
Part 2 of 2 (Human Services Update): February 26, 2015 @ 2:00 PM ET
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