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April 16, 2013

NCHN Reminders

The NCHN Conference starts today! If you are attending, you can download the Conference program here to see the schedule and locations.

2013 NCHN Annual Awards will be announced during the Awards Luncheon in New Orleans on Wednesday. Follow NCHN on Facebook and Twitter for updates.


Leadership Corner

Adding a Few More Pieces to the Puzzle: Exploring the Practical Implications of Recent Research on Boards
The challenge of leading nonprofit organizations in today’s tumultuous and complex environment encourages both nonprofit leaders and researchers to pay more attention to studying nonprofit boards and what enables them to be strong and effective.

Carolyn Bruce
Jessica Lipnack is CEO and co-founder of NetAge and NCHN's Conference Keynote.

Conference Keynote Speaker: Jessica Lipnack, NetAge

On Wednesday morning, NCHN's Conference keynote address will be delivered by Jessica Lipnack, CEO and co-founder of NetAge. Her presentation on the Power of Networks will cover the history of networks and how they motivate people to take risks and overcome obstacles that wouldn't be possible alone. If you aren't able to make the trip to New Orleans, we will miss you, but you don't have to miss out on this year's keynote address. Via NCHN's Silver Level Partner, Virtual Care Works, the keynote will be available at 9:15 AM CT on Wednesday via live video stream. You can access it here. If you need additional instructions or assistance, download the Flyer (pdf).


Monthly Recap: From Rebecca Davis, Ph.D.

Oh my, did you realize there are only 29 days until we meet in New Orleans for the 2013 NCHN Annual Educational Conference, All that Jazz!  If you haven’t registered already and secured your room, I recommend you hop to it!  Thanks to Christy, details are provided elsewhere in the eNews or you can access directly at the NCHN website. Also, if you have not taken a look at the 2013 Conference webpage, please take a minute to do so.  It includes lots of information to assist you in preparing for your journey to New Orleans, along with a listing of our Conference Sponsors, exhibitors, and advertisers. These companies and individuals help make the annual event possible.


Jay Seifert
Rebecca Davis is the Executive Director of NCHN and lives in Montrose, Colorado

NCHN Calendar

19th NCHN Annual Educational Conference
April 16 - 19, 2013
New Orleans, Louisiana

Annual Membership Meeting
Wednesday, April 17 @ 8:00 AM
New Orleans, Louisiana

BULLS & Transformers Final Face to Face Meeting
Friday, April 19, 2013 | 7:00 - 8:45 AM
New Orleans, Louisiana




2013 - 2014 Dues Assessments

Renewals for 2013-2014 NCHN Membership may be submitted at this time. As a reminder, the NCHN Board voted a 10% increase in dues for the upcoming year and revised the definition on how dues are to be assessed. If you have questions about your 2013-2014 dues, please contact Rebecca. 



Member News

Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network: April 2013 Newsletter

HCC of Rural Missouri: HCC is working toward a June 1 date to launch its two new rural health clinics in Concordia and Waverly.

RWHC Presentation online: "Advocating for Collaborative Rural Health: One Perspective, 35 Years in the Making"



Funding Announcements

Roadmaps to Health Prize
The Roadmaps to Health Prize honors outstanding community efforts and partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives. The prize honors whole communities, so community members are strongly encouraged to collaborate with one another on the application. (Due May 23, 2013)

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Delta Health Care Services Grants
The Delta Health Care Services Grant Program is designed to provide financial assistance to address the continued unmet health need in the Delta Region through cooperation among health care professionals, institutions of higher education, research institutions, and other entities in the Delta Region. (Due May 28, 2013)

National Headlines

Rural America, Urban America, or E Pluribus Unum? » READ
Sequestration Forces Cancer Clinic Patients To Travel Thousands Of Miles For Treatment » READ
Obama Budget Would Replace SGR Formula, Boost Medicaid, Mental Health » READ
Speak Your Piece: Hospital Death Rates » READ
USDA Seeks Applications to Promote Job Creation and Boost the Rural Economy » READ
President’s Budget Targets Critical Access Hospitals » READ
Obama Calls for Delay in Medicaid Cuts to Hospitals » READ
Proposed Rule Could Ease Regulations for Rural FPs, Office Labs » READ
The Health Care Revolution Has Only Just Begun » READ
ACA Medicaid expansion analyzed by cost burden to patients » READ
Rural doctors slow to adopt electronic medical records » READ
Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults » READ
Strengthening Affordability and Quality in America's Health Care System » READ
Multiple mini-interview scores of medical school applicants with and without rural attributes » READ
HHS Seeking $1.5B In Funding To Run Federal Health Insurance Exchanges » READ
Guest Comment: Keeping Rural Health In Mind » READ
Physician Compliance Change for RHCs, CAHs, and FQHCs » READ
Rural Health Providers Encounter Difficulties Adopting EHR Systems » READ


Upcoming Events

Addressing Equity and Rural Poverty - The View from the Ground
April 16, 2013 | 3:30 - 4:45 PM ET
(NADO webinar)

Midwest Rural Healthcare Study: Changing Behaviors, Building Revenue
April 18, 2013 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM CDT
(Legato Healthcare Marketing)

ASHP Live Webinar: Pharmacist Relevance in Small and Rural Hospitals Under Healthcare Reform: An Executive Overview
April 18, 2013 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
(National Rural Health Association)

Teaching Future Farms to Farm Safely - Reflections on the Provision of Agricultural Safety Training to Diploma and Degree Student
April 18, 2013 @ 12:00 PM CT
(AgriSafe Webinar)

This Month in Telemedicine
April 23, 2013 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
(American Telemedicine Association)

Healthy People 2020 Spotlight on Health - Social Determinants of Health
April 24, 2013 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET

Use of Telemedicine to Improve Palliative Care Coordination, Education and Delivery Across A Rural State
April 24, 2013 @ 12:00 PM EDT
Northeast Telehealth Resource Center

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