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February 18, 2014

NCHN Reminders

NCHN is looking for a few good network leaders interested in becoming involved in the management and governance of the Association. Information about Director positions will be distributed within the next few days. If you have thought about how you could become more involved in NCHN and expand your leadership skills from your network to the national level, please consider serving as a Director.


Leadership Corner

Doing Business with the Government: Administrative Challenges Faced by Nonprofits
Nonprofit organizations face a variety of challenges that begin with fundraising and can in­clude a range of issues, including meeting growing demands for services to complying with requirements set forth by their backers. For nonprofit recipients of federal funds through grants or contracts, government agencies require highly specific reporting and accountability structures to avoid fraud, waste, and abuse...


From the Desk of Rebecca Davis, Ph.D.

As folks across the nation dig out from reoccurring winter storms and thoughts turn to spring and warmer weather, a group of NCHN members are busy planning NCHN’s 20th Annual Educational Conference. The event will be one of the best networking and educational opportunity for health network leaders across the country. The Conference Planning Committee received more presentation proposals than ever before! Registration information and lodging reservation details will be available in the next eNews! Eight NCHN members have already step forward with a donation to support the keynote speaker program. It is not too late to add your support to the 2014 Conference.


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

NCHN Calendar

Evidence-Based Outcomes Task Force Call
Cancelled (rescheduling via email): February 19, 2014 @ 4:00 PM ET

Program Development Committee Call
February 26, 2014 @ 11:00 AM ET

2013-2014 Leadership Learning Community Call
February 27 @ 12:00 PM ET

Coffee/Tea Chat with Dr. Chess
February 28, 2014 @ 11:00 AM ET

2014 Conference Planning Committee Call
March 11 @ 3:00 PM ET

20th NCHN Annual Educational Conference
June 18-20, 2014 - St. Louis, MO




NCHN thanks the following members who have contributed to the 2014 Conference Keynote Speaker Program

  • HCC of Rural Missouri
  • Louisiana Rural Ambulance Alliance
  • Montana Health Network
  • Partners in Health Network
  • Santa Cruz County Adolescent Wellness Network
  • South Texas Health System
  • Tennessee Rural Partnership
  • Western Healthcare Alliance

Interested in supporting the 2014 Keynote Speaker? Let Rebecca know...

Member News

RWHC: Eye on Health newsletter – March 2014

Partner News

LoneStart: Wellness in the Workplace (February 2014)


Funding Announcements

National Rural Health Policy and Community Development Program (HRSA-14-080)
The purpose of the program is to develop and maintain projects that will help support rural communities through a broad range of activities which are to: identify and promote national policy issues and promising practices for rural health care providers focused on: quality of care; economic viability; access; workforce (recruitment and retention); and the changing health care environment as it relates to insurance coverage expansion...
(Deadline: March 31, 2014)


National Headlines

Rural Assistance Center and Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis Launch Rural Care Coordination Toolkit » READ
NRHA honors congressional rural health champions » READ
Bill would remove 96-hour certification requirement for CAHs » READ
8 Healthcare Trends to Watch in 2014 » READ
CMS clarifies physician certification requirements for CAHs » READ
Rural, small hospitals may get break from federal rule » READ
CMS accepting applications to participate in the Frontier Community Health Integration Project Demonstration through May 5, 2014 » READ
WORH: A Systems Development Guide for Rural Emergency Medical Services: A Systematic Approach to Generate Budgets for Rural Emergency Medical Services » READ
RAC Launches Resource on Health Insurance Outreach and Enrollment for Rural Providers » READ
Obama signs farm bill » READ
How Rural ME Hospitals Are Tackling Financial Challenges » READ
Barriers to Healthy Country Living: Child Obesity in Rural America » READ
Another rural Ga. hospital calls it quits » READ

ACA News

AMA Seeks to Stop ICD-10, Cites Soaring Costs » READ
Moody's blasts proposed ObamaCare changes » READ

HIT News

Telehealth takes off in rural areas » READ
ONC-HIT Resource Repository » VIEW
New EHR attestation deadline for eligible professionals » READ
Telemedicine Bolsters ICU Care In Rural Maryland Hospitals » READ


Upcoming Events

Recording: Care Coordination in Rural Communities
February 13, 2014 | (Recorded)

ORHP: ACA and You - Office Hours
Wednesdays | 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

The Diabetes Centers of Excellence Conference
February 26-28, 2014 | Boston, MA

Keep Kids Away from Tractors
March 12, 2014 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM CST

Telehealth 101 - Live from Cincinnati
March 20, 2014 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM CST
(Telehealth Resource Center)

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