RME Collaborative

RURAL CHAMPION

Rural Medical Education (RME) Collaborative, a division of Talem Health, aims to support the educational needs of rural healthcare professionals by providing high-quality, evidence-based continuing medical education. Through strategic partnerships and planning, we customize our educational programs to meet the unique challenges faced by rural populations and providers.

RME Collaborative is partnering again with NOSORH for the 2nd Annual Rural Health Clinical Congress, a free virtual live CME/CE event held in conjunction with National Rural Health Day. The Rural Health Clinical Congress is designed to take the distance out of learning, providing high-level, practical education for rural healthcare professionals through a virtual learning environment. This year’s agenda will feature a variety of sessions and topics, including asthma, adolescent and adult immunizations, hepatitis C, teledermatology, the impact of COVID-19, and more. This half-day event will be broadcast live on Saturday, November 21, 2020, starting at 8:00 am CT. There is no cost to register.

To learn more and register, please visit our website.

The Chartis Group

EXCLUSIVE PARTNER

Since 2010, The Chartis Center for Rural Health has explored the stability of the rural health safety net. Despite continued downward pressure on rural hospital operating margins and health disparities, our research indicates that rural hospitals are successfully moving the needle on performance and delivering higher quality care. 

Data on this year’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals show performance levels at or exceeding the 80th percentile in areas such as Quality, Patient Perspective, and Charges. Iowa leads the nation with the most 2019 Top 100 CAHs with 15, followed by Nebraska (9), North Dakota (9), and Wisconsin (8). In all, 24 states are represented this year. 

Nearly 40 percent of this year’s Top 100 CAHs have received this honor more than five times, while 19 hospitals earned Top 100 status for the first time in 2019. These statistics demonstrate both an ability to sustain a higher level of performance and apply proven strategies for improvement to current financial and operational practices. Learn more at ChartisRural.com. 

RME Collaborative Virtual Live Meeting

RME Collaborative is partnering again with NOSORH for the 2nd Annual Rural Health Clinical Congress, a free virtual CME/CE event held in conjunction with National Rural Health Day. This half-day event will be broadcast live on Saturday, November 21, 2020, starting at 8:00 am CT. There is no cost to register. Visit https://bit.ly/3kqz61L to register. 

This year’s agenda will feature a variety of sessions and topics relevant to rural healthcare professionals, including asthma, adolescent and adult immunizations, hepatitis C, teledermatology, diabetic retinopathy, the impact of COVID-19, and more!

Who Should Attend:
Primary care clinicians who serve patients from rural & underserved communities 

Confirmed Sessions Include: 
• Adolescent and Adult Immunizations: Current Recommendations and Strategies to Reduce Barriers in Rural and Underserved Communities 
• Advances in Management of Difficult-to-Treat Asthma: Overcoming Challenges in Rural and Underserved Settings 
• HCV Management in Primary Care: Improving Screening and Treatment in Rural and Underserved Communities 
• Improving the Implementation and Adoption of Teledermatology in Rural and Underserved Settings 
• A Vision for the Future: Improving Early Detection and Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy in Rural and Underserved Settings
• And more – full agenda coming soon! 

What to Expect: 
• Attend virtually from your desktop, laptop, or mobile device 
• Watch & listen to updates from experts on primary care topics 
• Participate in live polls and ask questions to faculty in real-time 
• Earn free CME/CE credit for each session you attend

About RME Collaborative:
Rural Medical Education (RME) Collaborative, a division of Talem Health, aims to support the educational needs of rural healthcare professionals by providing high-quality, evidence-based continuing medical education. As a Rural Champion partner of NOSORH, RME Collaborative is committed to the “Power of Rural” movement.

Celebrate the Power and Joy of Rural Event

As part of National Rural Health Day, this virtual event will “Celebrate the Power and Joy of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded, “can do” spirit that prevails in rural America. This event will spotlight the responsiveness and resiliency of rural communities and highlight the joy and benefits of choosing to live in a rural community. 

A special presentation of the National Rural Health Day Gubernatorial Proclamation will be made, Secretary of NC Health and Human Services, Dr. Mandy Cohen will recognize our Community Star and Matthew Hoagland, author of “Think Small: A Millennial’s Guide to Building a Meaningful Life in Rural America” Will speak, among others. The event is sponsored by the NC Rural Health Leadership Alliance, NC Office of Rural Health, NC Rural Center and Hometown Strong.

Download the Event Flyer: Click Here

Event Time

11:00 am EST

Specific Event Details

Celebrate the Power and Joy of Rural – Register for the event at http://bit.ly/rural_living

Rural Opportunity & Development Session

The next Rural Opportunity and Development Session, “Opportunity Makers: Melding Health and Equity in Rural Places,” is being held virtually on November 10, 2020, 3:00 -4:30 PM ET. What does it take for rural healthcare systems to make economic development and building healthy communities part of their work? Some rural health professionals are transforming the way they work, creating a culture of hope along with health.

The ROAD Sessions virtual exchanges are co-designed and hosted by Thrive Rural – an effort of the Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – in collaboration with the Housing Assistance Council, the Rural Community Assistance Partnership and Rural LISC. We hope the message of #ruralinnovation will reach an even larger audience because of this joint effort. If you have any questions, or if you’d like help sharing the event, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Community Strategies Group’s Clifford Deaton at Clifford.Deaton@aspeninst.org.

Registration Link: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/events/roads4/

 

Essay Contest | Upper Peninsula, Michigan

In celebration of this year’s upcoming National Rural Health Day, recognized on November 19th, the Northern Michigan University Center for Rural Health and the Michigan Center for Rural Health (Michigan’s State Office of Rural Health) partnered to extend an opportunity to all high school seniors who reside and attend school in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. High school seniors who are college/university bound in fall 2021 and intend to pursue a healthcare career are invited to participate in this essay contest.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be selected in each of the Eastern, Central, and Western regions of the Upper Peninsula. 1st place winners will receive $500, 2nd place winners will receive $250 and 3rd place winners will receive $100. Essays will be shared with students’ hometown newspapers in hopes of the essays being published locally on November 19th.

Essay question: In your rural region of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, identify two challenges people encounter when it comes to preventative healthcare and then explain two solutions for overcoming these challenges.

MCRH also plans to have an article written and shared with MSU Today on their electronic posting about NRHD and highlight the rural communities we work with as well as MSU. We are also planning to release our newsletter on NRHD and have it highlight NRHD.

We will also have our Social Media posts to highlight our Community Star and all the NOSORH events.

Contact: Victoria Tyra @ lantzyv@msu.edu

#RuralFarmHealth Twitter Chat

Agricultural communities, including BIPOC producers, agricultural workers, and Tribal communities, experience their own unique healthcare challenges.

A week before NRHD, the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) is hosting a #RuralFarmHealth Twitter chat. The focus will be on the health challenges faced by rural agricultural communities and what we can do to address them. Anyone can attend, including residents of agricultural communities, organizations, and healthcare providers

Event Location: https://twitter.com/UMASHcenter

Event Time: Thursday, November 12 at 11 am CT

Specific Event Details: To join the Twitter chat, follow @UMASHcenter or search for #RuralFarmHealth at the time of the event.

Rural South Carolina Art Competition

Each year, the South Carolina Office of Rural Health holds a rural South Carolina art competition. The competition is open to all art forms, but typically the submissions include paintings and photographs. The artwork is used to create a poster design and share the posters with SC partners and providers to celebrate National Rural Health Day.

Link to art competition web page: https://scorh.net/scorhartcompetition2020/

 

Valor Health Gives Thanks to their Dedicated Staff

Valor Health will give a personal thank you card to every employee for their dedication to providing care in our rural area. We will also sponsor a lunch-time walk around our campus on the Mary Secor Trail, which was recently dedicated to the legacy of healthcare in our community.

Event Details:
Valor Health Rural Health Lunch & Walk
12:00 pm

For more information contact Brad Turpen at brad.turpen@valorhealth.org.