HRSA eNews November 2, 2017

National Rural Health Day

National Rural Health Day November 16, 2017

On November 16th, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy will join the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) to celebrate National Rural Health Day. 

Events throughout the week, open to the public and viewable online, will showcase collaboration for rural health across HRSA’s bureaus and offices as well as other departments within HHS. HRSA will kick off the week's activities with daily Twitter chats about rural health over three days beginning on Monday, November 13. 

This year marks 30 years for the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, authorized by Congress in 1987 to advise the Secretary of Health and Human Services, coordinate activities related to rural health within the Department, and maintain a national information clearinghouse. To submit questions for the National Rural Health Day Q&A, write to ruralpolicy@hrsa.gov.  

View the National Rural Health Day agenda.

Follow us on Twitter and join our Twitter chat on November 13 at 3:00 pm EST.


 

HRSA wants your feedback on CHGME

children's hospitals graduate medical education payment program

HRSA would like your help in developing the standards, payment structure, and outcome measures for the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program Quality Bonus System.  

Read more details about the bonus system in the Federal Register Notice and submit your comments and questions to mcrawford@hrsa.gov by December 15, 2017. 

To learn more about CHGME, visit the program’s new web page


 

Partnerships for Care Project transforms HIV care in 22 HRSA-funded health centers

A post on HIV.gov by HRSA's Iris Chen, Ph.D. (BPHC) and Timothy Harrison, Ph.D. from the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy.

P4C Group at All Partners Meeting

Last month, our colleague wrote about the successes of the three-year Partnerships for Care (P4C) demonstration project in advancing primary care capacity for HIV diagnosis, treatment, and care among health centers. 

Preliminary data from the first two years of P4C showed improvement on key indicators, including the numbers of persons tested for HIV and the percentage of people living with HIV who were virally suppressed. 

In this blog post, we focus on some of the successes that are harder to measure with quantitative data because they represent the systemic and capacity-building changes that contributed to a more effective and efficient way of driving the progress we want to see.

Read more about the Partnerships for Care project.


 

Domestic Violence Awareness Month commemorated across HHS

the HRSA strategy to address intimate partner violence

Approximately one in every four women in the U.S. and one in seven men experiences "intimate partner violence," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Included are physical and sexual violence, stalking, and verbal and mental abuse.

HRSA's Office of Women's Health recently launched The HRSA Strategy to Address Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), an agency-wide initiative to integrate IPV screening and prevention into key programs through coordinated action and activities spanning from 2017-2020. Download The HRSA Strategy to Address IPV.

Read HHS OWH's Blog Post – Intimate Partner Violence: A Community Response Model.

Access NLM's Patient Resources on Domestic Violence in Multiple Languages.


 

CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment

HIV/AIDS Red ribbon

On October 25 and 26, HRSA convened a meeting of the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHAC) at HRSA’s Headquarters in Rockville, MD. 

CHAC advises HRSA’s Administrator, CDC’s Director, and the HHS Secretary on state of the art approaches and strategies to address HIV, viral hepatitis, and STD prevention, care and treatment. 

The advisory committee meeting topics included CDC and HRSA updates; CHAC workgroup reports; strategies to address people living with HIV who are not in care; HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau benchmarking and risk adjustment initiatives; and HRSA and CDC initiatives regarding congenital syphilis.

Learn more about the Advisory Committee.


 

Safety-Net providers Open Door Forum

photo of a woman on a conference call

At the Quarterly CMS/HRSA Safety Net Providers Open Door Forum on Monday, November 6, 2:00-3:00 pm EST, CMS will discuss:

  • Care Management in RHCs and FQHCs-Corinne Axelrod
  • New Direction – CMS Innovation Center Request for Information (RFI) – Mimi Toomey and Katie Dziak

The request for information and instructions regarding submission of comments are available at https://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/direction through November 20, 2017

Join by calling in: 1-800-837-1935, Conference ID: 61382433

Date Last Reviewed:  November 2017


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