Rural Partnership Development Meeting

Rural Partnership Development Meeting (RPDM)

Impacting lives in our local communities

Tuesday, January 14 – Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Rural Partnership Development Meeting (RPDM) will provide an opportunity for awardees to collaborate and learn from fellow rural health care providers, educators, and stakeholders, while gaining insight and resources to sustain every phase of a health project continuum: from successful formation of a network, implementation of an evidence-based program, to program sustainability after the grant cycle.

Location

Agenda

Day 1 – Tuesday, January 14

8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 – 9:30 AM Welcome and Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Remarks
9:30 – 9:45 AM Health Resources and Services Administration Remarks
9:45 – 10:30 AM Opening Plenary: Effective Collaborative Leadership

Effective leadership is a vital component in creating collaborative environments in the healthcare landscape. This session will explore effective leadership skills that we can use both within our own organizations and within our partnerships to produce positive and powerful outcomes.

10:30 – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 – 11:30 AM Concurrent Breakout Sessions A
  1. Policy to Practice

    The concepts of health improvement and innovation may have broader community, state or national health policy impacts. How do you take your model concepts, your best practices, and your high impact program to the next level? This session will highlight awardees that have been are working to impacting policy change within their community.

  2. Community Health Workers in Rural Settings

    This session will explore how community health workers (CHWs) serve the needs of their communities in various rural settings. The speakers will describe their CHW model, how to engage network partners, key elements of reimbursement and sustainability and how to bridge gaps and making connections to expand the reach of community health work.

  3. Application of Social Determinants of Health

    Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are, according to the World Health Organization, "the circumstances in which people are born, grow up, live, work and age, and the systems put in place to deal with illness. These circumstances are in turn shaped by a wider set of forces: economics, social policies, and politics." This session will feature subject matter expertise and a grantee example who will share an overview of SDOH, as well as information on available Federal resources and innovative solutions to address SDOH to improve population health and overall community well-being.

  4. Peer Support Programs for Addiction Recovery

    Peer support services can effectively assist in addiction treatment and support a sustained recovery process. This session will provide an overview of recruitment and retention strategies, challenges and successes in setting up, funding, implementing and sustaining peer support and recovery specialist programs in rural areas.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Networking Opportunity
  • Project Officer and Technical Assistance Meet and Greet (11:30 AM – 12:00 PM)
  • Poster Session (12:00 – 12:30 PM)
  • Exhibitors
12:30 – 1:45 PM Networking Lunch

Meeting participants have the option to dine onsite at the hotel restaurant or get lunch from one of the many dining establishments listed in and App.

1:50 – 2:30 PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions B
  1. Achieving Value Based Care Through Rural Population Health

    This panel presentation will explore best practices and lessons learned relating to how rural community organizations can work toward achieving value-based care through efforts which adopt financially viable population health management strategies and solutions that improve community health and quality of care.

  2. Successes, Challenges, and Sustainability of Care Coordination Programs in Rural Communities

    This session will discuss an overview of key findings, best practices, and challenges of care coordination programs in rural communities. The speakers will share innovative activities to improve patients’ health as well as to generate cost-savings within the health care environment, including establishing public-private partnerships and working with third party payers to develop opportunities for reimbursement of care coordination services.

  3. Evidence Based Practices for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural America

    This session will be an informative and interactive series of presentations highlighting lessons learned, challenges, unique collaborations, and strategies for success in combating Opioid Use Disorder in rural America.

  4. HRSA Language Access Program

    Recipients of HRSA funding must take reasonable steps to help ensure that Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals have meaningful access to all of their programs and activities. This session will include a summary of the relevant laws, an explanation of HRSA recipient obligations as they relate to language access, and a discussion on how recipients can meet those obligations.

2:30 – 2:40 PM Break
2:40 – 3:40 PM Town Hall
3:45 – 4:45 PM Afternoon Plenary: Transportation Challenges in Rural Communities

Transportation is an important component of health in rural communities. The availability of reliable transportation impacts a person’s ability to access appropriate and well-coordinated healthcare, purchase nutritious food, and otherwise care for themselves. This session will provide information on federally available resources as well as a grantee example doing transformative work around transportation in their state.

4:45 – 5:00 PM Celebration and Reflections
First Day Evaluations
Adjourn
5:30 PM  Networking Social Event (Optional)

This informal social event will take place onsite at Olive’s Restaurant.

 

Day 2 – Wednesday, January 15

8:45 – 9:00 AM Welcome and Housekeeping Items
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Concurrent Program Breakout Sessions
  • Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program
  • Rural Health Network Development Planning Program
  • Rural Health Network Development Program
12:00 – 1:00 PM Networking Opportunity
  • Poster Session (12:00 – 1:00 PM)
  • Exhibitors
1:00 – 2:10 PM Networking Lunch

Meeting participants have to option to dine onsite at the hotel restaurant or get lunch from one of the many dining establishments listed in the App.

2:15 – 2:45 PM Community Based Division Updates
2:50 – 3:50 PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions C
  1. Chronic Disease Management in Rural Communities

    This session will highlight successes, challenges, unique collaborations, and lessons learned around improving chronic disease management in rural communities.

  2. Behavioral Health Integration into Primary Care Settings

    Integrating behavioral health into primary care settings is a common service integration model. This session will feature subject matter expertise and a grantee example of how to integrate behavioral health services in rural primary care settings effectively.

  3. Sustaining HRSA-Funded Programs

    This session will highlight grantees who have successfully sustained their HRSA-funded programs as they share successes, challenges, and lessons learned during their project lifecycle.

  4. Telehealth in Rural Communities

    Telehealth plays an increasingly critical role in providing access to health care in rural communities. This session will walk attendees through resources to mitigate the common barriers to implementing a successful telehealth program. Speakers will describe the resources available through HRSA-funded grant programs, such as the Telehealth Resource Centers.

  5. Rural Childhood Wellness and Activity

    Children in rural areas face particular risks to their health and well-being. This session will explore the different ways to address childhood wellness; including social skills, chronic conditions, and choosing the right childhood wellness intervention to impact population health and consider how to apply new ideas to current childhood wellness challenges.

3:50 – 4:00 PM Break
4:00 – 4:45 PM Afternoon Plenary: Understanding Health Equity in Rural Communities

This session will begin with the definition of health equity before discussing the issues of equity and health in rural settings. During this plenary participants will learn about health equity challenges and opportunities for rural communities, and how to take action to eliminate health disparities.

4:45 – 5:00 PM Celebrations and Reflections
Second Day Evaluations
Adjourn
5:00 PM Dinner on Your Own

 

Day 3 – Thursday, January 16

8:30 – 8:40 AM Welcome and Housekeeping Items
8:45 – 10:00 AM Concurrent Technical Assistance Workshops A
  1. Framework for Success: Assessing Readiness to Participate in the Value-Based Payment Arena

    Health Management Associates will conduct an interactive workshop to introduce and explore the key components and rural application of building networks that address value-based payment and the inclusion of SDOH for Medicaid clients and other vulnerable populations. The session will focus on topics including how to determine the right services, build the right relationships, and create a data infrastructure to accommodate multiple levels of operational capability, data collection, and health information exchange for value-based payment. The session will offer how-to ideas for effective development and implementation of VBP partnerships and collaborations, including specific frameworks, tools, and lessons learned from other successful initiatives nationwide.

  2. Assessing Readiness for Community Transformation Towards a Culture of Health

    This interactive, hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the Assessment for Advancing Community Transformation (AACT), a validated, self-assessment tool that allows communities to collect and use data about their collaborative efforts to improve health and equity.

  3. Tools and Tips for Success with Motivational Interviewing

    Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based, conversational approach that addresses ambivalence to change. This interactive session will be designed to share tools and tips grantees can use to help others discover their own interests in considering a change in their lives and enhance their confidence to take action. The session will involve roleplaying of scenarios by presenters using MI skills and provide an opportunity for session participants to apply MI skills to their own experiences and work.

  4. Health Improvement Special Project (HISP) Workshop

    This specialized breakout session will be open to only HISP grantees. Depending on the kinds of information received from grantees through a short survey, subject matter experts from CDC and CMS may provide technical guidance on the use of the Heart Age calculator as well as share tools, resources, and practices related to cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention. The information provided by grantees will be used to design this HISP session and subsequent peer community calls.

10:00 – 10:15 AM Break
10:15 – 11:30 AM Concurrent Technical Assistance Workshops B
  1. Framework for Success: Assessing Readiness to Participate in the Value-Based Payment Arena

    Health Management Associates will conduct an interactive workshop to introduce and explore the key components and rural application of building networks that address value-based payment and the inclusion of SDOH for Medicaid clients and other vulnerable populations. The session will focus on topics including how to determine the right services, build the right relationships, and create a data infrastructure to accommodate multiple levels of operational capability, data collection, and health information exchange for value-based payment. The session will offer how-to ideas for effective development and implementation of VBP partnerships and collaborations, including specific frameworks, tools, and lessons learned from other successful initiatives nationwide.

  2. Assessing Readiness for Community Transformation Towards a Culture of Health

    This interactive, hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the Assessment for Advancing Community Transformation (AACT), a validated, self-assessment tool that allows communities to collect and use data about their collaborative efforts to improve health and equity.

    The AACT represents a collaboration between 100 Million Healthier Lives, County Health Rankings & Roadmap Program and the Georgia Health Policy Center being.

  3. Tools and Tips for Success with Motivational Interviewing

    Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based, conversational approach that addresses ambivalence to change. This interactive session will be designed to share tools and tips grantees can use to help others discover their own interests in considering a change in their lives and enhance their confidence to take action. The session will involve roleplaying of scenarios by presenters using MI skills and provide an opportunity for session participants to apply MI skills to their own experiences and work.

  4. Adaptive Leadership

    Adaptive Leadership is necessary for organizations to thrive and adapt to changing environments and effectively address complex problems. Adaptive Leaders position their organizations for sustainability by promoting a pro-active process of scanning and reflecting on both the internal and external environment. Through presentation and facilitation by the session presenter, participants will gain an understanding of the core attributes of adaptive leadership and engage in quick reflective exercises to practice their application in situations they may face in their rural health work.

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Wrap-Up and Third Day Evaluations
12:00 PM Meeting Adjourn

 

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Date Last Reviewed:  January 2020