MHA Today | August 12, 2019

August 12, 2019

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August 12, 2019

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In This Issue
MHA Submits Response To Federal Regulatory Relief Solicitation
Rural-Focused Learning Opportunities Available For Community Health Improvement
Opportunities For Buprenorphine Waiver Training Available

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MHA Submits Response To Federal Regulatory Relief Solicitation

Staff Contact: Sarah Willson

MHA submitted a response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ solicitation of comments about opportunities for federal regulatory relief. The solicitation is a second round of stakeholder engagement in CMS’ “Patients over Paperwork” initiative.

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Quality and Population Health


Rural-Focused Learning Opportunities Available For Community Health Improvement

Staff Contact: Stephen Njenga

Two new initiatives from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Rankings & Roadmaps are designed to help rural leaders improve health care in their communities. CHR&R is partnering with the National Association of Counties to establish the Rural Impact County Challenge Action Learning Cohort. The cohort will advance county efforts to both expand affordable housing and understand the link between housing, health and equity. Participation requires partnership with an elected official in a county with membership in the NACo. Participation in the cohort is free for qualified participants and the application deadline is Thursday, Aug. 15.

CHR&R also is offering a Peer-to-Peer Learning Series for practitioners to strengthen rural economies to reduce social determinants of health. The series will focus on leveraging partnerships and emerging strategies that have proven successful in rural development. The format is facilitated interaction, rather than presentation-based, and participants are encouraged to bring ideas and successes to the video conference sessions. Participation is free. Two sessions are scheduled for 2 to 3:15 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15, and Thursday, Aug. 29. Space is limited and registration is required.

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Opportunities For Buprenorphine Waiver Training Available

Staff Contact: Shawn Billings and Tiffany Bowman

Opioid SOR, in partnership with the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare, is providing three opportunities in Missouri for Buprenorphine waiver training. A possible stipend to defray costs may be available. Currently, the training can be completed by attending half of the training in-person and half of the training online. Trainings are held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the following dates. Registration is available at the respective links.

Nurse practitioners and physician assistants who complete the coursework will be able to apply this toward their 24 hours of training. To do so, they must finish the other 16 hours of work online to get the certificate. For additional details and training options, visit the Missouri Coalition website.


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Consider This ...

Missouri's three biggest cities — Kansas City, St. Louis and Springfield — ranked in the top 12 most dangerous cities in the United States, according to a 2018 list compiled by USA Today.

Source: The Kansas City Star