The WI-ORH website and the Rural Reporter is undergoing maintenance and will be off-line on Wednesday afternoon, April 29. Link back tomorrow for rural health news and funding opportunities.
AFG Workshops were held around the country to provide information about the submission of competitive applications under the AFG competitive grant program. Information was presented (Workshop Presentation: PDF File: 1.5 MB) on program changes, program priorities, eligibility requirements, and on the application process. Also, general assistance in the writing of a competitive narrative for a department's grant application was discussed. [Read article]
The New Physicians for Wisconsin program is pleased to announce that “Physician Recruitment News, and Physician Recruitment Tips & Advice” will be two new features to the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health’s website. Each month, we will try and update you on the latest physician recruitment trends, newsworthy items, and/or offer tips & advice related directly to any/all aspects of physician recruitment. Please check our website monthly to see what’s new, and hopefully what can be helpful to you with your physician recruitment needs. Also, check out our recruitment Testimonial page and the listing of current physician openings.
This WisKids Journal article briefly explains how the Governor proposes to balance the budget and why his proposals brings relief and worry. [Read article]
Dentists know firsthand the unmet dental needs of underserved children and adults through charitable care in our practices and volunteer programs. Adequate state funding is necessary to solve the dental access problem. The WDA is surveying the state's dental work force to gather information on efficiency and productivity. [Read article]
The Care Everywhere network is a nationwide information exchange among separate Epic electronic medical records systems. As is typical throughout the healthcare industry, systems are configured differently so they can't exchange information. The Care Everywhere network bridges the gap. [Read article]
Families in Kenosha County can get everything from medical and dental care to counseling and crisis intervention. Most of the programs are free. Many, particularly the health services, are discounted based on household income. [Read article]
The Department of Health and Human Services issued a nationwide public health emergency declaration in response to recent human infections with a newly discovered swine influenza A (swine flu) virus. [Read article]