WI Office of Rural Health Workshop Roundup

A couple weeks ago, the WI Office of Rural Health hosted a workshop, Hospital Foundations: Managing for Success.  I can honestly say this was one of the best events we’ve hosted.  We recorded the day; it’s available from our website, about halfway down the page under Hospital & Clinic Leadership & Management.  This is where […]

June 21, 2011 · KJacobson · No Comments
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Hospital Foundation Workshop

The Wisconsin Office of Rural Health will host a free workshop June 10 in Sauk City, Hospital Foundations: Managing for Success.  This is the latest in our series of workshops and informational sessions to help rural health care providers maintain and improve operations and service.  Whether you currently have a foundation and are interested in […]

June 1, 2011 · KJacobson · No Comments
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Safety & Rural EMS

Every month, almost every day, has been designated as (fill in the blank) month.  September seems to be heavy on safety.  It’s Baby Safety Month, Sports and Home Eye Safety Month, and last week was Child Passenger Safety Week.  These links will take you to organizations that have prepared education/outreach resources you can use for […]

September 30, 2010 · KJacobson · No Comments
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Mental Health Care in Rural Communities

I try to write regularly about mental health and substance abuse treatment resources for rural communities because there is a severe shortage of providers and other options.  Earlier this year I was doing some research for a grant proposal (I also manage WI’s Health Professions Loan Assistance Program) and I found evidence of the severity […]

September 15, 2010 · KJacobson · No Comments
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EMS Scholarships Available

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) sponsors a scholarship program for first responders, EMTs and Paramedics interested in advancing their EMS education.  These scholarships are available: First Responders (to become EMT-Basic) – up to $500 each EMT-Basic (to become EMT-Paramedic) – up to $5,000 each Paramedics (to advance education in the realm of EMS) – up […]

August 31, 2010 · KJacobson · No Comments
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Federal Grant Workshop

The WI Office of Rural Health will host a federal grant proposal-writing workshop April 27 in Madison.  This free event is open to anyone working on rural health projects.  The workshop is focused on federal Office of Rural Health Policy funding opportunities, including the Rural Health Outreach, Network Development, and Network Planning programs, but there […]

April 19, 2010 · KJacobson · No Comments
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Alcohol and Substance Abuse

April is Alcohol Awareness Month—alcohol and drug use can be a special problem in rural communities.  Especially for young people, there aren’t many alternative forms of entertainment.  There is a lack of adequate services to address alcohol and drug abuse in many areas.  And some rural communities have a “culture” of drinking.  The federal Substance […]

April 14, 2010 · KJacobson · 4 Comments
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Community and Economic Development Part II

This is a continuation of my last post on development opportunities and resources.  There are a few funding opportunities—both grants and loans— and other resources.  I know that everyone always want s grants to fund projects and programs.  But there are a lot of loans and grant/loan combination opportunities, especially through the USDA.  You should […]

March 23, 2010 · KJacobson · One Comment
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