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  August 2013
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What You Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act
CancerCare‘s Connect Education WorkshopTMUnderstanding the Affordable Care Act in 2013: What’s New will provide you with expert information and resources about the Affordable Care Act. This free teleconference/webcast will take place on Wednesday, October 30, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. (EST).
Topics covered will include:
  • The Affordable Care Act’s key provisions and benefits
  • Medicare and Medicaid exchanges
  • The appeals process
  • The importance of talking with your health care team about the Affordable Care Act
  • How patient assistance programs can help
Participants can ask or submit questions for our panel of experts at the end of the workshop.
Ask CancerCare
During the month of August, you can submit a question to our Ask CancerCare expert about the Affordable Care Act.
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Coping With Cancer Treatment and Fertility Concerns
CancerCare‘s Angelique Caba, LCSW, clinical coordinator of young adult services, was recently featured in a Huffington Post article addressing fertility issues, concerns and the importance of discussing fertility preservation options.
View CancerCare‘s young adult and fertility resources.

Heading to the Beach?
Protect Your Skin During Sun Safety Month
Did you know that most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays? Prevention and early detection are the best ways to keep your skin healthy. Read our fact sheet “Staying Safe in the Sun” for tips on protecting yourself from UV rays and identifying any possible signs of skin cancer.

CancerCare® Expert Discusses Financial Resources onThat Cancer Show

No one budgets for cancer, so direct access to financial resources can be crucial for people coping with cancer. Jane Levy, LCSW-R, director of patient assistance programs at CancerCare, was a recent guest on That Cancer Show™ and shared her expertise on finding basic financial assistance.
Listen to the show:
Learn more about CancerCare‘s financial resources.

“Ices for Andrea” Gives Back to CancerCare®

For the seventh consecutive year, sisters Joann and Diana hosted “Ices for Andrea” to raise funds for CancerCare in memory of their mother Andrea, who died of breast cancer in 2007.
Joann and her sons attended weekly counseling sessions at CancerCare. “They gave me the tools to start getting my life back, start parenting again and speak of my mom without being hysterical.”
The sisters created “Ices for Andrea” as a way to honor their mother’s memory and make a difference by selling Andrea’s favorite dessert, Italian ices. This year’s event raised $10,150 for people affected by cancer.

“A Helping Hand,” The Ultimate Financial Resource Guide for People With Cancer, Is Coming Soon! 

To help patients and their families navigate financial resources, CancerCare‘s landmark guide, “A Helping Hand,” will soon be back in print and better than ever. This comprehensive handbook features the most up-to-date contact information and descriptions for hundreds of national and regional organizations offering financial help to people with cancer. Stay tuned for the launch!

Leading Experts Discuss Important Cancer Topics 
Our free teleconferences/webcasts, Connect Education WorkshopsTM, give you the latest cancer information straight from leading experts. You can listen in live by telephone or online, and will have a chance to ask the experts your own questions.
Register online, or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).
Missed a Connect Education Workshop? Listen to past workshops as podcasts through CancerCare‘s website.

Sign up today and WALK/RUN FOR HOPE!

Walk or run with us! CancerCare® WALK/RUN FOR HOPE events bring friends, families and community members together to raise funds for a great cause: supporting the free, professional services we provide to anyone affected by cancer.
Upcoming WALK/RUN FOR HOPE 2013 events include:
9/15      WALK/RUN FOR HOPE, Fairfield, CT
9/29      WALK/RUN FOR HOPE, Paramus, NJ
11/3      LUNG CANCER WALK FOR HOPE, Woodbury, NY

Create Your Own Fundraiser for CancerCare®

Make a difference in the lives of people facing cancer by organizing your own fundraising event for CancerCareTeam CancerCare makes it easy to create your own event and collect donations online in a secure environment. Visit today!
Founded in 1944, CancerCare® is the leading national organization committed to improving lives
by providing professional services to help people manage the emotional and financial challenges of
cancer. CancerCare‘s comprehensive network of quality support services includes telephone, online
and in-person counseling and support groups, resource referrals, publications, education and financial
and co-payment assistance. CancerCare helps 1,000,000 people each year throughout the U.S. and distributes more than $30 million in financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services
are provided by our large staff of professional oncology social workers and are offered completely
free of charge.
To learn more, visit or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).
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AARP Talk Story and Get Moving at the YWCA of Hawaii

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AARP Talk Story and Get Moving Event
August 19, 2013
YWCA of Hawaii
9 a.m. to Noon
Please join AARP Hawaii, the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter, and the Hawaii Department of Health for a unique, free event in Hilo on Monday, August 19th from 9 a.m. to noon at the YWCA of Hawaii . You will have a chance to:
·       Talk with, Cheryl Mathies, one of AARP’s top national policy advisors about what’s happening in Washington DC with Social Security, Medicare and the national healthcare law,
·       Try “Tai Chi For Health,” a proven falls prevention exercise, led by Hawaii’s only Master Trainer, Ileina Ferrier
·       Learn more about the Mediterranean Diet – what is in the diet and what the research says about how it can help prevent dementia and chronic illness. Chris Ridley
Attached is a pdf of the event flier.  I hope you’ll join us and pass the word on to friends and family who might be interested.
Jackie Boland
AARP Hawaii
Want to know how the national health care law affects you?  Visit
Jackie Boland
AARP Hawaii
Community Outreach Director
1132 Bishop St Ste 1920, Honolulu, HI, 96813-2813

PRESS RELEASE – Hawaii Health Connector Invests In Community Partners

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Hawai‘i Health Connector Invests in Community Partners


HONOLULU, AUGUST 5, 2013 — The Hawai‘i Health Connector today announced that it is partnering with 34 community organizations throughout the state for participation in the Connector’s Hiʻi Ola Marketplace Assister program.  Open enrollment for the Connector begins in October, and grants have been awarded to support marketplace assisters, known as Kōkua, whom will serve an integral role in reaching and educating individuals, families and small business owners.

“A statewide, community-based approach to informing and assisting residents with their health care is a goal this administration takes seriously,” said Gov. Neil Abercrombie.  “This model of community reinvestment helps transform Hawai‘i’s health care on all islands.”

The Connector’s marketplace assister grants were awarded to community partners through a competitive grant application process. These grants will support outreach and education efforts as to the benefits of the marketplace, facilitate enrollment in health insurance plans and provide job opportunities for residents.  Marketplace assisters will help consumers located on every island, and will provide impartial information about plan options.  Additional grant opportunities will be available in the future.

The grant award recipients include:

  • County of Kauai Agency on Elderly Affairs
  • Faith Action for Community Equity Maui
  • Faith Action for Community Equity Oahu
  • Hamakua Health Center, Inc.
  • Hawaiʻi Island Workforce & Economic        Development ʻOhana, Inc.
  • Hawaiʻi Island HIV/AIDS Foundation
  • Helping Hands Hawaiʻi
  • Hoʻola Lāhui Hawaiʻi
  • Honolulu Community Action Program
  • HOPE Services Hawaiʻi, Inc.
  • Hui Mālama Ola Nā ʻŌiwi
  • Hui No Ke Ola Pono
  • Institute for Human Services, Inc.
  • Kaʻu Rural Health Community Association, Inc.
  • Kalanihale
  • Kanoelehua Industrial Area Association
  • Kauai Economic Opportunity
  • Ke Ola Mamo
  • Koʻolauloa Community Health & Wellness        Center
  • Kōkua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family        Services
  • Lānaʻi Community Health Center
  • Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi
  • Liʻs Company
  • Molokai Community Health Center
  • Nā Puʻuwai, Inc.
  • North Hawaiʻi        Community Hospital
  • Project Vision Hawaiʻi
  • Rolf Advertising
  • The ARC of Hilo
  • The Bay Clinic, Inc.
  • Wahiawa Center for Community Health
  • Waianae Coast Community Mental Health        Center, Inc.
  • Waimanalo Health Center
  • West Hawaiʻi        Community Health Center


“People understand that these organizations have close connections to their communities,” said Coral Andrews, Hawai‘i Health Connector’s executive director.  “By partnering with these organizations, we can now provide Hawaiʻi residents in areas of need with access to quality health insurance coverage.  For many of us, healthcare can be confusing and difficult to understand, and these partners will help to simplify the process and strengthen their communities.”

“With these partner organizations we are taking outreach efforts deeper into each community and connecting individuals, families and small businesses with the health insurance and financial assistance options available to them,” said Bonnie ʻĀnela McAfee-Torco, the Hawai‘i Health Connector’s Hiʻi Ola program manager.  “The Kōkua will provide in-person assistance to empower our families and communities to make the best health care decisions possible.”

In addition to the marketplace assister program, the Connector is also building a customer support center, which will receive inquiries from multiple communication channels, including telephone, postal mail, web chat and fax.  The customer support center will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week, during the open enrollment period.

These services being offered by the Connector will help consumers use the Connector’s online health insurance marketplace, designed in partnership with the State of Hawaiʻi’s Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and Department of Human Services. Open enrollment in quality health plans on the Connector will begin this Fall.

For more information regarding the Hawai‘i Health Connector, please visit

About the Hawai‘i Health Connector

The Hawai‘i Health Connector is the online health insurance marketplace for Hawai‘i. The Connector was established as a non-profit organization in 2011 by the Hawai‘i State Legislature through Act 205, in order to comply with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010. The Connector’s aim is an online marketplace that is of Hawai‘i-for-Hawai‘i, one that takes into account the state’s unique culture and works with the Prepaid Health Care Act, an employer mandate for health insurance coverage in effect since 1974. For more information, visit

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Brief

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July 2013

Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act: Implications for States and TribesReauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act: Implications for States and Tribes
New provisions in the Violence Against Women Act extend tribal authority, which had been restricted since a 1978 Supreme Court decision. States with tribes that accept this authority could experience increases in cost savings, access to federal grants, jurisdictional clarity and public safety.
Navigating Health Insurance ExchangesNavigating Health Insurance Exchanges
An estimated 7 million Americans will receive private health insurance coverage through health benefit exchanges beginning in 2014 under provisions of the ACA. With such a dramatic increase in the number eligible for coverage, the ACA also contains provisions to create consumer assistance.
Reaching Renewable Energy Targets: Addressing Integration ChallengesReaching Renewable Energy Targets: Addressing Integration Challenges
The use of renewable energy continues to grow at an extraordinary pace. Falling renewable energy costs, federal incentives and state policies are driving this growth and prompting many states to help utilities integrate renewable energy sources into the electric grid.
Natural Disasters and Environmental HealthNatural Disasters and Environmental Health
Natural disasters hit every state, leaving behind damaged communities, broken infrastructure and suffering populations. States continually plan against such disasters, but the work doesn’t stop there; they must also protect communities from post-disaster dangers.

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The Certification Board for Radiology Practitioner Assistants
Expand your Rural Health Radiology Services by implementing an RPA in your facility today.

Upcoming eventsRural Health Clinic Conference
Oct. 1-2
Austin, Texas

Critical Access Hospital Conference
Oct. 2-4
Austin, Texas

Rural Multiracial and Multicultural Health Conferences
Dec. 3-5
San Antonio

Rural Health Policy Institute
Feb. 4-6
Washington, D.C.

In this issue:

Members rallied Congress to protect rural hospitals 
More than 50 rural health administrators and advocates from across the country gathered on Capitol Hill yesterday to protect rural hospitals and patients as part of NRHA’s March for Rural Hospitals. Cuts to critical access hospitals are again proposed, and hundreds of millions of dollars to rural PPS hospitals will be lost if Congress does not act soon. To join the fight and learn more, attend Preserving Community Hospitals events Aug. 20-21 in Seattle and Aug. 27-28 in Milwaukee.

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Be a rural rock star in the Lone Star state 
Get your tickets today for NRHA’s Rural Health Clinic Conference, Oct. 1-2, and Critical Access Hospital ConferenceOct. 2-4, in the live music capital of the world, Austin, Texas. You’ll discover the best rural-relevant ways to navigate accountable care organizations, manageICD-10 implementation and code changes, integrate telemedicine and achieve meaningful use, transform to a patient-centered medical home model and more from experts and colleagues from across the country. Register today to save hundreds on both events.

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ChargeAssist® Re-Invents CDM Management
ChargeAssist® was developed from the ground up to redefine how hospitals manage their CDM. ChargeAssist® is four critical tools in one:

  • CDM Auditor™
  • Price Analyzer™
  • Change Monitor™
  • Ultimate Research Center™

From rural and critical access hospitals, to multi-entity organizations, ChargeAssist® is the one source solution for all Charge Management needs.

We know you’re busy, so NRHA is coming to you 
We’re bringing rural health experts to provide hospital leaders with the foundation, framework and options to make informed capital, affiliation and governance decisions. Register today to save $100 on the first of a series of events geared toward keeping rural hospitals open and helping them thrive Aug. 20-21 in Seattle and Aug. 27-28 in Milwaukee. Bring your team, including board members, to gather consensus on strategies to move your hospital forward. Protect your hospital. Register today.

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NRHA in the news: Can critical access hospitals properly treat seriously ill patients? 
Until recently, Medicare paid critical access hospitals for most inpatient and outpatient services at a rate of 101 percent of allowable costs. This additional compensation is provided because actual costs for small hospitals can exceed what Medicare normally allows for reimbursements. Following the recent federal spending reduction that began on in March 2013 because of budget constraints, the reimbursement figure dropped to about 99 percent of allowable costs, says Brock Slabach, NRHA’s senior vice president for member services.

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Share your story 
Do you or a colleague have an innovative project or a rural health solution that could benefit rural providers or patients? Have you recently received an award, promotion or changed jobs? Send us your story idea or career accomplishment, and you might be featured in an upcoming issue of Rural Roads.

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Apply to become a Rural Health Fellow 
NRHA is accepting applications for its 2014 Rural Health Fellows program through Aug. 31. The goal of the fellows program is to educate, develop and inspire a networked community of rural health leaders who will step forward to serve in key positions in NRHA, affiliated rural health advocacy groups and local and state legislative bodies. Fellows meet in person three times throughout the year to undergo leadership and advocacy training. Apply or share this opportunity today.

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Rural life can be hazardous to your health 
HealthLeaders Media
A study finds that the risk of injury deaths is 22 percent higher in the most rural counties than in the most urban areas. While the data reveals some surprising findings, the lead author says she can only speculate as to the reasons why.

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Health insurance marketplace training: Become a certified application counselor 
Millions of Americans will become eligible to purchase health insurance through the Affordable Care Act directed health insurance marketplaces starting Jan. 1. Do you want to find out how your organization can help citizens of your rural community get health coverage? If you’re interested in training your staff and volunteers to assist people applying for coverage through the federally facilitated marketplace, including state partnership marketplaces, you can apply to be a certified application counselor organization.

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Join Journal of Rural Health editorial board 
The National Rural Health Association is accepting applications and nominations for Journal of Rural Health editorial board positions. “Serving on our editorial board is great way for rural health scholars to become more involved with NRHA, connect with fellow researchers and further contribute to our journal,” says Ty Borders, Ph.D., journal editor. Terms for open positions begin Jan. 1, and board members serve three-year terms. Apply or nominate a board member by Sept. 30.

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Removing Barriers

Madison Immigration Lawremoves barriers to employment and educational opportunities in the United States. Our immigration lawyers provide a wide range of legal representation to:

Empower Scan
Empower Scan™ represents a leap forward in mobile patient documentation from Empower Systems™. Utilizing the intuitive platform of the Apple iPhone 4, clinical users are able to effortlessly compile, review, and share real-time information not just within the facility, but from any location with a secure internet connection.
NextGen Healthcare

NextGen Healthcare has helped rural and critical access hospitals across the country improve cash flow, increase revenue, and qualify for MU incentives. With our industry-leading clinical, financial and connectivity solutions, you’ll be on the path to MU success.

Critical access hospitals: What’s the fuss? 
Daily Yonder
The U.S. system of critical access hospitals began as a way to keep medical care available in the places where it was needed the most — remote rural communities with few health care alternatives. With budget tightening underway, can the nation improve the system without undermining its intent?

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VA offers new pilot grants to assist veterans’ transition to civilian life 
The Department of Veterans Affairs has released the Rural Veterans Coordination Pilot grant opportunity that is open to eligible community-based organizations as well as local and state government entities to assist veterans and their families who are transitioning from military to civilian life in rural or underserved communities. These grants will span two years and will total $2 million each.

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RAC hosts webinar featuring the new rural oral health toolkit 
The Rural Assistance Center and NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis recently released a rural oral health toolkit to help rural communities improve access to oral health care. The toolkit contains resources to help communities develop oral health programs by building on best practices of successful oral health program models. This webinar will feature two examples of successful programs funded by ORHP, including lessons learned, at 1 p.m. CDT Aug. 6.

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NRHA, ORHP and Grantmakers bring rural health collaboration to White House 
Last week, NRHA hosted the White House Meeting on Opportunities for Public-Private Collaboration in Rural Health Care in partnership with ORHP and Grantmakers in Health this week. NRHA CEO Alan Morgan served on a panel alongside HRSA Administrator Mary Wakefield and other Administration officials from USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services to identify areas of collaboration and partnership.

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ICE Technologies 
ICE Technologies is an Information Technology services firm focused entirely in the Community Healthcare market. For over twenty years, ICE has helped hundreds of hospitals and clinics succeed with information technology through a broad range of services in three integrated practice areas; Technical Services, Consulting Services and Application Services. MORE
Advertise here!

To find out how to feature your company in the NRHA eNewsletter and other advertising opportunities, contact James DeBois at 469-420-2618. MORE

USDA offers $17.5 M for distance learning and telemedicine 
The USDA is making available up to $17.5 million in grant funding to support distance learning and telemedicine efforts serving rural America. The program is designed to assist community facilities serving rural areas acquire distance learning and telemedicine technologies to link with other professionals to improve the services delivered to rural Americans. Each award will be between $50,000 and $500,000. Applications for this program are due by Aug. 12.

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Alabama students participate in health studies program recognized by NRHA 
Demopolis Times
The Rural Minority Health Scholars program introduces students from rural areas to college life and gives them an orientation to the need for health and medical professionals in communities like their own. The concept of the Rural Health Leaders Pipeline, which was recognized earlier this year with an Outstanding Rural Health Program Award from the National Rural Health Association, was developed as part of a strategy to recruit rural students into medical school.

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HHS offers ACA webinar series 
The HHS Partnership Center is hosting a series of webinars that include a question and answer session with HHS staff. “Health Care Law – Health Insurance Marketplace 101” will focus on main provisions in the Affordable Care Act and how to access care in your community at 4 p.m. EDT, Aug. 7. Topics include the health insurance marketplace, how to help enroll others in health insurance and how to receive updates on implementation of the law.

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NRHA partner webinars on meaningful use audits and informed device purchases 
NRHA partner Veragae will present a session on preparing for CMS meaningful use audits atnoon CDT, Aug. 7 to help attendees understand how to defend against being selected for audit, and if selected, against adverse results. The webinar “Never Hold a Beauty Contest in the Dark” will be presented by Rubbermaid at noon CDT, Aug. 8 to discuss best practices for saving time and money as well as getting the most valuable input from clinicians about device purchases.

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Telemedicine clinics make inroads into primary care 
The article says that the health IT expansion of the last five years seemed to have left behind videoconferencing for remote patient visits. While it would seem to be a no-brainer that potentially can save time for both patient and provider, telemedicine seems to have been reserved for high-demand specialists. The holy grail for telemedicine advocates has been primary care, which could make video physician visits an everyday occurrence on a much larger scale.

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States with the least restrictive regulations experienced the largest increase in patients seen by nurse practitioners 
Health Affairs
The use of nurse practitioners is one way to address the shortage of physician primary care providers. NP training programs and the number of practicing NPs have increased in the past two decades. However, regulations limiting their scope of practice vary greatly by state.

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Remote doctors, one answer to physician shortage in rural Minnesota 
Minnesota Public Radio
When a man with a dislocated knee came to the emergency room in the small city of Appleton, Minn., he was treated by a doctor who had never worked on this particular condition. But the doctor was able to hit a button and consult on camera with a specialist in another location. “The eDoctor was able to help him and go step-by-step.”

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Missed last week’s issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

NRHA, ORHP and Grantmakers bring rural health collaboration to White House (NRHA)
Primary care shortfall could be worse than predicted (American Medical News)
8 things you need to know now about ICD-10 (By Charlotte Bohnett)
Senators: Rural hospitals hobbled by digital divide (HealthLeaders Media)
What community health centers mean to Americans; how they manage chronic diseases (The Huffington Post)

Don’t be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.

VA offers interactive courses on rural veteran outreach and more 
The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Rural Health has partnered with the VA eHealth University, My VeHU, to deliver interactive live broadcasts of rural health specific content. Sponsored by ORH’s Rural Health Professions Institute, these courses cover post-deployment care integration, facilitating co-managed care, rural community collaborations and veteran outreach, cultural competence and more. MyVeHU trainings are recorded for viewing on-demand.

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When mHealth and telehealth become ‘just health care’ 
Government Health IT
mHealth and telehealth: Two popular terms in the health care lexicon these days. And two whose days are numbered. “It’s connected health care — no ‘tele-,’ no ‘m-,'” said Jonah J. Czerwinski, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. “This is just health care.”

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Members rallied Congress to protect rural hospitals 
More than 50 rural health administrators and advocates from across the countrygathered on Capitol Hillyesterday to protect rural hospitals and patients as part of NRHA’s March for Rural Hospitals.

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8 things you need to know now about ICD-10 
By Charlotte Bohnett
The United States is the last country in the world with modern health care to adopt ICD-10 diagnosis codes, but it will join the crowd on Oct. 1, 2014.

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Quality and Clinical Conference commences; Texas is next 
Rural professionals, including Tom Morris, Office of Rural Health Policy head, are currently discussing innovations in rural health care quality and federal updates in Chicago. Plan now to attend NRHA’s Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital conferences Oct. 1-4 in Austin, Texas.

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Countdown to Open Enrollment: 3 things to know about the Health Insurance Marketplace

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Health Insurance Marketplace – Countdown to Open Enrollment: 3 things to know about the Health Insurance Marketplace

We’re counting down to October 1, when open enrollment starts for the new Health Insurance Marketplace. You’ll get the information you need to help you learn about your insurance options, apply for coverage, and enroll in a health insurance plan. Coverage starts as soon as January 1, 2014.
Here are 3 things to know:
• The Marketplace is an easier way to shop for health insurance. The Marketplace simplifies your search for health coverage by gathering the options available in your area in one place. With one application, you can compare plans side-by-side and explore any free or low-cost programs you may qualify for. No matter where you live, you’ll be able to use the Marketplace to apply for coverage and enroll. Find the Marketplace in your state.
• Most people can get lower costs. When you use the Marketplace you may be able to get lower costs on your monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs. When you fill out your application, you’ll find out how much you can save based on your income. Most people who apply will qualify for some level of savings.
• The Marketplace gives you control over your options with clear, apples-to-apples comparisons. In the Marketplace, information about prices and benefits is written in simple language. You get a clear picture of what premiums and protections you’d get before you enroll. You can compare plans based on what’s important to you, and choose the combination of price and coverage that fits your needs and budget.
Be sure you and your friends are ready to take advantage of this great opportunity starting October 1! Spread the word—explore the Marketplace, and get ready to enroll!

Hawai’i State Rural Health Association Newsletter

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HSRHA newsletter – July 2013



Rural Research Alert: Uninsured

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The Uninsured: An Analysis by Income and Geography

This policy brief analyzes data from the 2010 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates in order to report on uninsurance rates in rural and urban places according to individuals’ income levels. We find lower uninsurance rates at income levels below 400% of the Federal Poverty Line (FPL) in rural places.  However, we also show that, due to a concentration of incomes below 138% FPL, rural uninsured populations stand to benefit more from possible Medicaid expansions than their urban counterparts. As a percentage of the overall adult population, rural places have more potential enrollees in both expanded Medicaid programs and Health Insurance Marketplaces. We also report on the considerable regional variation in these results.Contact Information:
Keith J. Mueller, PhD
RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Phone: 319.384.3831

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We>I – Visionary Change to End Violence Against Women

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Visionary Change to End Violence Against Women

The Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Joyful Heart Foundation invite you to the 2013 HSCADV Annual Conference. This year’s conference will be provide an opportunity for advocates and those committed to ending domestic and sexual violence to take a step back, add to our body of knowledge, spark diverse ideas, and have critical conversations for our movement in Hawaii.

Day 1 will explore new and evolving approaches to working toward ending violence against women across the spectrum of violence.  Featured speakers include:

  • Anne Menard, Executive Director of National Resource Center on Domestic Violence,
  • Lorraine Robinson, Executive Director, TJ Mahoney, and
  • Dr. Valli Kalei Kanuha, Professor and Chair, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Sociology

Other highlights include experiential sessions to revision our work, and applying physical movement in our movement to end violence, with Norma Wong, an instructor with the Institute of Zen Studies.

Day 2 will look at how to manage vicarious trauma and support wellness in the workplace. Highlights of this day include dialogue sessions to identify and plan how to sustain ourselves in our advocacy work as well as experiential wellness sessions that promote concrete approaches to maintaining individual well-being.

DATE: Thursday, September 26 & Friday, September 27, 2013

TIME: Registration begins at 8:00 am. Program 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

LOCATION: Ko’olau Ballrooms and Conference Center, 56-550 Kionaole Road, Kaneohe, HI 96744

REGISTRATION: Click here to register.  General registration deadline will be closed onSeptember 10, 2013 or when space is full.

COST: Registration fees include continental breakfast, lunch and all training materials for both days.  Single day registration fees are NOT available.

  • $70 – Early Registration by August 22,2013
  • $75 for registration August 23rd to September 10 or when space is full

Payment can be made by check. Please make checks out to:
Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence,
810 Richards Street, Suite 960
Honolulu, HI 96813

REGISTRATION SCHOLARSHIPS: There are a limited number of scholarships for registration fees for HSCADV member programs and individuals in need. You may request a registration scholarship when you register. Registration scholarships must be requested by August 2, 2013.  

TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS: There are a limited number of travel scholarships available for HSCADV program members and Domestic Violence task force members who register by July 31, 2013.  You may request a travel scholarship when you register. Advocates and task force members receiving travel scholarships must:

  • Arrange your flights with HSCADV consultant, Ana Maring.  Ms. Maring will be contacting travel scholarship recipients.
  • Share a double occupancy room OR pay for one-half of the expenses for a single occupancy room (based on room availability). You may choose not to stay at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki; however, sponsorship does not cover the costs for accommodations elsewhere.
  • Pay the Registration Fee of $70 by September 10, 2013.
  • Sponsorship does not cover expenses for per diem, or meals other than those provided during the conference. (Meals provided during the conference include breakfast and lunch on September 26 and 27.
  • Ground transportation information will be provided prior to the conference.

For planning purposes please see the breakout for travel scholarships.  The number of seats available is a rough estimate and depending on costs we may have to adjust the number as tickets are booked.

Island Program Travel Scholarships
Hawaii Island YMCA 1
Task Force Members 5
Kauai YWCA 7
Task Force Members 5
Maui PACT Maui 4
WHW Maui 4
CFS Maui 4
Task Force Members 4
Lanai WHW Lanai 4
Task Force Members 2
Molokai MCSC 6
Task Force Members 4
Neighbor Island Subtotal 60

Cancellation Policy
Registration fees – Payment or guarantee of payment is due by the September 10, 2013registration deadline. Participant substitutions are permitted with prior notification. If participants cancel their registrations after the deadline or fail to attend the training, they or their organization will be billed the full registration fee.

Participants who are receiving a travel scholarship who cancel or do not attend the conference, will be responsible for the cost of airfare and lodging.
For more information, please contact Ana Maring at

This event would not have been possible without the Sponsorship of:
State of Hawaii Judiciary, First Circuit Court,
Maternal and Child Health Branch, Department of Health
Commission on the Status of Women

For more information, please contact:
Ana Maring
Domestic and Sexual Violence Consultant

Kūkulu Ola: Living Hawaiian Culture and Natural Resources grant programs

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The Hawai‘i Community Foundation (“HCF”) and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (“HTA”) have partnered to administer the Kūkulu Ola: Living Hawaiian Culture and Natural Resources grant programs. HCF/HTA have launched the 2014 Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for the Hawaiian Culture and Natural Resource grant programs. To view RFPs, click on Hawaiian Culture 2014 RFP and Natural Resources 2014 RFP. Online applications will be accepted after July 30, 2013 on HCF’s Nonprofit Gateway (please register early!). Deadlines to apply are 9/23/2013 for Hawaiian Culture and 10/28/2013 for Natural Resources.
HCF and HTA staff will be all islands to answer questions regarding the 2014 Hawaiian Culture and Natural Resource Program RFPs. You are invited to attend a FREE Informational Session followed by a Grant Writing Workshop presented by the Hawai‘i Alliance of Nonprofit Organization (HANO) – a small fee is required for most grant writing workshops. These sessions are coming up in the next few weeks!
All sessions will be held from:
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. – 2014 HTA RFP Informational Session by HCF/HTA – FREE
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – HANO’s Grant Writing Workshop – $20, except for Lāna‘i & Moloka‘i. Lunch to be provided.
To view information and registration on info sessions and grant writing workshops, click on the following link to go directly to the website:
To register and view the full list of informational sessions and grant writing workshops, please see HANO’s Event Registration at If you have questions on registration, please contact Jennifer Cornish Creed, HANO’s Director of Member & Professional Development, at (808) 529-0453 or
Please feel free to pass along this information to organizations engaged in environmental and cultural perpetuation.
If you have any questions on the HTA grant opportunities, please contact HCF Staff, Larissa Kick at