JANUARY 2017 Edition             
Open Enrollment: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity
Test Your Public Health News Knowledge
Seven Things You Should Know About Childhood Poverty
USDA Rural Development 2016 Progress Report
Moving the Needle on Obesity: Report Card for the 114th Congress
The Rural/Urban Divide and Health: Key Facts and Surprises
Rural Americans at higher risk of death from five leading causes
AND Funding/Awards, Webinars, Rural Resources, Research, Meetings
Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment
Open enrollment for individual health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continues through January 31, 2017. ' Enroll Palm Beach' of the Health Council of Southeast Florida is a collaborative of community partners coordinating Palm Beach County/Treasure Coast enrollment efforts here
Communities in Action: Health Equity
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine convened a committee to consider community-level solutions to advance health equity. The committee identified major elements of effective or promising solutions, and key policies here
Test your public health news knowledge
How much do you know about recent public health news?  The Nation's Health offers six questions  here
Seven Things About Childhood Poverty
Childhood poverty can have lifelong consequences, affecting future health, education and earnings, stretching into future generations. View 'Children in Persistent Poverty' video here
USDA Rural Development 2016 Progress Report
The report includes partnerships across rural America, including those in persistent poverty communities. USDA Rural Development supported 157,660 projects with $29.3 billion to help rural families, businesses and small communities. View report  here
Moving the Needle on Obesity: Report Card
The Campaign to End Obesity reviewed the activity of the 114th Congress in addressing obesity. See the 'grade' for support of policy approaches combating the obesity epidemic here
The Rural Urban Divide and Health
Review a summary of the results of a 15-month national hospital task force charged with studying vulnerable rural and urban communities. Differences and commonalities in health needs and possible solutions here
Rural Americans at higher risk of death
A new CDC study demonstrates rural Americans are more likely to die from five leading causes than urban counterparts, many potentially preventable, including heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, chronic lower respiratory disease and stroke. View report  here


If featured grant opportunities have been helpful, let us know here...!

 Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration grant and award announcements  here
'Available Funding' 
Searchable database of funds, grants for healthy food access projects here
RHI Hub (formerly Rural Assistance Center) 
Posts funding opportunities by type, topic, state here
HRSA All Open Opportunities Grants to improve and expand health care services for underserved people  here
All Federal Grants Search Government grants by key word, funding opportunity number, category, agency  here
National Academy for State Health Policy
Transportation for America
Applications for the Smart Cities Challenge, intended to help cities use technology to meet their pressing transportation challenges  here

Leadership for Better Health
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation leadership programs are designed to extend the impact of leaders working to build a culture of health. Applications here

2017 Winning Grant Proposal Competition
Sponsored by Grant Professional Association and GrantStation, awarded grants may receive recognition. Enter proposals by January 31, 2017  here

Retirement Research Foundation
Responsive Grants Program awards grants for community programs designed to maintain older persons in their homes. Next deadline February 1, 2017 Guidelines  here
Clinician Educator Career Development Award
Grants for specific workforce areas related to teaching in primary care. Due by February 13, 2017 Guidelines  here
The Kresge Foundation
Emerging Leaders in Public Health is an 18-month leadership development initiative for public health leaders to advance innovation in meeting communities' health needs. Deadline February 20, 2017. Guidelines here

Cardinal Health Foundation
Generation Rx Program supports measures to reduce opioid prescriptions while producing better patient outcomes. Due February 27, 2017. Guidelines here

Mary Byron Project 'Celebrating Solutions'
Awards programs demonstrating promise in breaking cycle of partner violence. Due February 28, 2017. Guidelines here

Pilcrow Foundation: Rural Public Library Grant
Grants for new children’s books to rural U.S. public libraries. Next deadline March 1, 2017. Guidelines here

Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation
Children's Initiative supports U.S. direct service programs for children who have witnessed domestic violence. Stage 1 applications due March 1, 2017. Guidelines here

West Palm Beach Fearless Caregiver Conference
February 15, 2017

Limited FREE Tickets for Family Caregivers
view event details
National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
28th Annual Policy Institute
February 7-9, 2017
Washington, D.C.
23rd Annual FRHA Rural Health Educational Summit
February 28 - March 1, 2017
Jacksonville, FL

Engaging Community Health Workers to Reduce Chronic Diseases and Promote Community-Clinical Linkages
January 17, 2017 2-3 pm ET
Empowering Chronic Disease Management Using HIT
January 24, 2017 3-4 pm ET 
Telemedicine is Revolutionizing Pediatric Care in Rural Communities
January 25, 2017 3-4 pm ET 
Rural PREP: Building a National Community of Practice and Capacity in Rural Health Professions Research & Education
January 26, 2017 2-3 pm ET 
Webinar Series
The Opioid Epidemic: What can we do differently?
February 7: Medications Used to Treat Opioid Addiction
February 21: Working Together to Address Opioid Addiction
February 28: Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives
See CEU/CME information.

CDC Grand Rounds
Upcoming Sessions
February 21: Promoting Medication Adherence for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

Advancing the Health of Communities & Populations 
Rural Roads Magazine
Winter 2017
National Rural Health Association
The Journal of Rural Health
Winter, 2017
StellarEd Solutions
Suwannee River AHEC
Online professional education.
CE/CME credits available
click to view
Florida Kidcare
Kids Oughta be Covered!
Applications accepted year round for ALL qualified Florida children. 
click to apply!
Enroll America/Get Covered America
Resources and information about health insurance options.
Digital Interest Card
South FL SE AIDS Education & Training Center
Web-based education. 

Community Meetings 
Martin County InterAgency Coalition
2nd Wednesdays, 8:30 am
CSC/Martin Cty., Stuart 
Indiantown InterAgency Coalition 
2nd Thursdays, 8:30 am
Seminole Inn, Indiantown
Glades P.A.T.C.H.

3rd Tuesdays, 9:00 am
Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Shared Services Network of Okeechobee
4th Tuesdays, 10:00 am
School Board, Okeechobee
Family Services Network Meeting
1st Wednesdays bimonthly, 8:30 am,  HOPE Connections, 475  E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle
Hendry Glades Community Resource Meeting
3rd Tuesdays bimonthly, Noon, HRMC, 524 W Sagamore Ave, Clewiston
LORHN Board of Directors

Jacqueline Lobban-Marsan
Vice Chair
Dr. Michael Gervasi
R. D. Williams

Ellen Geake
Past Chair
Traci Owens
Sandra Chamblee
Tiffany Collins

Darcy Davis
Gregory J. Finer
Karlette Peck
Dr. Joseph Pepe

Diane L. Walker
Executive Director
Andrea Stephenson