Office of Primary Care and Rural Health

Webinars and Trainings

OPCRH posts webinar and training opportunities weekly that may benefit your community. Please see the following. Let us know how we can help you.

Project C.L.E.A.N. (Communities Eliminating the Abuse of Narcotics) Webinar

Date: Nov 29, 2017 at 10:30 AM MST

Project C.L.E.A.N. (Communities Eliminating the Abuse of Narcotics) is a partnership between local community leaders (healthcare professionals, law enforcement, school officials and community members) to enhance awareness and understanding of opioid use and abuse. The project is multifaceted and includes Emergency Department collaboration and safeguards, education to high school students and communities, and physician partnerships and best practices. Through Project C.L.E.A.N, tools have been developed to aid physicians, patients, families and communities enhance awareness and education, including a Therapeutic Tapering tool, patient and family brochures, and links to other on-line resources.

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Behavioral Health Workforce Supply Webinar

Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time: 10:00 am Pacific, 11:00 am Mountain, 12:00 pm Central, 1:00 pm Eastern
Duration: approximately 60 minutes

Rural-urban disparities exist across the spectrum of behavioral health providers. Holly Andrilla, MS, and Eric Larson, PhD, both from the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, will present findings from a recently completed study quantifying Census Division differences in the per capita supply and distribution of five types of behavioral health providers, (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and counselors) across metropolitan, micropolitan, and non-core counties.

Connection Information
Dial-in Number: 888-989-9728

Participant Passcode: 7185300
The webinar is free, no registration is required, but participation is limited to the first 200 to log-on that day. If the webinar reaches capacity, you will be able to access the recording, archived on the Gateway website.

Understanding Rural-Urban Differences in the Implementation of Population Health Activities. Systems for Action National Coordinating Center is presenting this webinar on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 10-11am MST.

The National Center for Rural Health Works is presenting a workshop on the Rural Health Works tools on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016, in Reno, Nevada.

Fact Sheets

Medicaid in Utah – Kaiser Family Foundation- 2/3/2017

Changing Rural and Urban Enrollment in State Medicaid Programs - 1/19/2017


OPCRH posts funding opportunities weekly that may benefit your community. Please see the following. Let us know how we can help you.

Utah Telehealth Pilot Project Award

To help improve access to health care in Utah's most remote areas, the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) has awarded the first grant under a new Telehealth Pilot Project. View the Award

Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program
The purpose of this program is to increase the number of dental and dental hygiene faculty in the workforce by assisting dental and dental hygiene training programs to attract and retain dental and dental hygiene faculty through loan repayment.
Preference in making grant awards will be given to applicants providing loan repayment to pediatric dentistry faculty supervising residents at dental training institutions providing clinical services in dental clinics located in dental schools, hospitals, or community-based affiliated sites.
Applications due July 17, 2017
Conference Call
Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 2 – 3:30 p.m. ET
Dial-in: 888-456-0283
Passcode: 6002636
Playback Number: 866-480-3542

FY17 Prevention of Opioid Misuse in Women: Office on Women Health Prevention Awards (OWHPA)- HRSA. Apply by April 7, 2017.
This announcement seeks applications from public and private nonprofit entities to address the primary and/or secondary prevention of prescription and non-prescription opioid misuse by women across the lifespan by identifying underserved audiences and the potential gaps in the ability to reach these populations welcome. As background and for consideration, two such underserved populations are adolescent girls (ages 10 to 17) and women age 50 and older.
Non-binding Letters of lntent: We are requesting non-binding letters of intent. Your letter of intent is due February 16, 2017 by 5 pm Eastern Time. Technical Assistance: A technical assistance webinar for potential applicants will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 1- 3pm Eastern Time.
(Please RSVP for this webinar via email by sending a note indicating your participation to We ask that you submit questions regarding this FOA in writing in advance of this webinar. Send your questions to

Community Connect Grants- USDA. Apply by March 13, 2017. This program helps fund broadband deployment into rural communities where it is not yet economically viable for private sector providers to deliver service. For more information on other programs administered by RUS Telecommunications please visit:

Technical Assistance: Webinar presentations for the Community Connect Grant Program are scheduled on January 19th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm EST and on January 24th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm EST.

Rural Broadband Access Loan – USDA. There will be two application windows for FY 2017. The first application submission will be from March 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017 and the second application window will be from September 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017. All applications can only be submitted through RD Apply online application system.

The Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program (Broadband Program) furnishes loans and loan guarantees to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide service at the broadband lending speed in eligible rural areas. For more information on other programs administered by RUS Telecommunications please visit :

Technical Assistance: Webinar presentations for the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program are scheduled on January 18th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST and on January 26th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST.

Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program (HRSA-17-067). Apply by January 25, 2017. The ANEW Program supports innovative academic-practice partnerships to prepare primary care advanced practice registered nursing students to practice in rural and underserved settings through academic and clinical training. The partnerships support traineeships as well as infrastructure funds to schools of nursing and their practice partners who deliver longitudinal primary care clinical training experiences with rural and/or underserved populations for selected advanced nursing education students in primary care nurse practitioner (NP), primary care clinical nurse specialist (CNS), and/or nurse-midwife (NMW) programs, and facilitate program graduates' employment in those settings.

Technical Assistance
A technical assistance webinar has been scheduled to help you understand, prepare and submit an application. Date and Time: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 2:00 – 3:30 Call-in Number: 888-282-1744. Participant Passcode: 6266489 Adobe Connect Link: The webinar will be recorded and available until January 26, 2017 at 11:59pm Eastern Time. Replays are generally available one hour after a call ends. Instant Replay: # 888-293-8912 or 203-369-3023