National Prevention Week

The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Prevention Week is May 15-21–National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues.  The overall theme for 2016 is “Strong As One. Stronger Together.” Explore the National Prevention Week website to learn more about how you can […]

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The HealthTran RFP has been Amended

NOTICE: As of April 24, 2016 THE RFP RESPONSE PERIOD HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO ALLOW CONTRACTORS THE OPTION OF SUBMITTING A BID BASED ON HOURLY RATES.   BECAUSE OF THIS AMENDMENT, THE NEW RFP DEADLINE IS NOW MAY 13, 2016 – BEFORE 5:00 PM. The Missouri Rural Health Association (MRHA) will receive sealed proposals at the MRHA office, 2412 Hyde Park Road, […]

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Rural Missouri Biennial Report released

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, has released the 2015 Biennial Report. The report highlights significant progress in the improvement of the health of rural Missourians over the past 10 years; however, significant inequalities between rural and urban Missourians remain. Rural Missourians as a whole display a lower level of income, […]

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New Report: The Patient-Centered Medical Home’s Impact on Cost and Quality

A new report from the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative details how overall, studies show patient-centered medical homes reduce health care costs and unnecessary utilization (such as ER visits), and that savings are more dramatic over time and in more intensive or quality-driven programs. Learn more: https://www.pcpcc.org/resource/patient-centered-medical-homes-impact-cost-and-quality-2014-2015

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MRHA PRESENTING AT HEALTHY LIVES-HEALTHY COMMUNITIES CONFERENCE

Doris Boeckman, MRHA Rides to Wellness Director, is presenting about Missouri Rides to Wellness and HealthTran for the panel presentation, Moving Towards Health Equity: Success and Challenges. Co-panelists include Nancy Kelley, Director for Expanding Coverage, Missouri Foundation for Health and Sara Gentry, Policy Director, Missouri Health Care for all. Featured speaker is Robert Murphy, MEd. Mr. currently leads Maryland’s discipline […]

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