NOSORH committees are great focal points for engaging in many NOSORH initiatives.  Descriptions of all committees and contact information can be found on the NOSORH website.

 Development committee – The Development Committee reviewed a draft of the next Beyond the Basics Grant Writing Institute that NOSORH will be offering in a new on-demand format. The committee will look at revenue generating opportunities and building additional sponsorships in the coming month.  The next meeting will be held October 10th at 2:00 pm ET.

Educational Exchange- The Educational Exchange committee has begun digging into the notes from the Rural Health Roundtable discussions that occurred at the NOSORH Annual Meeting. The group will be diving deeper into these topics to identify what resources may be beneficial for the membership. In addition, two new fact sheets on value-based payments are now available for SORHs to use when engaging with rural providers. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on October 16th at 4:00 pm ET.

Executive Committee –  The Committee discussed all follow up needed from the Annual Meeting, including work on National Rural Health Day and following up with partners. The Committee heard from the President-Elect regarding plans for the 2018 board activities.

Communications Committee – The Communications Committee has been busy planning National Rural Health Day (NRHD) activities, including three live, 30-mintue webinars to be held on the afternoon of November 16. The next meeting will be held on November 7 at 2:00 pm ET.

JCREC – The Joint Committee on Rural Emergency Care sponsored a pre-conference learning session in Savannah.  Attendees heard about First Net efforts, provided initial input for the Rural EMS Agenda for the Future.  During the September meeting of the committee heard member updates, discussed beginning the planning for the Rural EMS meeting this spring and learned more about plans to develop a Rural EMS Agenda for the Future.

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