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.
RHC Committee- The committee discussed the release of a new toolkit: Engaging SORH and RHCs in Value-Based Care. They discussed the Emergency Preparedness rule again and shared many valuable resources and templates. They also began the conversation about a joint webinar with the Aging in Rural Interest Group about home health services.
Development committee – The Development Committee reviewed the initial results from the SORH Compensation Survey and discussed the completion of the full report.
Educational Exchange- The Educational Exchange committee met to review the progress of the workgroups, and to conduct a mini-roundtable discussion on “communicating the value of your SORH”. During the meeting, the group identified appropriate steps in providing education and resources to SORH on methods of communicating the value of their SORH office based on the resources available, and restrictions in place, for each office.
NOSORH Board of Directors – The Board met in October and began preparing for the annual board planning meeting. A report was provided by Mary Sheridan (ID) who serves on the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services and helped to facilitate informing the committee about rural issues earlier this fall in Idaho. The committee will release an official report later this year. The Board provided input on comments made to DHHS on their strategic plan. Thanks to all of the NOSORH Board Regional Representatives who did a great job collecting information from SORH about their National Rural Health Day efforts.
Executive Committee – The October meeting of the Executive Committee included planning the October Board meeting and a report on the work of the task force working on annual meeting sites for 2018-2020.
Flex Committee- The Flex Committee co-chairs have decided to modify the meeting schedule for the Flex Committee and be more deliberate with our timing to avoid other meetings and deadlines. Due to members diligently working on Flex reporting and holiday scheduling challenges, it was decided to cancel the next 3 Flex Committee meetings and resume meeting on January 25 at 3pm ET. Please mark your calendar now for all 5 meetings next year. All calls are at 3pm EASTERN on the 4th Thursday of the months listed below. Dial-in information is the same.