Thanks to the State Offices of Rural Health who enrolled and supported other rural stakeholders to participate in three NOSORH Institutes. In July, NOSORH provided the second Grant Writing Institute designed specifically for Emergency Medical Services personnel. The course is a 3-part series and focuses on the A-Z in grant writing, funding innovative models of care and learning how to connect and collaborate with funders, community members and stakeholders. Eighty-four EMS personnel, representing 26 states, participated with 62% receiving certificates of completion.

NOSORH also offered Grant Writing Basics for SORH, rural clinics, hospitals, and others. This series takes a deep dive into grant writing and covers all aspects of the grant writing process. To see a list of graduates from both of these Institutes in your state click here.

Data Institute Grads

In addition to the EMS Grant Writing and Grant Writing Basics Institutes, NOSORH offered a second round of the Rural Health Data Institute. The Rural Health Data Institute orients SORH to a wide spectrum of data use processes. Each graduate developed a one-page fact sheet that can be used within their state. 100% of participants reported that they would recommend the Rural Health Data Institute to a peer! “I’ve had previous experience with collecting and analyzing data,” said one participant. “But I was able to take that a step further during this training to understand concepts of visualizing data and crafting a message. I found those sections of this training to be very valuable.”


Click here to see some examples of the work completed by the graduates.

Congratulations to each of the SORH staff who earned a certificate of completion!

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