On August 1-3, Region B NOSORH members met in Biloxi, MS, for the Region B SORH Partnership Meeting. NOSORH would like to thank the Mississippi Office for hosting and helping to plan the meeting. One presentation of note was from the North Carolina Office. Stephanie Nantz, Assistant Director of Operations, and John Resendes, Clinical Social Research Specialist, presented Taming the Data Dragon, where SORHs learned how to develop data-driven fact sheets on rural health programs that can be used to improve health outcomes, sustain program funding, catalog annual program deliverables, and provide a reader-friendly reference that can be used to educate individuals, communities or policy makers. To access this and all presentations, click here.
NOSORH is looking forward to seeing Region B in Florida in 2018!
The Region B meeting was held in the great state of Tennessee last month. The meeting was full of informative presentations, beginning with learning about Tennessee’s long-term plans to address the state’s “BIG 4” : tobacco use, obesity, physical inactivity, drug deaths (in order). Tennessee is working to move their county health rankings into the top 10 in the nation. This region has been especially hard hit with hospital closures and several states shared stories on the community impact. The CMS Update was full of informative information on the effect of new rules on rural providers. North Carolina also shared information on the Statewide Telepsychiatry Initiative. All the presentations can be found on the NOSORH website.