Tiered Technical Assistance Program
State Offices of Rural Health are invited to contract with NOSORH to develop, enhance and/or implement their technical assistance and/or engagement strategies in support of their rural primary care providers, including Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers/Community Health Centers, Private Providers and other rural primary care providers.
This hands-on opportunity positions NOSORH to come alongside SORH to engage rural primary care providers and rural communities to better understand and build an innovative rural health landscape and infrastructure through providing direct technical assistance to rural communities and primary care providers. This service set is designed to provide support while developing a long(er)-term strategy for SORH to ensure quality technical assistance services are available where needed. The goals and deliverables are accomplished using innovative and individualized service and technical assistance strategies and resources.
Subjects to be addressed may include operational literacy, building technical assistance skills, and technology/benchmarking tools to support and grow technical assistance, reach and engagement strategies of SORH.
All TA services are provided and/or coordinated by Tonne McCoy, NOSORH Technical Assistance Director. Tonne is a Certified Rural Health Clinic Professional, holds Lean Six Sigma – Green Belt status, has a master’s degree in psychological science, and will soon be completing her Ph.D. in experimental psychology with an emphasis in rural health. Tonne served rural communities during her 6-years at the Idaho State Office of Rural Health (2 years in the Primary Care Office and 4 years in the SORH). The cornerstone of her experience is operational efficiency in various healthcare settings allowing flexibility and innovative approaches to project management and challenge resolution.
- Improve overall business literacy of participating rural primary care leaders, SORH team members, and other participating stakeholders
- Increase technical assistance and community outreach capacity of SORH
- Evaluate the sustainability potential of SORH technical assistance capacity through the development of the technical assistance continuity plan
- Establish and/or strengthen relationships with rural primary care providers and rural communities