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The Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care invites you to take advantage of this annual opportunity to network with peers and obtain advice from industry experts. Join us in celebrating a successful decade of collaboration!  The deadline to have the Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care book and pay for lodging was October 13, 2014.  Any registrations after October 13, 2014 will need to be made and paid for by the registrant directly with the Riverside Hotel.

  • CAHs: Nov. 4-5 Tools & Strategies for Improving Swing Bed Practices
  • RHCs: Nov. 5 Practice Management (Compliance, Billing, Coding)
  • Free Medical Clinics: Nov. 5 Governance, Changes, and Challenges
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November 4, 2014 Agenda (CAH Only)
November 5, 2014 Agenda

CAH Travel Reimbursement Form
RHC Travel Reimbursement Form
Free Medical Clinic Travel Reimbursement Form

The State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) application cycle is now open and will close on November 21, 2014.

The State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) is a multi-discipline, state-based loan repayment program for practitioners working full-time in federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Areas. Loan repayment is provided through a federal grant and every award must be matched $1:$1 with funds provided by the practitioner’s employer. Awards range from $10,000-$25,000 per year for two years, depending on discipline and the matching employer contribution

For additional details and applications please visit the sites below. If you have questions or would like additional information, contact the Bureau of Rural Health and Primary at (208) 334-0669 or

SLRP Site Application

SLRP Practitioner Application

The core areas of Idaho’s Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program related to this grant opportunity are:

1) Support Critical Access Hospital (CAH) quality improvement (QI) efforts to improve patient care, quality, and safety; and

2) Support health system development and community engagement in CAH areas including Emergency Medical Services (EMS) such as ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), stroke programs and trauma system development.

The application period for this grant opportunity is September 23, 2014 - November 3, 2014.

Application Face Page
The Idaho Rural Health Association (IRHA) announes the second Idaho Rural Health Day Photo Contest.  Nation Rural Health Day is an initiative to showcase rural America and unique efforts to address rural healthcare needs.  This photo contest is a creative opportunity to celebrate the power of rural and visually share what rural health in your Idaho community means to you.  These photographs will be showcased on the IRHA and Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care websites.

Find more information here.
The Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care, Idaho State University Family Medicine Residency Program, The Hospital Cooperative, and Portneuf Medical Center are happy to present the third annual “Meet the Residents” event in Southeast Idaho. This is a great opportunity for Idaho rural health organizations to meet Idaho Family Medicine Residents.

Register Here