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The Idaho Rural Health Association provides a voice on rural health issues through advocacy, communication and education. Individual, organizational and student members receive news bulletins and action alerts of interest to rural health advocates, as well as invitations to policy events and discounts on meeting fees. 

Read more about member benefits and strategic priorities in our membership flyer.

IRHA Presents a Rural Health Education Session at Noon on Monday, March 29

Transformation and Improvements for Rural Idaho

Idaho Health Data Exchange (IHDE), a non-profit 501(c)(3) company, is Idaho’s statewide Health Information Exchange, dedicated to meeting the needs of healthcare providers and ensuring that Idaho’s citizens receive the most effective health services possible.

During this session, IHDE will discuss their groundbreaking effort to make technology enhancements, while curating an array of tools aimed at improving patient outcomes. In addition to their core health information exchange technology, IHDE’s “super stack” of services provides its stakeholders with access to telehealth services, a remote patient monitoring tool, a social services tool, and analytics capabilities.

Learn how IHDE gives Idaho rural health providers and systems a holistic picture of their patients' data and care, supporting improved patient outcomes and value-based care. As a trusted data sharing partner, IHDE is excited to join Idaho’s rural health providers for this session!

Register for this free Zoom education session and discussion
Learn more resources:
Data Analytics     IDHE Partners     Clinical Portal     Data Reliability & Access
Connect America (Remote Patient Monitoring & Telehealth)
Aunt Bertha (Social Determinants of Health)

Crush the Curve Idaho
Introduces the V
accinate the 208 campaign. Up-to-date resources to get tested, get vaccinated and get educated, including downloadable materials.  https://crushthecurveidaho.com/vaccines

Idaho Official Resources for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Resources and information on Idaho's response to COVID-19, including information for healthcare providers and schools, public health monitoring and testing, and more. https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/

ECHO Idaho COVID-19 Program 
Offers two COVID-19 sessions per week led by a panel of experts for Idaho's healthcare workforce, including providers, clinicians, policymakers and administrators, providing information and strategies to address the challenges resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.  https://www.uidaho.edu/academics/wwami/echo/covid-19

National Rural Health Association Covid-19 Resources
NRHA takes seriously the impact that pandemics and public health emergencies have on our members and rural communities nationwide. NRHA has compiled free COVID-19 resources provided by the CDC, WHO, and other reputable organizations. 

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy FAQs for COVID-19 
A set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from our grantees and stakeholders, including 
Updated FAQ for Rural Health Clinics (RHC) Testing Program, with a link to the RHC COVID-19 Reporting Portal, where tests and spending categories must be reported monthly. https://www.hrsa.gov/rural-health/coronavirus/frequently-asked-questions

Idaho Rural Health Heroes Celebrated on
National Rural Health Day, November 19

The Idaho Rural Health Hero Awards celebrates rural health educators, community advocates, healthcare providers
and program administrators who demonstrate outstanding service and dedication to rural communities.

Congratulations to this year's Idaho Rural Health Heroes:

Clearwater Medical Clinic Staff/Jill Ball, administrator
Cathy Oliphant, PharmD/ISU Pharmacy Department
Bart Hanson, lab manager/Minidoka Memorial Hospital
Rylee O'Neill, director/SE ID Area Health Education Center
Mike Hirschi, director/Region V Area Agency on Aging
Melody Weaver, PhD, FNP-BC/ISU School of Nursing

Read their stories

Governor Brad Little proclaimed November 19, 2020 to be National Rural Health Day in Idaho. 

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