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The Access Update is a bimonthly newsletter for health care professionals and organizations interested in health care access for all Iowans.

Current Issue

February 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • Iowa Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grant Dollars used to Support Iowa Emergency Medical Services System Standards Projects
  • Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program Application Open for the 2014-2015 Cycle
  • Health Insurance Resources for the Public
  • Iowa Rural Health Clinics Participate in National Quality Measure Data Collection Pilot
  • Cheers for the 2014 Iowa Healthcare Collaborative Patient Safety Award
  • Resources
  • Calendar of Events

Archive Issues

December 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • IDPH Dental Sealant Program Expands
  • PRIMECARRE: Addressing Iowa’s Health Workforce Shortages
  • Reflection-2013 National Rural Health Day in Iowa and Across the Nation
  • Carl Kulczyk Award
  • “State of the Re: Union”
  • Access Update Changes
  • Resources

October 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • The Volunteer Health Care Provider Program Moved
  • Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Rolls Out Across Iowa and the Nation
  • Less Than a Month Away! National Rural Health Day - November 21
  • Iowa Rural Health Program Staff Changes
  • Federal Designation of Core Area Population Classifications
  • Iowa Public Health Tracking - Valued for Hospitals and Communities
  • Resources
  • Worth Noting
  • Calendar of Events

August 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • Iowa Children Continue to Benefit from Dental Sealant Program
  • Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program Announcement
  • Iowa Participates in National Rural Health Clinic Sentinel Project
  • PRIMECARRE: A Win-Win for Iowa
  • National Health Service Corps News!
  • 2013 National Rural Health Day: Iowa Will Celebrate!
  • Resources
  • Worth Noting
  • Calendar of Events

June 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • 50 Years of Saving Babies’ Lives
  • 3RNet Mobile Website
  • Help Coordinate Health Care for Local Veterans
  • Resources
  • Worth Noting
  • Calendar of Events

April 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • Grain-related Fatalities in Iowa
  • Public Health Supervision Report
  • FFY2012 EPSDT Dental Services Reports
  • Gray Issues
  • National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network
  • Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System
  • Resources
  • Worth Noting
  • Calendar of Events

February 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • Boone County Hospital Received National Quality Award
  • Have you read the latest “Inside I-Smile” report?
  • Barriers to Meaningful Use in Medicaid
  • HPSAs continued - Population and Provider Counts
  • Resources
  • Worth Noting
  • Calendar of Events

December 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • Iowa a National Leader in Prescription Drug Recycling
  • Primary Care Recruitment and Retention Endeavor Awards Announced
  • Rational Service Area and Nearest Source of Care in HPSA Designation
  • Transportation Brochure
  • Resources
  • Worth Noting
  • Calendar of Events

October 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • 2012 Iowa Rural Health Fall Meeting Recognizes Lucas County Physician
  • National Rural Health Day-Iowa Update
  • 2012 Third Grade Oral Health Survey Report
  • Why HPSA Status Is Important to Your Community
  • New National Health Service Corps Site Application Deadlines!
  • Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program 2012-2013
  • Public Health and Needs Assessment Overview
  • New Information about Dental Care During Pregnancy for Iowa Women
  • Worth Noting
  • Resources
  • Calendar of Events

August 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • Direct Care Workforce Initiative Forums Share Efforts to Strengthen Iowa’s Largest Profession
  • Celebrate Corps Community Day!
  • What’s a HIP-suh?
  • Computerized Physician Order Entry Implementation - A Cultural Change
  • Iowa State Office of Rural Health Update: The Governor’s Rural Health Clinic Designation Process
  • Important J-1 Visa Waiver Announcement!
  • National Rural Health Day - Iowa Activities Update
  • Worth Noting
  • Resources
  • Calendar of Events

June 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • Health Information Technology: A Workforce Challenge with Some Solutions
  • Structural Cavities in Rural Dental Health
  • 2012 Legislative Wrap Up
  • I-Smile is on Facebook!
  • Several “Save the Date” Announcements
  • Resources and Calendar of Events

April 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • Iowa Hospitals Prove Patient Safety is a Priority
  • Country Doctors: Center Draws Doctors to Underserved Areas
  • Iowa Named as Action Coalition to Help Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action Ensure High-Quality, Patient-Centered Health Care
  • Healthy Iowans: Iowa’s Health Improvement Plan
  • Worth Noting
  • Resources
  • Calendar of Events