Regional Telehealth Forum April 15-16: Still Time!

Only 1 Week To Go!  Register Today!!… There is still time to sign up to attend the gpTRAC Regional Telehealth Forum.  Our theme, Telehealth Strategies, is a great over-arching statement of the kinds of presentations you’ll experience.  Click here for the program.  The registration rate is $200 and we will be excited to have you register at any point, including the day of the event. Don’t miss out on this great event!  Click here to go to the forum registration page at www.gptrac.org, then click on the Registration links on the left.  We have put together a very exciting schedule!  Come learn from our keynote speakers Carl Taylor (Fraser Institute for Health Research) and Rob Sprang (Kentucky TeleCare) and other telehealth experts from around the region and nation. 

FREE Post-Forum Event:  Immediately following the conclusion of the Regional Forum, Polycom is hosting a Grant Writing Workshop.  Click here for the workshop flyer.  There is no cost to attend, HOWEVER, registration is required as space is limited.  Please contact gpTRAC directly if you are interested in participating. 

Hotel Registration:  There may still be rooms available, but they are on a first come basis.  Once the block is gone, its gone!  Please click here to make your room reservations right away. 

If you have any questions, please email Zoi at gptrac@umn.edu or call 888-239-7092.  We will be happy to help you!

Funding Opportunity: Community Transformation Grants

An important message from the Health Resources and Services Administration on a funding opportunity for community programs targeting rural health disparities:

The 2012 funding opportunity announcement is now available for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Community Transformation Grants (CTG)  – Small Communities Program.  CTG funds support local and state government agencies as well as community-based organizations in the implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based community health activities in order to reduce chronic disease rates, prevent the development of secondary conditions, address health disparities, and develop a stronger evidence-base of effective prevention programming.

The CTG Small Communities Program funding opportunity specifically targets communities  with populations of up to 500,000 people to increase opportunities to prevent chronic diseases and promote health. CTG has the potential to address activities directed at rural health disparities.  No less than 20 percent of grant funds will be directed to rural and frontier areas.

For further information and frequently asked questions about this funding opportunity, please visit the CDC Community Transformation Grant Program website: http://www.cdc.gov/communitytransformation/

Funding Opportunity Announcement: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=RgW1PFPFQshPqDGLW5sBW8ZQTmTpXQwjMLllqTy7zJdwfc1QLpXP!-1021879135?oppId=173114&mode=VIEW

Need help writing your grant?  gpTRAC is here to help!  You can email us here, or call for one-on-one advice at 888-239-7092.  For information on Financial Resources and Opportunities click here or visit our Information Library for a complete list of helpful tools and resources.