Telehealth Resource Center Upcoming Webinar

The National Telehealth Webinar Series presents: If I Knew Then What I Know Now… Building A Telehealth Network From The Ground Up – October 18, 2012

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October 18, 2012
10:00 AM HST, 12:00 PM AKDT, 1:00 PM PDT, 2:00 PM MDT, 3:00 PM CDT, 4:00 PM EDT

Presented by:

Brian Coltharpe, MA – Director of Innovation, Health Resources of Arkansas

“We built our network without any grant money or any outside advice; not because we were arrogant and self-sufficient, but because we weren’t aware of the multitude of resources available to help us do it cheaper and easier. If I knew then what I know now. . .”

Telemedicine is a rapidly expanding service field: an invaluable resource for those in remote areas and cost effective from all points of view.  But, the process for setting up a network and making it all work together can be a challenge.  In this educational webinar, Brian Coltharpe, Director of Innovation for Health Resources of Arkansas will be sharing valuable lessons based on what he’s discovered over the last 8 years.

Simultaneous streaming with the Quarterly Thought Conference from SCTRC at

Registration for this event is FREE, at:  Click HERE

For GoToMeeting system requirements: Click HERE

The National Telehealth Webinar Series provides timely information to support and guide the development of your telehealth program by experienced telehealth professionals from the HRSA-designated Telehealth Resource Centers.  These webinars are FREE to the public on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

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:

Funding Opportunity Announcement:;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.