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Rural Medical Educator’s Interest Group of the National Rural Health Association. Joe Florence, MD Director of Rural Programs – East Tennessee State University NRHA RME Senior Co-chair Rural Educators Day - Quebec November 2, 2006. NRHA: Mission Statement.

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Rural medical educator s interest group of the national rural health association

Rural Medical Educator’s Interest Group of the National Rural Health Association

Joe Florence, MD

Director of Rural Programs – East Tennessee State University

NRHA RME Senior Co-chair

Rural Educators Day - Quebec

November 2, 2006


Nrha mission statement
NRHA: Mission Statement

  • The National Rural Health Association is a national membership organization whose mission is to improve the health of rural Americans and to provide leadership on rural issues through advocacy, communications, education and research.


Mission achieved through
Mission Achieved Through:

  • Advocacy

  • Communications

  • Education

  • Research


The nrha offers
The NRHA Offers…

Information Access:

  • Policy experts

  • Organization linkages

  • Congress

  • Federal Agencies

  • Publications

  • Conferences

  • Website: www.NRHArural.org


History
History

  • Founded in 1978 as the National Rural Primary Care Association.

  • Reached 10,000 members in 2005.

  • Administrative Offices

    in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Government Affairs Offices

    in Alexandria, Virginia.


The nrha is
The NRHA is:

  • The voice for rural healthcare.

  • A 10,000 member non-partisan, non-profit membership organization.

  • A source of information for policymakers.

  • A trusted resource for State Rural Health Associations.

  • Highly regarded.


Organizational structure
Organizational Structure

  • Board of Trustees

  • Rural Health Policy Board

  • Standing Committees

  • Councils

  • Constituency Groups

  • Issue Groups


Constituency groups and councils
Constituency Groups and Councils

  • Clinical Services

  • Community – Operated Practices

  • Frontier

  • Hospitals & Health Systems

  • Population-based Services

  • Research and Education

  • Rural Health Clinics

  • Statewide Health Resources

  • Community Members

  • State Office Council

  • State Association Council


Rural medical educators rme
RURAL MEDICAL EDUCATORS (RME)

The RME Group is a special interest group of the Research and Education Constituency Group of the NRHA.


The mission of the rme group is
The Mission of the RME Group is:

To advance the training of physicians for rural practice through network development and advocacy.


Our beginnings
Our Beginnings

  • Group of Rural Physicians active in the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)

  • Partnering with the National Rural Health Association


First rme annual meeting
First RME Annual Meeting

  • May 2001 in conjunction with the NRHA Annual in Dallas, Texas.

  • Over 70 attended this event

  • agenda for rural medical education


Membership
Membership

  • Physicians and Health Professionals from:

    • Academics

    • Rural Communities

  • Administrators

  • Researchers

  • Students




Core member voting member
Core Member — "Voting Member"

  • Member of the NRHA

  • Actively involved in rural education

  • Participate in at least one national rural medical education related group meeting every two years

  • Complete a core membership dataset annually


Associate member interested party
Associate Member — "Interested Party"

  • NRHA membership is not required

  • Interested in Rural Medical Education

  • Complete a limited membership dataset annually


Affiliated organizations
Affiliated Organizations

  • State Rural Health Organizations

  • AAFP

  • STFM

  • AFPRD

  • Rural Research Centers

  • AHEC

  • State Offices of Rural Health

  • Office of Rural Health Policy

  • Others


Executive committee
Executive Committee

  • Past Co-Chair - John Wheat, MD, University of Alabama

  • Senior Co-Chair - Joe Florence, MD, East Tennessee State University,

  • Junior Co-Chair - James G. Boulger, Ph.D., University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth

  • Member-at-large - David Squire, Chief Financial Officer, Utah Medical Education Council (UMEC)

  • Member-at-large - Don Pathman, MD, UNC Chapel Hill, Research Director and Professor of the Department of Family Medicine

  • Membership Chair - Randy Longenecker, MD, Assistant Dean for Rural Medical Education, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health

  • Education and Research Constituency Group Chair - Roxanna Jokela, director of Rural Health Education Network, University of Nebraska Medical Center

  • staff support from the NRHA

    • Amy Elizondo, NRHA-VP, Program Services,

    • Jennifer Friedman, NRHA-VP of Government Affairs & Policy


Goals
Goals

  • to foster collaboration among members and with a larger community of stakeholders

  • to promote creativity and to generate new ideas in rural medical education

  • to remain uncomplicated and adaptable to changing circumstance


Focus best practices
Focus – Best Practices

  • Pipeline

  • Curriculum

    • Medical School

    • Residency

  • Policy

  • Funding

  • Communications - Networking


Advocacy
Advocacy

  • Promote Rural

  • Issues of Quality

  • Issues of Interdisciplinary

  • Issues of Need and Service to the Underserved


Policy
Policy

  • Issues of Rural Medical Education Funding

    • Balanced Budget Act

    • Grant Support (Title VII)

  • Issues of Reimbursement

    • Medicare

  • Issues of Placement

    • NHSC


Speakers group
Speakers Group

  • Promoting “Rural” at regional and national conferences


Writer s group
Writer’s Group

  • Focusing on

    • Pipeline

    • Curriculum


Networking and communications
Networking and Communications

  • Web Site

    • NRHA – Rural Medical Educators (RME)

      http://www.nrharural.org/groups/sub/RME.html

    • World of Rural Medical Education http://www.unmc.edu/Community/ruralmeded/indexRME.htm maintained by Robert C. Bowman, M.D.

  • RME List Serve


Annual conference
Annual Conference

"Responding to the Challenge

of Providing Doctors

for Rural America”

Tuesday, May 16, 2006Reno, Nevada"TOUR OF RURAL MEDICAL EDUCATION"



2007 conference
2007 Conference

Rural Medical Educators Conference

May 15, 2007

Anchorage, Alaska

In conjunction with

NRHA Annual Conference; May 16-18, 2007; Anchorage, Alaska

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND!



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