Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri

Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri The HCC of Rural Missouri is a non-profit rural health network in Lafayette County advocating for adequate healthcare for the uninsured and under-served.

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Welcoming Afghan Allies:ICYMI: Last week, a bulletin was sent regarding the evacuation of individuals and immediate fami...
09/13/2021

Welcoming Afghan Allies:

ICYMI: Last week, a bulletin was sent regarding the evacuation of individuals and immediate families who assisted the U.S. government in #Afghanistan.

Given the role health centers play in providing comprehensive primary and preventive care for medically underserved populations on a sliding fee scale, we encourage you to consider how your organization may be able to assist this population and connect with the local refugee resettlement agency in your area to coordinate efforts.

Immediate health needs may include screening for tuberculosis, immunizations for polio, measles, mumps, and rubella, and other basic primary health care and patient support services. #healthcare #mrha #allies #strongertogether

Here is a list of resettlement agencies:https://www.wrapsnet.org/documents/R&P%20Affiliate%20Directory%20(Updated%20May%202021).pdf

Here is contact information for state level #refugee coordinators: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/orr/grant-funding/key-state-contacts

Welcoming Afghan Allies:

ICYMI: Last week, a bulletin was sent regarding the evacuation of individuals and immediate families who assisted the U.S. government in #Afghanistan.

Given the role health centers play in providing comprehensive primary and preventive care for medically underserved populations on a sliding fee scale, we encourage you to consider how your organization may be able to assist this population and connect with the local refugee resettlement agency in your area to coordinate efforts.

Immediate health needs may include screening for tuberculosis, immunizations for polio, measles, mumps, and rubella, and other basic primary health care and patient support services. #healthcare #mrha #allies #strongertogether

Here is a list of resettlement agencies:https://www.wrapsnet.org/documents/R&P%20Affiliate%20Directory%20(Updated%20May%202021).pdf

Here is contact information for state level #refugee coordinators: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/orr/grant-funding/key-state-contacts

#SAMHSA Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19 (https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/training-and-t...
09/13/2021

#SAMHSA Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19 (https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/training-and-technical-assistance-covid19.pdf).

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) created this list of resources, tools, and training for behavioral health and recovery providers.

ATTC Network #COVID-19 Resources for Addictions Treatment (https://attcnetwork.org/centers/global-attc/network-pandemic-resources).

The online catalog of COVID-related resources includes regularly-updated guidance and training for professionals in the field. The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network was established in 1993 by SAMHSA. #mentalhealth #healthcare #addiction #abuse #mrha #youarenotalone

#SAMHSA Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19 (https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/training-and-technical-assistance-covid19.pdf).

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) created this list of resources, tools, and training for behavioral health and recovery providers.

ATTC Network #COVID-19 Resources for Addictions Treatment (https://attcnetwork.org/centers/global-attc/network-pandemic-resources).

The online catalog of COVID-related resources includes regularly-updated guidance and training for professionals in the field. The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network was established in 1993 by SAMHSA. #mentalhealth #healthcare #addiction #abuse #mrha #youarenotalone

The 2021 National Recovery Month theme, “Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community,” reminds...
09/13/2021

The 2021 National Recovery Month theme, “Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community,” reminds people in recovery and those who support them that no one is alone in the journey through recovery.

HCC’s Tamara Lane uses her lived experiences with addiction to help others on their own recovery journey. Learn more about Lane’s role as a peer counselor: https://accesshealthnews.com/national-recovery-month-reminds-us-recovery-is-possible-for-everyone/

Listen to Lane’s interview for the HCC podcast here: https://soundcloud.com/hccofruralmissouri/011-interview-with-tamara-lane

The 2021 National Recovery Month theme, “Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community,” reminds people in recovery and those who support them that no one is alone in the journey through recovery.

HCC’s Tamara Lane uses her lived experiences with addiction to help others on their own recovery journey. Learn more about Lane’s role as a peer counselor: https://accesshealthnews.com/national-recovery-month-reminds-us-recovery-is-possible-for-everyone/

Listen to Lane’s interview for the HCC podcast here: https://soundcloud.com/hccofruralmissouri/011-interview-with-tamara-lane

Medicaid coverage has expanded in Missouri. Even if you have tried to get Medicaid before and did not qualify, check aga...
09/10/2021

Medicaid coverage has expanded in Missouri. Even if you have tried to get Medicaid before and did not qualify, check again. The rules have changed, and Medicaid (through MO HealthNet) may now be an option for you. You can get free help to understand your health insurance options. Contact an HCC Live Well Center for more information, http://livewellcenters.org. #MissouriMedicaid #MedicaidExpansion #MOHealthNet

Medicaid coverage has expanded in Missouri. Even if you have tried to get Medicaid before and did not qualify, check again. The rules have changed, and Medicaid (through MO HealthNet) may now be an option for you. You can get free help to understand your health insurance options. Contact an HCC Live Well Center for more information, http://livewellcenters.org. #MissouriMedicaid #MedicaidExpansion #MOHealthNet

“Do it for the people you love.”The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau produced a video of John Painter on his farm, sharing his C...
09/09/2021
‘Do It for the People You Love,’ Says Pennsylvania Farmer in Video about Vaccination - The Daily Yonder

“Do it for the people you love.”

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau produced a video of John Painter on his farm, sharing his Covid experience and recommending that others get vaccinated — if not for themselves, for the people who love them. The video worked. Friends called to say they had changed their minds about the vaccine after hearing his story: they, too, would get the shot.

Watch the video: https://dailyyonder.com/do-it-for-the-people-you-love-says-pennsylvania-farmer-in-video-about-vaccination/2021/08/23/

John Painter II, a Pennsylvania farmer, explains why he decided to get vaccinated (Source: Pennsylvania Farm Bureau) John Painter II operates an organic

Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly forms of women's cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnos...
09/08/2021

Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly forms of women's cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Learn more: http://www.ovariancancerawareness.org/#:~:text=September%20is%20National%20Ovarian%20Cancer%20Awareness%20month.%20The,heritage%20extends%20to%20health%20care%20research%20and%20treatment

Book a Well Woman appointment with HCC today: https://hccnetwork.org/well-woman/

Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly forms of women's cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Learn more: http://www.ovariancancerawareness.org/#:~:text=September%20is%20National%20Ovarian%20Cancer%20Awareness%20month.%20The,heritage%20extends%20to%20health%20care%20research%20and%20treatment

Book a Well Woman appointment with HCC today: https://hccnetwork.org/well-woman/

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and other federal and national partners have identified "Five Ways Communit...
09/07/2021

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and other federal and national partners have identified "Five Ways Communities Can Protect People Experiencing Homelessness".

Learn more:https://www.usich.gov/resources/uploads/asset_library/USICH_COVID_Delta_Guidance.pdf

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and other federal and national partners have identified "Five Ways Communities Can Protect People Experiencing Homelessness".

Learn more:https://www.usich.gov/resources/uploads/asset_library/USICH_COVID_Delta_Guidance.pdf

Rural Missouri is facing a mental health crisis as less than 6% of mental health needs are being met. According to the U...
09/07/2021
Mental Health Assistance Hard to Find in Rural America

Rural Missouri is facing a mental health crisis as less than 6% of mental health needs are being met. According to the University of Missouri Extension, all of the 99 rural counties in Missouri have a shortage of mental health professionals. In 57 of those counties there are no mental health professionals.
Learn more about mental health service shortages in rural America: https://www.flatlandkc.org/news-issues/mental-health-assistance-hard-to-find-in-rural-america/

HCC and its Live Well Health Clinics offer a variety of behavioral health services, including substance abuse. To learn more about treatment options and schedule an appointment, visit: livewellcenters.org

A shortage of professionals, bad broadband and lingering stigma make it hard for people in rural America seeking mental health help. By at least one measure, Missouri is the worst state in the country in terms of rural mental health access.

HCC Rides is helping eliminate access barriers to health care in rural Missouri. The free service allows users to schedu...
09/06/2021

HCC Rides is helping eliminate access barriers to health care in rural Missouri. The free service allows users to schedule a ride in advance to appointments including primary care, behavioral health, dialysis and other treatments, and even pharmacy trips to pick up medication.

To learn more about HCC Rides and how to schedule, visit https://accesshealthnews.net/hcc-rides-offers-friendly-and-flexible-solution-to-rural-transportation-gaps/

HCC Rides is helping eliminate access barriers to health care in rural Missouri. The free service allows users to schedule a ride in advance to appointments including primary care, behavioral health, dialysis and other treatments, and even pharmacy trips to pick up medication.

To learn more about HCC Rides and how to schedule, visit https://accesshealthnews.net/hcc-rides-offers-friendly-and-flexible-solution-to-rural-transportation-gaps/

Symptoms of mental disorders change over time as a child grows, and may include difficulties with how a child plays, lea...
09/03/2021

Symptoms of mental disorders change over time as a child grows, and may include difficulties with how a child plays, learns, speaks, and acts, or how the child handles their emotions. Symptoms often start in early childhood, although some disorders may develop during the teenage years. The diagnosis is often made in the school years and sometimes earlier; however, some children with a mental disorder may not be recognized or diagnosed as having one.

Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/childrensmentalhealth/basics.html #mentalhealth #childmentalhealth #childhealth

Symptoms of mental disorders change over time as a child grows, and may include difficulties with how a child plays, learns, speaks, and acts, or how the child handles their emotions. Symptoms often start in early childhood, although some disorders may develop during the teenage years. The diagnosis is often made in the school years and sometimes earlier; however, some children with a mental disorder may not be recognized or diagnosed as having one.

Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/childrensmentalhealth/basics.html #mentalhealth #childmentalhealth #childhealth

National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment ...
09/02/2021

National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. Now in its 31st year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those living in recovery.

Learn more: https://www.recoverymonth.gov/ #NationalRecoveryMonth #substanceuse #mentalhealth

National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. Now in its 31st year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those living in recovery.

Learn more: https://www.recoverymonth.gov/ #NationalRecoveryMonth #substanceuse #mentalhealth

September is National Su***de Prevention Awareness Month—a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed ligh...
09/01/2021

September is National Su***de Prevention Awareness Month—a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic. We use this month to reach out to those affected by su***de, raise awareness, and connect individuals with suicidal ideation to treatment services.

Read more: https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Su***de-Prevention-Awareness-Month
#su***de #su***deprevention #su***depreventionawarenessmonth

September is National Su***de Prevention Awareness Month—a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic. We use this month to reach out to those affected by su***de, raise awareness, and connect individuals with suicidal ideation to treatment services.

Read more: https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Su***de-Prevention-Awareness-Month
#su***de #su***deprevention #su***depreventionawarenessmonth

ICYMI: In a recent HCC podcast, John Bradley, patient care coordinator and R.N., shared comprehensive information about ...
08/31/2021

ICYMI: In a recent HCC podcast, John Bradley, patient care coordinator and R.N., shared comprehensive information about diabetes, the physical effects of the disease, and the importance of routine and preventative measures. Listen to the podcast:
https://soundcloud.com/hccofruralmissouri/010-interview-with-john-bradley #diabetes

ICYMI: In a recent HCC podcast, John Bradley, patient care coordinator and R.N., shared comprehensive information about diabetes, the physical effects of the disease, and the importance of routine and preventative measures. Listen to the podcast:
https://soundcloud.com/hccofruralmissouri/010-interview-with-john-bradley #diabetes

HCC Rides was implemented to bridge the rural transportation gap but has since brought together much more. The program, ...
08/30/2021

HCC Rides was implemented to bridge the rural transportation gap but has since brought together much more. The program, which pairs rural residents with volunteer-driven rides to and from health and wellness appointments, has resulted in family-like connections. During a time of high social isolation, a strong sense of community is more important than ever.

For more information, including becoming a volunteer driver, contact Chris Carney at 660.214.2851 or [email protected].

HCC Rides was implemented to bridge the rural transportation gap but has since brought together much more. The program, which pairs rural residents with volunteer-driven rides to and from health and wellness appointments, has resulted in family-like connections. During a time of high social isolation, a strong sense of community is more important than ever.

For more information, including becoming a volunteer driver, contact Chris Carney at 660.214.2851 or [email protected].

More Missourians are now eligible for low-cost or free health insurance through Medicaid. Apply today—#YourHealthIsWorth...
08/27/2021

More Missourians are now eligible for low-cost or free health insurance through Medicaid. Apply today—#YourHealthIsWorthIt. Contact an HCC Live Well Center for more information, http://livewellcenters.org. #Medicaid #MedicaidExpansion #MedicaidMissouri

More Missourians are now eligible for low-cost or free health insurance through Medicaid. Apply today—#YourHealthIsWorthIt. Contact an HCC Live Well Center for more information, http://livewellcenters.org. #Medicaid #MedicaidExpansion #MedicaidMissouri

In 2020, the estimated cost of care for treating Alzheimer’s, a degenerative brain disease, was estimated at $305 billio...
08/27/2021

In 2020, the estimated cost of care for treating Alzheimer’s, a degenerative brain disease, was estimated at $305 billion and is expected to surpass $1 trillion.

Costs include skilled nursing care and home healthcare, but the emotional cost is equally high.

The Customized Caregiver Training and Relief Program (CCTRP) offers two tracks to help new caregivers navigate these costs: training and relief.

The training track assists with navigating lifestyle and safety changes for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s and dementia, while the relief track offers financial reimbursements and relief.

No one has to bear the weight of caregiving alone. Learn more about which program is right for you and enroll today: http://mrhassociation.org/caregivers/ #alzheimers #dementia #caregivers

Breastfeeding passes antibodies from the mother to her baby. As the baby grows, the mother’s breast milk will change to ...
08/26/2021

Breastfeeding passes antibodies from the mother to her baby. As the baby grows, the mother’s breast milk will change to meet her baby’s nutritional needs.

This helps protect a baby from illnesses and develop a strong immune system. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpao/features/breastfeeding-benefits/index.html

This National Breastfeeding Month, talk to your provider about if breastfeeding is right for you and your baby, along with any other maternal and prenatal needs.

Schedule a Well Woman visit at an HCC Live Well Community Health Center today: https://hccnetwork.org/livewell-clinics/ #breastfeeding #NationalBreastfeedingMonth #WellWoman

Breastfeeding passes antibodies from the mother to her baby. As the baby grows, the mother’s breast milk will change to meet her baby’s nutritional needs.

This helps protect a baby from illnesses and develop a strong immune system. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpao/features/breastfeeding-benefits/index.html

This National Breastfeeding Month, talk to your provider about if breastfeeding is right for you and your baby, along with any other maternal and prenatal needs.

Schedule a Well Woman visit at an HCC Live Well Community Health Center today: https://hccnetwork.org/livewell-clinics/ #breastfeeding #NationalBreastfeedingMonth #WellWoman

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HCC Continues to Perfect Collaboration and Collective Impact

The Health Care Collaborative (HCC) of Rural Missouri is a vertically integrated rural health network, comprised of more than 55 member organizations that serve Lafayette County and surrounding areas. HCC member organizations provide their own distinct products and services, while working together to meet the needs of the community. HCC directly employs 75 people. It advocates for improvements related to medical, dental and behavioral health; overall health and wellness; and health care workforce recruitment.

In 2013, HCC took over management of two rural health clinics and converted them into Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). The change to FQHC status provides access to different funding streams that better fit the needs of their communities and allows the clinics to be financially sustainable. HCC later opened two additional FQHCs to deliver care in shortage areas. HCC is the only rural health network in the United States with FQHCs. Its Live Well Community Health Centers have four locations in Missouri: Buckner, Carrollton, Concordia and Odessa. HCC’s origins as a grassroots network addressing social factors in health drive a unique perspective, philosophy and culture, as it moved into the clinical care delivery space.

Over the past decade HCC’s community-based programs have grown to include case management, counseling and assessment, health education, transportation, translation services, rural health professional recruitment and health insurance enrollment. The HCC board—with representation from the local public health department, critical access hospital, community mental health center, dental school and nursing school—brings different perspectives to projects while taking the position that the community owns the programs and services.

HCC is addressing social factors and community needs in a patient-centered, community-based, collaborative approach to deliver value. It has committees addressing key areas such as homelessness, food access, transportation and newly released incarcerated individuals. Through a collaborative effort, HCC identifies common issues that impact the communities it serves and works toward addressing these issues with an innovative approach. Learn more at https://hccnetwork.org.


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I have my second round of Moderna scheduled with you for March 10th. Are plans to be able to meet that date still good?
Unable to stand in long lines, frequent bathroom breaks, would like to get covid Shot by drive through or short wait. To me it would be worth a service fee.
Will live well in Buckner be offering vivid vaccine
Is there any rapid covid 19 testing sites?
What’s the number to the Lexington location. The old number just rings and no answer and the number listed says mail box is full and hangs up
Found some masks for Dr. Grant🤣🤣🤘
We are hiring! Please apply at www.ruralhires.org
Some of the most compassionate individuals.. Dr. Grant and John Bradley, thank you so much for everything you have done. Thank you for your extraordinary service and going beyond the call of duty.😊
Thanks,HCC for your help getting me to my appt and just caring. Special Thanks to John Bradley.. You guys are the best...
I would like to thank HCC and their wonderful staff for their help getting me to my appt and truly caring... Special Thanks to John Bradley.. You guys are the best...
I love this clinic called live well and all its drs and nurses they take good care of there patients and clients that come in hcc and livewell are amazing there nurse john is really sweet caring and does what he can to help the people who are seen by there drs get the help they need im amazed by there work they are amazing themselves and i never wanna see anything happen to these places keep up the good work and john thank you for all the help you have given the people you are seen
I just want to say THANK YOU. because of the HCC I was able to get my mom who can’t afford to purchase items on her own a wheel chair and a shower chair. You have no idea how much we appreciate all you do for our community.