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2020 California VIRTUAL Rural Health Conference - September 22-24, 2020

If you have never experienced the CSRHA Annual Conference, now is the time!  With no live event registration or travel costs affiliated with this year’s conference, joining the CSRHA’s tradition in this year’s virtual gathering from September 22-24, 2020, has never been easier!


Illustration by Carly Schulman
illustration by Carly Schulman

Be sure to stay tuned for exciting announcements, giveaways, and other surprises in the lead up to the Virtual Annual Conference celebrating “25 Years of Rural Resilience: Leading in Times of Crisis

 This year’s topics include: 

  • From Surviving to Thriving in Rural Healthcare
  • Getting Real about Rural Resilience: Best Practices for Turbulent Times
  • Webside Manner: Tacking Telehealth in a COVID era
  • Rising to the Challenge: Leading in Times of Crisis 

For more information or to become a sponsor, please contact Jodi Oldes - [email protected].

RHIhub launches the Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness section

The Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness section aims to provide the most up-to-date and critical resources for rural healthcare systems preparing for and responding to a COVID-19 surge. The resources span a wide range of healthcare settings (EMS, inpatient and hospital care, ambulatory care, and long-term care) and cover a broad array of topics ranging from behavioral health to healthcare operations to telehealth.

Developed by the COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Working Group, a partnership with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies to provide support and guidance for healthcare delivery and workforce capacity and protection.

Click here to learn more from RHIhub

Hotel rooms available for CA Healthcare Workers

The Non-Congregate Sheltering (NCS) for California Healthcare Workers Program was created to keep California’s healthcare workers safe and healthy and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It provides hotel rooms to healthcare workers who give critical care to COVID-19 patients so they don’t bring home the virus to their household. Once they leave their shift, they can stay near their healthcare facility at a participating hotel for free or at a discount. 

Program eligibility

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Work in a California healthcare facility, including: 
    • Medical transport providers and non-medical staff within health care facilities
    • Workers in California’s Health Corps or CAL MAT, as designated by the State
    • Correctional facility staff
    • First responders
  • Have presumed exposure to COVID-19
    • This facility needs to be documented by a state or county public health official or medical professional to house COVID-19 positive patients
    • Or healthcare workers who test positive for COVID-19 but do not require hospitalization
  • Be unable to self-isolate or quarantine at home

How to reserve a room

  • Call 1-877-454-8785 to complete a screening process. Do not share personal health information. 
  • Show your healthcare facility employee identification at check-in. 
  • Provide a credit card or another form of deposit at check-in. 
  • The Program does not include extra services from the hotel, such as food, room service, valet, parking, or laundry. You will be responsible for incidentals. 

Program details

  • For the purposes of this program, “healthcare facility” does not include in-home support services (IHSS).
  • Cost:
    • If you make less than $250,000, you are eligible for a room at no charge. 
    • If you make $250,000 or more, you are eligible for a discounted room. Rates depend on the offers provided by participating hotels.
  • FEMA has approved this program for emergency, non-congregate sheltering, and has advised the State that healthcare workers meeting these criteria are considered an eligible population for Non-Congregate Shelter (NCS) reimbursement.

Meet these criteria? Call to reserve a room now: 1-877-454-8785