This program provides support to mature networks of rural health care providers and community health partners to integrate administrative, clinical, technological and financial functions to improve access and quality of health care in rural areas.


March 08, 2023    Negotiating with Third-Party Payers

February 15, 2023    RHND Closeout Reporting Overview and Sustainability Conservations

November 2, 2022     Tales of Sustainability:  An RHND Peer Panel

June 1, 2022     Introduction to Sustainability

May 4, 2022    Working with Payers as Partners

March 2, 2022    Office Hours with Business Planner Heather Gowdy

September 2021     Marketing in Rural Communities

September 15, 2021     Project Director Orientation & Refresher Training

November 2020     Evaluation Planning to Assess and Inform Your Network and Program Improvement/Outcomes

September 2020 – Adaptive Leadership During Times of Uncertainty


Webinar Resources –

Webinar Links – 

May 2020Community Health Workers: Providing Social Support in a Virtual World


March 2020 – Social Network Mapping and Analysis Webinar  


December 2019   Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) Network Development Program

Engaging and Energizing Decision Makers Webinar     Slides 

Additional Resources:  1.  Leadership Team Charter | 2.  Discussion Protocol for Subcommittee Reports/Requests | 3.  Example Decision Protocol | 4.  Basic Steps of Consensus | 5.  Consensus Flowchart


October 23, 2019    
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) Network Development Program – Kickoff Webinar   Slides 

Program Meetings

January 16, 2020    
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy’s Rural Partnership Development Meeting
(Technical Assistance Workshops)

        1. Assessing Readiness for Community Transformation Towards a Culture of Health
        2. Tools and Tips for Success with Motivational Interviewing
        3. Motivational Interviewing Case Study