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Current RHOP Activity


To ensure the rural perspective is addressed concerning multiple health care issues and policy, the RHOP, through its Director, maintains participation and/or leadership in the following:

  • Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health
    *Advisory Committee Member
    *Exploring multiple collaborative opportunities regarding health care provider and consumer education for the Latino population
  • UT Arlington Hispanic Serving Institution
  • *Advisory Committee Member
  • Mental Health Mental Retardation of Tarrant County
    *Advisory Committee Member for U-Prevent Grant
    *Established collaboration with MHMR U-Prevent Grant and UT Arlington’s new Student Recovery Program
  • Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships – Tarrant County
    *Steering Committee Advisory Group Member *Providing rural perspective to county community health initiatives
  • National Rural Health Care Association
    *Participating in on-going grassroots conference calls and webinars as well as receiving various communications to remain current on health care issues affecting rural America; maintain membership in association
  • North Central Texas HIV Planning Council
    *Currentmember of Allocations and Executive Committees, responsible for $5+ million in funds to service categories for a 38-county North Central Texas area
  •  Texas Department of State Health Services Prevention Materials Review Panel
    *Serve on a panel that reviews marketing materials in multiple mediums to be disseminated throughout Texas
  • Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals
    *Attend annual conference and participate in informational webinars and conference calls
    *Exploring potential collaborations for rural nursing education
  • Texas Association of Rural Health Clinics *Receive information regarding current issues affecting rural health clinics
  •  Texas Rural Health Association
    *Maintain membership in Association
    *Will be attending annual conference in 2014
  •  U. S. Department of Health and Human Services – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
    *Established collaboration to host three insurance marketplace enrollment events for 2014-15
  • U. S./Mexico Bi-national Health Care Symposium
    *Conference Planning Committee member, 8th year
    *Hosted Symposium at UT Arlington, 8th year

In addition, the Director participates in multiple conferences and webinars to remain current on rural health care and policy issues. The RHOP disseminates information through its website, Listserv, and requests for presentations by the Director.