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Rural Health
News by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Dec 10, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces its partnership with Walmart to provide healthcare to veterans in five rural communities. Patients will be able to meet with a VA provider in a private room via video technology, services may include primary care, nutrition, mental health, and social work.
Source: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Nov 19, 2019 - The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) partnered with the Federation of American Hospitals to recognize inspiring NRHA members for National Rural Hospital Week and National Rural Health Day. Features the stories of 5 rural health advocates who utilized their healthcare delivery systems to successfully improve the health of their communities.
Source: National Rural Health Association
Nov 19, 2019 - Interview with Dr. Michael Edwards, Associate Professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at North Carolina State University, whose research focuses on encouraging active lifestyles through rural recreational programs. Compares data on the age distribution in rural and urban areas and highlights the impact that rural community organizations can have on improving physical activity and overall health.
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice Direct
Nov 15, 2019 - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funds 13 state programs to help patients improve their quality of life and manage arthritis. Includes insight from leaders of arthritis programs in Washington, Oregon, and Utah on how to maintain sustainability and success while tackling health disparities in rural communities.
Source: Xtelligent Healthcare Media
Nov 14, 2019 - Contains recommendations from the Mississippi Department of Health on strategies and practices to address social determinants of health and inequities in rural communities. Describes how the Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change (PSE) framework focuses on getting to the root cause of a problem, and outlines the importance of leveraging partnerships within your community to address disparities.
Source: Xtelligent Healthcare Media
Nov 14, 2019 - Features four rural programs that have successfully integrated sustainability into their projects, making an impact even with limited funding. Some practices to sustainability include leveraging the initial funding to grow, ensuring your programs are easy and low-cost to implement, and becoming an integral part of a community's development.
Source: Xtelligent Healthcare Media
Nov 13, 2019 - Features two rural programs who have implemented successful opioid treatment programs in their communities and identifies the similarities in their practices. These programs utilized statewide interventions and funding, leveraged telehealth, and created a community health model to combat the opioid misuse.
Source: Health Payer Intelligence
Nov 11, 2019 - Identifies approaches that community based programs have implemented to combat the disproportionate rates of chronic disease in rural areas. Common characteristics of a successful program includes gaining organizational support, thinking outside of the box, building in sustainability, and collaborating with communities.
Source: Health Payer Intelligence
Nov 6, 2019 - Features PITAR, a community substance abuse coalition from the Potomac Highlands created to stand for prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery from addiction. The group offers support groups, Narcan trainings, and utilizes peer recovery coaches to help people struggling with substance use disorders.
Source: West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Nov 6, 2019 - Features a lifelong rural resident who chose a career in healthcare and operates her own private practice in rural Nebraska. Addresses the challenges small-town clinics face, such as finances and providing all necessary services, but she persists to maintain her goal of keeping the community healthy.
Source: Center for Rural Affairs