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Other Case Studies and Collections of Program Examples: Leadership

In addition to RHIhub's Rural Health Models and Innovations rural program examples, you may also want to browse other case studies, databases, and websites with collections of health programs.

Each resource listed below uses its own criteria for selecting program examples, which may range from programs known to be effective based on research to anecdotal accounts. In each resource, you may want to review information on the level of evidence required for a program's inclusion.

May include non-rural programs that could be applicable to rural health delivery.

Keeping the Doors Open: Vulnerable Rural Hospitals Benefit from Federally Funded Technical Assistance
Features the work of Texas A&M's Center for Optimizing Rural Health (CORH), which provides technical assistance through a federally funded program for vulnerable hospitals. Highlights the experiences of a participating Oklahoma hospital.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Promising Practice: Innovative Program Teaches Colorado Providers to Be Rural Leaders
Highlights the Colorado Rural Health Center's (CRHC) Rural Colorado Primary Care Leaders (RCPCL) Program that works to educate rural primary care providers to become advocates for their rural patients and communities. Discusses program funding, and RCPCL training and education requirements. Provides details on the RCPCL Capstone project involving meetings at the state capital with local representatives and the state health committee.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Illinois Network Puts Hospitals' Needs First
Profile of the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN). Highlights how ICAHN has used support from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and Illinois Department of Public Health to help its member hospitals via a range of different services and programs.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Network Leads the Way with Intentional Collaboration
Highlights the work of the Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri and how it capitalizes on Federal Office of Rural Health Policy grants, business leadership, and successful partnerships to impact the health and well-being of residents in West Central Missouri.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Hospital System Transformation
Discusses how Mercy Health Network, a group of 28 hospitals in rural Iowa, improved system-wide performance by implementing a Lean methodology. Focuses on learning from outside the healthcare industry, identifying the appropriate leaders, and utilizing innovative approaches to do more with less.
Date: 03/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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