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Other Case Studies and Collections of Program Examples

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.

Network Brings Better, More Efficient Care to Cardiac Patients in 68 Counties
Highlights the Saint Thomas Chest Pain Network in Tennessee and Kentucky, which is proving that moving patients into and through a system quickly and efficiently is critical to saving lives.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Behavioral Health Programs and Promising Practices
Examines rural behavioral health programs that were involved in a 2008 study. Reports information gathered from the study, the value of collecting and using the data to make program improvements, and finding funding for sustainability.
Date: 06/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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The Rockcastle Project: A Case Study of Interprofessional Clinical Education and Practice in a Rural Medical Center
Describes a pilot project regarding an interprofessional, evidence-based learning experience for students in three disciplines during a four-week period in a rural hospital in Kentucky.
Author(s): Dana Howell, Lynn English, Judith Page
Citation: Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 9(2)
Date: 04/2011
Type: Document
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Compendium of Rural Best Practices/Models: Communities Along the Border, Including Practices in Clinical Setting
Represents NRHA Border Health Initiative's activities to encourage the development of quality healthcare services for rural populations along the U.S.-Mexico border. Compendium highlights communities along the border with models that can be built upon and used by federal, state, and local health agencies for setting priorities in rural border communities.
Date: 12/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Compendium of Rural Best Practices/Models, Innovations to Strengthen Rural Health Care: Technology, Training and Workforce Development
Describes innovative programs that are working to help federal, state, and local health and health-related agencies set priorities for rural technology, training, and workforce development.
Date: 09/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Compendium of Rural Best Practices/Models Innovations to Strengthen Rural Health Care: Technology, Training and Workforce Development
Summarizes innovative programs occurring in rural areas, featuring a recruitment and retention network and other models focusing on workforce education and training for behavioral and mental health, transportation, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and chronic disease management.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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From Hospitals to Healthcare Coalitions: Transforming Health Preparedness and Response in Our Communities
Summarizes progress that states and hospitals, along with the public health and emergency management communities, made from 2007-2009 in the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP). Serves as a guide in healthcare preparedness and response successful models and as an educational tool for legislators, funding recipients and other key stakeholders. Mentions rural throughout.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Achieving Success in QIO and Rural Hospital Partnerships
Provides 4 case studies that highlight strategies employed by Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) to help small rural hospitals implement successful quality improvement initiatives. Focuses on the benefits of technical assistance from QIOs to rural hospitals.
Author(s): Janet Pagan-Sutton, Lauren Silver, Jyoti Gupta
Date: 02/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Compendium of Best Practices/Models That Work in Rural Workforce Development
Highlights rural health workforce programs in Alaska, Arizona, Montana, New Mexico, South Carolina, and West Virginia.
Date: 09/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Association, NRHA National Rural Health Task Force
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Disaster Recovery in Rural Communities: A Case Study of Southwest Louisiana
Provides a descriptive case study that describes the disaster recovery and rebuilding process in the three parishes in South Louisiana that were hardest hit by Hurricane Rita in 2005.
Author(s): Deborah M. Tootle
Citation: Southern Rural Sociology, 22(2), 6-27
Date: 2007
Type: Document
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