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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.

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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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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Impact of Seasonal Population Variations on Frontier Communities: Maintenance of the Healthcare Infrastructure
Provides findings from three case studies of frontier communities with seasonal population variations: Skagway, Alaska; Quartzsite, Arizona; and Lake City/Hinsdale County, Colorado. Discusses the experiences of these communities in meeting the health care needs of the permanent local population and seasonal residents and visitors.
Date: 04/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Frontier Communities
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Models for Providing Hospice Care in Rural Areas: Successes and Challenges
Describes different approaches for providing hospice care in rural areas, with case studies from hospices in Florida, Minnesota, Oregon, and Wisconsin. Includes data on rural and urban Medicare-certified hospice services.
Author(s): Michelle M. Casey, Ira Moscovice, Beth Virnig, Sarah Kind
Date: 01/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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CDC Rural Health Success Stories
Brief descriptions of CDC partnerships and collaborations with rural school-based and state programs to address health concerns.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Health Center Stories: Rural Health
A collection of examples of the contributions health centers have made to population health and primary care services in rural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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Suicide Prevention Resource Center - Best Practices Registry
Presents a database of best practices for suicide prevention. Allows users to search by population served, location, and approaches, including by rural and urban locations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Suicide Prevention Resource Center
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Rural Emergency Preparedness and Response Toolkit
Resources and strategies to support rural emergency planning, response, and recovery. Includes detailed case studies, and discusses cross-cutting issues, specific types of disasters, funding, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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FEMA Case Study Library
A repository of FEMA case studies and best practice reports to help communities plan and recover from disasters. Information is searchable by title, keyword, location, incident, and report type. Pre-selected collections of information are also available by topic.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Federal Emergency Management Agency
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Munson Medical Center: A Prescription for Long-Lasting Wellness
Describes the Shape Up North Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, an initiative of the Munson Medical Center in rural Traverse City, Michigan, in cooperation with local farmers markets.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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