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Rural Health
Resources by State: New Hampshire

No Wrong Door: Supporting Community Living for Veterans
Reports on several Veteran-Directed Home- and Community-Based Services (VD-HCBS) programs in 7 states. Presents a breakdown of each program and highlights challenges each program had to overcome. Bases analysis on 2 separate state surveys. Also includes tools useful to building collaborative partnerships between VA medical providers and aging and disability agencies in order to better serve veterans in their communities.
Author(s): Christina Neill Bowen, Wendy Fox-Grage, Kali Thomas, James Rudolph
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: AARP Public Policy Institute
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An Assessment of Mobile and Portable Dentistry Programs to Improve Population Oral Health
Describes configurations of portable and mobile dental programs including models and applications, discusses targeted populations, details variations in regulations by state, and examines outcomes of preventive interventions in underserved areas. Includes case studies of 7 programs initiated to improve access in underserved populations or in rural areas.
Additional links: Policy Brief
Author(s): Margaret Langelier, Jean Moore, Rachel Carter, et al.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oral Health Workforce Research Center
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Improving Health Care for Spanish-Speaking Rural Dairy Farm Workers
Evaluation of a project to improve services offered by Dartmouth Geisel Migrant Health and a Federally Qualified Health Center. The 25 participants were dairy workers originally from Southern Mexico who were employed on 6 farms in Vermont and New Hampshire during the 7 months of the study.
Author(s): Caledonia Buckheit, Dwan Pineros, Ardis Olson, Deborah Johnson, Stephen Genereaux
Location: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 30(1), 91-93
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in New Hampshire
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as rural Federally Qualified Health Centers and Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Network Spotlight: North Country Health Consortium
Details a conversation with Nancy Frank, Executive Director of Littleton, New Hampshire based North Country Health Consortium (NCHC). NCHC is a broad-based rural network of health and human services providers working in the areas of public health, emergency preparedness, AHEC services, and more. Interview focuses on NCHC's network characteristics, key learnings, accomplishments, and challenges.
Date: 08/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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A Pilot Videoconference Group Stress Management Program in Cancer Survivors: Lessons Learned
Discusses the advantages and barriers of developing and implementing a group-based videoconference program that provides interventions to improve the psychosocial outcomes of rural cancer patients following treatment.
Author(s): Eric Zhou, Ann Partridge, Jaime Blackmon, Evan Morgan, Christopher Recklitis
Location: Rural and Remote Health, 16, 3863
Date: 06/2016
Type: Document
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Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant: A Cultural Shift in Quality for Providers
Features four grantees who undertook quality improvement programs supported by Federal Office of Rural Health Policy grants. Includes videos featuring the work of two of these grantees.
Author(s): Zachary Toliver
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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New Hampshire Primary Care Sourcebook 2016
Resource for primary care facilities and providers in the state of New Hampshire. Includes information about community health centers, RHCs, patient centered medical homes, and FQHCs. Primary focus is on healthcare access.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bi-State Primary Care Association
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A Community-Driven Intervention in Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, Succeeds in Altering Water Testing Behavior
Reports on a community-based program coordinating with state-level programs to identify well water contaminants in rural Tuftonboro, New Hampshire. Discusses the different contaminates, their sources, and the potential health effects they cause. Presents research on community engagement and models for community-level interventions.
Author(s): Michael P. Paul, Pierce Rigrod, Steve Wingate, Mark E. Borsuk
Location: Journal of Environmental Health, 78(5), 30-39
Date: 12/2015
Type: Document
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Social Media Savvy
Reports on how rural healthcare facilities can use social media to connect with their communities. Describes the strengths and potential uses of different social media platforms. Includes examples and insights from a New Hampshire hospital and a Kansas physician who are using social media to reach patients.
Author(s): Kate Menzies
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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