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Resources by Topic: Chronic disease management

COPD & Rural Health: A Dialogue on the National Action Plan
Video of rural health experts discussing the challenges, opportunities, and resources related to the COPD National Action Plan's 5 goals. Presentations feature data including county-level maps on prevalence of COPD and death rates.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
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New Mexico Mobile Screening Program for Miners Brings Care to the Patients
Highlights a New Mexico program that uses screenings, specialty care via telehealth, and collaboration to meet the healthcare needs of miners with occupational lung disease. Services are provided via a mobile screening clinic housed in a semi that goes to 12 locations in the state.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Connected Care Toolkit: Chronic Care Management Resources for Health Care Professionals and Communities
A guide for healthcare professionals to support them in offering chronic care management (CCM) services. Provides links to CMS resources, including guides targeted to Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Also includes educational materials to help patients understand CCM services.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Meadville Medical Center: Care Coordination for Adults and Children
Describes the Meadville Medical Center Community Care Network (CCN), an interdisciplinary team of clinicians who focus on using care coordination to help patients manage chronic conditions and achieve their health and wellness goals. CCN's goal is to engage patients and encourage them to take ownership of their health, thereby reducing hospital readmissions, conserving resources, and improving the health of the population.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association Section for Small or Rural Hospitals
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Medical-Legal Partnership Addresses Social Determinants of Health
Explores how FirstHealth of the Carolinas, a private, nonprofit healthcare network based in Pinehurst, North Carolina, reduced emergency department utilization and hospital readmission rates systemwide through the use of transitional care clinics (TCCs) and medical-legal partnerships (MLPs). Highlights how addressing non-medical factors can affect health outcomes.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Dissemination of Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Programs in the United States: Intervention Delivery by Rurality
Describes the distribution of chronic disease self-management education (CDSME) programs across the U.S. by participants enrolled, workshops delivered, and counties reached. Compares the CDSME program distribution by rural designation, for example metro, nonmetro areas adjacent and not adjacent to metro areas. Includes a map of CDSME program distribution by rurality for every county in the U.S. and provides statistics on CDSME workshops and participants by rurality and workshop type.
Author(s): Matthew Lee Smith, Samuel D. Towne, Jr., Angelica Herrera-Venson, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(6), 638
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
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Rural Promising Practice Issue Brief: IMPROVE: Integrated Management and Polypharmacy Review of Vulnerable Elders
Highlights a model for delivering integrated care management for older rural veterans with co-occurring chronic diseases. Presents methods for rural providers to help patients manage their prescriptions and avoid polypharmacy.
Additional links: Overview
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Veterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health
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Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs in Nonmetropolitan Counties — United States, 2016
Examines the availability of diabetes self-management education (DSME) programs in nonmetropolitan counties. Includes data on related characteristics for nonmetro counties with and without DSME programs, including diabetes incidence and prevalence, race/ethnicity, income, educational attainment, and other demographic information.
Author(s): Stephanie A. Rutledge, Svetlana Masalovich, Rachel J. Blacher, Magon M. Saunders
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(10), 1-6
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Cultural Dance Program Improves Hypertension Management for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders: a Pilot Randomized Trial
Results of a 12-week hula-based intervention coupled with self-care education on blood pressure management, done in Honolulu in 2012-2013. Features demographic statistics with breakdowns by ethnic group, and intervention effects on blood pressure from baseline to 3-month follow-up.
Author(s): Joseph Keawe'aimoku Kaholokula, Mele Look, Tricia Mabellos, et al.
Citation: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 4(1), 35-46
Date: 02/2017
Type: Document
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National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan 2017-2020
Describes goals and strategies for preventing new infections, reducing deaths and health disparities, improving the health of people with viral hepatitis, and coordinating and reporting on implementation of hepatitis activities. Features sections on groups disproportionately affected by viral hepatitis, including American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders.
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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