Rural Health Resources by Topic: Chronic disease management
Challenges Faced by Rural Primary Care Providers When Caring for COPD Patients in the Western United States
Results of a survey of 71 rural primary care providers in 7 states, including Colorado and Kansas, to examine challenges faced when caring for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. Features demographic statistics with breakdowns by age, degree, rural or non-rural practice location, practice type, and state, and survey answers by provider type and location.
Author(s): Fernando Diaz del Valle, Patricia B. Koff, Sung-Joon Min, et al. Citation: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases, 8(3), 336-349 Date: 05/2021 Type: Document view details
Peer Support Intervention Improves Pain-Related Outcomes Among Rural Adults With Diabetes and Chronic Pain at 12-Month Follow-Up
Reports on a study of an Alabama community-based cognitive behavioral training intervention on pain self-efficacy, pain intensity, and pain-related functional limitations, targeted specifically to rural low-income African American adults with diabetes. Features demographics and statistics on changes in control-intervention differences from baseline to 3-month and 12-month follow-up.
Author(s): Yulia Khodneva, Joshua Richman, Susan Andreae, Andrea Cherrington, Monika M. Safford Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 37(2), 394-405 Date: 03/2021 Type: Document view details
CHWs At Work: Making a Difference for Oklahoma's Marshallese Community
Highlights an Oklahoma program that uses community health workers (CHWs) for outreach to the Marshallese community in a three-county area. Provides a brief history and overview of the Marshallese population and discusses the health concerns the CHWs address.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 03/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Grantee Directory: Rural Health Network Development Planning Program, 2020
Detailed descriptions of 26 Rural Health Network Development Planning Program grant projects funded in fiscal year 2020. Lists grantees by state and focus area, including topics such as integrated service delivery, telehealth, care coordination, and chronic disease management. Includes grantee profiles describing their programs and network structures, geographic areas served, network partners, and contacts for each network.
Date: 01/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Dialogue About the Workforce for Population Health Improvement: Proceedings of a Workshop
Presentations from a workshop facilitating a population health perspective among public health and healthcare leaders and professionals; framing the work of personnel such as community health workers, health navigators, and peer-to-peer chronic disease management educators within the context of population health; and leveraging the competencies of public- and private-sector workforces that are working to include a well-being orientation in their activities.
Author(s): Roundtable on Population Health Improvement Date: 2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine view details
Development and Implementation of a Community Paramedicine Program in Rural United States
Describes a community paramedicine care model developed in a rural Wisconsin Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and Primary Care Clinic. Presents data on 32 patients receiving treatment for chronic disease or other high-need medical condition. Discusses potential for community paramedicine models to decrease high utilization of healthcare services.
Author(s): Lucas A. Myers, Peter N. Carlson, Paul W. Krantz, et al. Citation: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 21(5), 1227-1233 Date: 09/2020 Type: Document view details
Roundtable Discussion: Examining the Role of Telehealth during COVID-19 and Beyond
Video recording of an August 6, 2020, discussion on telehealth policies and impacts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and key considerations for the future of telehealth policy. Examines rural topics throughout, including access to broadband and using RHCs and FQHCs as originating site providers for telehealth services. Transcript available by clicking the dots above the video description, then selecting Show transcript.
Date: 08/2020 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: House Ways and Means Committee view details
The Influence of Telehealth for Better Health Across Communities
Describes the use of Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO), a videoconferencing peer learning application used by healthcare providers in predominantly rural areas of Missouri for the treatment of COVID-19–positive patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, COPD, and hypertension. Discusses implications for public health and ways to optimize health system performance.
Author(s): Jane A. McElroy, Tamara M. Day, Mirna Becevic Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17 Date: 07/2020 Type: Document view details