Rural Health Resources by Topic: Chronic disease management
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
The Association of Health Literacy and Blood Pressure Reduction in a Cohort of Patients with Hypertension: The Heart Healthy Lenoir Trial
Analyzes the impact of a multi-level quality improvement (QI) intervention, the Heart Healthy Lenoir (HHL) Study, with a focus on health literacy to improve systolic blood pressure (SBP) control in patients being treated in rural primary clinics of Eastern North Carolina. Discusses the components of the health literacy practice and patient level activities of the QI intervention. Offers a detailed table identifying the change in SBP by literacy level.
Author(s): Jacqueline R. Halladay, Katrina E. Donahue, Crystal W. Cené, et al. Citation: Patient Education and Counseling, 100(3), 542-549 Date: 03/2017 Type: Document view details
North Sunflower Medical Center Successfully Addressing Chronic Care Management
Documents North Sunflower Medical Center's (NSMC) progress as part of the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) project, particularly in the areas of discharge planning and follow-up, placing patients in the correct level of care, and chronic disease management. NSMC is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in Ruleville, Mississippi.
Date: 09/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details
Vivir Mejor! (Live Better!)
Video highlighting the Vivir Mejor! (Live Better!) program, a comprehensive, culturally competent diabetes education program for Hispanic/Latino populations in rural Arizona. Features program staff and patients sharing how the program impacted the health of people in the region.
Date: 06/2016 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details