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Resources by Topic: Chronic disease management

Intervention Programs Target Childhood Chronic Disease
Highlights rural health intervention programs, such as the CARDIAC Project in West Virginia, that are using school screenings to identify children at risk for heart disease and diabetes.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Compendium of Rural Best Practices/Models Innovations to Strengthen Rural Health Care: Technology, Training and Workforce Development
Summarizes innovative programs occurring in rural areas, featuring a recruitment and retention network and other models focusing on workforce education and training for behavioral and mental health, transportation, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and chronic disease management.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Chronic Disease Management Systems (Registries) in Rural Health Care
Discusses the types of Chronic Disease Management Systems (CDMSs) used by a sample of 14 state organizations and 19 local rural clinics in Maine, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Carolina, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Author(s): Anne Skinner, Roslyn Fraser-Maginn, Keith J. Mueller
Date: 05/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Barriers to Diabetes Self-management Education Programs in Underserved Rural Arkansas: Implications for Program Evaluation
Describes barriers faced during the implementation of DSME (Diabetes Self-Management Education) programs in medically underserved rural areas of Arkansas. Includes county maps showing the DSME program status and prevalence of diabetes.
Author(s): Appathurai Balamurugan, Mark Rivera, Leonard Jack, Kristen Allen, Sharon Morris
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 3(1)
Date: 01/2006
Type: Document
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Elements of Successful Rural Diabetes Management Programs
Discusses innovations implemented by rural chronic disease management programs. Explored how local innovations overcame challenges of the rural setting in order to provide effective and efficient disease management.
Author(s): Roslyn Fraser, Anne M. Skinner, Keith J. Mueller
Date: 2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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A Field-Based Approach to Support Improved Diabetes Care in Rural States
Describes an effective approach that supported rural primary care practices in Montana and Wyoming to provide improved diabetes care.
Author(s): Elizabeth A. Johnson, Wanda L. Webb, Janet M. McDowall, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 2(4)
Date: 10/2005
Type: Document
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Assessment of Barriers to the Delivery of Medicare Reimbursed Diabetes Self-Management Education in Rural Areas
Explores the barriers that rural practitioners face in providing Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) to Medicare beneficiaries.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): M. Paige Powell, Saundra H. Glover, Janice C. Probst, Sarah B. Laditka
Date: 09/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Innovative Primary Care Case Management Programs Operating in Rural Communities: Case Studies of Three States
Discusses state programs that provide enhanced benefits to Medicaid beneficiaries such as enhanced primary care case management (PCCM). Includes examples from three states: Florida, North Carolina, and Oklahoma.
Additional links: Findings Brief, March 2003: Design of Enhanced Primary Care Case Management Programs Operating in Rural Communities: Lessons Learned from Three States
Author(s): Pam Silberman, Stephanie Poley, Rebecca Slifkin
Date: 01/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Chronic Disease in Rural America Topic Guide
Provides resources and information on the impact of chronic disease in rural areas, as well as prevention and treatment strategies. Highlights specific chronic diseases, including heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory conditions, arthritis, and HIV/AIDS.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Care Management Medicare Reimbursement Strategies for Rural Providers
Information for rural healthcare providers on Medicare billing codes for services to keep beneficiaries healthy and better coordinate services to support beneficiaries at home. Addresses Annual Wellness Visits, Chronic Care Management, and Transitional Care Management.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, Rural Health Information Hub
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