Rural Health Resources by Topic: Community and faith-based initiatives
Buncombe County, NC: 2014 Culture of Health Prize Winner
Describes how Buncombe County Health and Human Services of North Carolina collaborated with community stakeholders including the local chamber of commerce, YMCA, healthcare professionals, and transportation experts to create a Public Health Advisory Council. The Council along with individuals, families, and local leaders supported healthy living initiatives by encouraging physicians to address obesity and asthma, reducing exposure to secondhand smoke in multi-unit housing, encouraging the purchase of healthy foods, and improving healthcare quality for children with special needs. Buncombe County is a recipient of the 2014 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health Prize.
Date: 06/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation view details
Hearts and Hands: Piecing Together Faith and Safety for Rural Victims of Sexual and Domestic Violence
Toolkit created to support partnerships between faith leaders and domestic violence victim services providers in rural communities. Includes information on how to understand the faith community's role in supporting domestic violence victims, challenges and lessons learned, and examples of model programs in rural New York, Massachusetts, and South Dakota.
Date: 2013 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence view details
Oregon Project ECHO Program Events
Features a number of events hosted by Project ECHO Programs in Oregon. Lists events for programs focusing on general health issues, addiction medicine, and community practice. Type: Calendar/Event List view details
Overdose Prevention in Rural Communities
Provides guidance for rural communities working to prevent drug overdoses. Highlights strategies and resources to help rural communities address substance use disorder (SUD), build coalitions, collect data, and address stigma, among other measures. Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Overdose Prevention Network view details
COPD National Action Plan: Community Action Tool
Platform offering information on community activities related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Activities Listings and Details page offers a continually updated list of reported activities that can be narrowed by the type of organization that administered the activity, the target audience, activity type, and geographic scope, including rural and urban communities. Type: Website Sponsoring organizations: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health view details