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Resources by Topic: Community and faith-based initiatives

Promoting Rural Residents' Participation in Clinical Trials: Clinical Trials Basics Programming and Training for Rural Public Librarians
Describes a collaboration between Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health and Wellness Library and the VCU Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research that aimed to provide public librarians with skills to increase the health literacy of community members regarding clinical trials in rural and underserved areas.
Author(s): Dana L. Ladd, Jackson C. Wright
Citation: Journal of the Medical Library Association, 111(3), 722-727
Date: 07/2023
Type: Document
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Indian Health Service Program Evaluation Services: Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Projects FY 2021-2022 Report
Report evaluates the Indian Health Service's Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Project aimed at addressing opioid use disorder in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Collects and evaluates data from grantees after the program's first year, April 1, 2021-March 31, 2022. Explores grantees' progress in building organizational capacity, community and educational events, and professional trainings, among other measures.
Date: 07/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Building Trust and Visibility Through Community-Based Participatory Research At Rural Minority-Serving Institutions
Examines some of the driving forces and conditions ensuring a rural voice in design and action, the alignment of rural fields and actors, and an accurate rural narrative. Explores rural Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and approaches to community-based participatory research that can be used to better understand MSIs' nature and practices.
Author(s): Marybeth Gasman, Alice Ginsberg, Levon T. Esters
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group
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Challenges and Solutions for Disaster Behavioral Health in Rural and Remote Communities
Describes the scope and diversity of rural and remote populations across the nation, highlighting sources of strength and struggle, including the effects of stigma, for rural Americans and rural healthcare providers. Explores potential approaches to disaster behavioral health in rural and remote areas, including governmental and policy approaches, community-based approaches, and telemedicine.
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center
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Opioid Use Disorder & Rural Resiliency Symposium 2023
Recordings of presentations at Opioid Use Disorder & Rural Resiliency Symposium in March 2023. Presentation topics include harm reduction, prevention for youth, farmworkers, resources for libraries and extension programs, medication treatment, marijuana use, and maternal health. Captions are available in the video players.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Southeast Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center
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Teens Linked to Care Toolkit
A toolkit from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for developing prevention programs addressing substance use and sexual risk for youth in rural communities. Includes information on program planning, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability as well as two case studies from the pilot program using either a school-based or community-based model.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Role of Rural Libraries in Promoting Digital Health Literacy
Webinar highlighting a rural library's efforts to increase digital health literacy and healthcare access in rural Texas. Discusses telehealth, broadband access inequities and digital literacy, transportation issues, aging in place, community health workers working in libraries, emergency response, circulating medical equipment, and summer meals for students. Transcript available by clicking the dots above the video description, then selecting Show transcript.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Network of the National Library of Medicine
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2023 Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Investments Preview
Webinar recording highlights the upcoming investments by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) for 2023. Discusses FORHP's funding priorities and goals for the 2023 fiscal year, such as rural hospitals and clinics, the substance use epidemic, and rural health disparities, among others.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Rural School- and Community-Based Programs Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth
Highlights several school and community based programs that support the mental health and wellness of LGBTQ+ youth in rural communities. Presents four case studies of youth programs in rural communities in Minnesota and Maine. Discusses the context, organizational overview, key features, and challenges and opportunities for each program.
Author(s): Madeleine Pick, Robert Libal, Mariana Tuttle, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 02/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Health Equity in Rural America, Part 2: The Two Georgias Initiative, with Lisa Medellin, Arlene Parker Goldson, and Tara Gardner
An episode of the Exploring Rural Health podcast focused on rural health equity and the work of the Two Georgias Initiative. Features Lisa Medellin, Director of Programs for the Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Arlene Parker Goldson, health consultant for the Partnership for Southern Equity, and Tara Gardner, project coordinator for the Two Georgias coalition in Clay County, Georgia.
Date: 02/2023
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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