Rural Health Resources by Topic: Community and faith-based initiatives
Tennessee Uninsured Adult Healthcare Safety Net Annual Report
Features statistics on Tennessee's uninsured population and state safety net funding expenditures. Includes maps showing locations of adult healthcare and behavioral health safety net services, and county-level maps showing population-to-provider ratios for various medical specialties and Health Professional Shortage Areas as of 2021. Examines challenges in rural Tennessee, including adequacy of healthcare and access to services. Includes sections on the impact of COVID-19 on Tennessee, and associated relief funding and support services.
Date: 2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health view details
Rural COVID-19 Innovations
Brief summaries of promising practices, lessons learned, and other examples of rural communities addressing COVID-19 healthcare and health-related concerns, collected from March 2020 through December 2021. Includes efforts related to vaccination, health service provision, help for community members, and more.
Date: 12/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Planning a Reentry Program: A Toolkit for Tribal Communities
Toolkit provides information and guidance for developing a reentry program for American Indians and Alaska Natives who are transitioning from the criminal justice system to civilian life. Highlights evidence-based practices for reentry programs, including partnerships to connect returning citizens to housing, job training and placement, and medical, mental health, and/or substance use treatment, among other services.
Date: 12/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Bureau of Justice Assistance, Center for Court Innovation, Community Justice & Safety For All, U.S. Department of Justice view details
Capturing Shared Impacts of the Partners for Rural Transformation: Advancing Rural Prosperity
Research report detailing how the 6 member institutions of the Partners for Rural Transformation are working to make progress toward and meet their shared goals, and lays out a framework for measuring future shared impacts and an agenda for action to build on successes. Includes a section on progress toward economic mobility, racial justice, and health equity.
Author(s): Corianne Payton Scally, Brett Theodos, Yipeng Su, et al. Date: 10/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Urban Institute view details
Joint Resource Guide to Strengthen and Expand Child Care Facilities in Rural Communities
Offers information on resources and funding opportunities to help address child care needs in rural communities. Outlines how an entity interested in owning or operating a child care facility can access resources from the Administration for Children and Families and the USDA Rural Development to help meet child care needs. Includes key considerations for developing Head Start/Early Head Start programs and child care centers to serve tribal communities.
Date: 08/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, USDA Rural Development view details
"We Got an Invite into the Fortress": VA-Community Partnerships for Meeting Veterans' Healthcare Needs
Evaluates the efficacy of the VA's Veteran's Community Partnership (VCP) initiative across the rural and urban continuum. Bases conclusions on focus group interviews with local representatives of organizations involved with VCP. Highlights program challenges, benefits, and achievements in rural and urban settings.
Author(s): Carol J. Ward, Curtis Child, Bret L. Hicken, et al. Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(16), 8334 Date: 08/2021 Type: Document view details
Missouri Behavioral Health System Asset Mapping Project
Presents results of a project exploring community behavioral health systems in Missouri, with a focus on local collaborations, primary health and behavioral health integration, and community behavioral health crisis systems. Presents state-level findings and gaps, as well as regional assessments. Highlights community-level assets, including programs and interventions in rural communities.
Date: 07/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Missouri Foundation for Health view details
Improving Mental Health in Rural North Carolina
Panel discussion of the social-emotional and health impacts of adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress in Healthy Place North Carolina communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Three community leaders discuss what it has been like to work on these issues during the pandemic, provide an update on their work, and share lessons learned.
Date: 07/2021 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Healthy Places NC view details