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Resources by Topic: Community and faith-based initiatives

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
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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
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Implementing and Sustaining Rural Community Paramedicine
Incorporates proceedings from the February 21-22, 2021 Rural Community Paramedicine (CP) Summit, and key strategies for implementing and sustaining CP in rural communities. Contains resources, information on established CP programs, and information about how state Flex Programs can support rural CP efforts. Describes experiences of established CP providers so that rural ambulance providers and hospitals might be better prepared as they consider similar initiatives in their own communities.
Additional links: Webinar
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Faith in Recovery Coalition Offers Hope for Opioid Use Disorder in Fayette County, Ohio
Highlights the Pathways to Recovery program, which works to address opioid use disorder in rural Ohio. Efforts include educating providers and law enforcement, overdose prevention, harm reduction, and recovery support from Peer Support Specialists.
Author(s): Kathryn Rutz
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Reducing Rural Veteran Suicides: Navigating Geospatial and Community Contexts for Scaling up a National Veterans Affairs Program
Details the development of planning maps to facilitate the recruitment of rural veterans into a community-based suicide prevention program. Aims to identify the percentages of rural veterans enrolled in the Veterans Health Administration, of veterans in the total population, and of suicide mortality for each county mapped.
Author(s): Carlee J. Kreisel, Lauren K. Wilson, Alexandra L. Schneider, et al.
Citation: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 51(2), 344-351
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
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Rural Community-based Palliative Care: Improving Health and Reducing Disparities in Access and Services
Toolkit describing a framework for the development of rural community-based palliative care capacity and services. Includes information and links to resources regarding assessing community needs, foundational tools, process development, service implementation.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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Peer Support Intervention Improves Pain-Related Outcomes Among Rural Adults With Diabetes and Chronic Pain at 12-Month Follow-Up
Reports on a study of an Alabama community-based cognitive behavioral training intervention on pain self-efficacy, pain intensity, and pain-related functional limitations, targeted specifically to rural low-income African American adults with diabetes. Features demographics and statistics on changes in control-intervention differences from baseline to 3-month and 12-month follow-up.
Author(s): Yulia Khodneva, Joshua Richman, Susan Andreae, Andrea Cherrington, Monika M. Safford
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 37(2), 394-405
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
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Sustainability Strategies for Community-based Palliative Care
Summarizes themes from two roundtable discussions conducted in late 2018 with 9 rural palliative care programs in Minnesota and surrounding states. Offers examples and resources for sustainability strategies to support community-based palliative care programs.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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Social Isolation and Loneliness in Rural Communities and the Role of Cross-Sector Partnerships
Discussion with Carrie Henning-Smith around social isolation and loneliness in rural communities and obstacles to address these issues. Profiles how two Minnesota communities took steps to improve accessibility and social cohesion. Describes how cross-sector partnerships can promote an equitable recovery of rural communities after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Build Healthy Places Network
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US Public Health Response to COVID-19 and Chronic Disease: Continuing the Commitment to Improve Population Health
Special supplement comprising peer-reviewed articles related to different communities' responses to COVID-19 and other pandemics. Includes commentaries on cultural matters, use of telehealth and other types of technology, and methods of serving specific populations.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 02/2021
Type: Website
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