Rural Health Resources by Topic: Community and faith-based initiatives
Northern Michigan Community Health Innovation Region
Provides an overview of Northern Michigan Community Health Innovation Region (NMCHIR), a partnership of health and community providers in Northern Michigan. Describes how NMCHIR focuses on social determinants of health to improve population health, reduce health inequities, and reduce unnecessary medical expenses.
Date: 2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value view details
Healthy Places for Children: The Critical Role of Engagement, Common Vision, and Collaboration
Explores the role of child-friendly zoning in creating positive outcomes for rural and suburban children. Discusses the role of child-friendly zoning codes and services in addressing social determinants of health and public health outcomes. Breaks down the various aspects to be considered in creating child-friendly zoning codes and outlines child-focused services.
Author(s): Mildred E. Warner, Xue Zhang Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(24), 9277 Date: 12/2020 Type: Document view details
An Evidence-Based Walking Program in Oregon Communities: Step It Up! Survivors
Describes the implementation and effectiveness of Step It
Up! Survivors (SIUS), an evidence-based program designed to
help promote social connections and increase physical
activity among cancer survivors and their family and
friends. Discusses the acceptability, feasibility, cost,
sustainability, and other factors associated with
implementing SIUS in Oregon, including responses from 6
Author(s): Cynthia K. Perry, Laura P. Campbell, Jessica Currier, et al. Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17 Date: 12/2020 Type: Document view details
Blind Spot: Mobility and Aging in Rural America
Examines mobility challenges older adults face in rural America. Highlights programs that support the transit needs of older adults in rural Arizona. Outlines opportunities for philanthropies to engage with communities on mobility initiatives.
Date: 08/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Age Friendly Arizona view details
Defining Rural Population Health and Health Equity
Establishes a unified definition of population health and health equity in rural and frontier communities. Intended to educate rural health and clinical partners and to help engage rural health stakeholders in discussions to improve the health and well-being of rural people. Provides examples of community-based programs addressing health inequities.
Citation: NOSORH Issue Brief, 2(5), 1-4 Date: 07/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health view details
Healthy St. Landry Alliance Leads Coordinated Community Response During COVID-19 Pandemic
Profiles Healthy St. Landry Alliance, a consortium of 25 local partners in rural St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, and its response to COVID-19. Describes how the Alliance enacted a communications and response system to manage the regional response to the pandemic. Offers lessons learned and future goals of the collaboration.
Date: 05/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association view details