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Resources by Topic: Community engagement and volunteerism

Rural Community‚ÄďAcademic Partnership Model for Community Engagement and Partnered Research
Describes a bidirectional community-academic partnership between Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (ESAHEC) and the University of Maryland School of Medicine's (UMSOM) Office of Policy and Planning (OPP) to address the health and social issues on the rural Eastern shore of Maryland. Provides an overview of the partnership's design to address rural health needs by developing and supporting partnered research, clinical trials education and recruitment, bioethics education, and public trust in research.
Author(s): Claudia R. Baquet, Jeanne L. Bromwell, Margruetta B. Hall, Jacob F. Frego
Citation: Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 7(3), 281-290
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Boot Camp Translation: A Method For Building a Community of Solution
Describes a community-based participatory research approach integrating primary care, public health, and community-based organizations to process and translate biomedical research and evidence into accessible messages and dissemination methods to improve health in rural Colorado.
Author(s): Ned Norman, Chris Bennett, Shirley Cowart, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 26(3), 254-263
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Rural-Urban Differences in Consumer Governance at Community Health Centers
Presents a study on the difference in the structure of community health center (CHC) governing boards in urban and rural communities. Draws conclusions from phone interviews with CHC board members in 14 different states. Discusses board composition and consumer input into the direction of CHCs.
Author(s): David Bradley Wright
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 29(2), 125-131
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Volunteer Ambulance Service Sustainability: A Self-Assessment Tool
Assists volunteer ambulance services across the United States in recruiting and retaining volunteers. Includes self-assessment questions covering strengths, weaknesses, and long-term survivability. A product of the North Dakota Rural EMS Improvement Project.
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: North Dakota Department of Health, SafeTech Solutions
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Federal Tort Claims Act: Information Related to Implications of Extending Coverage to Volunteers at HRSA-Funded Health Centers
Describes information on claims and lawsuits paid under current FTCA coverage for Health Centers, potential financial implications of extending FTCA coverage to volunteers in Health Centers, and how this extension could have an impact on volunteerism at Health Centers.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 06/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Issues in Staffing Emergency Medical Services: A National Survey of Local Rural and Urban EMS Directors
Explores rural-urban differences in medical oversight and the recruitment and retention of emergency medical technicians and paramedics as reported by a survey of 1,425 local EMS directors.
Author(s): Victoria Freeman
Date: 05/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Far From the City: Community Orientation and Responsiveness of Rural Hospitals
Reports the findings of a national study focused on variation in hospital community orientation and responsiveness across differing rural contexts.
Date: 05/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
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Emergency Medical Services in Frontier Areas: Volunteer Community Organizations
Provides information on paid and volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) workers in frontier and rural areas. Discusses challenges facing volunteer EMS systems and provides examples of different types of programs from several states.
Date: 04/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Frontier Communities
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Kansas Palliative Care 5-Year State Plan: 2022-2027
Provides an overview of the 2022-2027 Kansas palliative care plan, with a focus on access, education and healthcare workforce training, public and community awareness, and emergency preparedness and disaster planning. Includes palliative care access strategies that are specific to rural and frontier areas, as well as a county-level map that shows data on palliative care needs according to mortality rates.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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Kansas Rural Champions
Provides information on individuals who are part of the Kansas Rural Champions network and the rural programs they serve, such as those focused on child care, housing, community infrastructure, and community development. The mission of rural champions is to help build capacity in rural areas and address public needs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office Of Rural Prosperity
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