Rural Health Resources by Topic: Community engagement and volunteerism
Masterclass in Telling the Stories of Rural Health in America
A recording of a web event focused around storytelling and reporting on rural health issues. Discusses strategies to communicate and cover health disparities, access barriers, workforce shortages, and inequities while also highlighting the power of rural resilience and change agents in communities.
Date: 09/2022 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health view details
Strengthening Social Connection and Opportunities in Rural Communities
Brief describing the St. David's Foundation's efforts to support rural community capacity building to address social determinants of health in central Texas. Discusses rural-specific considerations for rural philanthropy, network building, and participatory grantmaking.
Author(s): Abena Asante, William Moore Date: 09/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Grantmakers in Health view details
Behavioral Health Equity for All Communities: Policy Solutions to Advance Equity Across the Crisis Continuum
Identifies overarching strategies to enhance cultural responsiveness and promote equity in behavioral health services across the crisis continuum of care. Discusses how inadequate access to high-quality and culturally responsive behavioral health care has a direct effect on both the frequency and the outcomes of behavioral health emergencies. Describes levers states can use to advance culturally responsive care, including how rural partnerships can ensure that equity strategies will serve the community effectively.
Date: 08/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Governors Association view details
Farm Dinner Theater: Farmers Helping Farmers
Video highlighting a Cooperative Extension-led program where community members take part in dinner theater productions that focus on issues related to farm health.
Date: 07/2022 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
How a Desert Town Is Growing Its Way to Better Health
Highlights the work of a community garden program to address food insecurity in Huachuca City, Arizona, by offering fresh produce to the rural desert community through partnerships with the local library and senior center. Discusses the development of the garden, how it responded to challenges related to water, and the efforts of the program to encourage healthy lifestyle through community and youth programming.
Author(s): Elizabeth Bellizzi Date: 07/2022 Type: Document view details
Public Involvement to Support Planning and Environment Linkages in Rural and Small Metropolitan Areas
Describes strategies to increase public input when planning transportation projects in rural and tribal areas that may have an environmental or social impact on the community. Discusses ways to incorporate feedback from underserved and culturally diverse groups, including Native American, immigrant, and refugee populations.
Author(s): Carrie Kissel, Rachel Beyerle, Ciara Ristig Date: 06/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: NADO Research Foundation, National Association of Development Organizations view details
Community Engagement: An Essential Component of an Effective and Equitable Substance Use Prevention System
Describes the role of community engagement for tribal, urban, suburban, and rural communities when developing equitable evidence-based programs and policies supporting substance use prevention programs. Discusses research focused on community engagement activities and outcomes, hands-on strategies derived from participation in community engagement, and evaluation as part of the planning and implementation process. Presents examples of how community engagement facilitates substance use prevention systems in rural and tribal communities.
Date: 06/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration view details
Advancing Rural Health: Illinois Small and Rural Hospitals
Discusses the overall impact of the 86 small and rural hospitals in Illinois. Includes data on hospital utilization, patient demographics, economic impacts, associated community engagement and healthcare services, workforce and specialty care issues, and more. Provides county-level maps on obstetric services and location of small and rural hospitals.
Date: 06/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Illinois Health and Hospital Association view details