Rural Health Resources by Topic: Community engagement and volunteerism
At the Heart of Community-Engaged Research in Halifax County, N.C.
Describes a research project through North Carolina Central University (NCCU) that examines health disparities in rural Halifax County, NC and that places emphasis on building trust between researchers and the community. Discusses community-engaged research methodologies and the process of training researchers to conduct such research.
Date: 11/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities view details
Technical Assistance Helps Community #SilencetheShameTN
Features behavioral and mental health programming offered by Henry County Medical Center and the community of Paris, Tennessee. Describes technical assistance and resources provided by the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development program to support this effort.
Author(s): Tami Lichtenberg Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 11/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Rural Development and Rural Health Practices: Trends and Opportunities for Alignment
Issue brief examining the fields of rural economic development and rural public health and healthcare, highlighting positive changes brought about by collaborations between these fields and potentials for rural prosperity. Discusses community asset-based rural development, organized efforts to respond to health challenges, data-driven decision making, and more.
Author(s): Brian Dabson, Victoria Faust Date: 11/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Aspen Institute view details
Sustainable Rural EMS: Navigating Change
Designed to help rural communities navigate a change from unsustainable volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) and ambulance service models to those that are sustainable. Intended to direct community leaders through change based on a stepped process that has been used in rural communities throughout the U.S. Includes information on how to assess whether a community has an EMS problem, ingredients needed to change, and a process to implement change to a more sustainable model of rural EMS.
Date: 09/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details
Door-to-Door Vaccination Campaign Reaches the Most Vulnerable
Article and video describing the efforts of the Coalition Advocating for Pesticide Safety (CAPS), a community-based organization, to conduct COVID-19 vaccination outreach door-to-door in rural, at-risk, and immigrant communities in California. Describes the challenges facing public health agencies working in rural areas, vaccine hesitancy, and health disparities in rural areas.
Author(s): Stephen Johnson Date: 07/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Freethink view details
A Tribal Citizen Science Project Benefits Drinking Water Quality and Builds Local Capacity
Discusses a participatory project to improve drinking water quality in rural Maine, including a partnership between researchers and the Passamaquoddy Tribal government. Describes efforts to build trust and conduct community-engaged research.
Citation: Partnerships for Environmental Public Health Newsletter, 12(5) Date: 05/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences view details
The Hospital as a Convener in Rural Communities
Case study examining the role of rural hospitals as
conveners that support community health goals and
population health, discussing examples from Michigan and
Virginia. Describes community sectors that hospitals can
convene, including education, behavioral health, housing,
transportation, food, and state and local governments.
Offers steps for a hospital to become a convener in their
Date: 04/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association view details