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Resources by Topic: Evaluation methods and resources

Community Care Alliance, a Western Health Care Alliance Company
Interviews leaders of a health network in rural Colorado that is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) regarding their network organization, accomplishments, challenges, and best practices. Addresses data analytics and financial measures for evaluating network progress and impact.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Trends in the Use of Evidence-Based Practices in Rural Health Systems: Synthesis of Real-World Examples from Two Grantee Cohorts
A poster on how rural communities are identifying, adapting, and implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs) based on a study of two cohorts in 68 communities as part of the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program and the Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program. Identifies successful approaches and challenges faced.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Health Policy Center
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Health Center Program Site Visit Protocol
Standardized review instrument to conduct operational site visits at health centers in rural and urban areas. Can be used to assess health centers' compliance with federal program requirements and to identify clinical and financial performance improvement areas.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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U.S. Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project: Methodology and Results Summary
Describes the methodology used to determine the first set of abridged period life tables for U.S. census tracts from 2010 to 2015 for the District of Columbia and all states excluding Maine and Wisconsin. Provides statistics on small-area life expectancy at birth, and life expectancy at birth and population educational attainment by census tract.
Author(s): E. Arias, L. A. Escobedo, J. Kennedy, C. Fu, J. Cisewski
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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CDC as a Rural Resource: Q&A with Diane Hall
An interview with Diane Hall, Senior Policy Analyst at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Highlights CDC's work in rural health, the role of data collection in program evaluation, and how rural communities can use CDC as a resource.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Cybersecurity Toolkit for Rural Hospitals and Clinics
Describes 4 steps to help rural clinics and hospitals develop and maintain cybersecurity programs: awareness, assessment, implementation and remediation, and education. Includes a list of resources, checklists, and tools appropriate for all users.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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HRSA Grants Education and Technical Assistance Webinar Series for Tribes, Tribal Organizations, Indian Health, Tribal and Urban Indian Health Programs
Webinar series provides education and technical assistance for HRSA grants supporting tribes and tribal organizations. Details the grant application process and provides guidance on proposal writing, evaluation, and grant management. Features recordings and handouts for each webinar, along with a summary of the topics covered.
Date: 2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Health Resources and Services Administration, Rural Health Information Hub
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Principles to Guide Research with Tribal Communities: The Tribal HPOG 2.0 Evaluation in Action
Summarize how a literature review on conducting research and evaluation on American Indian and Alaska Native communities and the Roadmap for Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities were applied to inform the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 evaluation approach.
Author(s): Michael Meit, Carol Hafford, Catharine Fromknecht, et al.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Informing the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 Evaluation Design: A Brief Review of the Literature
Summarizes results of a literature review on approaches to conducting research and evaluation in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Also examines strategies for recruitment and retention in tribal post-secondary education, AI/AN career pathways, and tribal college workforce development programs. Describes how the literature review informed the Tribal Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 evaluation design.
Author(s): Michael Meit, Carol Hafford, Catharine Fromknecht, et al.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Promoting Integrated and Coordinated Care that Addresses Social Risk for the Dual Eligible Beneficiary Population, 2017
Describes the Measure Applications Partnership's (MAP) recent recommendations and guidance on the use of performance measures to assess and improve healthcare for dually eligible individuals/beneficiaries. Examines current measure gaps, updates to address these gaps, and measures that can help address social risk factors and health disparities. Includes a discussion on categorizing rural location as a social risk factor.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Quality Forum
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