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Resources by Topic: Evaluation methods and resources

Burnout: Measurement Tool(s), Cause(s) and Impact(s)
Reports on what is known about burnout among rural healthcare providers, highlighting several research studies. Discusses the impact of burnout on turnover, productivity, healthcare quality, and safety.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Performance Management/Program Evaluation Guide: Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program
Offers guidance to state Flex program coordinators to incorporate performance management and evaluation into Flex program operations as required by the Flex Program Cooperative Agreement. Supports the state's capacity for assessing program activities, making improvements, and establishing if activities are effective. Defines key terms and concepts, discusses reporting requirements, demonstrates a performance year work plan, covers data collection, and provides examples of goals and measures to be included in the evaluation plan.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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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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Idaho Community Paramedic Toolkit
Toolkit providing step-by-step instructions on how to develop, operate, and evaluate a Community Paramedic program. Includes tools, resources, guidelines, and recommendations.
Author(s): Anne Montera, Christopher Montera, Pat Songer, Mikaela Greene
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
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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: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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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): Elizabeth Arias, Loraine A. Escobedo, Jocelyn Kennedy, Chunxia Fu, Jodi Cisewski
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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HRSA Health Workforce Training Program Evaluation Toolkit
Describes an evaluation framework for Primary Care Training Enhancement (PCTE) grantees in rural and urban areas. Provides recommendations to monitor trainee outcomes and program strategies. Includes seven modules and related tools to be used in grant planning and in the evaluation phase.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Developing a "Toolkit" to Measure Implementation of Concurrent Palliative Care in Rural Community Cancer Centers
Reports on the implementation of an early palliative care telehealth model identified as ENABLE (Educate, Nurture, Advise, Before Life Ends) for patients with recently diagnosed cancer and their caregivers in four rural cancer centers. Describes the measures used to determine early palliative care implementation and their development and testing, and the challenges and lessons learned in the implementation process.
Author(s): Lisa Zubkoff, J Nicholas Dionne-Odom, Maria Pisu, et al.
Citation: Palliative and Supportive Care, 16(1), 60-72
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
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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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