Rural Health Resources by Topic: Evaluation methods and resources
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
What (And Who) Counts? Defining Rural Development Success
Collection of 4 field perspective pieces on centering rural people in planning community development and allocating resources. Discusses inclusive rural economic development, community-driven assessment, rural assets and power, and building community networks.
Date: 06/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Aspen Institute view details
Engaging Communities Through Issues Forums: A How-To Guide for Onsite and Online Community Engagement
Offers guidance on community forums as a technical education tool, including information on planning and hosting a forum, strategies for engaging communities, and resources to support committees and stakeholders. Features examples from forums on farm vitality, farmer mental health, and family health.
Requires email registration to view the guide as a flipbook, with a PDF download option at the bottom of the screen.
Author(s): Maria Pippidis, Bonnie Braun, Jessie Ketterman, Shoshanah Inwood, Nicole Wright Date: 03/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Cooperative Extension Service view details
Implementing Community-Level Policies to Prevent Alcohol Misuse
Offers an overview of policies and strategies to prevent and reduce alcohol consumption appropriate for use in local, state, tribal and/or territorial levels. Demonstrates how communities have implemented, enforced, and evaluated these policies.
Date: 2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration view details
Extent of Inclusion of "Rural" in Comprehensive Cancer Control Plans in the United States
Presents a study of 66 comprehensive cancer control plans (CCCPs) created by states, territories, and tribal organizations to assess inclusion of rural-specific strategies. Explains CCCP requirements and offers state-level data on how plans reflect rural population, cancer burden, and disparities.
Author(s): Cathryn Murphy, Sydney Evans, Natoshia Askelson, Jan M. Eberth, Whitney E. Zahnd Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 18, 210091 Date: 09/2021 Type: Document view details
Telehealth for the Treatment of Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders
Evidence-based resource guide examining telehealth initiatives to treat serious mental illness (SMI) and substance use disorders (SUD) based on published research. Topics cover effectiveness of telehealth modalities, implementation of evidence-based practices, examples of telehealth treatment programs, and evaluation resources. Discusses rural-specific concerns throughout the guide.
Date: 06/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration view details
Serving High Need/High Cost Patients in the Emergency Department
Provides an overview of high-need/high-cost (HNHC) patient program design, implementation, operation, and
assessment for rural hospitals
to improve participant health, reduce emergency
department (ED) visits, and decrease hospital charges.
Includes links to additional resources and HNHC patient program case studies.
Author(s): A. Clinton MacKinney, Christopher Stamy Date: 01/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value view details