Rural Health Resources by Topic: Evaluation methods and resources
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
Introducing Telehealth to Rural and Indigenous Communities: A Telehealth 101 Virtual Workshop for Tribes
Webinar recordings from a 2-day workshop on telehealth implementation in rural and Indigenous communities. Presentation topics include telehealth business, technology, standards, and evaluation; health equity; maternal health; Indian Health Service (IHS) resources; telehealth funding; telebehavioral health and telemedicine-based Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT); and other telehealth-related topics.
Date: 11/2020 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organizations: American Indian Public Health Resource Center, Health Resources and Services Administration, North Dakota Department of Health view details
Rigorous Evaluation in Tribal MIECHV: A Series of Briefs
Discusses the process of developing an evaluation program for Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program grantees. Highlights evaluation challenges, methods for meeting evaluation requirements, and engaging tribal communities, among other issues, in a series of 5 briefs.
Date: 08/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation view details
Effective Community-Based Initiatives Are Needed to Curb the Opioid Crisis
Describes 6 community-research collaboratives to address the opioid crisis at the local level, including programs in St. Louis, MO, Olympia, WA, Ithaca, NY, and rural programs in Rio Arriba County, NM, western North Carolina, and tribal communities in the Midwest and the Northern Plains.
Author(s): Beth Connolly, Leslie Paulson Date: 07/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Pew Charitable Trusts view details
Improving the Use and Effectiveness of Community Advisory Boards
Presents an overview of an initiative by the Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research (CIEHR) to develop guidelines for Community Advisory Boards (CABs). Describes the role of CABs in community engagement, and the need for tools to improve the use and effectiveness of CABs. Discusses the evolution of CIEHR's CAB guidelines.
Citation: Partnerships for Environmental Public Health Newsletter, 11(7) Date: 07/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences view details
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: 04/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details
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 view details
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 view details