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Resources by Topic: Governance of healthcare organizations

Framing Rural Health Value Webinar Series: Summary Report
Provides a summary of the Framing Rural Health Value Webinar Series, held during May through August, 2014. Series provided aid to the state Medical Rural Hospital Flex Programs in understanding the changing landscape of rural healthcare and program design for Fiscal Year 2015. Includes case studies, recommended interventions, and outcomes.
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Technical Assistance and Services Center
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Rural-Urban Differences in Consumer Governance at Community Health Centers
Presents a study on the difference in the structure of community health center (CHC) governing boards in urban and rural communities. Draws conclusions from phone interviews with CHC board members in 14 different states. Discusses board composition and consumer input into the direction of CHCs.
Author(s): David Bradley Wright
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 29(2), 125-131
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Critical Access Hospital 2012 Financial Leadership Summit Summary
Summarizes key discussions from a two-day event focusing on Critical Access Hospital (CAH) financial performance and indicators. Provides financial resources relevant to state Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program personnel, CAH administrators, and CAH board members.
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Technical Assistance and Services Center
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Critical Access Hospital Ethics Committee Resource Guide
Offers practical suggestions for the development of an effective Critical Access Hospital ethics committee and includes examples highlighting challenging ethics conflicts common to rural settings.
Author(s): William A. Nelson, Barbara A. Elliott
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Is Your Hospital's Board Prepared to Govern? Rural Acute Care Hospital Boards of Directors: Education and Development Needed
Examines the structural, leadership, and educational needs of rural hospital boards, as viewed by rural hospital board chairs and chief executive officers (CEOs).
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Royce Adams, Amy B. Martin
Date: 06/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Working Together to Improve Local Public Health Capacity in West Central Minnesota
Discusses the consolidation process of health services among 5 counties in West Central Minnesota in order to develop a service model that recognized the communal identity of the area. Details the governance structure and the related impacts and successes of the consolidation.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Public Health Accreditation Board Center for Innovation
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Working Together to Improve Environmental Health in Colorado
Discusses the process of 3 rural and 3 frontier counties in Colorado partnering to provide environmental health services for their local areas. Features the results of the collaboration as well as strategies to create successful partnerships and governance.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Public Health Accreditation Board Center for Innovation
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Strengthening Public Health in Rural Ohio Through a Council of Governments
Describes the process 7 county health departments in rural Ohio took to share resources and increase capacity while seeking accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board. Discusses the development of a council of governments and the results of strategic planning.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Public Health Accreditation Board Center for Innovation
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Telemedicine for Health Equity Toolkit
Toolkit providing information and guidance for safety-net healthcare systems on telemedicine program development and implementation. Includes sections with information for leadership, providers and teams, and considerations for reaching rural and underserved populations to address health disparities. Toolkit will be regularly updated to reflect regulatory changes and insights from healthcare administrators.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Care Innovations, Commonwealth Fund, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations
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