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Resources by Topic: Health occupations

South Carolina - Project ECHO
A tele-mentoring, guided practice model that focuses on moving knowledge and not people by offering specialty expertise to primary care providers so they may effectively manage patients with complex health needs in their own clinics. Offers physicians and pharmacists professional accreditation for participation.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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The Virtual Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH): A Model for Idaho's Rural and Underserved Communities
Describes the virtual Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), including benefits such as reduced cost of care and increased access to and quality of care. Discusses how telehealth and community health emergency medical services (CHEMS) will be used in the PCMH model. Includes contact information for Public Health District Small Rural Hospital Improvement (SHIP) Grant Project Managers.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
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Care Compare
Provides information on the quality of care, cost, volume of services, and other data for Medicare-certified providers. Includes data on doctors and clinicians, hospitals, nursing homes, home health services, hospice care, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term care hospitals, and dialysis facilities.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Rural Resilience: Farm Stress Training
A self-paced online course for groups that work with farmers and ranchers to learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and suicide, ways to effectively communicate with people under stress, and how to reduce stigma related to mental health concerns.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: American Farm Bureau Federation, Farm Credit, Michigan State University Extension, National Farmers Union, University of Illinois Extension
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Indian Health Service (IHS) Continuing Dental Education Courses
Helps Indian Health Service (IHS) oral health professionals find continuing dental education (CDE) courses and manage the CDE process. Offers CDE courses to IHS, tribal, urban, and contract dental personnel. Some courses require completion of a prerequisite course.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Florida Project ECHO
Presents proven adult learning techniques and interactive video technology to connect groups of community providers in Florida with specialists in real-time collaborative sessions. Current project supports first responders including firefighters, EMS, and medical transport personnel by offering case-based learning and mentorship to help providers gain the expertise required to provide needed services.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Florida Rural Health Association
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Pathways to Safer Opioid Use Training
An interactive, online training for a variety of healthcare providers with a focus on the appropriate, safe, and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain based on the recommendations in the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention (ADE Action Plan). Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit or continuing medical education (CME) credit maybe offered upon completion of the program.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Sexual Violence Training for Community Health Workers/Promotoras
An online course for community health workers (CHWs) that provides an introduction to basic knowledge and skills useful in assisting and responding to victims of sexual violence. Offers continuing education contact hours towards a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) accreditation.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Rural Women's Health Network
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Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium Online Training
Offers no cost online disaster preparedness training for rural first responders. All courses are certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and some courses may require prerequisites.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium
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Accredited Rural Residency Programs
Map showing locations of accredited rural residency programs in internal medicine, general surgery, psychiatry, and family medicine. Includes locations of Integrated Rural Training Track (IRTT) and IRTT-like programs, both of which require more than 50% of the training to take place in rural areas.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: RTT Collaborative
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