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Resources by Topic: Healthcare networks

Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program
Describes a pilot grant program designed to improve maternal and neonatal health in rural communities by collecting data and supporting the development of financially sustainable and coordinated network models. Aims to make maternal and obstetrics care more accessible through increased use of telehealth and specialty care. Fact sheet provides information on the activities of 3 rural networks funded through the RMOMS program.
Additional links: Fact Sheet, October 2020
Date: 08/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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Grantee Sourcebook: Rural Health Network Development Planning Program, 2020
Detailed descriptions of 20 Rural Health Network Development Planning Program grant projects funded in fiscal year 2020. Reports on each grantee's network infrastructure development, plans for sustaining the network after the grant, and program activities addressing topics such as integrated service delivery, creating efficiencies, integrating health services, chronic disease management, and care coordination. Grantee profiles identify the geographic areas served, network partners, and primary contact person.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Rural Health Network Development Program: Grantee Directory, 2020-2023
Provides contact information and brief overviews of the 44 rural health networks funded through the Rural Health Network Development grant program during the 2020-2023 grant period.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Rural Health Network Development Planning Grants Awarded to Entities in Counties with Majority Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Populations, 2003-2020
Policy brief describing the prevalence of Rural Health Network Development Planning Grants awarded to organizations in counties with majority Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC) populations. Features statistics on number of grantees by year and focus of work, and percentage of grantees in minority BIPOC counties by year.
Author(s): Mary Gilbertson, Mariana Tuttle, Jill Tanem, Katie Rydberg, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Trends in Network Focus Areas among Network Development Planning Grantees, 2003-2020
Policy brief examining focus areas of networks funded by the Network Planning Grant program, to determine whether there are trends in scope and substance of rural health networks. Includes a chart showing focus areas with breakdowns by year from 2003-2020.
Author(s): Katie Rydberg, Mariana Tuttle, Jill Tanem, Mary Gilbertson, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Success among Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Awardees: Barriers and Facilitators
Policy brief examining challenges and successes in meeting goals for the Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant, using survey data from 42 rural grantees from the years 2003-2018. Intended to inform policies and programs supporting healthcare and health in rural areas at the local level.
Author(s): Mariana Tuttle, Katie Rydberg, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Case Study: Avera Behavioral Health
Profiles Avera Behavioral Health, which partners with primary care providers, families, and other healthcare providers via a telepsychiatry network to serve rural communities nationwide. Discusses the development of the Avera Behavioral Health network, goals of the program, innovative approaches, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the network. Highlights key lessons for successful community networks.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Rural Initiatives Addressing Community Social Needs
Describes the role of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in improving population health and addressing social needs in their communities. Profiles two Critical Access Hospital social needs programs: Lakewood Health System's food access initiatives in Minnesota, and Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital's NEK Prosper. Provides an overview of both programs and highlights best practices of each.
Author(s): Madeleine Pick, Megan Lahr, Ira Moscovice
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Grantee Directory: Delta States Rural Development Network Program, 2020
A directory of the Delta States Rural Development Grant Program in the 2020-2023 funding cycle. Includes a brief program overview and contact information for each of the twelve grantees. The Delta States region comprises Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Grantee Directory: Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program, 2020
Detailed descriptions of 7 Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program grant projects funded in fiscal year 2020. Lists grantees by state and Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Key Strategies, including topics such as, planning and development of integrated HIV network, stigma, opioid use disorder, data tracking, and telehealth. Includes grantee profiles describing their programs and network structures, geographic areas and populations served, network partners, and contacts for each network.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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