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Grantee Sourcebook: Rural Health Network Development Planning Program, 2021
Detailed descriptions of 20 Rural Health Network Development Planning Program grant projects funded in fiscal year 2021. 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: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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High-Performing Rural Health System
Update to the September 2011 RUPRI Health Panel document "The High Performance Rural Health Care System of the Future." Describes affordable and accessible healthcare for all rural residents through a sustainable system delivering high quality, high value services. Defines pillars of accessibility, affordability, community health, and quality.
Author(s): Andrew Coburn, Alva O. Ferdinand, Alana Knudson, et al.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
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Emerging Stronger After COVID-19 Priorities for Health System Transformation
Collection of papers examining the weaknesses of major healthcare sectors before the COVID-19 pandemic, how each sector responded to the pandemic, and the opportunities that exist for strengthening and transforming the healthcare system. Includes rural references throughout.
Additional links: Read Online
Date: 2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academy of Medicine
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Understanding the "Tool-ish-ness" of Telehealth: Q&A with Dr. Jonathan Neufeld
An interview with clinical psychologist and program director for the Great Plains Telehealth Resource & Assistance Center, Dr. Jonathan Neufeld. Discusses the role of telehealth in healthcare delivery. Describes how telecommunications tools can be used by providers to bring quality care to rural areas.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Critical Access Hospitals' Initial Response to COVID-19 by System Affiliation
Summarizes results of a survey of Critical Access Hospital (CAH) executives in eight states regarding the initial response to COVID-19 through August 2020. Presents data by system-affiliated and independent CAH status. Discusses COVID-19 case volume, personal protective equipment (PPE) supply, and the perceived impact of system affiliation status on facilities' overall response to COVID-19.
Author(s): Ira Moscovice, Madeleine Pick, Megan Lahr
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Rural Health Network Development Planning Grants: Geographic Distribution and Change over Time
Examines the location and network geographic size of applicants funded by the Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant. Features statistics including total grantees by number of unique states per year from 2003-2020, states with the most grantees compared to rural population, states with the highest share of rural population compared to grants received, and maps showing state and county distribution of grantees.
Author(s): Jill Tanem, Katie Rydberg, Mariana Tuttle, Mary Gilbertson, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Successes and Challenges to Network Sustainability: Perspectives of 2019-2020 Rural Health Network Development Planning Grantees
Policy brief using interview data from 18 grantees from the 2019-2020 cohort, to assess successes and challenges related to funding and sustaining network planning efforts. Also describes general barriers and facilitators of success during the grant year.
Author(s): Katie Rydberg, Carrie Henning-Smith, Mariana Tuttle
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Grantee Sourcebook: Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program, 2020-2021
Detailed descriptions of 7 Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program grant projects funded in fiscal year 2020. Reports on each grantee's key Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) strategies, secondary focus areas, target populations served, network development and planning activities, initial outcomes of their planning work, and sustainability strategies of the HIV/AIDS rural health networks and HIV-related programming beyond the planning year. Grantee profiles identify the geographic areas served, network partners, and primary contact person.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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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.
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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