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Resources by Topic: Healthcare networks

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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Grantee Directory: Rural Health Network Development Planning Program, 2020
Detailed descriptions of 26 Rural Health Network Development Planning Program grant projects funded in fiscal year 2020. Lists grantees by state and focus area, including topics such as integrated service delivery, telehealth, care coordination, and chronic disease management. Includes grantee profiles describing their programs and network structures, geographic areas 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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Grantee Directory: Rural Health Care Coordination Program, 2020
Provides contact information and brief overviews of the 10 rural healthcare coordination initiatives funded through the Rural Health Care Coordination Program in the 2020-2023 funding cycle. Each profile includes information on the focus areas to be addressed.
Date: 01/2021
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.
Additional links: Fact Sheet, October 2020
Date: 11/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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Models of Success in Rural Maternity Care: ANGELS Network & Millard-Henry Clinic
Describes the Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Education, and Learning System (ANGELS) program, a high-risk pregnancy program based at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science designed to improve the ability of tertiary care facilities in the state to deliver low birth weight babies. Discusses the importance of communication between ANGELS staff and partner clinics and the role of telehealth services for specialty care.
Author(s): Katy B. Kozhimannil, Mary Gilbertson
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Health System Affiliation and Characteristics of Inpatient Stays at Rural and Metropolitan Hospitals, 2016
Presents statistics on inpatient stays at rural and metropolitan hospitals. Compares the number of inpatient hospitals stays by metropolitan status, health system affiliation, census region, and selected characteristics of the patients and hospital stays.
Author(s): Zeynal Karaca, Kathryn R. Fingar
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Grantee Sourcebook: Rural Health Network Planning Development Program, 2019
Detailed descriptions of 25 Rural Health Network Development Planning Program grant projects funded in fiscal year 2019. 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, behavioral health, telehealth, and care coordination. Grantee profiles identify the geographic areas served, network partners, and primary contact person.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Defense Health Care: Plans Needed to Ensure Implementation of Required Elements for TRICARE's Managed Care Support Contracts
Report highlights the Government Accountability Office recommendations for the implementation of changes to the Department of Defense's TRICARE managed support contracts that were required by Congress. Evaluates the specific improvements relating to healthcare delivery and touches on their importance in rural areas.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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