Rural Health Resources by Topic: Healthcare networks
Building Partnerships to Improve Health in the Rural South: CareSouth Carolina
Provides an overview of CareSouth Carolina, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and its approaches to increase engagement with low-income patients in its service area. Describes the role of community health workers to address social determinants of health. Discusses partnerships with community organizations and the development of an independent practice association with other FQHCs in South Carolina. Includes CareSouth Carolina performance scorecard and a summary of lessons learned.
Author(s): Martha Hostetter, Sarah Klein Date: 02/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund view details
Access, Quality, and Financial Performance of Rural Hospitals Following Health System Affiliation
Examines the impact of health system affiliation on rural hospitals' quality and financial performance, as well as patients' access to care. Compares rural hospitals affiliated with a health system between 2008-2017 with those that did not affiliate with a health system.
Author(s): Claire E. O'Hanlon, Ashley M. Kranz, Maria DeYoreo, Ammarah Mahmud, Cheryl L. Damberg, Justin W. Timbie Citation: Health Affairs, 38(12), 2095-2104 Date: 12/2019 Type: Document view details
Project Sustainability Action Plan SAMPLE: Center States Rural Health Network
Provides a reference model for rural communities to use when establishing a sustainability action plan. Topics covered include strategic thinking, marketing, operational review, financial outlook, network sustainability assessment, and opportunities for sustainability.
Date: 10/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Rural Health Innovations view details
Rural Care Coordination and Population Health Management Summit: Summit Findings
Provides guidance to rural hospitals, clinics, and healthcare networks on incorporating community care coordination planning to prepare for population health management. Identifies tools and resources to support the transition to value-based payment models. Summarizes findings from a series of summits with national experts.
Author(s): Rebecca Jolley Date: 08/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Rural Health Association of Tennessee view details
A Guide for Rural Health Care Collaboration and Coordination
Describes how rural hospitals, community health centers, local public health departments, and other organizations can work together to identify health needs in their community and develop partnerships and strategies to help address these needs. Identifies areas of collaboration and coordination. Includes networking and collaboration case studies in rural Missouri and North Dakota. Provides a template and discussion questions for developing partnerships.
Date: 08/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration view details
An Introduction to RHI's Network Sustainability Toolkit: History and Background
Provides an audio recording of a presentation on the history and background of the Network Sustainability Toolkit. Covers the goals for the toolkit, what it includes, and the research process behind the creation of the toolkit. Summarizes the characteristics of a sustainable rural health network.
Date: 07/2019 Type: Audio Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details
Supporting Rural Health: Practical Solutions for State Policymakers
Reports on 3 regional meetings of state health policy leaders and national experts regarding top rural health concerns and successful models for addressing them. Highlights lessons for policymakers from rural health initiatives focused on community health, strategies for expanding rural health workforce capacity, and examples of states working with research centers to develop evidence-based policies. Includes models from several states for each area discussed.
Author(s): Emily Whelan Parento Date: 05/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Milbank Memorial Fund view details