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Resources by Topic: Healthcare networks

Rural Mental Health Network: Expanding and Strengthening Care Coordination
Highlights the Rural Mental Health Network in Missouri through an interview with its director. Addresses the network's focus on care coordination for social determinants of health needs, challenges, accomplishments, the role of Community Health Workers (CHWs), lessons learned, and more.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Project Business Plan Toolkit
Provides guidance for rural health network grantees when developing a project business plan. Includes a guide, slide presentation, template, and podcast to assist in identifying the significant components to be determined when writing an effective, meaningful, and sustainable plan.
Date: 02/2019
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Rural Health Network Thrives on Innovation in Whole-Person Care
Profiles a rural health network in Missouri that includes social service support at four of their clinics. Offers an overview of how the program began, highlights their innovative approaches to addressing community needs, and discusses network sustainability.
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Grantee Directory: Rural Health Network Development Planning Program, 2019
Detailed descriptions of 25 Rural Health Network Development Planning Program grant projects funded in fiscal year 2019. Lists grantees by state and focus area, including topics such as integrated service delivery, behavioral health, telehealth, and care coordination. Includes grantee profiles describing their programs and network structures, geographic areas served, network partners, and contacts for each network.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Methods Used to Enable Interoperability among U.S. Non-Federal Acute Care Hospitals in 2017
Analyzes 2017 American Hospital Association IT Supplement survey data to describe the methods used by acute care hospitals in the U.S. to support interoperability. Discusses hospital participation in health information networks by hospital size and location. Includes information on the rates of small, rural, and Critical Access Hospitals' (CAH) use of non-electronic methods to exchanging patient health information with partners outside their hospital system.
Author(s): Christian Johnson, Yuriy Pylypchuk, Vaishali Patel
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
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Network Spotlight: Strength in Peers
Interview with Nicky Fadley, network director of Strength in Peers, a coalition of nonprofit and public organizations providing behavioral health services in two rural Virginia counties. Provides an overview of the network's work and goals. Covers network accomplishments, advice for those developing a rural health network, and network initiatives to strengthen community engagement.
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Trends in Hospital System Affiliation, 2007-2016
Policy brief reporting trends in hospital system affiliation from 2007 to 2016 for hospitals in metro and nonmetro areas, and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Offers characteristic statistics by hospital type and affiliation and highlights trends in hospital system affiliation by Census region.
Author(s): Onyinye Oyeka, Fred Ullrich, Keith Mueller
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Network Spotlight: Bootheel Health Alliance, Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium, Inc.
Features interviews with the CEO and Community Outreach Specialist at Bootheel Health Alliance regarding how their network is collaborating with a wide range of organizations to address disparities in obesity and diabetes in their region of Missouri. Includes information on the network characteristics, challenges, best practices, and advice for others developing networks.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Grantee Sourcebook: Rural Health Network Development Grant Program, 2014-2017
Detailed descriptions of 54 Rural Health Network Development grant projects funded during the 2014-2017 period. Includes an overview of the networks and their impact, a list of grantees by state and focus area, and grantee profiles providing contact information and in-depth project descriptions.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, National Rural Health Resource Center
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Emerging Strategies to Ensure Access to Health Care Services: Rural Hospital-Health Clinic Integration
Provides an overview of the benefits of sharing resources between rural hospitals and clinics, including Federally Qualified Health Centers. Offers suggestions for federal policy solutions and actions for hospital and health system to deploy.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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