Rural Health 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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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
Author(s): Onyinye Oyeka, Fred Ullrich, Keith Mueller Date: 10/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis view details
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 view details
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