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Resources by Topic: Leadership

Bringing Community Voice into Cross-Sector Data Sharing: Addressing the Health Needs of Children and Youth in Rural South Carolina
A case study that discusses collaboration across multiple organizations involved with the Learning and Action in Policy and Partnerships (LAPP) initiative to improve data sharing around socioeconomic status and race/ethnicity disparities in youth living in rural South Carolina. Discusses how improved data sharing and collaboration and can help rural schools and community leaders address students' physical and mental health needs.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Health Care Strategies, Data Across Sectors for Health
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National Rural Health Day 2022 Community Stars
Collection of stories about individuals and organizations across the U.S. that have made positive differences in the health of the rural communities they serve through innovation, leadership, commitment, collaboration, education, and communication.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Rural Hospital Board of Director and Executive Leadership Video Series
A 4-part video series for rural executives and boards of directors. Covers corporate compliance, financial stewardship, physician compensation, and health equity. Discusses the importance of these topics, key considerations for executives and boards of directors, and how hospital administrators have addressed these areas.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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State Flex Program Staff Sustainability Guide and Toolkit
A guide for state Flex Programs to help recruit good Flex Program staff, train them successfully, retain staff longer, and plan an orderly process of finding and training new staff before the outgoing staff leave. Presents a Staff Sustainability Cycle, a process for improving the retention of high-performing Flex Program staff, and outlines specific strategies and practical tools for addressing each component of the cycle.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Leadership Fundamentals Video Series: Surviving and Thriving as a New Leader
A 6-part video series for new rural health leaders transitioning to a supervisor or manager role. Covers building organizational awareness; managing performance; communication, conflict, and difficult conversations; leading change; and team engagement. Training modules include interviews with rural health leaders, discussion questions, suggested activities to support learning, and supplemental resources.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Antibiotic Stewardship Profile Series: Astria Sunnyside Hospital
Profiles the antibiotic stewardship efforts of Astria Sunnyside Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in Sunnyside, Washington. Describes the development of the antimicrobial stewardship program, leadership, drug expertise, tracking and reporting, provider education, and more.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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Value-Based Care Assessment Tool
Online tool that assesses 80 different value-based care capacities in eight categories and creates a value-based care readiness report that can be used to support strategic planning. Tool is designed to be used by your healthcare organization's senior leadership team and takes roughly 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.
Date: 12/2021
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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National Rural Health Day 2021 Community Stars
Collection of stories about individuals and organizations across the U.S. that have made positive differences in the health of the rural communities they serve through innovation, leadership, commitment, collaboration, education, and communication.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Antibiotic Stewardship Profile Series: Forks Community Hospital
Profiles the antibiotic stewardship efforts of Forks Community Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in Forks, Washington. Describes the development of the antimicrobial stewardship program, leadership, drug expertise, tracking and reporting, and provider education.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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Keeping the Doors Open: Vulnerable Rural Hospitals Benefit from Federally Funded Technical Assistance
Features the work of Texas A&M's Center for Optimizing Rural Health (CORH), which provides technical assistance through a federally funded program for vulnerable hospitals. Highlights the experiences of a participating Oklahoma hospital.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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