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Resources by Topic: Leadership

An Emergent Network for the Diffusion of Innovations Among Local Health Departments at the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Study examining communication networks among 329 local health departments as a way to assess the impacts of communication networks on community health innovation. Analyzes data from surveys of local health department leadership, comparing responses form leaders in urban and rural areas. Discusses the sharing of information about new public health initiatives, policies, and evidence-based practices.
Author(s): Minwoong Chung, Debra Dekker, Chelsea Gridley-Smith, James W. Dearing
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 18, 200536
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
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Continuing on the Road to Value
Slides presented at the Indiana Rural Health Association's Annual Public Policy Forum. Discusses management methods and policy initiatives for transitioning hospitals to value-based care. Includes information on the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model, Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Pathways to Success, and global budgeting.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller
Date: 01/2021
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute
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Pennsylvania Municipal Officials' Views on COVID-19 Vaccine and Pennsylvania's Response to the Pandemic
Results of an email survey of 1,009 elected officials, to gather information about their attitudes toward vaccines and the Pennsylvania state government's response to COVID-19. Features statistics on the percentages of officials likely to get vaccinated, who felt the state's response had been effective, and who had recently attended municipal meetings in virtual, in-person, or hybrid formats, with breakdowns by rural or urban location.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Ensuring an Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines in Rural Communities
Policy brief addressing rural access to COVID-19 vaccines. Discusses the vaccine infrastructure, distribution, transportation, and storage needed to reach rural residents. Provides guidance for national, state, and local leaders.
Author(s): John Gale, Alana Knudson, Michael Meit, Shena Popat
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Quality Time: Sharing PIE - Engaging the Whole Team
Podcast episode discussing how to engage Critical Access Hospital (CAH) staff, including frontline providers and quality team members, in quality improvement activities. Highlights the experiences of two CAH quality improvement professionals.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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Re-imagining Leadership: A Pathway for Rural Health to Thrive in a COVID-19 World
A COVID-19 emergency response playbook for rural healthcare delivery systems. Designed to build rural hospital and primary care leadership capacities around strategic thinking and local problem solving. Distills insights from rural hospital administrators, clinicians, and public health experts. Includes an assessment tool to help rural communities examine governance and leadership, community engagement, financial health, clinical care, and emergency preparedness and resilience.
Author(s): Lauren S. Hughes, Benjamin D. Anderson, Darlene B. Tad-y, et al.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organizations: Colorado Hospital Association, Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center
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Building Capacity for Value
Slides presented at the 2020 Nebraska Rural Health Conference describing the evolution of value-based care. Discusses different approaches to value-based care transformation, including the Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations and global budgeting. Presents management and leadership strategies to navigate future changes while meeting community health needs.
Author(s): Karla Weng
Date: 09/2020
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Assessing Your Leadership Competencies
Provides links to leadership resources for staff at rural healthcare organizations. Covers communication and relationship management, leadership, professionalism, knowledge of the health care environment and business skills.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Quality Time: Sharing PIE - The Impact of COVID-19 on Quality Improvement
Podcast episode exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the quality improvement activities of two Critical Access Hospitals. Describes how quality improvement activities adapted during the pandemic and the tools and processes that were utilized.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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Visionary Board Leadership and the Transition to Value Video Series
A 6-part video series on healthcare leadership for Critical Access Hospital (CAH) board members. Details best practices for CAH leadership through training modules that include hospital board interviews, discussion questions, and example activities to use in the development of long-term visioning plans.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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