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Resources by Topic: Leadership

Continuing on the Road to Value
Slides presented at the 2019 Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) Annual Conference discussing management methods and policy initiatives for transitioning hospitals to value-based care.
Author(s): Keith Mueller
Date: 11/2019
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute
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Violence Against Hospital Workers: Growing Awareness, Rural Interventions, and Why It Still Goes Unreported
Provides an overview of workplace violence in healthcare settings. Features rural hospitals in Oregon and Idaho that are undertaking a range of prevention activities addressing workplace violence. Also features research findings from a Michigan healthcare system study on the topic, and identifies resources and tools that rural hospital leaders can use to help protect hospital staff.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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46th Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference
Offers presentation slides from the 2019 Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference, including the pre-conference focused on hospital boards. Covers a wide variety of topics including rural health workforce issues and programs, tribal health, early childhood and school health, partnerships and collaboration, and substance abuse prevention and treatment.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Community Care Alliance, a Western Health Care Alliance Company
Interviews leaders of a health network in rural Colorado that is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) regarding their network organization, accomplishments, challenges, and best practices. Addresses data analytics and financial measures for evaluating network progress and impact.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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A Rising Tide: Increasing Rural Local Health Department Capacity to Address the Social Determinants of Health
Describes unique challenges faced by rural local health departments (LHDs), as well as assets such as community connectivity and trusted local institutions. Explores the ways in which partnerships, leadership, community engagement, data and evaluation, and community health improvement planning function as foundational elements in addressing social determinants of health in rural communities.
Author(s): Karla Feeser, Melissa Mayer, Ashley Edmiston
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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Management Methodologies and Value-based Strategies: An Overview for Rural Health Care Leaders
Provides an overview of 8 common management methods for transitioning healthcare organizations to value-based care. Discusses considerations for rural healthcare leaders and provides information and resources for each management method.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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The Rural COPD Podcast: Episode 2
Second podcast in a 6-part series about rural chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Features Dr. Paul Moore, a former hospital administrator and rural pharmacist now serving as Senior Health Policy Advisor for the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP). Addresses rural hospital administration turnover, leadership, the prevalence of COPD and what is known about it, its impact on rural areas, workforce issues affecting pulmonary rehab access, and more.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Promising Practice: Innovative Program Teaches Colorado Providers to Be Rural Leaders
Highlights the Colorado Rural Health Center's (CRHC) Rural Colorado Primary Care Leaders (RCPCL) Program that works to educate rural primary care providers to become advocates for their rural patients and communities. Discusses program funding, and RCPCL training and education requirements. Provides details on the RCPCL Capstone project involving meetings at the state capital with local representatives and the state health committee.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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A Nine-Step Roadmap for Implementing Lean in Rural Hospitals
Provides highlights from a speaker at the AHA 2019 Rural Health Care Leadership Conference on how rural hospitals can implement Lean principles to improve quality, reduce costs, and make processes more efficient.
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Evaluating Effective Leadership and Governance in a Midwestern Agricultural Safety and Health Coalition
Features a study on the effectiveness of the leadership of an Agricultural Health and Safety Center (Ag Center) serving 7 midwestern states. Details a qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the Ag Center's leadership.
Author(s): Mary J. Wendl, Mary E. Cramer
Citation: Workplace Health and Safety, 66(2), 84-94
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
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