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Redesigning Care: A How-to Guide for Hospitals and Health Systems Seeking to Implement, Strengthen and Sustain Telebehavioral Health
Describes strategies and actions for hospitals and health systems that want to start, strengthen, and sustain telebehavioral health programs. Details six elements for successful telebehavioral health implementation: leadership commitment; organizational policies and clinical workflows; staff education and training; patient, family, and caregiver engagement; measurement; and community partnerships. Provides tools and resources for each element of success.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: American Hospital Association, National Quality Forum
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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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National Rural Health Day 2018 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: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Working Together: A Guide to Collaboration in Rural Revitalization
Discusses three critical components for developing an effective rural revitalization collaboration among stakeholders working toward a shared goal - coming together, staying together, and growing together. Offers examples demonstrating their utility in practice.
Author(s): Ann Savage, Sara Brune, Meredith Hovis, et al.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina State Cooperative Extension
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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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As the South Grows: Bearing Fruit
Explores how areas of Southern cities such as Metro Atlanta offer opportunities to learn ways to confront and eliminate structural barriers that will have effects on other parts of the country. Discusses rural-specific considerations, as well.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Ryan Schlegel, Stephanie Peng
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
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Young Rural Healthcare Leaders Share Experiences and Insights
Interviews with four Critical Access Hospital leaders under the age of forty, who share their experiences helping their facilities and communities. They also offer advice to others interested in rural hospital leadership. Interviewees include Benjamin Anderson, CEO of Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kansas; Melissa Kelly, CEO and CFO of Pender Community Hospital in Pender, Nebraska; Stephanie Orr, CNO at Steele Memorial Medical Center in Salmon, Idaho; and Adam Willmann, CEO and President of Goodall-Witcher Hospital Authority in Clifton, Texas.
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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National Rural Health Day 2017 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: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Value-Based Strategic Planning Guide: 2017 Rural Hospital Value-Based Strategy Summit
Customizable strategy resources to help small and rural hospital leaders develop, manage, measure, and implement their strategic plans. Templates focus on preparing rural hospitals to transition to value-based care and population health.
Additional links: Balanced Scorecard Template, Strategy Map Template
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Recruitment and Retention Planning for Rural Health Networks and Members
Toolkit including a recruitment and retention plan guide, an assessment tool, templates, and plan samples. Dynamic documents to help network leaders carry out the planning, preparation, follow-up, and follow-through phases of recruitment and retention efforts in rural healthcare facilities.
Date: 04/2017
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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