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Designing a Health System That Works for the Tribe
Outlines the challenges facing the Rosebud Sioux Tribe as they work to restore services and improve quality in their Indian Health Service (IHS) hospital. Despite challenges leading to the closure of their emergency department and surgical and obstetrics wards, members of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are exploring the option of hospital self-governance and believe a high quality healthcare system is within reach.
Author(s): Jessica Bylander
Citation: Health Affairs, 36(4), 592-595
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
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As the South Grows: On Fertile Soil
Examines the discrepancy between philanthropic efforts in the South and other regions of the U.S. and some of the health concerns they face. Provides examples of Southern nonprofit leaders and makes recommendations to help foundations and donors maximize the impact of their investments. Also explains why alternative methods for giving may be required in the South, where organizations and leaders don't always conform to traditional educational and organizational standards. Rural-specific considerations are discussed throughout.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Ryan Schlegel, Stephanie Peng
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
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National Rural Health Day 2016 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: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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2016 Rural Provider Leadership Summit Report: Strategies for Rural Provider Engagement in Transitioning to Value-based Purchasing and Population Health
Explores issues related to value models for rural providers and provides strategies rural hospitals may use to overcome challenges and enhance staff collaboration. Includes a list of rural provider leadership tools and resources.
Author(s): Karla Weng
Date: 08/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Technical Assistance and Services Center
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An Interview with David Schmitz
The co-creator of the Community Apgar Program and program director of Rural Training Tracks (RTTs) at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho shares his insights about rural physician training and recruitment of rural healthcare providers.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN)
Highlights the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) and services it provides to meet the needs of rural hospitals across its state. Describes how ICAHN has helped 54 hospitals transition from competition to collaboration.
Date: 05/2016
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Illinois Network Puts Hospitals' Needs First
Profile of the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN). Highlights how ICAHN has used support from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and Illinois Department of Public Health to help its member hospitals via a range of different services and programs.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Honoring Unsung Heroes in Communities Across America: Building Connections to Forge Solutions
Details the history of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders program, which ran from 1992 until 2015, and recognized grassroots leaders who advanced health in underserved communities.
Additional links: Rural Awardee Profiles
Author(s): Kelsey Menehan, Mary Nakashian
Date: 04/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Physician Engagement - A Primer for Healthcare Leaders
Highlights the importance of engaging physicians for successful rural hospital value transformation. Offers strategies and tools to build physician relationships and trust.
Author(s): A. Clinton MacKinney
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Oregon Office of Rural Health
Identifies the mission and the activities of the Oregon State Office of Rural Health (SORH). Addresses workforce services supporting rural recruitment and retention, data analysis and technical assistance to strengthen rural healthcare systems, and policy development and advocacy efforts benefiting rural health.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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