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 view details
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.
Author(s): Ryan Schlegel, Stephanie Peng Date: 04/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details