Rural Health Resources by Topic: Needs assessment methods and resources
Engaging Tribal Nations of North Dakota in Conducting Community Health Assessments
Outlines the purpose and process of conducting a community health assessment (CHA) for Native American communities. Covers tribal public health policy and governance, community engagement in CHAs, steps for planning a CHA, working with data, and preparing a tribal community health improvement plan.
Date: 01/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: American Indian Public Health Resource Center, North Dakota Department of Health view details
Improving Community Health through Hospital Community Benefit Spending: Charting a Path to Reform
Provides background on the origin and importance of nonprofit hospital community benefit spending, and explains the difference between community building and community benefit activities. Examines policy options that the IRS could use to enhance community benefit spending focused on improving social determinants of health community-wide. Includes rural-specific statistics and multiple comparisons of items identified in community health needs assessments (CHNAs).
Author(s): Sara Rosenbaum, Maureen Byrnes, Sara Rothenberg, Rachel Gunsalus Date: 12/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: George Washington University Department of Health Policy and Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health view details
State Office of Rural Health Roadmap for Working with Vulnerable Hospitals
Toolkit designed to assist State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs) when working with vulnerable hospitals and communities. Outlines the types of technical assistance (TA) that SORHs may provide before and after hospital closures and includes resources to help SORHs facilitate that assistance. Provides a self-assessment to help SORHs determine their capacity and select the appropriate levels of TA, as well as sample Critical Access Hospital needs assessments and benchmarking reports.
Date: 10/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health view details
Disaggregating American Indian & Alaska Native Data: A Review of Literature
Discusses methods of disaggregating national data related to American Indian and Alaska Natives to better understand the disparities in health outcomes in tribal communities. Details different types of disaggregation, such as by age, geography, gender, and cultural and environmental similarities, among others. Features an annotated bibliography in the appendix.
Author(s): Malia Villegas, Amber Ebarb, Sarah Pytalski, Yvette Roubideaux Date: 07/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center view details
Laying the Groundwork for a Capital Campaign
Webinar, presented on December 3, 2015. Discusses importance of community activation, stakeholder outreach, and creation of a capital campaign case statement. Includes suggestions for tracking and sharing impact of a capital project.
Author(s): Rebecca Polan Date: 12/2015 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details
Network Self-Assessment Tool
Designed to help rural health networks examine and build organizational leadership capacity. Provides networks and stakeholders with information to evaluate areas of strength and challenges in their projects.
Date: 11/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: National Cooperative of Health Networks Association, National Rural Health Resource Center view details