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Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Public Health Is Local
Discusses ways local health departments (LHDs) of various sizes can collaborate with state and federal partners and successfully implement programs. Considers issues facing current LHDs, such as localism versus centralism, the COVID-19 pandemic, staffing and capacity issues, and more. Offers potential solutions and planning strategies for obstacles LHDs face.
Author(s): Nisha M. Patel, Padmini Ranasinghe, Phillip Phan, et al.
Citation: Health Affairs
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
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Bringing Community Voice into Cross-Sector Data Sharing: Supporting Aging Populations in Rural Utah
A case study that discusses a partnership between healthcare and social care entities involved with the Learning and Action in Policy and Partnerships (LAPP) initiative to implement data sharing and patient record digitization. Discusses the impact on senior care in rural Utah to improve data sharing that is culturally appropriate for tribal populations.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Health Care Strategies, Data Across Sectors for Health
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Bringing Community Voice into Cross-Sector Data Sharing: Addressing the Health Needs of Children and Youth in Rural South Carolina
A case study that discusses collaboration across multiple organizations involved with the Learning and Action in Policy and Partnerships (LAPP) initiative to improve data sharing around socioeconomic status and race/ethnicity disparities in youth living in rural South Carolina. Discusses how improved data sharing and collaboration and can help rural schools and community leaders address students' physical and mental health needs.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Health Care Strategies, Data Across Sectors for Health
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Increasing Knowledge of Palliative Care in South Dakota
Describes the creation of the South Dakota Palliative Care Network and discusses its work to increase knowledge of palliative care among rural healthcare professionals, nursing students, and community members in the state.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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A Career of Influencing Rural Healthcare Delivery: Bill Finerfrock and the NARHC Origin Story
Reviews the founding of the National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC), with insights from long-time NARHC executive director Bill Finerfrock about collaborative work with other rural health organizations to support the Rural Health Clinic program.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Maternal Health: Availability of Hospital-Based Obstetric Care in Rural Areas
Explores the availability of hospital-based obstetric services in rural areas. Summarizes stakeholder perspectives on the factors affecting the availability of these services and on the efforts federal agencies, states, and others could take to increase the access to obstetric care. Highlights six programs identified by researchers and provider associations as effective at increasing obstetric care in rural areas.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Key Considerations for a Rural Hospital Assessing Conversion to Rural Emergency Hospital
Offers a conceptual framework of key considerations for rural hospitals contemplating conversion to a rural emergency hospital (REH). Covers financial feasibility, workforce, community impact, partnerships, and regulatory considerations.
Author(s): Kristin Reiter, TJ Grant, Susie Gurzenda, et al.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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How To Improve Community Wildfire Defense Grants To Build Rural Resilience
Analyzes the impact of wildfires in northern New Mexico to plan for increased needs related to climate disasters in rural and vulnerable communities across the U.S. Discusses issues such as capacity in rural areas that create challenges when utilizing federal assistance. Provides suggestions for investments in built environment and collaborations across agencies to plan for grant funding that supports rural areas and increases rural resilience.
Author(s): Sofia Garcia George, Mark Haggerty
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for American Progress
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'Filling the Cracks': How a Rural Maine Community Kept its 24/7 Urgent Care Open with Paramedics
Features a pilot program serving rural Maine where paramedics take shifts staffing the local health center after-hours and on weekends.
Author(s): Gretel Kauffman
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Interconnected - The Future of EMS in Rural & Urban Minnesota
Recording of a panel presentation that discusses challenges and potential opportunities related to Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Explores issues such as workforce, funding, and collaboration of EMS networks in Minnesota.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Rural Policy and Development, The Citizens League
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