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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Treating Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Rural Montana
Profiles how St. Peter's Health - a health system in Helena, Montana - developed and implemented a parental support system to address gaps in postpartum mental health care. Discusses partnerships St. Peter's Health utilized to connect parents with community-based services and supports. Offers lessons learned and future goals for the program.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Three Simple Ways for Funders to Make Their Rural Work Authentic
Blog post describing ways that foundations can improve rural philanthropy, highlighting the importance of hiring rural staff, working with firms that have rural experience, and employing a rural equity lens in day-to-day operations.
Author(s): Allen Smart
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Family Philanthropy
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Broadband Task Force: High-Speed Internet is Essential for All Counties
Offers policy recommendations and best practices related to broadband infrastructure, including expansion into rural areas. Discusses broadband technology, community partnerships, and policy considerations. Presents case studies of county-level initiatives and a list of broadband solutions by county in the appendix.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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Collaboration and Flexibility Are Cornerstones of LifePoint Health's Vaccination Efforts
Describes how LifePoint Health, a healthcare organization focused on small, rural, and growing communities in 29 states, is promoting and administering COVID-19 vaccines. Discusses communication and technological strategies as well as community partnerships developed to increase vaccination rates.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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47th Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference
Offers presentation slides and video recordings from the 2021 Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference. Covers a wide variety of topics including infrastructure needs in rural communities, telehealth and distance learning, prevention efforts to address social determinants of health, and more.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Implementing and Sustaining Rural Community Paramedicine
Incorporates proceedings from the February 21-22, 2021 Rural Community Paramedicine (CP) Summit, and key strategies for implementing and sustaining CP in rural communities. Contains resources, information on established CP programs, and information about how state Flex Programs can support rural CP efforts. Describes experiences of established CP providers so that rural ambulance providers and hospitals might be better prepared as they consider similar initiatives in their own communities.
Additional links: Webinar
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Midwest Initiative Seeks to Reduce Opioid Use in Rural and Tribal Communities
Profile of the Midwest Tribal Opioid Meta-Evaluation (MTOM) and the American Indian Resource and Resiliency Team (AIRRT), an Opioid Use Disorder treatment partnership serving American Indian communities in Minnesota and the Northern Plains. Describes the process of conducting a meta-evaluation and the program's activities.
Author(s): Beth Connolly, Leslie Paulson
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pew Charitable Trusts
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National RTAP/FTA Webinar: Rural Transportation Planning and the COVID-19 Response
Webinar recording discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected rural and tribal transit, their communities, and the providers responding to the pandemic. Features speakers from the Federal Transit Administration, the National Rural Transit Assistance Program, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Crawford Area Transit Authority, and Nevada County Transit Services.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Transit Assistance Program
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Interorganizational Care Coordination of Rural Veterans by Veterans Affairs and Community Care Programs: A Systematic Review
Details the findings of a systematic review of the efficacy of care coordination initiatives by Veterans Affairs (VA) to care for rural veterans. Distinguishes data from pre- and post-Veterans Choice Act and post-MISSION Act. Defines organizational policy and administration, culture, and mechanisms of community care programs, as well as relational practices, contextual factors, and third-party administrators.
Author(s): Lynn A. Garvin, Marianne Pugatch, Deborah Gurewich, et al.
Citation: Medical Care, 59, (6, Suppl3), 259-269
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
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Building Healthy Rural Communities Together: The Role of Rural Philanthropy in Cross-Sector Partnership to Improve Community Health and Well-Being
Video recording of an interview with Allen Smart of PhilanthropywoRx discussing partnerships between philanthropic organizations, rural communities, and rural healthcare organizations to improve health and well-being through investment in rural places.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Build Healthy Places Network
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