Rural Health: Pathway to Progress
Presents insights and perspectives from four rural healthcare leaders. Describes strategies for overcoming workforce challenges, increasing access to specialty care, and addressing cost pressures. Requires registration to download.
Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Reuters Events view details
Optimizing Inpatient Bed Management in a Rural Community-Based Hospital: A Quality Improvement Initiative
Provides an overview of a project aimed at maintaining appropriate hospital bed capacity within a hub-and-spoke healthcare system in rural, southwest Minnesota. Discusses project phases of discovery, planning, and implementation, as well as the strategy to increase capacity at the tertiary/hub medical center by utilizing beds at partner/spoke hospitals for less complex or acute inpatient stays.
Author(s): Brian N. Bartlett, Nadine N. Vanhoudt, Hanyin Wang, et al. Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 23, 1000 Date: 09/2023 Type: Document view details
The Pennsylvania Rural Health Model (PARHM): Third Annual Evaluation Report
Evaluates the third performance year of the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model (PARHM), an initiative designed to test if global budgets can help rural hospitals improve their financial viability, provide flexibility to meet locally defined community health needs, and reduce overall healthcare spending. Provides an overview of the model and describes the implementation experience of participating hospitals and payers. Presents a descriptive quantitative assessment of financial performance, spending and utilization, access to care, and quality of care outcomes from 2016, the model's baseline, through 2021. Includes three case studies discussing three themes: the recruitment and retention of system-affiliated hospitals, engagement and coordination with community organizations and providers, and exploring service line changes.
Appendix, Findings at a Glance
Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, NORC at the University of Chicago view details
Sustainability Spotlight: State Funding for Produce Prescriptions
Provides an overview of two successful models of produce prescriptions (PPR) programs that provide access to fruits and vegetables for low-income families experiencing diet-related illness. Discusses sustainability, collaboration, and strategic planning of the New Mexico Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program (FVRx) that works with tribal, rural, and frontier communities.
Author(s): Audrey Immel Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: No Kid Hungry view details
Rural Health Value Summit: Driving Value Through Community-Based Partnerships
Provides an overview of a June 2023 summit regarding the intersection of rural providers and communities, value-based care and payment models, and social determinants of health (SDOH). Describes the efforts of Arkansas, Michigan, Oregon, and South Carolina communities that had representatives at the summit. Discusses opportunities for policymakers, payers, and health system leaders to build and support infrastructure to address social determinants of health in rural communities and offers possible next steps.
Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value view details
DRCHSD Spotlight: Urgent & Primary Care of Clarksdale in Clarksdale, Mississippi
Discusses how Urgent and Primary Care of Clarksdale in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and community partners constructed a community garden to improve patient and community access to healthy food. Describes how clinic staff used Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program resources to increase access to care through telehealth, including using technology to provide healthcare services to people incarcerated at the Coahoma County Detention Facility.
Date: 08/2023 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details
Working Towards Health Equity in the Rural Space
Podcast episode featuring a discussion with Terry Scoggin, CEO of Titus Regional Medical Center in northeast Texas, and Ben Anderson, Vice President of Rural Health and Hospitals for the Colorado Hospital Association, on how they are working to promote health equity in rural areas.
Date: 08/2023 Type: Audio Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association view details