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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Challenges in Providing Substance Use Disorder Treatment to Child Welfare Clients in Rural Communities
Provides an overview of the unique challenges rural communities face serving parents with substance abuse issues, including provider shortages, limited access to health insurance, transportation and technological barriers, and lack of routine cross-systems collaboration with the child welfare system. Offers strategies to overcome these challenges in rural communities.
Author(s): Elizabeth Clary, Christina Ribar, Elizabeth Weigensberg
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Mathematica
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Telehealth: An Opportunity for State and Territorial Health Agencies to Improve Access to Needed Health Services
Reports results from a 2019 telehealth capacity survey of state and territorial health agencies. Identifies strategies these agencies can take to advance state use of telehealth related to infrastructure, collaboration, and policy.
Author(s): Alexandra Kearly, Janet Oputa, Paris Harper-Hardy
Citation: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 26(1), 86-90
Date: 2020
Type: Document
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CDFIs 'Make Dreams Come True' by Creating Opportunity in Rural Spaces
Describes the role that Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) can play in helping rural areas gain access to flexible financing options to support rural health projects. Highlights how the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and Healthcare Georgia Foundation work with CDFIs to help address rural health concerns. Also features a CDFI recipient of Uplift America, the South Carolina Community Loan Fund, that has helped support a health professions high school.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Emergency Medical Services Integration
Outlines tools and strategies for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to use when integrating with other healthcare providers. Discusses approaches to the integration of medical direction, medical protocols, quality reviews, training and continuing education, and operations, among other topics.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Paramedic Foundation
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Tracking Change in the North Country
Summarizes the findings of several studies focused on the rural community of Coos County, New Hampshire and surrounding areas transitioning from a manufacturing to a tourism based economy. Includes the results from a survey of rural adults to understand their perceptions of the economic, social, and environmental issues in their community. Discusses a 10-year study of youth health and social behavior including their attachment to school and community, expectations for the future, and decisions regarding where they want to live and work as young adults.
Author(s): Eleanor Jaffee
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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2019 Rural Emergency Care Integration Summit: Flex Program Support for Rural EMS: Moving from Loaded Miles to Value-Based Models
Provides an overview of the March 2019 Rural Emergency Care Summit convened by the National Rural Health Resource Center. Explores the role of emergency medical services (EMS) as the healthcare system transitions from volume-based to value-based care. Addresses challenges to EMS and hospital collaboration and strategies for future integration. Discusses how Flex Programs could support rural EMS improvements.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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46th Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference
Offers presentation slides from the 2019 Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference, including the pre-conference focused on hospital boards. Covers a wide variety of topics including rural health workforce issues and programs, tribal health, early childhood and school health, partnerships and collaboration, and substance abuse prevention and treatment.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country: A New Partnership and Approach
Overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) program, designed to use tribal wisdom to protect and promote physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.
Author(s): Ursula E. Bauer, David K. Espey
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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A Guide for Rural Health Care Collaboration and Coordination
Describes how rural hospitals, community health centers, local public health departments, and other organizations can work together to identify health needs in their community and develop partnerships and strategies to help address these needs. Identifies areas of collaboration and coordination. Includes networking and collaboration case studies in rural Missouri and North Dakota. Provides a template and discussion questions for developing partnerships.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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A Holistic Approach to Chronic Disease Prevention: Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country
Describes the development, funding, and implementation of a 5-year program, begun in 2014, supporting American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities and tribal organizations to simultaneously address chronic diseases and their risk factors. Identifies approaches useful for agencies and organizations working with AI/AN populations.
Author(s): Nancy S. Andrade, David K. Espey, Mary E. Hall, Ursula E. Bauer
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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