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Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Bringing Community and Academic Scholars Together to Facilitate and Conduct Authentic Community Based Participatory Research: Project UNITED
Offers an overview of a community based participatory research (CBPR) grant proposal and a comprehensive CBPR obesity-related program to facilitate and promote collaboration between academic researchers and a community to address obesity related health disparities, primarily among African American communities in the rural South.
Author(s): Dwight Lewis Jr., Lea Yerby, Melanie Tucker, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(1), 35
Date: 01/2016
Type: Document
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2016 Kentucky Health Coalitions Directory
A directory, by county, of coalitions or care coordination groups working in the state of Kentucky, gathered to assist in networking and collaboration.
Date: 2016
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
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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
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Dissemination of an Electronic Manual to Build Capacity for Implementing Farmers' Markets with Community Health Centers
Reports on the effectiveness of disseminating a manual about developing and sustaining a program from a rural community health center to help others learn from it. Evaluates respondent interest in and plans for using the manual. Addresses the benefits of collaborating with a university and how the farmers' market benefited the community's diet and economy.
Author(s): M. Aaron Guest, Darcy Freedman, Kassandra A. Alia, Heather M. Brandt, Daniela B. Friedman
Citation: Clinical and Translational Science, 8(5), 484-489
Date: 10/2015
Type: Document
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An Interview with Darrold Bertsch
A healthcare administrator who serves as CEO of both a Critical Access Hospital and a Federally Qualified Health Center in rural North Dakota discusses how the two facilities work together to meet their region's healthcare needs.
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Leading Change: Best Practices in Technical Assistance for Rural and Frontier Health-Care in an Era of Transformation
Provides resources, tools, and proven practices to augment technical assistance and support the development and implementation of services provided by State Offices of Rural Health (SORH), nonprofit organizations, and government agencies when working with rural and frontier health service organizations (HSOs).
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Frontier Communities
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Having a Rural Impact on Poverty and Child Abuse: Hope and Care for the Future
Discusses the effects of child abuse and neglect on rural children and families. Highlights the planned work of Rural Impact, a public-private collaboration led by the White House Rural Council, which will use a multi-generational approach to invest in low-income families and communities.
Author(s): Kathleen Belanger
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Granting Hope
Overview of Rural Philanthropy Days, a Colorado event for rural communities that brings together regional funders, local governments, business leaders, and local nonprofit organizations.
Author(s): Kate Menzies
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Physicians Providing Leadership for Rural Communities
Identifies ways in which physicians can address unfavorable child outcomes (e.g. unplanned pregnancy, tobacco addiction, mental health disorders) by working with other groups and forming coalitions within the rural community.
Author(s): David T. Tayloe Jr
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 76(1), 31-32
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
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Community Engagement Toolkit for Rural Hospitals
Designed to help rural hospital administrators leverage their hospital's strengths and resources to engage in a meaningful dialogue about health reform and sustainable community partnerships. Includes several outlines, templates, and recommendations to help leaders assess their facility's current projects and prepare for future efforts.
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Hospital Association
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