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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Module 4: Helping RHCs Work Effectively with Other Key Rural Health Providers
Describes how Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) can work effectively with other rural health providers. Discusses how State Office of Rural Health (SORH) staff can introduce RHCs to other rural safety-net providers and covers strategies to assist SORH staff in maximizing the interactions between RHCs and other rural safety-net providers. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Educational Series.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Rural Health Roundtables: A Strategy for Collaborative Engagement In and Between Rural Communities
Explores a strategy for relationship building within rural communities in order to overcome resource deficits when responding to public health emergencies and natural disasters.
Author(s): CL Pennel, SK Carpender, BJ Quiram
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 8(4), 1054
Date: 11/2008
Type: Document
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Evaluating a Community-Based Participatory Research Project for Elderly Mental Healthcare in Rural America
Reports on the levels of collaboration present among stakeholders for different aspects of a rural mental health research project that used a participatory approach.
Author(s): Dean Blevins, Bridget Morton, Rene McGovern
Citation: Clinical Interventions in Aging, 3(3), 535-545
Date: 09/2008
Type: Document
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Developing Rural Federally Qualified Health Center and Critical Access Hospital Collaboration in Appalachia: A Demonstration Project
Examines how a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a rural hospital came together to consider mutually beneficial joint activities for the institutions and their community. Discusses lessons learned and implications for future collaborations.
Author(s): Lori Butler, Andrew Fontanez, Rosemary McKenzie, Michael E. Samuels
Date: 10/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Partnering to Achieve Rural Emergency Preparedness: A Workbook for Healthcare Providers in Rural Communities
Provides a tool to help Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), community health centers, migrant health centers, and hospitals develop effective community emergency preparedness plans. Encourages a collaborative approach with coordination between community leaders and healthcare facilities.
Author(s): Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health
Date: 2007
Type: Document
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Organizing State and Local Health Departments for Public Health Preparedness
Examines whether state and local public health agencies relate to one another in a way that facilitates emergency response and preparedness. Includes discussion of issues facing rural areas.
Author(s): Jeffrey Wasserman, Peter Jacobson, Nicole Lurie, et al.
Date: 2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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Public Health Preparedness: Integrating Public Health and Hospital Preparedness Programs
Examines different models for coordination that local health departments and general acute-care hospitals have employed to improve public health preparedness. Includes discussion of rural issues.
Author(s): Lois M. Davis, Jeanne S. Ringel, Sarah K. Cotton, et al.
Date: 2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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The 2005 Report to the Secretary: Rural Health and Human Service Issues
Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Includes chapters focused on collaborations in rural communities, rural access to obstetrical services, and obesity in rural communities. Also examines rural welfare reform, including barriers faced by TANF recipients in the areas of transportation, child care, and the rural labor market. Includes recommendations to address these issues.
Date: 04/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Toolkit for Rural Community Coordinated Transportation Services
Provides information, instructions, and lessons learned from rural communities that have implemented coordinated transportation services. Includes details on who needs to be involved in coordinated transportation, how it operates, and its benefits.
Author(s): Jon E. Burkhardt, Charles A. Nelson, Gail Murray, David Koffman
Date: 08/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Transportation Research Board
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Providing Developmental Screenings and Services in Rural Communities
Discusses barriers rural communities face in providing developmental screenings to children. Highlights a program in Alaska that builds community coalitions to raise awareness about the importance of early childhood programs and to provide screenings and referrals. Offers recommendations for others seeking to build early childhood development coalitions.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Institute for Children's Healthcare Quality
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