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Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Mapping an Emerging National Health Equity Network
Results of an online survey of 256 organizations, conducted from April 2013-May 2014, providing basic demographics and information about partnerships which help advance the health and well-being of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Social Policy Research Associates, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
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Sourcebook: Technical Assistance of the Rural Health Information Technology Network Development (RHITND) Grantees
Provides information and resources on the demonstration projects from the Rural Health Information Technology Network Development (RHITND) Program funded during federal fiscal years 2011-2013.
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Collaborative Community Health Needs Assessments: Approaches and Benefits for Critical Access Hospitals
Informs the efforts of state Flex Programs to support Critical Access Hospitals in conducting collaborative Community Health Needs Assessments. The results of these assessments can be used by hospitals as well as state Flex Programs to inform their ongoing strategic initiatives.
Author(s): John A. Gale, Andrew F. Coburn, Helen E. Newton
Date: 05/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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The Impact of a Prevention Delivery System on Perceived Social Capital: The Prosper Project
Examines the impacts of Promoting School-Community-University Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER) as a delivery system for evidence-based prevention programs in rural and semi-rural communities. PROSPER is a collaborative community health initiative involving individuals and organizations with similar interests that bring together a wide range of expertise and resources for a common goal.
Author(s): Sarah M. Chilenski, Patricia M. Ang, Mark T. Greenberg, Mark E. Feinberg, Richard Spoth
Citation: Prevention Sciences, 15(2), 125-137
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
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Supporting Iowa Rural Provider Capacity Through Community Care Coordination Teams
Overview of a collaborative effort between Medicaid and safety net providers establishing a community care coordination team pilot in Iowa in order to demonstrate success for implementation in other states. Offers to build provider capacity and improve quality of care in small and rural communities.
Author(s): Mary Takach
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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Prevention and Health Promotion among Vulnerable Populations on the U.S.-México Border: Synthesis Report
Summarizes the findings from six regional United States–Mexico Border Health Commission stakeholder planning meetings organized by the New Mexico Department of Health Office of Border Health and the California Department of Public Health Office of Binational Border Health. The objective of these meetings was to collect information from agencies and organizations that provide health and human services, and/or advocate for improving access to these services for at risk populations on the U.S. side of the U.S.–Mexico border region.
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United States-México Border Health Commission
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Mobilizing Community Partnerships in Rural Communities: Strategies and Techniques
Describes how rural communities can develop and maintain organizational and community partnerships with local health departments, community health centers, healthcare organizations, offices of rural health, hospitals, and non-profit organizations. Recommendations are based on interviews with Federal Office of Rural Health Policy grantees involved in successful rural community partnership initiatives.
Author(s): Mikhaila Richards
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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Critical Access Hospital Blueprint for Performance Excellence
Highlights from a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Performance Excellence Summit held in Minneapolis on June 6-7, 2013. The goal of the Summit was to assemble national rural hospital experts to create a recommended blueprint for sustainable CAH excellence. Components discussed were leadership, strategic planning, partners, measurement, workforce, operations, and impact. Hosted by the Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC).
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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The Role of Small and Rural Hospitals and Care Systems in Effective Population Health Partnerships
Explains how small and rural hospitals and their systems can develop community and other partnerships to effectively implement population health management and improve their community's health status. Includes five case studies.
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Research & Educational Trust
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The Colorado Beacon Consortium: Strengthening the Capacity for Health Care Delivery Transformation in Rural Communities
Describes how physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers in seven predominantly rural Colorado counties managed to build the capacity needed to exchange health data and transform clinical care.
Author(s): Douglas McCarthy, Alexander Cohen
Date: 04/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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