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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

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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Factors That Predict Financial Sustainability of Community Coalitions: Five Years of Findings from the PROSPER Partnership Project
Investigates the PROSPER (PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience) partnership model developed to evaluate the level of sustainability funding by community prevention teams and the factors that impact sustainable funding. Study took place in 14 rural communities and small towns where community teams selected, implemented, and sustained evidence-base programs focused on reducing substance misuse, and promoting positive youth and family development.
Author(s): Mark T Greenberg, Mark E Feinberg, Lesley E Johnson, et al.
Citation: Prevention Science, 16(1), 158-167
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
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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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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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Pursuing Integration of Public Health Services in Genesee and Orleans Counties, NY
Describes how two rural counties in upstate New York, Genesee and Orleans Counties, embarked on a joint jurisdictional undertaking to integrate select services offered by their county departments of health.
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Sharing Public Health Services, Lake Plains Community Care Network
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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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