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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

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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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Impact Case Studies
Provides a list of successful, rural-specific case studies describing how tools and resources from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) are being used and their impacts at the local and national policy level, in healthcare systems, and for other professional healthcare services and providers. Case study examples are searchable by state/territory or at the national level, date, and topic.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Case Study: Health Coaches Partner with Community Members to Achieve Health and Wellness Goals
Details key steps and lessons learned to implementing a Health Coach program at Saunders Medical Center in Wahoo, Nebraska. Describes the program serving Wahoo and its surrounding communities. Provides education and advocacy for patients' overall health that produced positive results in four areas: mental health, breast health, diabetes, and obesity.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bryan Health
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Case Study: Rural Health System Partners with Local Fitness Centers and Small Businesses to Improve Workplace Wellness
Outlines Henderson Health Care Services' reaction to a 2015 community health needs assessment (CHNA) that identified fitness and nutrition as community concerns. Composed of a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and several specialty and primary care clinics, the Henderson, Nebraska-based rural health system launched a workplace wellness program called Body @ Work. The program offers area employees reduced membership rates at participating fitness centers, wellness education, and other preventive care opportunities such as blood pressure checks at the workplace.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bryan Health
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Case Study: Partnership Enables Hospital to Provide Local Access to 24-Hour Health Care Through Telemedicine
Shares the approach of Seward, Nebraska-based Memorial Health Care Systems' "convenience campaign," which focuses on using technology to meet the needs of a younger-than-average patient base. Discusses building partnerships and utilizing new technologies to improve healthcare accessibility through same-day clinics, online communications, and 24/7 virtual care.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bryan Health
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Case Study: Hospital Partners with Technology Provider to Engage and Connect with Community for Better Health
Shares details of a new health and life services model implemented in Fairbury, Nebraska at Jefferson Community Health and Life. Describes the use of online tools to integrate health and life services via an online wellness dashboard with the goal of inspiring people to make healthier lifestyle choices. Includes information about the model's approach, key steps, results, and lessons learned.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bryan Health
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Case Study: Hospital Partners with Local High Schools to Prepare Students for Health Care Professions
Discusses the structure and organization of Box Butte General Hospital's (BBGH) Health Professions Club, which engages local high school students in healthcare career preparation activities in Alliance, Nebraska. Covers programs goals including educating area students about healthcare careers and creating and recruiting a well-prepared rural healthcare workforce.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bryant Health
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Case Study: Community Fitness Initiative Helps Lower Childhood Obesity Rates
Details key steps and lessons learned of community stakeholders in Lexington, Nebraska regarding an initiative aimed at reducing local childhood obesity rates. Using a partnership approach, leaders at Lexington Regional Health Center successfully implement a community-wide program, the Community Fitness Initiative (CFI), to reduce obesity rates in area schools.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bryan Health
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Case Study: Hospital and School District Partner for Emotional Health
Describes an initiative started by leaders of the Fillmore County Hospital and Fillmore Central Public Schools to address behavioral health issues among the student population in Fillmore, Nebraska. Details program goals: to connect high risk students with specialized help and promote ongoing mental health wellness through educator, parent, and student training.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bryan Health
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Case Study: Pharmacy Provides Critical Link in Rural Care Continuum
Follows the transition of pharmacy services in Pender, Nebraska to highlight the importance of pharmacy services in rural communities. Focuses on how Pender Community Hospital District Inc. partnered with Pender Care Centre District Inc. to purchase a local retail pharmacy, expand pharmacy access, increase revenue, and qualify for the 340B Program.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bryan Health
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