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Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Best Practices for Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy Development: A Review of Scientific Methods, Current Practices, and Future Potential
Discusses how public health and non-profit hospitals can work together to assess community health and plan for improvement. Addresses reasons rural hospitals and public health can benefit from working together. Based on a July 2011 public forum convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Author(s): Kevin Barnett
Date: 02/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Public Health Institute
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Increasing Access to Oral Health Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS in Rural Oregon
Describes a program, Innovations in Oral Health Care Initiative, that works to expand oral healthcare services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS in rural Oregon through collaboration with a dental hygiene school and a dental case manager to help provide access to services. Includes service delivery activities and descriptive roles for each provider.
Author(s): Jill Jones, Mahyar Mofidi, Helene Bednarsh, Alan Gambrell, Carol R. Tobias
Citation: Public Health Reports, 17(Suppl 2), 65-72
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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Partnership for Implementation of Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Rural Federally Qualified Health Centers: Theory and Methods
Discusses the findings of a study to develop an effective implementation strategy between an academic health center and a rural community health center to facilitate the modification and adoption of an evidence-based mental health program to be used by primary care providers in rural community health centers located in Arkansas.
Author(s): Justin B. Hunt, Geoffrey Curran, Teresa Kramer, et al.
Citation: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 6(3), 389-398
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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An Interview with Teryl Eisinger
The director of NOSORH discusses National Rural Health Day and how NOSORH works as a virtual office.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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New Partnership Encourages Health Care Quality
Discusses the Partnership for Patients, a public-private partnership designed to help improve the quality, safety, and affordability of health care.
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Rural Veteran Outreach Toolkit
Toolkit focuses on increasing partnerships between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and rural communities with the goal of improving the quality of life for veterans who live in rural communities.
Author(s): Nancy Dailey, Bret Hicken, Chris Turner
Date: 10/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Veterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health
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Assessing and Addressing Legal Barriers to the Clinical Integration of Community Health Centers and Other Community Providers
Outlines laws and policies governing clinical collaborations between community health centers and their partners. Profiles health centers that have worked within the law to develop partnerships that benefit patients while still adhering to their core mission of assuring healthcare for all regardless of insurance coverage. Covers rural implications.
Author(s): Sara Rosenbaum, Marcie H. Zakheim, Jacqueline C. Leifer, et al.
Date: 07/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Collaboration with Rural Community Health Centers VISN 5, Task 4: Final Report
Outlines the implementation steps of a pilot project for community-based providers to improve coordination of care between rural community health centers (CHCs) and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Includes lessons learned and recommendations to increase enrollment and improve data collection, outreach, and education. Offers information on developing a framework for clinical coordination between VHA and rural CHCs at the local and national levels.
Date: 06/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Collaboration and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)
Provides non-FQHC health care providers, including Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), with an understanding of motivating factors for FQHCs to expand the number of service sites and provide non-FQHC reimbursed services, such as laboratory and other diagnostic services.
Date: 03/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Stroudwater Associates
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A Manual on Effective Collaboration Between Critical Access Hospitals and Federally Qualified Health Centers
Highlights how through cooperation and collaboration, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), especially those near each other and serving similar communities, can meet community needs, enhance roles, and stabilize and expand needed services and rural delivery systems.
Date: 04/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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