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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Case Study: Paramedicine Program Strengthens Rural Health Care System
Shares how leaders of Community Hospital in rural McCook, Nebraska reached their goal of reducing ambulance transports, emergency room visits, and hospital readmissions by partnering with community organizations to create the McCook Community Paramedicine program. Focuses on program's approach, key steps, lessons learned, and results.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bryan Health
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Case Study: Community Partnerships Engage Residents in Healthy Living
Explains how Merrick Medical Center, located in Central City, Nebraska, partnered with other community organizations to help residents improve overall health by focusing on fitness and wellness activities. Shares their approach, results, lessons learned, and more from Merrick Medical Center's campaign to reinvent preventive care in the community.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bryan Health
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Case Study: Hospital's School-to-Work Program Aids Young Adults with Disabilities
Presents results from a Project SEARCH program, carried out by York General Health Care Services, located in York, Nebraska, and several other local partners. Shares approaches, key steps, and lessons learned from York General's work with community stakeholders to prepare and transition young adults with disabilities into the healthcare workforce.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bryan Health
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Case Study: Hospital and Fitness Center Join Forces for a Healthy Community
Highlights a partnership between Columbus Community Hospital, located in Columbus, Nebraska, and the YMCA that resulted in a number of additional or improved health and wellness services in the community, including a new fitness center. Shares the key steps, project successes, lessons learned, and more.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bryan Health
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Compendium of Hospital & Community Partnerships
Outlines a number of innovative partnerships between rural hospitals and community organizations in Nebraska that work to expand local services, improve care quality, and reduce the cost of care in rural communities. Presents partnerships in case study format, sharing key steps, lessons learned, and project results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bryan Health
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Rural Health Networks and Coalitions Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities develop or expand a rural health network or coalition. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Network Spotlights
Offers monthly articles highlighting Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) grantees' best practices for network development, allied health, and health information technology (HIT) workforce programs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Health Equity Change Makers: Kiki's Story
Describes the work of the Chuuk Women's Council founded in Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia. This organization's primary focus is to support education for all children regardless of gender, and to support the advancement of women who have not completed school. The council also provides information about prevention of chronic and non-communicable diseases and supports legislation that protects women and girls from domestic violence.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
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A Roadmap to Develop Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Initiatives
A guidebook to help local and county governments learn how they might share public health services regionally for more effective and efficient operations. The guide is based on a national public health learning community that includes rural public health organizations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Center for Sharing Public Health Services
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On Center
This blog serves as a tool for conversation between the National Rural Health Resource Center and its customers and partners. Contributions from staff focus on performance improvement, health information technology, recruitment and retention, community health assessments, and networking.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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