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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

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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Stimulating Local Innovation for Rural Health and Human Services Integration: A Critical Review of the ORHP Outreach Grantees
Examines the existing health and human service integration efforts in the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) Rural Health Outreach Grants. Includes considerations for future programs.
Author(s): Mario Gutierrez, Kathleen Belanger, Vaughn Clark, et al.
Date: 03/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Human Services Panel
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Rethinking Rural Human Service Delivery in Challenging Times: The Case for Service Integration
Explains the need for a regionally integrated rural human services system in order to address challenges many rural social services agencies face in delivering human services.
Author(s): Mario Gutierrez, Kathleen Belanger, Vaughn Clark, et al.
Date: 02/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Human Services Panel
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Module 4: Helping RHCs Work Effectively with Other Key Rural Health Providers
Describes how Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) can work effectively with other rural health providers. Discusses how State Office of Rural Health (SORH) staff can introduce RHCs to other rural safety-net providers and covers strategies to assist SORH staff in maximizing the interactions between RHCs and other rural safety-net providers. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Educational Series.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Rural Health Roundtables: A Strategy for Collaborative Engagement In and Between Rural Communities
Explores a strategy for relationship building within rural communities in order to overcome resource deficits when responding to public health emergencies and natural disasters.
Author(s): CL Pennel, SK Carpender, BJ Quiram
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 8(4), 1054
Date: 11/2008
Type: Document
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Evaluating a Community-Based Participatory Research Project for Elderly Mental Healthcare in Rural America
Reports on the levels of collaboration present among stakeholders for different aspects of a rural mental health research project that used a participatory approach.
Author(s): Dean Blevins, Bridget Morton, Rene McGovern
Citation: Clinical Interventions in Aging, 3(3), 535-545
Date: 09/2008
Type: Document
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Developing Rural Federally Qualified Health Center and Critical Access Hospital Collaboration in Appalachia: A Demonstration Project
Examines how a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a rural hospital came together to consider mutually beneficial joint activities for the institutions and their community. Discusses lessons learned and implications for future collaborations.
Author(s): Lori Butler, Andrew Fontanez, Rosemary McKenzie, Michael E. Samuels
Date: 10/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Partnering to Achieve Rural Emergency Preparedness: A Workbook for Healthcare Providers in Rural Communities
Provides a tool to help Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), community health centers, migrant health centers, and hospitals develop effective community emergency preparedness plans. Encourages a collaborative approach with coordination between community leaders and healthcare facilities.
Author(s): Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health
Date: 2007
Type: Document
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Organizing State and Local Health Departments for Public Health Preparedness
Examines whether state and local public health agencies relate to one another in a way that facilitates emergency response and preparedness. Includes discussion of issues facing rural areas.
Author(s): Jeffrey Wasserman, Peter Jacobson, Nicole Lurie, et al.
Date: 2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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