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Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Building Flourishing Native Families and Thriving Communities: A Reflection on 2023
Provides background on the Administration for Native Americans, outlines strategic priorities for 2023 and 2024, and discusses community partners and collaborations. Focuses on issues such as economic development funding for Native Hawaiians, early childhood development, Native languages, and missing and murdered indigenous people.
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Health Care Coalitions: A Resource to Support Critical Access Hospital Emergency Preparedness Planning
Describes unique challenges Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) face regarding emergency preparedness planning. Presents findings from interviews with leaders from eight statewide or regional healthcare coalitions (HCCs) regarding strategies and resources HCCs provide to support the CAH emergency preparedness planning process.Outlines the functions and roles of HCCs by the four Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) capability goals.
Author(s): John Gale, Karen Pearson, Rebecca Stearns
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Rural Maternal Health Series: Engaging with Perinatal Quality Collaboratives for Rural Hospitals
Webinar recording, second in a series, discusses the role Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (PQCs) play in making improvements in maternal and infant healthcare and outcomes in rural hospitals. Features presentations from representatives of the CDC's Perinatal & Infant Health Team, Washington State Department of Health, and University of Montana Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities.
Additional links: Audio Recording, Webinar Slides
Date: 03/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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NADO Resilience Workshop Planning Guide
Discusses planning, coordination, and implementation of natural disaster and economic resilience workshops by Regional Development Organizations (RDOs) and Economic Development Districts (EDDs). Includes a case study on infrastructure development and climate resilience in predominantly rural areas of North Carolina.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Development Organizations
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How Community-Based Organizations Expand Access to Summer Meals through Non-Congregate Feeding
A recorded webinar that discusses how organizations collaborated to provide non-congregate meals in rural areas during the summer months. Includes information on mobile meals, grab-and-go options, bulk distributions, and take-home meals.
Additional links: Slide Deck
Date: 03/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: No Kid Hungry
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Schools Bringing Summer Meals to Kids: Learnings & Promising Practices from Non-Congregate Feeding
A recorded webinar that provides case studies from 3 school districts who successfully operated a mobile non-congregate meal program in rural areas during the summer months.
Additional links: Slide Deck
Date: 03/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: No Kid Hungry
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Successful Non-Congregate Meal Service Models for Rural Areas: Implementation Guide (2024 Update)
Provides models that inform implementation of non-congregate meal services in rural areas. Includes background on policy decisions and legislative definitions.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: No Kid Hungry
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Grow Your Own Toolkit: A Guide to Implementing Workforce Strategies in Washington State's Rural Health Systems
A toolkit for creating grow your own workforce programs for addressing rural healthcare workforce shortages in Washington. Discusses strategies, collaboration opportunities, and implementation tips. Includes case studies from around Washington.
Author(s): Talia Horacek, Sarah Gambrill
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Department of Health
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Rural Partners Network with Farah Ahmad
Podcast episode featuring Farah Ahmad, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Discusses the Rural Partners Network, an alliance of 25 federal agencies working together with 36 communities across 10 states and Puerto Rico to help rural communities build prosperity through job creation, infrastructure development, and community improvement. Describes how USDA Rural Development and the Rural Partners Network are working to address housing and transportation concerns in rural areas.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Impact! Communications, Inc.
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North Central Regional Center for Rural Development 2023 Annual Report
Describes the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development's (NCRCRD) projects and resources in 2023. Covers funding initiatives, grants, collaborations, research, resilient economies, health and wellness, civic engagement, and more.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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