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Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Maternal Health: Availability of Hospital-Based Obstetric Care in Rural Areas
Explores the availability of hospital-based obstetric services in rural areas. Summarizes stakeholder perspectives on the factors affecting the availability of these services and on the efforts federal agencies, states, and others could take to increase the access to obstetric care. Highlights six programs identified by researchers and provider associations as effective at increasing obstetric care in rural areas.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Key Considerations for a Rural Hospital Assessing Conversion to Rural Emergency Hospital
Offers a conceptual framework of key considerations for rural hospitals contemplating conversion to a rural emergency hospital (REH). Covers financial feasibility, workforce, community impact, partnerships, and regulatory considerations.
Author(s): Kristin Reiter, TJ Grant, Susie Gurzenda, et al.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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How To Improve Community Wildfire Defense Grants To Build Rural Resilience
Analyzes the impact of wildfires in northern New Mexico to plan for increased needs related to climate disasters in rural and vulnerable communities across the U.S. Discusses issues such as capacity in rural areas that create challenges when utilizing federal assistance. Provides suggestions for investments in built environment and collaborations across agencies to plan for grant funding that supports rural areas and increases rural resilience.
Author(s): Sofia Garcia George, Mark Haggerty
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for American Progress
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'Filling the Cracks': How a Rural Maine Community Kept its 24/7 Urgent Care Open with Paramedics
Features a pilot program serving rural Maine where paramedics take shifts staffing the local health center after-hours and on weekends.
Author(s): Gretel Kauffman
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Interconnected - The Future of EMS in Rural & Urban Minnesota
Recording of a panel presentation that discusses challenges and potential opportunities related to Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Explores issues such as workforce, funding, and collaboration of EMS networks in Minnesota.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Rural Policy and Development, The Citizens League
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COVID Community-Engaged Testing in Alabama: Reaching Underserved Rural Populations Through Collaboration
Provides an overview of the National Institutes of Health's Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics–Underserved Populations initiative that fostered collaborations to increase COVID-19 testing in rural areas of Alabama. Discusses intervention, implementation, and evaluation of initiative and includes county-level data on tests administered.
Author(s): Christopher Greer McCollum, Thomas N. Creger, Aadia I. Rana, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 112(10), 1399-1403
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
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Rural Opportunity Zone and Recovery Playbook
Offers best practices for rural community leaders and economic development officials to pursue Opportunity Zone investment. Discusses leadership and stakeholder team building, navigating local, state, and federal incentives, community planning, investment relationship building, and more. Appendices offer data tools, resources, and Opportunity Zone guides and resources.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Sorenson Impact Center, Utah Association of Counties
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Madison Medical Center Hospital Spotlight
Discusses how the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program helped Madison Medical Center use health outcome data and community partnerships to launch an initiative to address high obesity rates.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Rural Hospital Closures Threaten Access: Solutions to Preserve Care in Local Communities
Provides an overview of rural hospital closures between 2010-2021. Discusses rural demographics and outlines trends affecting rural hospital financial sustainability, including patient volume and health, reimbursement, staffing shortages, COVID-19, new models of care, and more.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Integrating Employment Services with Substance Use Treatment and Recovery: The Experiences of Five Programs
Reports on the experiences of 5 treatment and recovery programs that integrated employment services into their program structure. Presents key findings that highlight program differences, organizational partnerships, and necessary accommodations for people in recovery from substance use disorder (SUD). Includes case study of a community recovery program situated in rural Virginia.
Author(s): Hannah Betesh, Deena Schwartz, Shelley Rappaport, Karin Martinson
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, Building Evidence on Employment Strategies
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