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Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Sourcebook: Technical Assistance of the Rural Health Information Technology Network Development (RHITND) Grantees
Provides information and resources on the demonstration projects from the Rural Health Information Technology Network Development (RHITND) Program funded during federal fiscal years 2011-2013.
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Buncombe County, NC: 2014 Culture of Health Prize Winner
Describes how Buncombe County Health and Human Services of North Carolina collaborated with community stakeholders including the local chamber of commerce, YMCA, healthcare professionals, and transportation experts to create a Public Health Advisory Council. The Council along with individuals, families, and local leaders supported healthy living initiatives by encouraging physicians to address obesity and asthma, reducing exposure to secondhand smoke in multi-unit housing, encouraging the purchase of healthy foods, and improving healthcare quality for children with special needs. Buncombe County is a recipient of the 2014 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health Prize.
Date: 06/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Collaborative Community Health Needs Assessments: Approaches and Benefits for Critical Access Hospitals
Informs the efforts of state Flex Programs to support Critical Access Hospitals in conducting collaborative Community Health Needs Assessments. The results of these assessments can be used by hospitals as well as state Flex Programs to inform their ongoing strategic initiatives.
Author(s): John A. Gale, Andrew F. Coburn, Helen E. Newton
Date: 05/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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The Impact of a Prevention Delivery System on Perceived Social Capital: The Prosper Project
Examines the impacts of Promoting School-Community-University Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER) as a delivery system for evidence-based prevention programs in rural and semi-rural communities. PROSPER is a collaborative community health initiative involving individuals and organizations with similar interests that bring together a wide range of expertise and resources for a common goal.
Author(s): Sarah M. Chilenski, Patricia M. Ang, Mark T. Greenberg, Mark E. Feinberg, Richard Spoth
Citation: Prevention Sciences, 15(2), 125-137
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
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Supporting Iowa Rural Provider Capacity Through Community Care Coordination Teams
Overview of a collaborative effort between Medicaid and safety net providers establishing a community care coordination team pilot in Iowa in order to demonstrate success for implementation in other states. Offers to build provider capacity and improve quality of care in small and rural communities.
Author(s): Mary Takach
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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Helping Primary Care Practices Attain Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition Through Collaboration With a University
Evaluates a model supporting rural primary care practices during their development to achieve recognition as a National Center for Quality Assurance patient-centered medical home (PCMH). This model was a collaboration between Community Care of North Carolina and Appalachian State University's College of Health Sciences where undergraduate healthcare management and preprofessional students were guided by the PCMH team to work directly with the practices.
Author(s): Sandi J. Lane, R.W. "Chip" Watkins
Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 26(6), 784-786
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
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Prevention and Health Promotion among Vulnerable Populations on the U.S.-México Border: Synthesis Report
Summarizes the findings from six regional United States–Mexico Border Health Commission stakeholder planning meetings organized by the New Mexico Department of Health Office of Border Health and the California Department of Public Health Office of Binational Border Health. The objective of these meetings was to collect information from agencies and organizations that provide health and human services, and/or advocate for improving access to these services for at risk populations on the U.S. side of the U.S.–Mexico border region.
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United States-México Border Health Commission
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Mobilizing Community Partnerships in Rural Communities: Strategies and Techniques
Describes how rural communities can develop and maintain organizational and community partnerships with local health departments, community health centers, healthcare organizations, offices of rural health, hospitals, and non-profit organizations. Recommendations are based on interviews with Federal Office of Rural Health Policy grantees involved in successful rural community partnership initiatives.
Author(s): Mikhaila Richards
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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Critical Access Hospital Blueprint for Performance Excellence
Highlights from a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Performance Excellence Summit held in Minneapolis on June 6-7, 2013. The goal of the Summit was to assemble national rural hospital experts to create a recommended blueprint for sustainable CAH excellence. Components discussed were leadership, strategic planning, partners, measurement, workforce, operations, and impact. Hosted by the Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC).
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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The Role of Small and Rural Hospitals and Care Systems in Effective Population Health Partnerships
Explains how small and rural hospitals and their systems can develop community and other partnerships to effectively implement population health management and improve their community's health status. Includes five case studies.
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Research & Educational Trust
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