Skip to main content

Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

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
view details
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
view details
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
view details
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
view details
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
view details
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
view details
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
view details
State Flex Profiles
Profiles of each state's Rural Hospital Medicare Flexibility (Flex) Program activities related to supporting Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Includes state Flex program contacts.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Technical Assistance and Services Center
view details
State Rural Health Associations Directory
Directory providing contact information for each state rural health association.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
view details