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Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

North Dakota Tests Innovative Health IT Approaches to Improve Hypertension Identification and Control in Workplaces
Highlights a hypertension identification and control project in North Dakota. The program expanded blood pressure screening access to rural and tribal communities; leveraged health information technology; and included partnerships with local health departments, emergency medical services, health systems, and health insurance companies. Summarizes the program's strategies and activities, results, lessons learned, and recommendations.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Strengthening Medicaid Long-term Services and Supports in an Evolving Policy Environment: A Toolkit for States
Shares strategies states can use to reform their long-term services and supports (LTSS) framework, focusing on improving LTSS in two key areas: rebalancing LTSS to increase the proportion of LTSS provided in community-based settings and integrating LTSS with physical and behavioral health services through managed care. Uses case studies to provide examples of each strategy, and discusses rural considerations throughout.
Additional links: Brief for Legislators, Summary of Reforms
Author(s): Stephanie Anthony, Arielle Traub, Sarah Lewis, et al.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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Understanding the Many Roles of COPD Foundation State Captains: Q&A with John Linnell
An interview with John Linnell, a rural COPD Foundation State Captain, who talks about COPD and how he and other Captains can be partners in efforts to impact the disease.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Best Practice Guide for Engagement with SORH and CDC-funded State Programs
Highlights examples from North Dakota, New Hampshire, and Louisiana of successful engagement between the State Office of Rural Health (SORH) and state initiatives funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Identifies top opportunities for collaboration.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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An Innovative Tribal-state Partnership: The Development of the Healthy Alaskans 2020 Statewide Health Improvement Plan
Describes the development of Alaska's statewide health improvement plan, Healthy Alaskans 2020, a tribal and state collaboration with representatives from both groups at each step of the process. Highlights the structure and development of the tribal-state partnership, and offers recommendations for other looking to do similar work.
Author(s): Romy Mohelsky, Diana Redwood, Andrea Fenaughty, et al.
Citation: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 25(suppl 5), S84-S90
Date: 2019
Type: Document
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State Strategies for Averting Early Deaths: Innovations and Best Practices for Preventing Suicide
Reports on an exchange of state-level best practices for preventing suicide. Identifies lessons learned with a focus on three categories: cross-sector collaboration; strategic partnerships including with tribal and veterans organizations; and upstream prevention efforts, including school programs. Briefly addresses challenges for rural and tribal communities. Highlights model programs from Colorado, Washington, Idaho, and Utah.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Governors Association
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Responding to the HIV Crisis in Scott County, Indiana: Q&A with Dr. William Cooke
An interview with Dr. William Cooke, the only physician in Austin, Indiana at the time of the country's largest rural HIV outbreak. Highlights the work of Dr. Cooke and his staff to help address HIV, hepatitis C, and opioid/substance use disorder in the community.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Developing Telemental Health Partnerships Between State Medical Schools and Federally Qualified Health Centers: Navigating the Regulatory Landscape and Policy Recommendations
Provides recommendations for overcoming barriers to promoting telemental health services partnerships between medical schools and health centers. Discusses rural-urban disparities in provision of mental health services, credentialing, remote electronic health records access, insurance issues, and billing.
Author(s): John C. Fortney, Richard C. Veith, Amy M. Bauer, et al.
Citation: The Journal of Rural Health
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
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New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) 2018 Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR)
Reports on the 3rd New Mexico Child and Family Service Review (CFSR), which discusses progress made towards outcomes in the areas of child welfare services, early childhood services, behavioral health services, and juvenile justice services. Addresses issues specific to rural areas, collaboration with tribes in the state, and coordination with the state Medicaid system for the behavioral and physical health needs of children, families, and youth in New Mexico.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department
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Community Reinvestment Program
Profiles the Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization (EOCCO), a rural program that received community reinvestment funding from the Oregon Health Authority to invest in the community and provide care for Oregon's Medicaid recipients using a fixed global budget system. EOCCO engaged a community advisory council (CAC) comprising local individuals that showed an active interest in improving their own and the community's health. EOCCO in turn reinvests the money they receive in projects targeted to improving priority health concerns determined by local community health assessments.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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