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Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Strategic Collaboration: The Key to Moving Rural Healthcare Forward
Features strategic collaboration efforts in rural Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota that combine resources and expertise to improve care and patient outcomes.
Author(s): Kristin D. Wilson, Whitney Zahnd, Hallie Vonk
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural and Urban Clinician Views on COVID-19's Impact on Substance Use Treatment for Individuals on Community Supervision in Kentucky
Examines the impacts of COVID-19 on the substance use disorder (SUD) treatment system. Provides information from 25 interviews with rural and urban community supervision clinicians within the Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC). Discusses issues such as telehealth, technological challenges, inter/intra-agency collaboration, client information, and more.
Author(s): Carrie B. Oser, Maria Rockett, Sebastian Otero, et al.
Citation: Health & Justice, 12, 12
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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National Aging and Disability Transportation Center 2023 Innovations Showcase
Offers descriptions, lessons learned, replication advice, and contact information for 14 transportation projects across the country. Projects cover accessibility, coordination, cross jurisdictional boundaries, equity, healthcare access, and technology. Includes rural projects in Virginia and Massachusetts.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
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Human-Centered Participatory Co-Design with Children and Adults for a Prototype Lifestyle Intervention and Implementation Strategy in a Rural Middle School
Describes the co-design of a physical activity intervention by children, parents, and teachers in Indiana middle schools. Analyzes participant priorities including autonomy, relationship-building, activity choice, and more. Identifies strategies for effective intervention design, and discusses the significance of physical activity interventions for rural areas.
Author(s): Janette M. Watkins, Sarah J. Greeven, Kathleen N. Heeter, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 24, 845
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Partnerships to Address Social Needs Across Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Prospective Payment System Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals
Explores the extent to which hospitals partner with community organizations to address population and/or community health needs. Analyzes data from the 2021 American Hospital Association Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Supplement to describe the number and types of hospital partnerships with community-based organizations. Compares results by hospital type - metropolitan prospective payment system (PPS), Critical Access Hospital (CAH), and non-metropolitan PPS - and by U.S. Census region, ownership status, and accountable care organization (ACO) participation.
Author(s): Whitney E. Zahnd, Khyathi Gadag, Kristin D. Wilson, Keith J. Mueller
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Addressing the Shortage of Direct Care Workers: Insights from Seven States
Brief assessing efforts for strengthening and identifying federal policy opportunities related to the direct care workforce through interviews with 20 stakeholders in 7 states. Discusses federal funding, collaboration, workforce pipelines, equity, credentials, training, family caregivers, and home- and community-based services. Discusses rural throughout.
Author(s): Barbara Lyons, Molly O'Malley Watts
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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No Vacancy: How Dartmouth Health is Solving Workforce Shortages
Interviews the Director of Workforce Development at a primarily rural healthcare system in Vermont and New Hampshire. Discusses workforce retention programs, training, and a partnership with a local college. Offers lessons learned for other systems interested in training and retention programs. Transcript available beneath the podcast player.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Southern Rural Development Center 2023 Annual Report: Empowering Partnerships for Community Development
Offers an overview of activities and accomplishments of the Southern Rural Development Center in 2023. Discusses organization infrastructure updates, training, regional collaborations, community development, and research.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southern Rural Development Center
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Building Funder Capacity to Work with Communities: A Rural Environmental Justice Case Study
Describes philanthropic and government investment models which facilitate equity, cooperation, environmental health, and community development through partnerships with rural communities and Native nations. Features the Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation in California as well as the EPA National Environmental Justice Advisory Council.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Aspen Institute
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Supporting Rural Education Gains Through Community Schools
Discusses how community schools are beneficial to rural areas and can provide healthcare access, meals, tutoring, career readiness opportunities, and more. Provides examples of the impact of community schools in rural California school districts, student achievement data, and additional resources about community schools.
Author(s): Anna Maier
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Learning Policy Institute
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