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Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

DRCHSD Spotlight on Henry County Medical Center
Discusses how the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program and the Henry County Medical Center in Tennessee assemble a group of diverse community partners to identify and address the behavioral health gaps in their community.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Convergence of Service Providers and Managers' Perspectives on Strengths, Gaps, and Priorities for Rural Health System Redesign: A Whole-Systems Qualitative Study in Washington County, Maine
Presents themes from interviews with 46 direct healthcare service providers between September - November 2020 in Washington County, Maine. Explores existing clinical service strengths, local and state gaps in services and the impact of those gaps on quality and safety, and priorities and strategies for sustaining or restoring essential healthcare services.
Author(s): Rebecca L. West, Judy Margo, Jeff Brown, Amy Dowley, Susan Haas
Citation: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 13
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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A Playbook for New Rural Healthcare Partnership Models of Investment
Provides information for healthcare organizations looking to collaborate with local community and economic stakeholders to improve the health of their citizens. Includes case studies of multisector partnerships in rural areas that focus on upstream interventions, such as strengthening economic support, supporting local control, strengthening infrastructure to support healthcare access, and increasing resources.
Author(s): Ruth Thomas-Squance, Ashley Hernandez, Colleen Flynn, et al.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Build Healthy Places Network
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Better Results: What Does it Take to Build Capacity in Rural and Native Nations Communities?
Blog post discussing technical assistance and organizational capacity to support rural and tribal economic and community development based on insights from the Thrive Rural Open Field session. Covers strategies related to building community trust, developing community-centered strategies for capacity building, and technical assistance that includes collaboration with communities. Offers links to additional information and funding resources.
Author(s): Clifford Devin Deaton
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Aspen Institute
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Hunger and Its Solutions in New Jersey: Landscape Analysis of Current Initiatives, Recommended Action, and Emerging Opportunities for Further Investment
Discusses food insecurity in New Jersey with a focus on disadvantaged groups, such as gender and racial minorities, low-income children, veterans, older adults, those from rural areas, among others. Examines community collaboration to address hunger via multiple sectors and actors, such as agriculture, emergency food assistance programs, government, schools, healthcare institutions, and more.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Food Research & Action Center
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A Multisectoral Approach to Advance Health Equity in Rural Northern Arizona: County-Level Leaders' Perspectives on Health Equity
Discusses health inequity and the role of multisectoral leadership, including health and human services, public health, education, criminal justice, and policy, in addressing health inequity based on data for 5 rural Arizona counties from the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative's Regional Health Equity Survey. Discusses the perspectives of multisectoral representatives on distribution of resources and services, causes of health inequity, and social determinants of health.
Author(s): Dulce J. Jiménez, Samantha Sabo, Mark Remiker, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 22, 960
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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Strategies for Rural Health Leaders' Success in a Post-COVID-19 World
Playbook for rural hospital leaders to approach COVID-19 response, vaccination, and related public health efforts. Discusses strategies for countering misinformation through partnerships with community institutions, conducting assessments of community vaccination needs, and communications and engagement. Features case studies of hospitals serving rural communities, and offers links to other tools and resources.
Additional links: Webinar: Rural Health Leaders on Strategies for Pandemic and Beyond
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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DRCHSD Spotlight on Natchitoches Regional Medical Center
Profiles Natchitoches Regional Medical Center (NRMC) in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Discusses how NRMC implemented best practices from the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program to improve their emergency department redirect program and form community partnerships to address social determinants of health and improve the health of the population.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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The Role of Social Determinants of Health in Value-Based Payment Models During COVID-19: An Evolving Rural Perspective
Recording of an April 2022 webinar discussing how some rural health providers address social determinants of health in their communities and mitigate hardships associated with COVID-19. Highlights strategies using value-based payment models and collaboration with community partners. Transcript is available by clicking the dots above the Subscribe tab, then selecting Show Transcript.
Additional links: Presentation Slides
Author(s): Alana Knudson
Date: 04/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Partnering for Rural Transportation with Alisa Druzba and Steve Workman
An episode of the Exploring Rural Health podcast featuring Alisa Druzba and Steve Workman. Describes the development of the New Hampshire Mobility Management Network and how it provides options for rural residents. Focuses on the role of collaboration among local, state, and federal agencies in supporting long-term sustainability for transportation services.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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