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Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Pinckneyville Community Hospital Spotlight Video
Discusses how the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program helped Pinckneyville Community Hospital improve overall community health and wellness and decrease emergency room admissions by focusing on care coordination and working with community partners, collaborating with a nearby hospital, and addressing the social determinants of health in their community.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Rural Maternal Health Networks: Evaluation Findings from the First Implementation Year of the RMOMS 2019 Cohort
Webinar recording discusses the outcomes of the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) program on rural maternal health networks. Features presentations from representatives of the Mission Analytics Group and the Insight Policy Research.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Public Health Preparedness: COVID-19 Medical Surge Experiences and Related HHS Efforts
Discusses the medical surge challenges of eight hospitals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how healthcare coalitions have supported the hospitals' efforts. Identifies challenges related to staffing, supplies, space, and information, as well as challenges unique to rural hospitals. Describes Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) programs and activities to support medical surge readiness.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Preparing for and Rebuilding from a Natural Disaster in Graves County, KY
Case study discussing how Jackson Purchase Medical Center (JPMC) and the West Kentucky Healthcare Coalition (WKYHCC) implemented an emergency response plan in the aftermath of a December 2021 tornado. Discusses the regional emergency preparedness plan and its effectiveness, as well as JPMC's expansion of employee assistance and behavioral health services to meet community needs.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Facilitators of Multisector Collaboration for Delivering Cancer Control Interventions in Rural Communities: A Descriptive Qualitative Study
Examines collaborative networks who work to implement cancer prevention strategies in rural areas. Reports on interviews conducted in 2020 with 32 Illinois and Missouri public health and social service agencies who work in rural areas with high poverty and cancer rates. Discusses needs and challenges in cancer control work in rural areas, as identified by interagency networks.
Author(s): Peg Allen, Callie Walsh-Bailey, Jean Hunleth, Bobbi J. Carothers, Ross C. Brownson
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 19
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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Ste Genevieve County Memorial Hospital Spotlight
Describes how Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, and the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program created community partnerships to holistically care for patients by focusing on food, recreation, and exercise.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Financial Sustainability Workbook
Workbook offering insights and activities for collaboratives to use when considering diversifying funding in order to sustain healthcare delivery and health improvement efforts. Discusses identifying the financial resources in the local system, community approaches to financing innovation, and engaging and building relationships with payers to create new funding streams. Includes case examples of leveraging grant funds and innovations.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Health Policy Center
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Behavioral Health Equity for All Communities: Policy Solutions to Advance Equity Across the Crisis Continuum
Identifies overarching strategies to enhance cultural responsiveness and promote equity in behavioral health services across the crisis continuum of care. Discusses how inadequate access to high-quality and culturally responsive behavioral health care has a direct effect on both the frequency and the outcomes of behavioral health emergencies. Describes levers states can use to advance culturally responsive care, including how rural partnerships can ensure that equity strategies will serve the community effectively.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Governors Association
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Rural Local Health Department Partnership in Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI), Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS): In-Depth Interviews Report
Reports on an assessment of rural, frontier, and small local health departments (LHDs) and their engagement with Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI), Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), and Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) initiatives. Provides performance information on LHDs engaged in initiatives to address HAI, AMR, and AMS, barriers preventing LHDs from engaging in initiatives, and overall workforce development and capacity of LHDs. Discusses the May 2022 interviews of 11 LHD representatives and 2 non-local health departments and includes results and recommendations.
Additional links: Infographic
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Health Communications Consultants, Inc., National Association of County and City Health Officials
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Supporting Communities and Local Public Health Departments During COVID-19 and Beyond: A Roadmap for Equitable and Transformative Change
Examines strategies to strengthen public health systems in California to create more equitable and resilient communities. Utilizes interview and survey data from community and public health stakeholders as well as reviews of policy and best practices. Includes discussions about collaborating along local, regional, and state levels to improve healthcare in rural and underserved areas.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Public Health Alliance of Southern California, Public Health Institute
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