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Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Collaborative Leadership: Partnerships Between Regional Development Organizations and Community Foundations
Explores the strategies and rewards behind eight partnerships between community foundations and rural development organizations in Alabama, Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina, Virginia, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Texas. The Alabama example includes a community health project.
Author(s): Parrish Bergquist, Kathy Nothstine, Anju Chopra
Date: 07/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Development Organizations
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Best Practices for Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy Development: A Review of Scientific Methods, Current Practices, and Future Potential
Discusses how public health and non-profit hospitals can work together to assess community health and plan for improvement. Addresses reasons rural hospitals and public health can benefit from working together. Based on a July 2011 public forum convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Author(s): Kevin Barnett
Date: 02/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Public Health Institute
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Increasing Access to Oral Health Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS in Rural Oregon
Describes a program, Innovations in Oral Health Care Initiative, that works to expand oral healthcare services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS in rural Oregon through collaboration with a dental hygiene school and a dental case manager to help provide access to services. Includes service delivery activities and descriptive roles for each provider.
Author(s): Jill Jones, Mahyar Mofidi, Helene Bednarsh, Alan Gambrell, Carol R. Tobias
Citation: Public Health Reports, 17(Suppl 2), 65-72
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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Partnership for Implementation of Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Rural Federally Qualified Health Centers: Theory and Methods
Discusses the findings of a study to develop an effective implementation strategy between an academic health center and a rural community health center to facilitate the modification and adoption of an evidence-based mental health program to be used by primary care providers in rural community health centers located in Arkansas.
Author(s): Justin B. Hunt, Geoffrey Curran, Teresa Kramer, et al.
Citation: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 6(3), 389-398
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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Collaboration with Rural Community Health Centers VISN 5, Task 4: Final Report
Outlines the implementation steps of a pilot project for community-based providers to improve coordination of care between rural community health centers (CHCs) and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Includes lessons learned and recommendations to increase enrollment and improve data collection, outreach, and education. Offers information on developing a framework for clinical coordination between VHA and rural CHCs at the local and national levels.
Date: 06/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Collaboration and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)
Provides non-FQHC health care providers, including Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), with an understanding of motivating factors for FQHCs to expand the number of service sites and provide non-FQHC reimbursed services, such as laboratory and other diagnostic services.
Date: 03/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Stroudwater Associates
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A Manual on Effective Collaboration Between Critical Access Hospitals and Federally Qualified Health Centers
Highlights how through cooperation and collaboration, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), especially those near each other and serving similar communities, can meet community needs, enhance roles, and stabilize and expand needed services and rural delivery systems.
Date: 04/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Stimulating Local Innovation for Rural Health and Human Services Integration: A Critical Review of the ORHP Outreach Grantees
Examines the existing health and human service integration efforts in the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) Rural Health Outreach Grants. Includes considerations for future programs.
Author(s): Mario Gutierrez, Kathleen Belanger, Vaughn Clark, et al.
Date: 03/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Human Services Panel
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Rethinking Rural Human Service Delivery in Challenging Times: The Case for Service Integration
Explains the need for a regionally integrated rural human services system in order to address challenges many rural social services agencies face in delivering human services.
Author(s): Mario Gutierrez, Kathleen Belanger, Vaughn Clark, et al.
Date: 02/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Human Services Panel
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Rural Health Roundtables: A Strategy for Collaborative Engagement In and Between Rural Communities
Explores a strategy for relationship building within rural communities in order to overcome resource deficits when responding to public health emergencies and natural disasters.
Author(s): CL Pennel, SK Carpender, BJ Quiram
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 8(4), 1054
Date: 11/2008
Type: Document
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