Rural Health Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration
Catalyzing Medicaid-Public Health Collaboration to Reduce Childhood Obesity
Explains cross-sector interventions tested by 5 states - Arizona, Maryland, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Texas - participating in the Center for Health Care Strategies' Innovations in Childhood Obesity Initiative. Each state profile highlights how Medicaid and public health agencies are using innovative approaches to address childhood obesity in their high-risk communities. The Texas initiative focuses on childhood obesity in the rural, low-income population along the U.S./Mexico border.
Author(s): Alexandra Maul, Stephen A. Somers Date: 11/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies view details
State Flex Program Rural Emergency Medical Services Assessment Strategies
Policy brief describing the emergency medical service (EMS)
assessment projects and tools implemented by five State
Flex Programs in Arizona, California, Minnesota, Nebraska,
and Wisconsin to improve the integration of EMS into rural
systems of care. Identifies differences in EMS focused
State Flex activities and collaborations to improve local
and regional EMS capacity and performance.
Author(s): Karen Pearson, John Gale, Sara Kahn-Troster, Andrew Coburn Date: 11/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team view details
Staff Sharing Arrangements for Local Public Health
Describes several case studies of local public health organizations' arrangements for sharing health directors, physicians, nurses, inspectors, social workers, or administration staff. Includes descriptions of such arrangements in public health agencies in rural areas of Webster County, Iowa and in 3 adjacent northwestern Oregon counties with a mixture of urban, suburban, and rural areas.
Author(s): Gerald Young, Joshua Franzel Date: 11/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Center for Sharing Public Health Services, Center for State & Local Government Excellence view details
Rural Health in 2030: The Role of the University of Nebraska Medical Center
Reports on the viability of the rural healthcare workforce in Nebraska and the University of Nebraska Medical Center's (UNMC) role to assist local healthcare providers, patients, and students in rural areas. Focuses on rural education, rural healthcare delivery, and rural technology to achieve viability. Includes chart of 2016 healthcare graduates by rural versus urban location.
Date: 10/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: University of Nebraska Medical Center view details
Agriculture and Health Sectors Collaborate in Addressing Population Health
An overview of the collaboration between the Cooperative Extension Service and the health sector in various states and the impact this collaboration has on population health through community-based efforts, including health and wellness and 4-H programs, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Describes a case study of a collaborative model in New Mexico.
Author(s): Arthur Kaufman, Jon Boren, Sonja Koukel, et al. Citation: Annals of Family Medicine,15(5), 475-480 Date: 09/2017 Type: Document view details
Promising Practice: Rural Health Summits Bringing People Together Across Vermont to Exchange Ideas
Describes how the Vermont State Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (VT SORH/PC) and leaders from rural hospitals and local public health districts in Vermont co-convened several Rural Health Summits held around the state to discuss ways to share resources, information, and identify opportunities for collaboration.
Author(s): Beth Blevins Date: 09/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health view details
Tackling the Opioid Crisis in a Rural Community
Discusses a partnership between a rural hospital physician and the director of a community counseling center to establish a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction in rural Maine. Presents the program's support structure, as well as the advantages of having an integrated treatment approach.
Date: 09/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association view details
Medical-Legal Partnership Addresses Social Determinants of Health
Explores how FirstHealth of the Carolinas, a private, nonprofit healthcare network based in Pinehurst, North Carolina, reduced emergency department utilization and hospital readmission rates systemwide through the use of transitional care clinics (TCCs) and medical-legal partnerships (MLPs). Highlights how addressing non-medical factors can affect health outcomes.
Date: 08/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value view details