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Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Urban Indian Health Institute COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
Provides information resources to address COVID-19 and vaccine hesitancy in Native American communities. Tools include vaccination messaging and conversation guides, fact sheet, social media resources, and video interviews.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Urban Indian Health Institute
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Turn to Telehealth Partner Toolkit
Offers resources to support communication and information sharing regarding telehealth services with patients and providers. Includes newsletter templates, social media assets, sample emails, tip sheets, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Local Initiatives to Address Opioid Use Disorder
Describes opioid prevention and treatment research collaboratives in 6 communities, some of which are rural. Provides links to articles profiling each program in detail.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Pew Charitable Trusts
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A Primer for Multi-Sector Health Partnerships in Rural Areas and Small Cities
Provides an overview of community-level investments in rural communities and small cities to support healthy lives through multi-sector efforts. Discusses the roles of healthcare, rural philanthropy, and community development organizations in supporting community health. Provides a toolbox that explores key terms, offers case studies, data sources, and links to national and local partners.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Build Healthy Places Network
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Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic
Provides resources and information related to a U.S. Department of Justice initiative to work with target communities through data sharing, educational programming, and therapy services to respond to opioid use disorder at the community level, focusing on individuals who become involved with the criminal justice system or law enforcement. Website includes a map of target sites with information on partners and responses, and offers published reports and resources.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program, U.S. Department of Justice
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Brandeis Opioid Resource Connector
Collection of over 160 community-based program models, data and mapping information, and other resources for communities to reduce opioid addiction and overdose. Program models cover prevention, harm recovery, recovery, and treatment, and can be filtered by setting to select rural-specific examples.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Opioid Policy Research Collaborative
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READY Nonprofits
Learning track offering online training and coaching to help Appalachian nonprofits, community foundations, local governments, and Local Development Districts increase their own capacity, strengthen their organizations, and better serve their communities. Topics for instruction include board development, financial management, fundraising, recruitment and retention, marketing communications, and programs and operations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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National Rural Health Day Promotional Toolkit
Contains customizable resources for for community stakeholders, including hospitals, clinics, first responders, public health and elected officials, non-profits, civic organizations, to engage employees and the community in National Rural Health Day events and activities. Includes template social media posts, press releases, posters and flyers, and planning calendars.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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National Rural HIT Coalition
Provides an overview of the National Rural Health Information Technology (HIT) Coalition, an informal network of rural and HIT leaders. Includes summaries of coalition meetings and conference calls.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Technical Assistance and Services Center
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State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) COVID-19 Response
Resources identified by State Offices of Rural Health to help address rural health challenges and opportunities related to COVID-19 in the first months of the pandemic, March-July 2020.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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