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Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Summary Report to the Field Number 1: Rural Group Recommendations for National Funders
Part one of a series discussing the results of questionnaire responses from 22 people representing national rural groups in areas including education, broadband, transit, housing, and healthcare workforce development. Offers recommendations for ways in which national funders can most effectively promote the work of rural groups.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Campbell University
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Exploring Bright Spots in Appalachian Health: Case Studies
In-depth studies of 10 Appalachian counties with health outcomes that are better than expected, given their characteristics and resources. Identifies actions these areas are taking to improve health and well-being. Features statistics including demographics and health-related data, and maps showing economic status of Appalachian counties. Third in a series of reports exploring health issues in Appalachia.
Author(s): Nancy M. Lane, G. Mark Holmes, Thomas A. Arcury, et al.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Burness, PDA, Inc., The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
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Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 Infections Associated with Exposure to Animal Manure in a Rural Community — Arizona and Utah, June-July 2017
Examines an E. coli outbreak along the Arizona-Utah border and how health facilities worked with local and state health officials along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to identify and address the cause of the outbreak. Offers recommendations for people who come into contact with animals or animal manure.
Author(s): Sarah Luna, Vikram Krishnasamy, Louise Saw, et al.
Citation: MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 67(23), 659-662
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
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Getting Ready for an Upcoming Grant Opportunity: The Rural Communities Opioid Response
A collection of resources useful in preparing to apply for a Federal Office of Rural Health Policy grant opportunity, The Rural Communities Opioid Response, which is expected to be available in June 2018. Includes resources on building networks and partnerships, integrating behavioral health, care coordination, substance abuse, and applying for federal grants.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Oklahoma Partners Collaborate with Tribes on Tobacco Cessation
Discusses a collaboration between the Oklahoma Health Systems Initiative (HSI) and tribal nations to curb tobacco use in tribal communities. Details the entities working together under the HSI and the initiative's various interventions in tribal communities throughout the state.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Mobility & Aging in Rural America: The Role for Innovation: An Introduction for Funders
Outlines challenges facing older people, people with disabilities, and people in areas with few mobility options. Includes a section on funding strategies for rural transit. Describes successful programs, defines mobility as a social determinant of health, and explores approaches for improvement, including new partnerships with healthcare providers and telehealth.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Grantmakers In Aging
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Network Spotlight: Vermont Care Network
Highlights an interview with Simone Rueschemeyer, the Executive Director of the Vermont Care Network. Describes the Vermont Care Network's member benefits and challenges encountered when working in rural healthcare. Covers advantages of working in rural areas, building trust and collaboration among network partners, and steps taken to address network sustainability.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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OSF HealthCare – Peoria, IL: Connecting Health Systems and Community-Based Organizations to Improve Outcomes
Features a faith-based, 13-hospital health care system serving Illinois and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Describes OSF Center for Health - Streator, which will feature the first rural freestanding emergency department in Illinois. Discusses how OSF HealthCare is using a case management platform and working with community-based organizations to meet a wide range of patient needs.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Older Adult Housing: Future Collaborations on Housing and Health Services Should Include Relevant Agencies and Define Outcomes
Assesses the extent to which the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing Service collaborated to address the needs of older adults living in federally assisted housing.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Working Together at the State and National Level: Q&A with Karen Madden
Interview with Charles D. Cook Office of Rural Health Director Karen Madden. Highlights the collaborations among New York State's rural health organizations. Describes Madden's work at the state and national levels supporting rural health.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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