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Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Evaluating a Community-Based Participatory Research Project for Elderly Mental Healthcare in Rural America
Reports on the levels of collaboration present among stakeholders for different aspects of a rural mental health research project that used a participatory approach.
Author(s): Dean Blevins, Bridget Morton, Rene McGovern
Citation: Clinical Interventions in Aging, 3(3), 535-545
Date: 09/2008
Type: Document
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Partnering to Achieve Rural Emergency Preparedness: A Workbook for Healthcare Providers in Rural Communities
Provides a tool to help Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), community health centers, migrant health centers, and hospitals develop effective community emergency preparedness plans. Encourages a collaborative approach with coordination between community leaders and healthcare facilities.
Author(s): Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health
Date: 2007
Type: Document
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Public Health Preparedness: Integrating Public Health and Hospital Preparedness Programs
Examines different models for coordination that local health departments and general acute-care hospitals have employed to improve public health preparedness. Includes discussion of rural issues.
Author(s): Lois M. Davis, Jeanne S. Ringel, Sarah K. Cotton, et al.
Date: 2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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Organizing State and Local Health Departments for Public Health Preparedness
Examines whether state and local public health agencies relate to one another in a way that facilitates emergency response and preparedness. Includes discussion of issues facing rural areas.
Author(s): Jeffrey Wasserman, Peter Jacobson, Nicole Lurie, et al.
Date: 2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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The 2005 Report to the Secretary: Rural Health and Human Service Issues
Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Includes chapters focused on collaborations in rural communities, rural access to obstetrical services, and obesity in rural communities. Also examines rural welfare reform, including barriers faced by TANF recipients in the areas of transportation, child care, and the rural labor market. Includes recommendations to address these issues.
Date: 04/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Toolkit for Rural Community Coordinated Transportation Services
Provides information, instructions, and lessons learned from rural communities that have implemented coordinated transportation services. Includes details on who needs to be involved in coordinated transportation, how it operates, and its benefits.
Author(s): Jon E. Burkhardt, Charles A. Nelson, Gail Murray, David Koffman
Date: 08/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Transportation Research Board
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Using Project ECHO and Patient Navigation to Improve Care for Cancer Survivors in Rural Areas
Case study describing a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded pilot study to reduce health inequities among rural cancer survivors at National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP) sites in Kansas, Montana, Nevada, and South Carolina. Discusses implementation of patient navigation and the Project ECHO telemonitoring platform in order to improve access to care and services.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Growing and Sustaining Community Partnerships: A Use Case
Offers 2 case studies from West Virginia on community partnerships to support community-engaged research. Case studies discuss emergency response efforts and a community ambassador program. Includes 2 toolkits on working with the community and partner compensation for successful community-based participatory research projects.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Institutes of Health Community Engagement Alliance
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Non-Congregate Summer Meals
Provides an overview of the interim final rule allowing non-congregate summer meals in rural areas. Includes information on rural definitions, meal types and distribution, associated research on non-congregate meal offerings, implementation and outreach strategies, and additional resources and webinars.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: No Kid Hungry
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PARTNER Program: Promoting Active Rural Transportation with Need and Equity-Based Resources
Provides resources dedicated to explaining and implementing the PARTNER Program, a community-led and equity-focused process for developing walking and bicycling routes in rural Alabama communities. Covers topics including collaboration, planning, implementation, and funding.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Alabama Extension at Auburn University
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