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Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Health Equity Through a Rural Lens – ECHO Mini Series
A series of 8 webinars focusing on health equity and social determinants of health in rural Louisiana. Discusses trauma informed care for LGBTQ+ people, community health workers, race and ethnicity, syphilis, maternal mental health, food insecurity, and the healthcare workforce. Captions include in video player.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Rural Health Association
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Project ECHO: PHR 6/5S Tobacco Prevention and Control
A virtual learning network for healthcare and other professionals interested in reducing tobacco use in youth in Public Health Region 6/5S in Texas.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Texas Health and Human Services
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Telehealth.HHS.gov: Community Stories
Offers a collection of profiles on communities and providers that have used telehealth virtual visits to improve access to healthcare.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Downtown Revitalization Playbook
Offers materials focused on supporting stakeholders in downtown redevelopment and revitalization projects in rural Appalachia. Includes case studies, an investment readiness tool, an overview of the stages of investment in downtown development, and a breakdown of investment types and strategies. Provided materials highlight funding, collaboration, and community assessment while touching broadly on topics related to rural needs and challenges.
Author(s): Ruthie Caldwell, Melissa Levy, Robert Donnan, Barbara Wyckoff
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Funders Network (AFN), Central Appalachia Network (CAN)
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Pathways to Equity Rural Health Roadmap
Outlines a roadmap for rural health organizations to improve health equity in their communities. Includes guidance on building trust, forming a health equity team, assessing health risks, developing strategies and collaborations, and taking action.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pathways to Public Health Equity
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Engaging Stakeholders to Address Changing Service Delivery Conditions Due to COVID-19
Describes the use of participatory curriculum development for online delivery of a health promotion and skills-building program for people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses the effects of disruptions to service delivery experienced by Centers for Independent Living and strategies to address them, as well as stakeholder engagement strategies.
Author(s): Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities (RTC)
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR)
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The Rural Youth Apprenticeship Development Project: Integrated KT Strategies for Disability Stakeholder Engagement in Rural Communities
Describes the Rural Youth Apprenticeship Development (RYAD) program, a peer-to-peer knowledge exchange project that supports vocational rehabilitation agencies in the creation of apprenticeship programs for youth with disabilities. Discusses interagency collaboration and mentorship, communication strategy, community engagement, and contribution to a toolkit of resources for developing apprenticeship programs.
Author(s): Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research
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Rural Community Living Development Peer Mentoring: A Strategy for Sustainable Knowledge Translation
Describes a peer mentoring program supporting rural outreach and community development activities by Center for Independent Living staff. Discusses implementation, including participatory curriculum development, research uptake, program evaluation, and partnerships.
Author(s): Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities (RTC)
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR)
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Capital Absorption Framework
Aims to help communities prepare for capital investment by outlining shared priorities, developing deals and projects that achieve the shared priorities, and developing the platforms and relationships to get the deals and projects accomplished.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Center for Community Investment
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A Guide to Funding Navigation: Training and Tools to Design and Sustain Equity-Advancing Investments
A collection of self-paced trainings and tools to help rural communities design and sustain investments that promote resilient and equitable communities. Supports users in locating funding to assist in advancing cross-sector initiatives.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Health Policy Center
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