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Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

A Unique Partnership Between the University of Hawai'i Cancer Center and the University of Guam: Fifteen Years of Addressing Cancer Health Disparities in Pacific Islanders in Hawai'i and Guam
Highlights a partnership between the University of Guam and the University of Hawaii Cancer Center focused on addressing cancer disparities in Pacific Islanders in Guam, Hawaii, and parts of Micronesia. Summarizes the 3 components of the program (research, research education, and community outreach) and discusses their outcomes and impact. The partnership is part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (PACHE) program.
Author(s): Hali R. Robinett, Rachael T. Leon Guerrero, John A. Peterson, et al.
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 78(6), 205-207
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
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Building a Field of Rural Philanthropy: The Case for Creating a Rural Philanthropic Network
Report outlines rural philanthropic networks and how they can benefit rural communities. Provides guidance for setting up networks and establishes key stakeholders in rural communities.
Author(s): Allen J. Smart
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Philanthropy WoRx
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Partnering for Behavioral Health in Rural Northeast and North-Central Nebraska: Workforce Programs and Services
Highlights a behavioral health network in rural Nebraska that seeks to increase behavioral health awareness and access through workforce placement and partnerships with communities and other organizations. Includes an interview with the network director and offers advice for other networks based on lessons learned.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Building Partnerships with Philanthropies: Emerging Strategies for Rural Communities
Report details strategies for rural communities seeking to build partnerships with philanthropies. Summarizes information featured in the Rural Philanthropy Toolkit.
Author(s): Alycia Bayne, Alana Knudson, Katherine Groesbeck, et al.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing
Reports on a project that leveraged population health financing efforts through community collaboration. Addresses the process, outcomes, and lessons learned and provides case studies from 7 sites, including several rural communities.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Georgia Health Policy Center, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Oral Health: Targeting Rural Areas
Compiles articles from a special issue of the Texas Public Health Journal focusing on rural oral health in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. Covers emergency department use in Texas for oral health needs in rural versus urban counties, geriatric oral health and workforce options such as teledentistry, a Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment project under a state waiver targeting rural communities, partnerships to reach underserved areas and pregnant women, and oral health initiatives in Louisiana and Oklahoma.
Citation: Texas Public Health Journal, 71(2), 2-16
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Public Health Association
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North Dakota Tests Innovative Health IT Approaches to Improve Hypertension Identification and Control in Workplaces
Highlights a hypertension identification and control project in North Dakota. The program expanded blood pressure screening access to rural and tribal communities; leveraged health information technology; and included partnerships with local health departments, emergency medical services, health systems, and health insurance companies. Summarizes the program's strategies and activities, results, lessons learned, and recommendations.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Strengthening Medicaid Long-term Services and Supports in an Evolving Policy Environment: A Toolkit for States
Shares strategies states can use to reform their long-term services and supports (LTSS) framework, focusing on improving LTSS in two key areas: rebalancing LTSS to increase the proportion of LTSS provided in community-based settings and integrating LTSS with physical and behavioral health services through managed care. Uses case studies to provide examples of each strategy, and discusses rural considerations throughout.
Additional links: Brief for Legislators, Summary of Reforms
Author(s): Stephanie Anthony, Arielle Traub, Sarah Lewis, et al.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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Project Business Plan Toolkit
Provides guidance for rural health network grantees when developing a project business plan. Includes a guide, slide presentation, template, and podcast to assist in identifying the significant components to be determined when writing an effective, meaningful, and sustainable plan.
Date: 02/2019
Type: Audio, Document, Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Understanding the Many Roles of COPD Foundation State Captains: Q&A with John Linnell
An interview with John Linnell, a rural COPD Foundation State Captain, who talks about COPD and how he and other Captains can be partners in efforts to impact the disease.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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