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Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Best Practice Guide for Engagement with SORH and CDC-funded State Programs
Highlights examples from North Dakota, New Hampshire, and Louisiana of successful engagement between the State Office of Rural Health (SORH) and state initiatives funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Identifies top opportunities for collaboration.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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An Innovative Tribal-state Partnership: The Development of the Healthy Alaskans 2020 Statewide Health Improvement Plan
Describes the development of Alaska's statewide health improvement plan, Healthy Alaskans 2020, a tribal and state collaboration with representatives from both groups at each step of the process. Highlights the structure and development of the tribal-state partnership, and offers recommendations for others looking to do similar work.
Author(s): Romy Mohelsky, Diana Redwood, Andrea Fenaughty, et al.
Citation: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 25(suppl 5), S84-S90
Date: 2019
Type: Document
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State Strategies for Averting Early Deaths: Innovations and Best Practices for Preventing Suicide
Reports on an exchange of state-level best practices for preventing suicide. Identifies lessons learned with a focus on three categories: cross-sector collaboration; strategic partnerships including with tribal and veterans organizations; and upstream prevention efforts, including school programs. Briefly addresses challenges for rural and tribal communities. Highlights model programs from Colorado, Washington, Idaho, and Utah.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Governors Association
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Responding to the HIV Crisis in Scott County, Indiana: Q&A with Dr. William Cooke
An interview with Dr. William Cooke, the only physician in Austin, Indiana at the time of the country's largest rural HIV outbreak. Highlights the work of Dr. Cooke and his staff to help address HIV, hepatitis C, and opioid/substance use disorder in the community.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Developing Telemental Health Partnerships Between State Medical Schools and Federally Qualified Health Centers: Navigating the Regulatory Landscape and Policy Recommendations
Provides recommendations for overcoming barriers to promoting telemental health services partnerships between medical schools and health centers. Discusses rural-urban disparities in provision of mental health services, credentialing, remote electronic health records access, insurance issues, and billing.
Author(s): John C. Fortney, Richard C. Veith, Amy M. Bauer, et al.
Citation: The Journal of Rural Health, 35, 287–297
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
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New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) 2018 Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR)
Reports on the 3rd New Mexico Child and Family Service Review (CFSR), which discusses progress made towards outcomes in the areas of child welfare services, early childhood services, behavioral health services, and juvenile justice services. Addresses issues specific to rural areas, collaboration with tribes in the state, and coordination with the state Medicaid system for the behavioral and physical health needs of children, families, and youth in New Mexico.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department
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Community Reinvestment Program
Profiles the Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization (EOCCO), a rural program that received community reinvestment funding from the Oregon Health Authority to invest in the community and provide care for Oregon's Medicaid recipients using a fixed global budget system. EOCCO engaged a community advisory council (CAC) comprising local individuals that showed an active interest in improving their own and the community's health. EOCCO in turn reinvests the money they receive in projects targeted to improving priority health concerns determined by local community health assessments.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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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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