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Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Water and Wastewater in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region: Twentieth Report of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board to the President and Congress of the United States
Report discussing drinking water and wastewater needs along the U.S.-Mexico border. Offers recommendations regarding coordination of services for underserved and tribal communities, infrastructure funding, and long-term planning. Discusses issues specific to rural areas, colonias, and tribal communities such as climates risks, health disparities, and more. Lists federal funding sources.
Author(s): P. Ganster, I. Coronado, J. McNeece, et al.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Good Neighbor Environmental Board, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Leading State Approaches and Communication Strategies to Support Health Equity
Describes how state and territory leaders have created effective health equity practices and communication strategies. Outlines three themes that emerged through research and roundtable discussions as top health equity priorities for states. Profiles initiatives and policies from nine states and Guam to address health equity and reflect these themes.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Governors Association
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Housing Shortages Are Making Recruitment and Retention Even More Challenging for Some Rural Healthcare Providers
Provides an overview of rural housing shortages and affordability concerns. Explains the impact of housing issues on the rural healthcare workforce. Features a housing development program involving a Critical Access Hospital in Colorado and an Oregon hotel conversion that combines units for healthcare workers and supportive housing.
Author(s): Brendan Stermer
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2023 Update
Action plan outlining 6 goals for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the challenges facing people with Alzheimer's disease and Alzheimer's disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD) and their families and to minimize the burden of AD/ADRD. Includes action items related to AD/ADRD treatment and care quality, public awareness and engagement, data tracking, and collaboration to support underserved populations, including rural and tribal communities.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Community Health Partners in Unexpected Places
Examines how health systems partner with community services such as libraries, barber shops, dollar stores, and others to improve access and reduce health disparities in minority and rural populations. Discusses strategies to increase the use of community health partners, such as co-designing with input from the community, procuring funding, building awareness of available programs, and utilizing novel means to conduct day-to-day operations.
Author(s): Michael K. Hole, Sunjay Letchuman, Allister Chang, Leonard L. Berry
Citation: Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 98(12), 1883-1841
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
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National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps (NACNHSC) Meeting Minutes, November 14-15, 2023
Minutes from the November 14-15, 2023 meeting, including presentations on funding, NHSC communications, and procedure for becoming a HRSA grant reviewer, reports from Bureau of Health Workforce council meetings, and National Health Service Corps updates.
Additional links: Agenda, Bureau of Health Workforce Updates, NHSC Communications
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps
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The Magic of APRIL
Photovoice project from the 2023 Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) Conference. Project highlights APRIL's conference, describes Photovoice principles, and identifies themes that emerged from the Photovoice exercise in addition to the Photovoice project.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living, Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
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The Value Chains Linking Together Rural Food Access
A recorded webinar that discusses innovative ways to improve food security in rural areas by linking services and organizations working toward a similar goal. Includes case studies from housing and healthcare collaborators who designed a mobile grocery store as well as an agricultural/environmental nonprofit who collaborated with local farmers and healthcare providers to create a produce prescription (PRx) program.
Additional links: Slide Deck
Date: 11/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: No Kid Hungry
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Fast Facts: Arizona State Office of Rural Health Program (AzSORH)
Highlights the mission and activities of the Arizona Center for Rural Health and associated programs including the State Office of Rural Health, Arizona Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (AzFlex), the Arizona Small Hospital Improvement Program, Rural Health Professions Program, Project SHARE, and AHEAD AZ. Activities include workforce development, assistance to rural hospitals and clinics, COVID-19 mitigation and prevention, and more.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Building Resilience through Disaster Relief and Recovery
Describes the impact of climate events on rural populations and community infrastructure. Provides strategies for localized disaster response and recovery solutions by utilizing partnerships, building resilience, and improving food access. Transcript available below description.
Additional links: Slide Deck
Author(s): Jonathan Sury, Nick Wiersma, Pam Chatman
Date: 11/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: No Kid Hungry
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