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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Planning and strategy methods and resources

Extent of Inclusion of "Rural" in Comprehensive Cancer Control Plans in the United States
Presents a study of 66 comprehensive cancer control plans (CCCPs) created by states, territories, and tribal organizations to assess inclusion of rural-specific strategies. Explains CCCP requirements and offers state-level data on how plans reflect rural population, cancer burden, and disparities.
Author(s): Cathryn Murphy, Sydney Evans, Natoshia Askelson, Jan M. Eberth, Whitney E. Zahnd
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 18, 210091
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
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Keeping the Doors Open: Vulnerable Rural Hospitals Benefit from Federally Funded Technical Assistance
Features the work of Texas A&M's Center for Optimizing Rural Health (CORH), which provides technical assistance through a federally funded program for vulnerable hospitals. Highlights the experiences of a participating Oklahoma hospital.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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COVID-19 Vaccination
Information on vaccine planning, administration, storage and handling, and more. Includes clinical information for each COVID-19 vaccine. Also offers a vaccination communication toolkit and other resources to help healthcare providers communicate with patients about the vaccine.
Additional links: People Vaccinated with COVID-19 Vaccines Not Authorized in the United States
Date: 08/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Grantee Sourcebook: Rural Health Network Development Planning Program, 2020
Detailed descriptions of 20 Rural Health Network Development Planning Program grant projects funded in fiscal year 2020. Reports on each grantee's network infrastructure development, plans for sustaining the network after the grant, and program activities addressing topics such as integrated service delivery, creating efficiencies, integrating health services, chronic disease management, and care coordination. Grantee profiles identify the geographic areas served, network partners, and primary contact person.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Arizona's Physician Shortage: Monitoring Rural Physician Retention and Relocation
Brief discussing rural physician shortage issues in Arizona, offering national-level standards for physician age, education, and structural factors impacting retention. Offers recommendations related to physician surveys to monitor shortages and workforce needs in the state.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Broadband Resources for Regional Development Organizations
Provides examples of broadband feasibility plans for several states, links to conference presentations, case studies, and reports, and federal resources for broadband expansion.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Development Organizations
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Community Paramedicine Impact Reference Guide
Spreadsheet identifying journal articles that describe the impact of community paramedicine (CP) programs. Includes the article citation, a brief abstract, program services and impacts, and the country where it was implemented. Covers CP program impacts for patients, healthcare systems, healthcare providers, payers, and other stakeholders.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Paramedic Foundation
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Agriculture Workers and Employers: Interim Guidance from CDC and the U.S. Department of Labor
Presents guidance on preventing the spread of COVID-19 among agricultural workers on farms, ranches, and other sites of agricultural production. Discusses operational planning for cleaning and disinfecting, risk management, and screening.
Additional links: En Español
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Labor
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Meat and Poultry Processing Workers and Employers: Interim Guidance from CDC and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - (COVID-19)
Supplements general guidance for workers and employers involved in beef, pork, and poultry processing operations. Describes risks for exposure to COVID-19 and offers recommendations for creating a COVID-19 assessment and control plan.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural Health Network Development Planning Grants Awarded to Entities in Counties with Majority Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Populations, 2003-2020
Policy brief describing the prevalence of Rural Health Network Development Planning Grants awarded to organizations in counties with majority Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC) populations. Features statistics on number of grantees by year and focus of work, and percentage of grantees in minority BIPOC counties by year.
Author(s): Mary Gilbertson, Mariana Tuttle, Jill Tanem, Katie Rydberg, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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