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Resources by Topic: Planning and strategy methods and resources

Grantee Sourcebook: Rural Health Network Development Planning Program, 2021
Detailed descriptions of 20 Rural Health Network Development Planning Program grant projects funded in fiscal year 2021. 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: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Engaging Your Board and Community in Value-Based Care Conversations
Provides starting points for healthcare organizations to engage in value-based care conversations with their board and community members to support strategic planning and informed decision-making.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Hunger and Its Solutions in New Jersey: Landscape Analysis of Current Initiatives, Recommended Action, and Emerging Opportunities for Further Investment
Discusses food insecurity in New Jersey with a focus on disadvantaged groups, such as gender and racial minorities, low-income children, veterans, older adults, those from rural areas, among others. Examines community collaboration to address hunger via multiple sectors and actors, such as agriculture, emergency food assistance programs, government, schools, healthcare institutions, and more.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Food Research & Action Center
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Michigan 2022-2024 Social Determinants of Health Strategy
Provides an overview of the Michigan statewide social determinants of health (SDOH) strategy, a multi-year plan that addresses population health equity, housing, and food security. Includes information on the overall mission, strategy, and launch phase.
Additional links: Michigan's Roadmap to Healthy Communities (Full Strategy), Michigan's Roadmap to Healthy Communities (Strategy Overview)
Date: 04/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
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Interim Guidance on Developing a COVID-19 Case Investigation & Contact Tracing Plan: Overview
Provides a foundation for state, territorial, local, and tribal agencies' identification and investigation of patients with confirmed and probable diagnoses of COVID-19, and identification and monitoring of their contacts who have been exposed to the virus. Includes recommendations for roles and responsibilities for key public health officials and methods for investigating COVID-19 cases.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Evaluating the Rural Health HIV/AIDS Planning Program
Policy brief describing the experiences of the first grantee cohort (2020-21) of the Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program. Examines barriers to or facilitators of successful grant implementation, and the sustainability of programs and acquisition of future funding. Contains a list of these grantees, brief descriptions of their programs, and themes related to the success of the programs.
Author(s): Mariana Tuttle, Katie Rydberg, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Grantee Directory: Rural Northern Border Region Planning Program, 2021-2023
Provides contact information and a brief overview of the four initiatives funded under the Rural Northern Border Region Planning Program, which supports planning activities to address rural health issues in the northern border region.
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Outcome Measures for State Flex Program Financial and Operational Improvement Interventions
Discusses strategies for State Flex Programs (SFP) to monitor Critical Access Hospital (CAH) financial and operational improvement (FOI) interventions and the underlying theories of the activities. Provides recommendations for short- and intermediate-term outcome measures to assist SFPs in monitoring FOI initiatives.
Author(s): John Gale, Sara Kahn-Troster, Zach Croll
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Practical Tools for Prescribing and Promoting Buprenorphine in Primary Care Settings
Offers evidence-based information to support primary care providers in prescribing buprenorphine to as an intervention to treat opioid use disorder (OUD). Addresses strategies and considerations for primary care providers and practices looking to implement the treatment, including the phases of care, training and education, and payment and pharmacy considerations. Chapter 2.7 covers buprenorphine prescribing in rural settings.
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Value-Based Care Assessment Tool
Online tool that assesses 80 different value-based care capacities in eight categories and creates a value-based care readiness report that can be used to support strategic planning. Tool is designed to be used by your healthcare organization's senior leadership team and takes roughly 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.
Date: 12/2021
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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