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Resources by Topic: Primary care

Missouri Show-Me ECHO
Provides training using videoconferencing technology to connect interdisciplinary experts with primary care providers and other professionals in Missouri to develop their skills and improve patient care, access, quality, and efficiency. Offers free continuing education for participating sites and individuals.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Missouri Telehealth Network, University of Missouri School of Medicine
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Indian Health Service: Sexual Abuse Prevention
Features news, policies, and trainings regarding the prevention of sexual abuse in Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities. Details policies to oversee patient safety in healthcare settings.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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E-learning Program: Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals
Presents a 5-hour on demand e-learning program to help healthcare professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency. The program is accredited for contact hours for many health professionals.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
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Substance Use Management Warmline
Free, confidential teleconsultation service for clinicians, providing expert recommendations addressing substance use evaluation and management. Provides peer-to-peer consultation to support primary care providers in managing complex patients with addiction, chronic pain, and behavioral health issues.
Type: Hotline
Sponsoring organization: National Clinician Consultation Center
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Idaho Project ECHO
A series of educational video conference sessions between clinicians in remote and underserved communities in Idaho and expert specialists. Topics covered include mental and behavioral health; opioids, pain, and substance use disorders; autism, COVID-19, and more.
Additional links: Schedule
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organizations: University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program
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Culturally Competent Healthcare
Focuses on building a culturally competent practice for native elders via community input and storytelling as a means of building trust between physicians and patients in tribal communities. Discusses the Southcentral Foundation which provides healthcare services to American Indians and Alaska Natives in southcentral Alaska.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Council on Aging
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Oklahoma Community Health Needs Assessments by County
Lists final needs assessment reports by county for Oklahoma for most counties. Addresses health indicators, use of healthcare services, primary care physician demand, economic impact of healthcare, and demographics for hospital service areas, as required for nonprofit hospitals under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Focuses on how the hospitals can and do serve their respective communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma Office of Rural Health
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Alabama Health Professional Shortages and Related Resources
Provides county-level maps of Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and Medically Undeserved Area/Population (MUA/P) designations in Alabama, and associated resources.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Alabama Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Rural PREP Grand Rounds
Features online learning presentations and active learning sessions for rural primary care practices. Past presentations are archived so rural providers can engage with them at their own pace.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural PREP
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Rural PREP - Resource Library
List of resources from the Collaborative for Rural Primary care, Research, Education and Practice (Rural PREP) project, whose mission is to improve rural health through community involvement and research in primary care health professions education.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural PREP
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