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Resources by Topic: Public health

National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Washington DC, February 6-9, 2000
Minutes from a National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services meeting addressing the following topics: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and rural health, the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, public health and hospital capital, Indian Health Services contracting and compacting, and Medicare payment in rural areas.
Date: 02/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Rural Public Health: Issues and Considerations
Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Overview of the rural public health infrastructure. Addresses public health leadership, workforce preparedness, support for safety net providers, the impact of managed care, telecommunications, and funding for rural public health.
Date: 02/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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The Effect of Market Reform on Rural Public Health Departments
Reports on how rural health departments and populations they serve were affected by healthcare system changes in the 1990s, particularly Medicaid managed care. Based on site visits to four rural public health departments in each of five states: Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon, and Wisconsin.
Author(s): Rebecca Slifkin, Pam Silberman, Susan Reif
Date: 01/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Shared Services Arrangements Between Local Health Departments and Health Centers
A collection of resources to help local health departments and health centers share clinical and nonclinical services. Identifies types of shared services arrangements, factors that contribute to success, information on developing legal documents, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Center for Sharing Public Health Services
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Voices from the Field: A Blog About Resilience During the Pandemic
Seven-part blog series discusses physical, spiritual, and mental wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Features behavioral health providers and leaders detailing methods used to promote wellness in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Highlights perspectives from rural and urban areas, including American Indian communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
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Health Equity Toolkit for Rural and Remote Communities
Educational toolkit outlining health equity and steps that rural and remote public health organizations can take to improve health equity. Discusses rural challenges impacting health equity. Offers a curriculum to support staff discussion sessions, procedures for conducting a community health survey, and a session evaluation tool. Email address required to access toolkit documents.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: OMNI Institute, Pitkin County Public Health, Silver Thread Public Health District
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Engaging Tribal Nations of North Dakota in Conducting Community Health Assessments
Outlines the purpose and process of conducting a community health assessment (CHA) for Native American communities. Covers tribal public health policy and governance, community engagement in CHAs, steps for planning a CHA, working with data, and preparing a tribal community health improvement plan.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: American Indian Public Health Resource Center, North Dakota Department of Health
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National Indian Health Board Tribal Data Project
Presents a series of maps illustrating American Indian and Alaska Native populations by a number of demographic and health-related measures. Includes maps detailing population, mortality, and veteran status, among others measures.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Health Board
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Mississippi Project ECHO
Offers specialty training for a variety of healthcare professionals via online video conferences. Format includes didactic presentations led by UMMC specialists and several case presentations. Participants may be able to receive health education credits.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) Center for Telehealth
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Arizona - Project ECHO
Offers primary care clinicians the knowledge and support needed at the local level to manage patients with complex health conditions by increasing specialty care in underserved regions of Arizona.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Arizona Telemedicine Program, University of Arizona Health Sciences
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