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Resources by Topic: Rural Health Clinics

The Provision of Mental Health Services by Rural Health Clinics
Reports on a study that examined changes in the delivery of mental health services by RHCs, operational characteristics of these services, barriers and challenges experienced by RHCs, and policy options to encourage more RHCs to deliver mental health services.
Author(s): John A. Gale, Barbara Shaw, David Hartley, Stephenie Loux
Date: 05/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Encouraging Rural Health Clinics to Provide Mental Health Services
Examines changes in the delivery of mental health services by Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), their operational characteristics, barriers to the development of services, and policy options to encourage more RHCs to deliver mental health services.
Author(s): John Gale, David Hartley, Barbara Shaw, Stephanie Loux
Date: 05/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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The Sustainability of Rural Community Health Service Providers
Describes the role that Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers play within Pennsylvania's healthcare delivery system. Addresses their sustainability in terms of finances, ability to meet community health needs, and their ability to recruit and retain providers.
Author(s): Linda K. Kanzleiter, Myron R. Schwartz, Hleziphi Naomie Nyanungo
Date: 01/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Module 4: Helping RHCs Work Effectively with Other Key Rural Health Providers
Describes how Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) can work effectively with other rural health providers. Discusses how State Office of Rural Health (SORH) staff can introduce RHCs to other rural safety-net providers and covers strategies to assist SORH staff in maximizing the interactions between RHCs and other rural safety-net providers. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Educational Series.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Module 3: Helping SORHs Make Decisions about Providing Technical Assistance and Support to Rural Health Clinics
Discusses resources and methods to assist State Office of Rural Health (SORH) staff in developing basic technical assistance services for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). Covers opportunities for and the benefits of SORH staff providing technical assistance to RHCs. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Educational Series.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Module 2: Learning about Certified Rural Health Clinics
Reviews Rural Health Clinic (RHC) program basics and provides a listing of RHC state survey agencies by state. Examines technical assistance needs of RHCs and existing resources to assist State Office of Rural Health (SORH) staff working with RHCs to establish and develop relationships with RHCs and their partners. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Educational Series.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Academic Health Centers and Community Health Centers: The Landscape of Current Partnerships
Provides an overview of academic and community health center partnerships throughout the U.S. Discusses management, governance, staffing, and financial support challenges and successes.
Author(s): Ryan D. Brutger
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of Academic Health Centers
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Community Health Center and Rural Health Clinic Presence Associated with Lower County-Level Hospitalization Rates for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions
Looks at the contribution that Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) make to healthcare access. Examines the impact of FQHC and RHC presence on hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions using data from eight states.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, James N. Laditka, Sarah B. Laditka
Date: 08/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Medicare and Medicaid Participating Facilities: CMS Needs to Reexamine Its Approach for Funding State Oversight of Health Care Facilities
Evaluates the federal funding of state healthcare facility surveys, including surveys of Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). Analyzes funding, state workloads, and federal oversight of states' use of funds.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 02/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Partnering to Achieve Rural Emergency Preparedness: A Workbook for Healthcare Providers in Rural Communities
Provides a tool to help Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), community health centers, migrant health centers, and hospitals develop effective community emergency preparedness plans. Encourages a collaborative approach with coordination between community leaders and healthcare facilities.
Author(s): Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health
Date: 2007
Type: Document
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