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Case Studies From the 2017 Care Coordination Comparative Study
Provides an overview of four care coordination approaches being used in rural areas: care coach, clinical, community health worker, and school-based. Includes individual case studies of rural care coordination programs, with detailed information on target populations, technology used, partners, care team composition, and more.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Rural Health Innovations
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Providing Access to Mental Health Services for Children in Rural Areas
Policy brief discussing options for improving access to mental health services for rural children, including telemedicine, integration of behavioral health and primary care, and school-based care. Features three brief case studies.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Teen Pregnancy: Federal Prevention Programs
Report evaluates four federally funded programs that focus on teen pregnancy prevention: the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) program, the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), the Title V Sexual Risk Avoidance Education program, and the Sexual Risk Avoidance Education program. Features a breakdown of each program and an evaluation of their activities and efficacy. Discusses which programs operate in rural areas.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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A Compass for Families: Head Start in Rural America
Report details the importance of Head Start programs to rural communities. Discusses the services Head Start provides for rural families, such as child care, connection to health services, and transportation, among others. Features county level data and rural-urban comparisons.
Author(s): Rasheed Malik, Leila Schochet
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for American Progress
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Growing Up Rural in America
Presents a report on the state of childhood in rural America. Details challenges rural children face, such as growing up in poverty, adolescent pregnancy, and access to food. Report features rural-urban comparisons and state-by-state data.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Save the Children
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Leveling the Playing Field for Rural Students
Provides a snapshot of rural schools and discusses the challenges they face. Challenges include how to provide new, high quality educational opportunities, health barriers that affect learning, providing career and technical education programs, food insecurity for rural children, and investments in rural schools.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: School Superintendents Association
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Mental Health Best Practices with Kari Oyen
Kari Oyen, professor of School Psychology at the University of South Dakota, discusses mental health issues including suicidal behavior in rural America, the role played by school psychologists, and prevention services based on risk factors including single-parent homes, poverty, and poor attendance at school.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Rural Affairs, National Rural Education Association
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Culture and Self-Determination Provide Strength to Heal
Describes how the Seneca Nation of Indians have incorporated their culture into every program and community initiative. Examples include school and adult Seneca language immersion programs, restoring indigenous plants, cultivating native animals, and the Seneca Strong program to address substance abuse by incorporating prevention and sobriety programming into traditional rites of passage, outdoor skills camps, and powwows. The Seneca Nation of Indians (New York) are a recipient of the 2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Prize.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Live Healthy, Live Well, ‘Live Algoma’
Provides an overview of the residents in Algoma, Wisconsin coming together as a community to set goals and work together on health and wellness issues. Working together Algoma residents have created an alternative school, called Pathfinder, out of an old bank, built the Algoma Community Wellness Center, made connections between local industries and schools to create new learning opportunities for students, and more. Algoma is a recipient of the 2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Prize.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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A Community Holding Hands to Bridge its Divide
Describes the actions taken and programs developed by the residents of Garret County, Maryland in response to the economic, cultural, and health challenges they face. Working together the Garret County residents have been able to provide scholarships to every high school graduate to attend community college for free, develop 700 affordable, low-income, mixed-income and workforce housing units, and more. Garret County is a recipient of the 2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Prize.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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