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Challenges to Head Start and Early Childhood Development Programs in Rural Communities
Discusses regulatory challenges to providing quality early childhood development programs and services in rural communities. Includes a discussion of health screenings, provider training and resources, and policy recommendations to improve collaboration surrounding early childhood programs in rural communities.
Date: 12/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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School-Based Health Centers in an Era of Health Care Reform: Building on History
Presents the history and growth of school-based health centers (SBHCs) in the U.S. Discusses the effect of SBHCs on delivering needed services to students from kindergarten to high school, including rural students. Includes suggestions for future use of SBHCs and for healthcare providers working in communities without a SBHC.
Author(s): Victoria Keeton, Samira Soleimanpour, Claire D. Brindis
Citation: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care, 42(6), 132–158
Date: 07/2012
Type: Document
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Kansas City, MO, June 18-20, 2012
Provides a summary of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services' (NACRHHS) 71st meeting, which included discussions on the following topics: health reform, services for the elderly, rural hospitals and infrastructure, frontier demonstration projects, child care, and Head Start.
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Strengths and Silences: The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students in Rural and Small Town Schools
A report compiled by the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) that examines safety, harassment, and assault of LGBT students in rural schools based on data collected in the GLSEN's National School Climate Survey (2010-2011). Includes demographics broken down by gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, region, school type, and school size.
Author(s): Neal A. Palmer, Joseph G. Kosciw, Mark J. Bartkiewicz
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools
Provides tools and resources for high schools, school districts, and their partners to design and implement strategies to prevent suicide. Promotes behavioral and mental health among students with a special focus on American Indian students and other minority student populations in rural and urban areas.
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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The 2011 Report to the Secretary: Rural Health and Human Services Issues
Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services focused on rural childhood obesity, place-based initiatives for rural early childhood development, and rural implications of accountable care organizations and payment bundling. Includes recommendations to address these issues and provides appendices describing the 2010 site visits.
Date: 03/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Charleston, South Carolina, June 14-16, 2010
Minutes from the June 14-16, 2010, NACRHHS meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. NACRHHS provides recommendations on rural health and human services issues to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Meeting included discussions on the following topics: childhood obesity, Early Head Start programs, and rural implications of payment bundling and accountable care organizations.
Date: 06/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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The 2007 Report to the Secretary: Rural Health and Human Service Issues
Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Examines three key topics in health and human services and their effects in rural areas: Medicare Advantage, Head Start, and substance abuse. Includes recommendations to address these topics.
Date: 01/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Grand Forks, North Dakota, September 28-30, 2006
Minutes from a National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services meeting addressing the following topics: substance abuse, Head Start, and Medicare Advantage.
Date: 09/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Camden, Maine, June 11-13, 2006
Minutes from a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services covering the following topics: substance abuse, Medicare Advantage, and Head Start in rural areas.
Date: 06/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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