Rural Health Resources by Topic: Service delivery models
Community Health Partners in Unexpected Places
Examines how health systems partner with community services such as libraries, barber shops, dollar stores, and others to improve access and reduce health disparities in minority and rural populations. Discusses strategies to increase the use of community health partners, such as co-designing with input from the community, procuring funding, building awareness of available programs, and utilizing novel means to conduct day-to-day operations.
Author(s): Michael K. Hole, Sunjay Letchuman, Allister Chang, Leonard L. Berry Citation: Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 98(12), 1883-1841 Date: 12/2023 Type: Document view details
Texas Statewide Behavioral Health Strategic Plan: Progress Report
Report summarizing progress of the Texas Fiscal Years 2022-2026 Statewide Behavioral Health Strategic Plan. Discusses mental health workforce shortages, recruitment and retention of workforce, telehealth, loan repayment, community health workers, and incentivizing rural practice. Discusses rural throughout. Includes priority next steps and outlines strategies by various Texas state agencies.
Date: 12/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council view details
Still Searching: Meeting Oral Health Needs in Rural Settings
Report discusses oral health access in rural areas. Compares barriers to care in rural, suburban, and urban communities. Highlights teledentistry use and insurance rates, among other factors.
Author(s): Paige Martin, Morgan Santoro, Lisa J. Heaton, et al. Date: 11/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health view details
Study Protocol: Maintaining Preventive Care During Public Health Emergencies Through Effective Coordination
Presents a qualitative study protocol that examines screening rates at VA medical centers during COVID-19 to determine strategies that provide continued care during public health emergencies. Discusses selection of sites, which will be based on rurality, COVID-19 patient caseload, and performance related to cancer and mental health screenings. Highlights the importance of care coordination teams in regard to specialty care.
Author(s): Sylvia J. Hysong, Traber Davis Giardina, Jennifer Freytag, et al. Citation: Implementation Science Communications, 4, 150 Date: 11/2023 Type: Document view details
Community Care Hubs: A Promising Model for Health and Social Care Coordination
Examines the coordination of health and social needs by focusing on the community care hub model. Provides information on the types of organizations functioning as hubs as well as how the hubs operate, serve, and network within their communities. Includes case studies of hubs working within rural and underserved areas.
Author(s): Joshua Breslau, Petra W. Rasmussen, Nabeel Qureshi, Evan D. Peet Date: 11/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Community Living, HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation view details
Final Rule for CY 2024 Physician Fee Schedule: Fact Sheet
Fact sheet covering Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) telehealth policy changes for 2024 as outlined in the final calendar year (CY) 2024 Physician Fee Schedule. Covers eligible services that can be delivered by telehealth, remote monitoring services, physician supervision, diabetes self-management training (DSMT), and more.
Date: 11/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center view details