Skip to main content
Rural Health Information Hub

Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Service delivery models

Compendium of Rural Best Practices/Models Innovations to Strengthen Rural Health Care: Technology, Training and Workforce Development
Summarizes innovative programs occurring in rural areas, featuring a recruitment and retention network and other models focusing on workforce education and training for behavioral and mental health, transportation, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and chronic disease management.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
view details
National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Rapid City, South Dakota, June 9-11, 2009
Minutes from the 62nd meeting of the NACRHHS, which 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: rural primary care provider workforce, home and community-based care for rural seniors, and healthcare provider integration.
Date: 06/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
view details
Expanding Rural Elder Care Options: Models That Work
Proceedings from the 2008 Rural Long Term Care Access and Options Workshop, which discussed model options for home, community, and facility-based care by care coordination systems that enhance autonomy and quality of life for rural elders.
Author(s): Peter Fitzgerald, Andy Coburn, Sharon K. Dwyer
Date: 06/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Long Term Care Workgroup
view details
Bringing Broadband to Rural America: Report on a Rural Broadband Strategy
Describes a comprehensive rural broadband strategy proposed to Congress and recommendations for improving inter-agency coordination of broadband policies. Covers initiatives for assessing broadband needs in rural areas and for specific federal agency programs and resources to overcome the obstacles that currently impede rural broadband deployment.
Author(s): Michael J. Copps
Date: 05/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Communications Commission
view details
A Rural Perspective/Commentary Regarding "Transforming the Health Care Delivery System: Proposals to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Health Care Costs"
Outlines the potential impacts of proposed policy reform options from the Senate Finance Committee on rural America. Covers payment reform, long-term payment reforms, healthcare infrastructure investments, Medicare Advantage, and public program integrity.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller, Andrew F. Coburn, A. Clinton MacKinney, Timothy D. McBride, Rebecca T. Slifkin
Date: 05/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
view details
The 2009 Report to the Secretary: Rural Health and Human Services Issues
Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on issues related to rural America. Examines three key topics: workforce and community development, creating viable patient-centered medical homes, and serving at-risk children.
Date: 04/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
view details
Rationale and Design: Telepsychology Service Delivery for Depressed Elderly Veterans
Describes a study and medical trial to provide telepsychology services for depressed, elderly veterans living in rural America.
Author(s): Leonard E. Egede, Christopher B. Frueh, Lisa K. Richardson, et al.
Citation: Trials, 10, 22
Date: 04/2009
Type: Document
view details
National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Washington, DC, February 18-20, 2009
Reports on a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services focused on healthcare provider integration, health workforce, and home-based care for seniors.
Date: 02/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
view details
Implementation of Telepharmacy in Rural Hospitals: Potential for Improving Medication Safety
Describes successful telepharmacy activities being implemented in rural hospitals and analyzes policy issues related to the implementation of telepharmacy projects in rural hospitals.
Additional links: Policy Brief, March 2009
Author(s): Michelle Casey, Walter Elias, Alana Knudson, Walter Gregg
Date: 12/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
view details
Rural Policy Research Institute Health Panel Response to CMS' Report to Congress: Plan to Implement a Medicare Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program
Shares RUPRI Rural Health Panel recommendations related to CMS's plans for value-based purchasing and discusses the potential impact on rural hospitals.
Author(s): Andrew F. Coburn, A. Clinton MacKinney, Timothy D. McBride, et al.
Date: 10/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
view details