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Resources by Topic: Service delivery models

Mental Health America Warmlines
Presents a list of mental health warmlines, or non-emergency support lines, available throughout the country. Highlights the number for the state, or region within the state, and the hours of operation.
Type: Hotline
Sponsoring organization: Mental Health America
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Vaccine Central
Resources to support health departments, community-based organizations, and others with vaccine efforts among refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants
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Customizable Communications Toolkit
Provides a catalog of internal and external communications resources to support rural hospitals and clinics. Includes customizable print and digital resources, scripts, and talking points to promote community trust, preventive screenings, swing bed services, telehealth, and pulmonary rehabilitation.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Legato Healthcare Marketing, National Rural Health Resource Center
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Center for Optimizing Rural Health Webinars, Conferences, and Events Library
Provides links to recordings of the Center for Optimizing Rural Health's monthly webinars. Webinars cover telehealth, grant writing and funding opportunities, quality, and other topics of interest to rural hospitals and healthcare providers.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Center for Optimizing Rural Health
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Provider Bridge
Connects healthcare professionals with state agencies and healthcare entities to increase access to care for patients in rural and underserved communities, and assists in mobilizing volunteer healthcare professionals during public health emergencies.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Federation of State Medical Boards
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Ohio Project ECHO
A Project ECHO Superhub serving Ohio and the U.S. by providing expert consultation, specialty training, and clinical mentorship for primary care providers to help them address complex health conditions. Currently offers 6 Project ECHO programs focused on promoting integrated, team-based care and co-occurring psychiatric and physical conditions.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
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The Virtual Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH): A Model for Idaho's Rural and Underserved Communities
Describes the virtual Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), including benefits such as reduced cost of care and increased access to and quality of care. Discusses how telehealth and community health emergency medical services (CHEMS) will be used in the PCMH model. Includes contact information for Public Health District Small Rural Hospital Improvement (SHIP) Grant Project Managers.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
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Telemedicine for Health Equity Toolkit
Toolkit providing information and guidance for safety-net healthcare systems on telemedicine program development and implementation. Includes sections with information for leadership, providers and teams, and considerations for reaching rural and underserved populations to address health disparities. Toolkit will be regularly updated to reflect regulatory changes and insights from healthcare administrators.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Care Innovations, Commonwealth Fund, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations
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Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model
Provides information on a CMS model that permits ambulance care teams to use alternate models of emergency healthcare, such as telehealth treatment and transport to alternative destinations, to improve quality and lower costs of care. Rural Medicare-enrolled suppliers or hospital-based ambulance providers without current medical dispatch and/or telehealth are eligible to participate.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Pennsylvania Rural Health Model
Provides information on a joint CMS and the Pennsylvania Department of Health model designed to improve the financial viability of rural Pennsylvania hospitals and reduce the growth of hospital expenditures across payers, including Medicare. Includes information on participating hospitals and details about the performance period and model targets.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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