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Resources by Topic: Service delivery models

The Health and Well-Being of Children in Rural Areas: A Portrait of the Nation 2007
Analyzes data from the National Survey of Children's Health to describe the health status, healthcare utilization, activities, and family and community environments experienced by children in rural and urban areas.
Date: 09/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Patient-Centered Medical Home Services in 29 Rural Primary Care Practices: A Work in Progress
Examines the progress of rural primary care practices as they implement the processes and services of Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) across five domains: access to care, population-based care, quality, care management, and clinical information management. Findings are based on responses from a national survey of 29 rural physician practices.
Author(s): A. Clinton MacKinney, Fred Ullrich, Keith J. Mueller
Date: 09/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Telephone-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Latino Patients Living in Rural Areas: A Randomized Pilot Study
Highlights a pilot study on a culturally competent cognitive-behavioral therapy that uses the telephone to connect with rural Latinos in Washington State. Compares treatment to an enhanced primary care treatment for depression. Breaks down data by age, gender, and nativity, among other factors.
Author(s): Megan Dwight-Johnson, Eugene Aisenberg, Daniela Golinelli, et al.
Citation: Psychiatric Services, 62(8), 936-942
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
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American Indian/Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Strategic Plan 2011-2015
Provides a strategic plan for substance abuse, mental health, and social work counselors working for the Indian Health Service (IHS), and other tribal and urban Indian health programs, with a focus on integrating primary health with behavioral health services to improve health outcomes for the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations.
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Estimating the Economic Impact of Telemedicine in a Rural Community
Reports on site visits to 24 rural hospitals in the Midwest to develop a methodology for estimating the economic impact of telemedicine on a rural community.
Author(s): Brian E. Whitacre
Citation: Agricultural and Resource Economics, 40(2), 172-183
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
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Building Blocks for Cultural Integration in the Development and Establishment of Rural VA Telemental Health Clinics for Native Veterans
Offers an overview, suggestions, and tips for setting up, operating, and maintaining telemental health clinics for rural Native veterans.
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers
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Illinois Programs Offer Diabetic and Overweight Patients a Fresh Start
Highlights patients at Kirby Medical Group in Monticello, Illinois, who are losing weight and lowering their need for insulin.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Telemedicine Reaches Beyond Clinic Walls: Networks Help Extend Access
Discusses how telemedicine can reach patients in nursing homes, prisons, and isolated geographic regions.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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e-Emergency Services Bring Specialists to Rural Patients with the Push of a Button
Highlights Avera eEmergency Services, a hospital-based telemedicine emergency support service available in South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, and North Dakota.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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A Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Screening Program Designed to Reach Rural Residents of Maine
Reports the findings of a blood pressure (BP) and blood glucose screening program conducted from a mobile van that visited community events in order to bring screening services to rural Mainers.
Author(s): David Harris, Lois Hamel, AbouEl-Makarim Aboueissa, Deborah Johnson
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 11(3), 1727
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
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