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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Specialty care

Arizona - Project ECHO
Offers primary care clinicians the knowledge and support needed at the local level to manage patients with complex health conditions by increasing specialty care in underserved regions of Arizona.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Arizona Telemedicine Program, University of Arizona Health Sciences
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Alabama - Project ECHO
Offers an online telementoring program linking medical experts with healthcare providers across Alabama. Promotes interactive collaboration in case-based learning to develop specialty skills and best practices to improve patient care access, quality, and efficiency.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
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North Dakota Project Echo
A virtual learning network designed to provide primary care clinicians in rural and underserved areas with the expert knowledge and continuing support they need to provide best practice care to manage patients with complex conditions.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Florida Project ECHO
Presents proven adult learning techniques and interactive video technology to connect groups of community providers in Florida with specialists in real-time collaborative sessions. Current project supports first responders including firefighters, EMS, and medical transport personnel by offering case-based learning and mentorship to help providers gain the expertise required to provide needed services.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Florida Rural Health Association
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University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) Project ECHO
Offers training for healthcare providers in Kansas through videoconferencing technology to connect virtual teams of interdisciplinary experts with healthcare providers to share best practices and apply case-based learning to improve outcomes.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of Kansas Medical Center
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Missouri Show-Me ECHO
Provides training using videoconferencing technology to connect interdisciplinary experts with primary care providers and other professionals in Missouri to develop their skills and improve patient care, access, quality, and efficiency. Offers free continuing education for participating sites and individuals.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Missouri Telehealth Network, University of Missouri School of Medicine
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Oregon ECHO Network - Project ECHO
An interactive educational and community-building experience that allows Oregon healthcare professionals to gain new skills and competencies through video connection for providing specialty care to patients.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Oregon ECHO Network
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Project ECHO at Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Offers a telementoring model using video-conferencing technology to connect rural community-based primary care teams in New Hampshire and Vermont with expert providers.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health
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Substance Use Management Warmline
Free, confidential teleconsultation service for clinicians, providing expert recommendations addressing substance use evaluation and management. Provides peer-to-peer consultation to support primary care providers in managing complex patients with addiction, chronic pain, and behavioral health issues.
Type: Hotline
Sponsoring organization: National Clinician Consultation Center
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Rural Hospital Map
Interactive map showing the location of Veteran's Administration healthcare facilities and the areas around these facilities that are within 30 minutes or 60 minutes drive time. A proposed standard for access to non-VA providers through the Veterans Community Care Program is 30 minutes of drive time for primary and behavioral care and 60 minutes for specialty care from the veteran's residence.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Hospital Industry Data Institute, Missouri Hospital Association, National Rural Health Association
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