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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Specialty care

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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VHA-ORH Rural Promising Practices
A compendium describing proven models of care currently implemented to improve access to care and specialty care for rural veterans and their families within their own communities. Provides clinical and operational information about these models for healthcare professionals serving rural veterans.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Veterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health
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Nebraska Clinical Psychology Map
Shows clinical psychology state and federal shortage areas.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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Nebraska General Obstetrics and Gynecology Map
Shows general obstetrics and gynecology state and federal shortage areas.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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Nebraska General Pediatrics Map
Shows general pediatrics state and federal shortage areas.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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Nebraska General Internal Medicine Map
Shows general internal medicine state and federal shortage areas.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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New Mexico Project ECHO
Supports the ECHO model of sharing medical knowledge and expanding treatment capacity in areas of need, both rural and urban, by connecting local clinicians in weekly virtual clinics with specialists located at academic medical centers.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of New Mexico School of Medicine
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Project ECHO Nevada
Offers training and indirect telehealth consultations with faculty and community specialists for primary care providers in rural and underserved areas to extend specialty care to patients with chronic, costly, and complex medical illnesses.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Statewide Initiatives
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Florida Rural Health Plan Update: Report from Town Hall Meetings
Summarizes discussions and outcomes of 2008-09 town hall meetings in Bradford, Liberty, Madison, Highlands, and Hendry counties, held to engage rural residents in discussing rural health issues of particular concern to different parts of Florida.
Author(s): Gail R. Bellamy
Type: Document
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