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Resources by Topic: Sustainability of programs

Rapid Antigen Screening of Students and Staff for SARS-CoV-2 in Rural School Districts, Pierce County, WA, 2020
Provides an overview of a program in rural Washington school districts to screen students and staff for COVID-19 with weekly rapid antigen tests. Discusses efficacy, impact on school policy decisions, and overall sustainability of the program.
Author(s): Daniel R. Stutman, Julie K. Tergliafera, Morgan E. Black, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 112(8), 1134-1137
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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Grantee Sourcebook: Rural Health Network Development Planning Program, 2021
Detailed descriptions of 20 Rural Health Network Development Planning Program grant projects funded in fiscal year 2021. Reports on each grantee's network infrastructure development, plans for sustaining the network after the grant, and program activities addressing topics such as integrated service delivery, creating efficiencies, integrating health services, chronic disease management, and care coordination. Grantee profiles identify the geographic areas served, network partners, and primary contact person.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG 2.0) Program Operator and Partner Perspectives on Local Service Delivery Systems
Features 15 of the 32 Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program grantees who provide services to low-income adults and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients to promote their entrance into high demand healthcare occupations. Examines how these programs, including 9 serving rural areas, partnered with their local workforce systems. Includes discussion of rural-specific issues related to healthcare training and employment.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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2022 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds
Report detailing the current state of the Medicare Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplemental Medical Insurance (SMI) Trust Funds. Discusses Medicare expenditures as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and makes short and long-range sustainability projections based on variable economic, demographic, and healthcare trends. Also explains the actuarial methods used to calculate the estimates. Includes information on Medicare amendments since the 2021 report, including some that impact rural providers and beneficiaries.
Additional links: Tables and figures
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Board of Trustees, Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds
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Partnering for Rural Transportation with Alisa Druzba and Steve Workman
An episode of the Exploring Rural Health podcast featuring Alisa Druzba and Steve Workman. Describes the development of the New Hampshire Mobility Management Network and how it provides options for rural residents. Focuses on the role of collaboration among local, state, and federal agencies in supporting long-term sustainability for transportation services.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Sustainment Stories: A Qualitative Analysis of Barriers to Sustainment of the National Rural Transitions of Care Nurse Program
Explores a study evaluating the VA's Transitions Nurse Program (TNP) and its efficacy in rural areas. Details some of the program's early outcomes, barriers, and perceptions.
Author(s): Mary Ava Nunnery, Heather Gilmartin, Michaela McCarthy, et al.
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 22, 119
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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Evaluating the Rural Health HIV/AIDS Planning Program
Policy brief describing the experiences of the first grantee cohort (2020-21) of the Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program. Examines barriers to or facilitators of successful grant implementation, and the sustainability of programs and acquisition of future funding. Contains a list of these grantees, brief descriptions of their programs, and themes related to the success of the programs.
Author(s): Mariana Tuttle, Katie Rydberg, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Successes and Challenges to Network Sustainability: Perspectives of 2019-2020 Rural Health Network Development Planning Grantees
Policy brief using interview data from 18 grantees from the 2019-2020 cohort, to assess successes and challenges related to funding and sustaining network planning efforts. Also describes general barriers and facilitators of success during the grant year.
Author(s): Katie Rydberg, Carrie Henning-Smith, Mariana Tuttle
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Sustainable Rural EMS: Navigating Change
Designed to help rural communities navigate a change from unsustainable volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) and ambulance service models to those that are sustainable. Intended to direct community leaders through change based on a stepped process that has been used in rural communities throughout the U.S. Includes information on how to assess whether a community has an EMS problem, ingredients needed to change, and a process to implement change to a more sustainable model of rural EMS.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Grantee Sourcebook: Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program, 2020-2021
Detailed descriptions of 7 Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program grant projects funded in fiscal year 2020. Reports on each grantee's key Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) strategies, secondary focus areas, target populations served, network development and planning activities, initial outcomes of their planning work, and sustainability strategies of the HIV/AIDS rural health networks and HIV-related programming beyond the planning year. Grantee profiles identify the geographic areas served, network partners, and primary contact person.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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