Rural Health Resources by Topic: Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention
Pinckneyville Community Hospital Spotlight Video
Discusses how the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program helped Pinckneyville Community Hospital improve overall community health and wellness and decrease emergency room admissions by focusing on care coordination and working with community partners, collaborating with a nearby hospital, and addressing the social determinants of health in their community.
Date: 05/2023 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details
Stigma and Opioid Use Disorder in Northern New England
Report presents a study on the stigma around opioid use disorder (OUD) in Northern New England. Details the results of a survey of clinicians and counselors on the perceived stigma around OUD and OUD treatment in the rural counties of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Northern New York.
Date: 04/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction view details
Mapping a New Terrain: 5 Principles for Equitable Rural Outdoor Recreational Economies
Offers suggestions for rural communities and Native nations looking at ways to improve economic prosperity, and population health and well-being through the development of natural assets and rural outdoor recreation. Topics cover ownership and control of recreation assets, building a resilient infrastructure, coordinating assets and stakeholder engagement, respect for the landscape, people and culture during the development process, and designing for equitable access and participation for all residents. Includes recommendations for community organizations, local government, and philanthropic organizations.
Date: 04/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Aspen Institute, Community Strategies Group view details
Tap Talk: Data and Details from an Effective Program
An episode from Tap Talk: The Drinking Water in Rural America Podcast that focuses on education, outreach, and policy related to private well use in Minnesota.
Author(s): Steve Wilson, Jennifer Wilson, Frieda von Qualen Date: 04/2023 Type: Audio Sponsoring organizations: Rural Community Assistance Partnership, University of Illinois view details
Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative (RWHC) in Review: 2022-2023
Provides information about the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative (RWHC) activities in 2022-2023 as well as the 44 member hospitals. Includes information about hospital locations, service highlights, leadership and education programs, chronic disease initiatives, and more.
Date: 04/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative view details
Harm Reduction and Recovery Services Support (HRRSS) to Mitigate the Opioid Overdose Epidemic in a Rural Community
Examines factors impacting harm reduction and recovery services related to opioid use in a rural South Carolina county. Discusses feedback from 338 community respondents regarding issues such as syringe services programs, safe consumption sites, placement of naloxone in public places, and more, with data reported as a harm reduction and recovery support score (HRRSS) connected to various demographic variables and personal beliefs.
Author(s): Moonseong Heo, Taylor Beachler, Laksika B. Sivaraj, et al. Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 18, 23 Date: 04/2023 Type: Document view details
Ventilation Improvements Among K–12 Public School Districts — United States, August–December 2022
Reports on K-12 public school ventilation improvements to prevent COVID-19 transmission, including replacing or upgrading ventilation systems, installing filtration systems, installing ultraviolet germicidal irradiation devices, and improving airflow. Includes data for city, suburb, town, and rural locations.
Author(s): Miguella Mark-Carew, Gloria Kang, Sanjana Pampati, et al. Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 72(14), 372-376 Date: 04/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
Teens Linked to Care Toolkit
A toolkit from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for developing prevention programs addressing substance use and sexual risk for youth in rural communities. Includes information on program planning, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability as well as two case studies from the pilot program using either a school-based or community-based model.
Date: 03/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details