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Resources by Type: Audio

From the Frontline of COVID-19: Impact on a Critical-Access Hospital
Podcast exploring the impact of COVID-19 on a Critical Access Hospital pharmacy's operations. Discusses the role of pharmacists in caring for COVID-19 patients at CAHs and and offers lessons learned.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
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Addressing Rural Health Disparities in a Pandemic
Public Health Review podcast in which 3 speakers discuss the impact of COVID-19 on rural health infrastructure and workforce. Describes how to improve conditions in rural communities, increase access to quality healthcare, and implement innovative strategies for health workforce recruitment and retention.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Strategies to Manage Financial Operations During COVID-19 Response and Recovery
Presents a five-part podcast series for health centers on financial management during the COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery. Includes discussions on staffing considerations, provider relief funding, and grants management.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organizations: BKD, LLP, National Association of Community Health Centers
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Quality Time: Sharing PIE - Becoming a QI Leader
First episode of a quarterly podcast focusing on Critical Access Hospital (CAH) performance improvement experiences. Profiles two CAH quality leaders who share strategies, tips, and lessons learned from their experiences becoming quality improvement professionals.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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COVID-19: Health Care in Rural America
April 13, 2020 podcast focusing on how rural areas are taking action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Looks at public health responses, volunteer activities, the effects of social distancing, and healthcare workforce issues. Features Alana Knudson, co-director of the Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, and physician Dr. James Hotz.
Additional links: Transcript
Date: 04/2020
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: National Conference of State Legislatures
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2020 NACo Legislative Conference: Rural Grants 101: How County Officials Can Tap Into USDA Programs
Audio recording of National Association of Counties (NACo) panel discussion presented on March 2, 2020 in Washington, DC, describing ways in which counties can access USDA funding programs. Topics include rural electric cooperatives, rural telecommunications, and rural water and wastewater systems. Transcript available by clicking the dots above the Subscribe tab, then selecting Open Transcript.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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There's No Place Like Home: Home Health Care in Rural America
Recording of testimony by providers of rural home health care and representatives of home health and hospice organizations, in a hearing held by the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging, Feb. 12, 2020. Addresses challenges including workforce shortages and limitations in Medicare coverage for needed services.
Additional links: Testimony of Francis Adams, Testimony of Leigh Ann Howard, Testimony of Warren Hebert, Testimony of William A. Dombi
Date: 02/2020
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Senate - Special Committee on Aging
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Greater Good Podcasts Rural Health Segment, Part 1: How Did We Get Here? Rural Health Challenges in America
Set of three podcast episodes featuring Erika Ziller and Yvonne Jonk of the Maine Rural Health Research Center discussing current rural health issues and challenges, as well as historical factors related to the current rural health system. Addresses rural aging and long-term care, dental care, health insurance coverage, and health-related impacts of growing up in a rural community. Also compares rural health in Maine, other parts of the U.S., and rural communities in other countries.
Additional links: Part 2: Growing Up Rural, Part 3: Rural Health in Maine and America vs. the World
Author(s): Carrie Wilshusen, Erika Ziller, Yvonne Jonk
Date: 09/2019
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center
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Investigating Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer Among Alaska Native People: Podcast with Drs. Sarah Nash and Diana Redwood
Podcast recording and transcript highlighting a study done on colorectal cancer rates among Alaska Native people. Outlines the structure of the study and discusses some of the challenges and findings of the study.
Author(s): Sheryl Monks
Date: 08/2019
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: JPHMP Direct
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An Introduction to RHI's Network Sustainability Toolkit: History and Background
Provides an audio recording of a presentation on the history and background of the Network Sustainability Toolkit. Covers the goals for the toolkit, what it includes, and the research process behind the creation of the toolkit. Summarizes the characteristics of a sustainable rural health network.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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