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Resources by Type: Audio

"All Hands On Deck": The COVID-19 Pandemic Through Nurses' Eyes
Podcast recording featuring Mary Wakefield describes the role of nurses and the challenges they have faced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses shortages of personal protective equipment, workforce challenges, vaccine administration, and solutions to support nurses in the future. Highlights the experiences of nurses at rural hospitals and clinics.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Quality Time: Sharing PIE - Involving Board and Leadership to Drive Quality Outcomes
Podcast recording exploring how a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) board and leadership are engaged with and support quality improvement work. Features quality, clinical, and board representatives from Paris Community Hospital, a CAH in Paris, Illinois.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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Quality Time: Sharing PIE - Engaging the Whole Team
Podcast episode discussing how to engage Critical Access Hospital (CAH) staff, including frontline providers and quality team members, in quality improvement activities. Highlights the experiences of two CAH quality improvement professionals.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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Quality Time: Sharing PIE - The Impact of COVID-19 on Quality Improvement
Podcast episode exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the quality improvement activities of two Critical Access Hospitals. Describes how quality improvement activities adapted during the pandemic and the tools and processes that were utilized.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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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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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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