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Resources by Type: Audio

Helping Rural Nebraska Grow — and Keep — Its Own Doctors
Discusses the efforts of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska to train and retain University of Nebraska at Kearney Health Sciences students by offering scholarships to students who stay and practice in rural Nebraska communities.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Telemedicine in N.H.
Radio interview discusses the advantages and barriers to telemedicine both broadly and within New Hampshire. Covers the role of state laws regarding reimbursement, broadband access, and how rural hospitals are using telemedicine.
Citation: New Hampshire Public Radio
Date: 07/2018
Type: Audio
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Using Telemedicine to Improve Rural Women’s Health and Save Babies’ Lives
Discusses a telehealth program, Solutions to Obstetrics in Rural Communities (STORC), that works to decrease infant mortality rates by support access to prenatal care and improve obstetric care quality in rural Tennessee.
Additional links: Audio Recording
Date: 05/2018
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Robert Pack & Maggie Elehwany: VRHA Keynoters--and VRHA Board President Summer Sage
Recording from the 2017 Virginia Rural Health Association (VRHA)'s Rural Health Providers Conference. Discussion of new rural healthcare-related education initiatives and resources, grant funding to help combat the Virginia opioid crisis, and rural health policy developments on the federal level and their impact on rural areas.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Rural Affairs, National Rural Education Association
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Mental Health Best Practices with Kari Oyen
Kari Oyen, professor of School Psychology at the University of South Dakota, discusses mental health issues including suicidal behavior in rural America, the role played by school psychologists, and prevention services based on risk factors including single-parent homes, poverty, and poor attendance at school.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Rural Affairs, National Rural Education Association
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Tuberculosis And Rural Health Care In America
Episode of WBUR's On Point radio program, featuring discussion of a tuberculosis outbreak in rural Perry county, Alabama. Describes attempts to screen and treat low-income patients, despite many residents' mistrust of the medical profession. Panelists include the author of a recent Harper's Magazine article about tuberculosis in the Black Belt, a Perry County doctor, a University of Alabama professor of rural medicine, and a healthcare reporter from the Los Angeles Times.
Date: 05/2017
Type: Audio
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Health Update from The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
A February 2015 webinar discussing three briefs from the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS). The first two briefs focus on the Affordable Care Act, with discussion on rural enrollment and pricing of the 2014 Health Insurance Marketplace plans and premiums. The third brief focuses on rural hospice. Presented by Committee Chair Ronnie Musgrove and several other NACRHHS members. 53 minutes.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Transcript
Date: 02/2015
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Hospice in Rural America
Presents an audio recording of a February 3, 2011 webinar on hospice in rural America.
Author(s): Christy Whitney
Date: 02/2011
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Hospice Foundation of America
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Telemedicine in Rural America
Examines how telemedicine helps increase access to health care for people in rural areas in an interview with Dr. Mary Wakefield. Discusses the benefits for rural pharmacists and identifies how telemedicine can decrease stigma against obtaining mental health services.
Author(s): Mary Wakefield, S. Hausman
Date: 10/2008
Type: Audio
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Rural Matters
Collection of biweekly, 30-minute podcasts about rural education, business, and health, intended to increase awareness, inform discussion, and expand the dialogue on important issues facing rural stakeholders. Guests include rural education decision-makers, business owners and entrepreneurs, and healthcare representatives.
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Rural Affairs, National Rural Education Association
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