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The Rural COPD Podcast: Episode 6B
Second part of the sixth podcast in a 6-part series about rural chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Features Dr. Steve Barnett of McKenzie Health System in Sandusky, MI. Discussion highlights the hospital's new cardiac rehab program and the relationship between it and their pulmonary rehab program, as well as challenges faced and resources needed to implement a new program.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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The Rural COPD Podcast: Episode 6A
First part of the sixth podcast in a 6-part series about rural chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Features Tracy Conroy, Valerie Roark, and Connie Wilson of Daviess Community Hospital in Washington, IN. Discussion surrounds the hospital's pulmonary rehabilitation program and lessons learn during the 3 years since the program started.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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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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The Rural COPD Podcast: Episode 5
Fifth podcast in a 6-part series about rural chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Features consultants Lindsay Corcoran and Laurie Daigle. Addresses considerations for hospitals looking to add or expand COPD programs, setting pricing and pricing transparency, billing and coding related issues, and resources available.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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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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The Rural COPD Podcast: Episode 4
Fourth podcast in a 6-part series about rural chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Features Michelle Collins, respiratory therapist at a rural, Critical Access, and tertiary hospital in Maine. Addresses gaps in COPD care, the role of respiratory therapists in patient medication education, the history of respiratory therapy, reimbursement challenges, pulmonary rehab program closures, the importance of asking the right questions, and barriers to care.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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The Impact of Rural Social Workers and Patient-Aligned Care Teams
Podcast explores the impact social workers have on rural veterans' healthcare outcomes. Discusses the role social workers have in coordinating care, providing referrals, and overseeing the well-being of rural veterans.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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Rural City Part of Groundbreaking Heart Disease Prevention
Podcast focused on a model from rural New Ulm, Minnesota for preventing cardiovascular disease using a partnership between the town's medical center, the community, and a foundation. Features the Director of Operations from the New Ulm Medical Center, the Director of Population Health and Professional Education from the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, and the program's project advisor. Part of AHA's Rural Report Podcast Series.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Rural Texas Communities Face Many Challenges, Opportunities
Radio broadcast recording focused on the Texas Rural Challenge conference themes: cultivate, innovate, collaborate. Addresses rural economic development, broadband access, rural hospital closures and other healthcare challenges, food deserts, regional collaboration, and more. Includes guests from the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals, Institute for Economic Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Small Business Development Center National Information Clearinghouse, and Texas Department of Agriculture.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: High Plains Public Radio
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