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Resources by Type: Presentation Slides

Hospital Closure: Does It Affect Patient Time in an Ambulance?
Presentation slides from the 2018 National Rural Health Association (NRHA) annual conference describing a study analyzing the potential impact of hospital closures on ambulances transporting patients to emergency departments (EDs). Includes information on rural and urban hospital closures from 2011 to 2014, and hospital and ambulance characteristics.
Author(s): SuZanne Troske, Alison Davis
Date: 05/2018
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
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Rural Transportation: Challenges and Opportunities
Slides presented at the 2018 NRHA Annual Conference describing rural transportation challenges and opportunities. Includes a discussion of the scope of the program and transportation impacts on health.
Author(s): Alex Evenson
Date: 05/2018
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Quality Measures for CAH Swing Bed Patients
Slides presented at the 2018 NRHA Annual Conference identifying quality measures to assess the quality of care provided to swing-bed patients in Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Also discusses the implementation of a field test of the quality measures.
Author(s): Ira Moscovice, Michelle Casey, Henry Stabler
Date: 05/2018
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Thinking Big: Innovative Approaches to Food Access in Rural Communities
Slides presented at the 2018 Rural Health Economic Development Nexus Workshop describing food deserts and food security, the impact that access to healthy foods has on health, and chronic disease and social disparities in rural areas.
Author(s): Amanda Corbett
Date: 04/2018
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Rural Program Development: An Overview
Slide presentation from the RTT Collaborative 2018 Annual Meeting. Describes characteristics of Integrated Rural Training Tracks (IRTTs) and provides maps with locations of IRTTs as of July 2017 and RTT Collaborative locations as of April 2018.
Author(s): Randall Longenecker
Date: 04/2018
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: RTT Collaborative
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The Rural Osteopathic Medical Education Program: Training Students for Life and Practice in Rural and Underserved Communities
Slide presentation from the RTT Collaborative 2018 Annual Meeting. Describes components of the University of North Texas Health Science Center rural osteopathic program, including curriculum, clinical experiences, research opportunities, and international rotations.
Author(s): John Gibson, Stacy Abraham
Date: 04/2018
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: RTT Collaborative
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The Continuum of Rural Medical Education
Slide presentations from the RTT Collaborative 2018 Annual Meeting, on the topics of Undergraduate Medical Education, Rural-Based Graduate Medical Education in Eastern Washington from 1985-2018, and University of Washington School of Medicine Residency Network. Includes statistics and maps showing locations of rural programs in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.
Author(s): John F. McCarthy, Robert K. Maudlin, Frederick Chen
Date: 04/2018
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: RTT Collaborative
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Telling Your Story: Using Data to Show Value
Slide presentation showing ways to engage an audience and use data effectively when presenting information about how well healthcare programs are meeting needs and promoting change.
Author(s): Karla Weng
Date: 02/2018
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Critical Access Hospital R&D: Investing in Value Based Care Capacity
Provides slides discussing Critical Access Hospital research and development investments focusing on delivering healthcare under Medicare value-based payment models. Includes maps showing Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) by county for 2013 and 2015.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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The Role of Rural Hospitals in Addressing Opioid and Other Substance Use Problems
Provides slides from the January 2018 Small Rural Hospital Transition HELP Webinar on strategies for rural hospitals to engage in opioid and substance use issues. Addresses drivers of substance use disorders, barriers to treatment, prevention strategies, community coalitions, and more. Includes program examples for prevention, screening, and treatment.
Author(s): John Gale
Date: 01/2018
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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