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Resources by Type: Tool

The Health and Economic Impacts of Nonpharmaceutical Interventions to Address COVID-19
Provides decision-makers with state-by-state public health and economic data to review when considering modifying interventions designed to protect communities against the spread of COVID-19. Includes an interactive tool to model the impact of policy changes. Evaluates and compares the efficacy of several policy interventions.
Author(s): Raffaele Vardavas, Aaron Strong, Jennifer Bouey, et al.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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Value-Based Care Assessment Tool
Online tool that assesses 121 different value-based care capacities in eight categories and creates a value-based care readiness report that can be used to support strategic planning. Tool is designed to be used by your healthcare organization's senior leadership team and takes roughly 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.
Date: 2018
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Recruitment and Retention Planning for Rural Health Networks and Members
Toolkit including a recruitment and retention plan guide, an assessment tool, templates, and plan samples. Dynamic documents to help network leaders carry out the planning, preparation, follow-up, and follow-through phases of recruitment and retention efforts in rural healthcare facilities.
Date: 04/2017
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Critical Access Hospital Financial Model
Excel-based modeling tool designed to help Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) anticipate and analyze the financial impacts of joining a Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organization (ACO).
Date: 2017
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Critical Access Hospital Financial Pro Forma
Financial modeling resource used to assist rural hospitals in projecting long-term finances under the Fee-For-Service (FFS)/cost-based reimbursement systems.
Date: 08/2015
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Ag Health Risk Assessment Tool (AgHRA)
Self-assessment tool for farmers and ranchers focused on physical and mental health. Identifies steps to help reduce health risks. Includes a version specific to women.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: AgriSafe Network
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A Dose of Reality about Opioids: Find Naloxone
An interactive map identifying the location and contact information for pharmacies that carry the opioid-overdose antidote naloxone within the state of New Mexico.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organizations: New Mexico Human Services Department Behavioral Health Services Division, Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP)
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Rural Community Ambulance Agency Transformation Toolkit
Provides a self-assessment and resources to help rural ambulance agencies move from volume to value and meet the core competencies outlined in the Baldridge Excellence Framework for Health Care. Offers resources related to EMS leadership, strategic planning, the workforce, operations and processes, community involvement, data collection and analysis, and quality outcomes.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Rural Communities in Crisis: A Critical Count to Save Lives During the Opioid Epidemic
A method rural communities can use to estimate the size and characteristics of the population who inject drugs. Includes a toolkit describing the approach and an online calculation tool that can be used to estimate service needs in a community related to the opioid crisis.
Additional links: Calculation Tool, Toolkit: Applying Population Estimation Methods in Rural America
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Scopes of Practice for Behavioral Health Professionals
Tool for finding state-by-state characteristics of the behavioral health professional workforce, including credentialing requirements and services they are allowed to perform.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center
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