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How to Launch a Pulmonary Rehab Program
Highlights the benefits to hospitals and their community of operating rural pulmonary rehab programs, and shares practical advice and tips on how Critical Access Hospitals and small rural hospitals can successfully build and sustain their own pulmonary rehab programs. Features Sparta Community Hospital in Illinois and Hood Memorial Hospital in Louisiana, which opened pulmonary rehab programs in 2023. Includes transcript.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Understanding COPD and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Provides an overview of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) symptoms and causes, and explains how rural-based pulmonary rehabilitation services help to restore independence and quality of life in COPD patients. Highlights the prevalence of COPD in rural communities and the steps that Critical Access Hospitals and other small rural hospitals can take to improve access to much-needed pulmonary rehabilitation services. Includes transcript.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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CMS Framework for Advancing Health Care in Rural, Tribal, and Geographically Isolated Communities (Webinar)
Recording of a January 2024 webinar providing an overview of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Framework for Advancing Health Care in Rural, Tribal, and Geographically Isolated Communities. Discusses rural health resources, including resources on Coverage to Care, the Tribal Roadmap to Better Care, community engagement efforts, and forthcoming initiatives. Focuses on resources tailored to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Rural Healthy People 2030: Charting a Course for Rural Health Over the Next Decade
A recorded webinar that discusses the findings and data from the Rural Healthy People 2030 report. Includes reflection on rural health priorities over the past 3 decades and important rural health issues to focus on in the coming decade. Transcript available below description.
Additional links: Slide Deck, Transcript
Author(s): Alva Ferdinand, Timothy Callaghan
Date: 01/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Assessment of Substance Use Disorder Stigma and Strategies for Addressing Stigma in Rural Areas
January 31, 2024 webinar recording sharing results from the National Report on Rural Substance Use Disorder Stigma and Treatment Needs and discussing strategies for addressing stigma in rural areas. Includes transcript.
Additional links: Slide Presentation
Date: 01/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction
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Rural Cafe: Health Equity in Action, Lessons Learned and Best Practices
A recorded discussion of local health department stakeholders on health equity, emergency preparedness and response, and problem-solving in rural areas. Transcript available below description.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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Data in the North Central Region: The Nebraska Rural Poll, the Ohio Farm Poll, and the NCR-Stat
A recorded webinar that provides an overview of data derived from three polls covering the North Central Region (NCR): Nebraska Rural Poll, Ohio Farm Poll, and NCR-Stat. The polls provide NCR-focused information on community well-being and economic development, employment, policy, agriculture and farm households, population health status, and migration.
Author(s): L.J. McElravy, Douglas Jackson-Smith, Zuzana Bednarik
Date: 01/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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Interconnected: An Update on Minnesota's Child Care Challenges
A recorded webinar that discusses childcare shortages in rural and urban areas of Minnesota. Focuses on challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, strategies and investments to improve child care in the state, and childcare models in rural areas.
Author(s): Jessica Beyer, Tikki Brown, Marla Fountain, et al.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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The Rural Library and Health Cooperative Agreement Program: A New Chapter in Rural Healthcare Access
Video featuring a program that places health liaisons in libraries throughout South Carolina to provide residents with services that include health information, telehealth, reproductive and behavioral health, assistance with social needs, and connections with providers.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Full Committee Oversight Hearing: "Rural Access: Is VA Meeting All Veterans Where They Live?"
The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs full committee oversight hearing discusses rural veteran's access to healthcare through the VA. Features a discussion of the VA's role as both a healthcare provider and a payer via its Community Care Program. Highlights technological challenges related to telehealth, such as lack of broadband connections and technological literacy of older veterans. Presents testimony from the VA, the Government Accountability Office, the Navajo Nation, and veteran advocacy groups, among others.
Additional links: Witnesses' Testimonies
Date: 01/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
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