Topics: Planning and strategy methods and resources

Creating a Consortium to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in Ohio

CoP-RCORP logo


To help Ohio counties affected by the opioid crisis, Ohio University and the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) applied for FORHP’s Rural Communities Opioid Response Program planning grant. Awarded separately, the partners formally braided the grants together, allowing the organizations to form a master consortium with five counties.

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November 6, 2019

Making Informed Decisions about Rural EMS

St. George ambulance


In rural America, many community members do not understand the skill level, training, and availability of the people who answer their 911 calls. The Informed Self-Determination Process helped the community of St. George, Maine learn about their EMS system and created consensus about what EMS would look like in their town.

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April 3, 2019

An Interview with Terry Hill

Terry Hill


The Executive Director of the National Rural Health Resource Center talks about health reform challenges for hospitals, starting the Center, staying fit, and getting ready to step down as director.

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August 13, 2013

A New Lease on Life

Small hospitals should move away from acute care and work instead to house all local health-related activities.

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August 16, 2012

An Interview with Rebecca J. Davis, Ph.D.

Rebecca Davis


Rebecca Davis, Exec. Director of the National Cooperative of Health Networks Assoc., describes the purposes of networks as well as the varied career paths she followed to her current position.

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February 14, 2012

An Interview with Charles Alfero

Charles Alfero


The CEO of Hidalgo Medical Services and director of the National Center for Frontier Communities discusses life and work in the New Mexico frontier.

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May 25, 2011