Enhancing Services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblind Patients in Rural America
Discusses the barriers to care that rural patients who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind face, including lack of accommodations and inadequate clinician training. Features a Michigan clinic with American Sign Language-fluent staff, a New Jersey state division providing deaf sensitivity training, and a Colorado program that brings interpreters to rural communities.
Author(s): Allee Mead Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 10/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Merging to Overcome Challenges in Colorado
Details the merging of 2 frontier county health departments located in the Colorado Rockies. Discusses the benefits of the merger in terms of resources and services, funding, staff sharing, peer support, and more.
Date: 09/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Sharing Public Health Services view details
Home Equity: A Vision of Housing Security, Health and Opportunity
Provides data demonstrating the interrelationship between housing insecurity and health equity. Examines how policies and racism have impacted housing stability in Colorado's rural, urban, and suburban communities. Looks at the challenges to housing security faced by communities of color, undocumented immigrants, people with disabilities, families with children, low income households, rural communities, and homelessness populations. Suggests housing policies that may impact communities and improve housing security.
Date: 08/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Institute view details
Working Together to Improve Environmental Health in Colorado
Discusses the process of 3 rural and 3 frontier counties in Colorado partnering to provide environmental health services for their local areas. Features the results of the collaboration as well as strategies to create successful partnerships and governance.
Date: 07/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Sharing Public Health Services view details
Mental Health Crisis in Colorado
Explores mental healthcare access in Colorado. News series from The Gazette details Colorado's mental healthcare system for youth, veterans, jails, and in rural areas, among other areas of disparity.
Date: 06/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: The Gazette view details
The Competition Conundrum
Reports on an analysis of hospital and health insurance
carrier market competition in Colorado and offers
county-level data. Assesses the relationship between market
competition and health insurance premiums. Includes
discussion on health insurance market challenges specific
to rural areas. Offers suggestions to improve market
competition and conditions.
Date: 05/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Institute view details
Promising Practice: Innovative Program Teaches Colorado Providers to Be Rural Leaders
Highlights the Colorado Rural Health Center's (CRHC) Rural
Colorado Primary Care Leaders (RCPCL) Program that works to
educate rural primary care providers to become advocates
for their rural patients and communities. Discusses program
funding, and RCPCL training and education requirements.
Provides details on the RCPCL Capstone project involving
meetings at the state capital with local representatives
and the state health committee.
Author(s): Beth Blevins Date: 05/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health view details