Module 7: Program Clearinghouse
The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy funded rural communities to implement care coordination programs as part of the 330A Outreach Authority program. This program focuses on expanding access to healthcare services in rural areas.
Examples of current 330A Outreach Authority grantees and other promising programs that developed a care coordination program in a rural community are provided below. Care coordination program model information is available in Module 2: Program Models.
Bi-State Primary Care Association
Project Title: Bridges to Health
Synopsis: This program is increasing access to care for migrant farmworkers in six rural counties in Vermont.
Public Health Solutions District Health Department
Project Title: Healthy Pathways
Synopsis: This program is working to decrease inappropriate use of emergency departments through patient navigation and case management services for individuals with chronic conditions in five rural counties in Nebraska.
Northeast Missouri Health Council, Inc.
Project Title: Improving Oral Health Access for Vulnerable Populations
Synopsis: This program is expanding access to oral healthcare for pregnant women, children, and special needs residents by promoting a patient-centered dental home model of care in rural Missouri.
Hidalgo Medical Services
Project Title: Community Connections
Synopsis: This program provides care coordination services to uninsured and underserved individuals and families in two rural counties in New Mexico.
One Community Health (formerly La Clinica del Carino)
Project Title: Promoting Steps to Wellness/Promoviendo Pasos a Salud
Synopsis: This program is working to improve health and prevent chronic disease among low-income residents of four rural counties in Oregon by providing case management and education services.
Montana Department of Public Health and
Project Title: Montana Frontier Community Health Care Coordination Demonstration Grant
Synopsis: This community-based care coordination program is striving to decrease readmissions and emergency department use, lower the cost of healthcare, and improve quality of care for Medicare and Medicaid patients.
Lowville Medical Associates, LLP
Project Title: Lowville Medical Associates Patient-Centered Medical Home
Synopsis: This rural practice is recognized by NCQA as a level-3 Patient-Centered Medical Home. The practice is striving to improve care coordination and health outcomes for patients in Lowville, New York.