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Module 3: Program Clearinghouse

The following nine programs were selected to be highlighted in this module because they represent a variety of models, governance structures, funding sources (see Module 6: Sustainability Strategies for Rural Health Networks and Coalitions for more information on funding), and maturity. Seven of the nine highlighted programs were previously or are currently Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) Network grantees and were identified by FORHP as representing a broad range of rural health networks and coalitions.

  • Alaska Subspecialty Nursing Consortium
    This education network provides advanced specialty in-person and remote training to nurses across Alaska.
  • Ely Area Community Care Team
    This collective impact, care coordination network provides behavioral health services in the Iron Range in Northern Minnesota.
  • Healthy Monadnock
    This community-based network involves area partners using collective impact strategies to make the Monadnock region in New Hampshire the healthiest community in the country by 2020.
  • Integrating Professionals for Appalachian Children (IPAC)
    This integrated network focuses on ensuring healthy development for all children in rural, Appalachian Ohio.
  • Kentucky TeleCare/Kentucky TeleHealth Network
    Kentucky TeleCare is the telehealth initiative located at the University of Kentucky. In addition, Kentucky TeleHealth Network is the statewide, legislatively-mandated telehealth network.
  • Montana Health Network (MHN)
    This for-profit network develops and sells a range of products and services for clinical staff and member (and, occasionally, non-member) provider organizations.
  • NE Nebraska Behavioral Health Network
    This integrated health nonprofit network is working to increase the number of behavioral/mental health services in rural Northeastern and Northcentral Nebraska.
  • Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development (TCWD)
    This integrated health nonprofit provides recruitment and retention support as well as educational resources focusing on primary care to communities and healthcare practitioners in rural and other underserved areas of Tennessee.
  • Virginia Rural Health Clinic Coalition
    This statewide Community of Practice provides information, education, and networking opportunities for Virginia's Rural Health Clinics.