Rural populations

Innovations

Inclusive Design Process and Extensive Promotion and Support Generate Widespread Use of Health Information Exchange, Leading to Improvements in Health Outcomes 09/17/14

The Quality Health Network used an inclusive design process and invested significant time and resources in promoting and supporting use of its health information exchange, which serves patients...

State Provides Financial and Technical Support to Underserved Communities Designated as Health Enterprise Zones, Leading to Enhancements in Primary Care Capacity 03/11/14

Maryland's General Assembly passed legislation authorizing the State's Health Enterprise Zones initiative, which is administered jointly by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and...

Community Cancer Coalition Employs Navigators Who Enhance Access to Free Colonoscopy Screening for Uninsured Rural Patients 01/17/14

As part of the Community Cancer Screening Program ™, the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia employs trained professional health navigators from the local community who support community health...

Statewide Partnership Provides Mental Health Assessments via Telemedicine to Patients in Rural Emergency Departments, Reducing Wait Times, Hospitalizations, and Costs 10/07/13

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health partnered with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and 18 predominantly rural hospitals from the South Carolina Hospital Association...

Videoconferencing Enhances Access to Psychiatric Care for Children and Adults With Mental Illness in Rural Settings 05/29/13

Psychiatric fellows and residents at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville use videoconferencing to serve children and adult patients with mental illness who live in rural...

QualityTools

Chartbook on Rural Health Care 12/07/15

The Rural Health Care chartbook is part of a series of tools and documents that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). This chartbook includes a summary of the trends across measures of rural health care from the...

Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Resources To Manage Obesity: A Bridge-Building Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Practices 09/17/14

The Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Resources To Manage Obesity toolkit was developed to help primary care practices manage obesity. It provides tools and concepts informed by the real-world experience of six practices in...

Alaska Community Health Aide Program: Cancer Education Resources 12/31/13

This Web page, developed by the Alaska Community Health Aide Program, provides cancer education resources for community health aides/practitioners, community health representatives, and other people interested in learning more about cancer. These...

Rural Behavioral Health Programs and Promising Practices 10/11/13

This report provides information and tools to help improve rural behavioral health programs. It documents a study to identify innovative rural programs and uses the results to suggest basic tools for helping rural organizations take the steps...

Rural Health Information Hub: Tools for Success 10/03/13

The Rural Health Information Hub provides access to resources that support grant writing, demonstrate program effectiveness, and show innovative program techniques being developed in rural communities. The center also presents health and human...

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