Variety of Resources
After Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools
Evidence-based programs for school districts and private school associations designed to address serious childhood and adolescent distress and prevent suicide.
Care Transitions: “Time to Come Home” (Policy Brief)
http://bit.ly/kDTXjg (pdf file)
Examines care coordination with a focus on the transitions from inpatient care back to the rural community and suggests ways of measuring the quality of care coordination on discharge from the hospital.
What is Rural?
http://bit.ly/iMW1h4 (pdf file)
Defines what rural is, using the U.S. Census Bureau’s census tract based definition and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget’s county-based definition. Highlights rural counties in Iowa.
Organization: Iowa Department of Public Health
Food Desert Locator
Offers an interactive mapping tool to view census tract-level statistics on population groups with low access to healthy food, plus related information on food deserts (low-income neighborhoods with high concentrations of people who are far from a grocery store).
The Health and Resources Initiative for Veterans Everywhere (THRIVE) is designed to provide outreach and services to vulnerable and underserved veterans, including rural and homeless veterans. THRIVE online is a collaboration between Stanford University and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System to provide videos of rural health experts, rural Veterans, and outreach workers, plus fact sheets, a searchable database, and articles on palliative care.
[Rural Assistance Center Health Update]