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Rural Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Toolkit

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Rural Assistance Center:

The Toolkit is designed to help you identify and implement a health promotion program. It also provides you with resources and best practices.

The toolkit is made up of several modules. Each concentrates on different aspects of health promotion programs. Modules also include resources for you to use in developing a program for your area.  bit.ly/1HP3Cgv

NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Centers

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

The Centers for Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education, and Prevention represent a major NIOSH effort to protect the health and safety of agricultural workers and their families. The NIOSH Agricultural Centers were established as part of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / NIOSH Agricultural Health and Safety Initiative in 1990. The Centers were established by cooperative agreement to conduct research, education, and prevention projects to address the nation’s pressing agricultural health and safety problems.  Geographically, the Centers are distributed throughout the nation to be responsive to the agricultural health and safety issues unique to the different regions.

To view the objectives and reports of NIOSH and the various regional Centers: http://1.usa.gov/1JZA6F7

 

Rural Healthy People 2020

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

While the majority of Americans reside in metropolitan areas, our nation’s public health challenges and concerns are certainly not confined to large urban centers. Nearly 20% of the U.S. population resides in non-metropolitan areas where they experience many of the same health challenges as their urban counterparts. It is this recognition of the unique health challenges faced by rural America that serves as the impetus for the Rural Healthy People 2020 project. The primary goal of this research effort is to identify and address the priority health concerns of rural America.

 

For each rural health priority identified, a brief review of literature on this disease or condition in rural America is provided and illustrative solutions summarized. For each rural health priority, researchers contacted select rural communities across the nation to find innovative programs and practices, which address these concerns. These Models for Practice illustrate promising approaches by rural communities to address their health priorities. Click here http://bit.ly/1dVLZP2 to read more about these Models for Practice.

Rural Veteran Outreach Toolkit

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

“VA’s Strategic Plan recognizes the challenge rural Veterans face in accessing their benefits and emphasizes partnership between VA and community agencies as a means of improving access for all Veterans.”

“This toolkit contains the lessons learned from community focus groups and pilots in three rural communities. Without the support of our community partners, many of whom are Veterans, this endeavor would have been more difficult and we are indebted to them for their assistance.

Using this toolkit can increase partnerships between VA and rural communities and enhance VA’s ultimate goal of “Improving the quality of life for Veterans who live in rural communities.” This toolkit will help:

  • Build a relationship between VA and rural communities
  • Teach rural communities about benefits and services available to Veterans
  • Connect VA programs with community partners to assist Veterans
  • Improve outreach to Veterans living in rural areas
  • Help rural Veterans access local community resources
  • Increase Veteran enrollment in rural areas”

To learn more and download the toolkit: http://1.usa.gov/1H7J1Sr

LGBT Rights Toolkit

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

The Campaign for Southern Equality believes that federal equality is the most efficient and effective pathway to equality for LGBT people. To this end, they are working to form partnerships and create resources and have made available the LGBT Rights Toolkit. While focused on 12 Southern States, information on federal law and national organizations is included: http://bit.ly/1JoUhcB.

Education and Training of the Rural Healthcare Workforce Topic Guide

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Rural Assistance Center – Information, resources, and frequently asked questions related to the education and training of the rural healthcare workforce.   Includes sections and resources for, “Grow Your Own” and Career Ladder Programs, Education & Training Provided in Rural Areas, and Using Technology to Educate the Rural Health Workforce.  http://bit.ly/1GPS0rw

Access to Healthcare for Migrant Farmworkers

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc. – Provides a variety of resources about the Affordable Care Act and healthcare access that can be used by organizations helping migrant farmworkers get health insurance.  Available in both English and Spanish.  http://bit.ly/1C6cgmp

Rural Schools and Health: Topic Guide

Monday, February 9th, 2015

The Rural Assistance Center has an updated topic guide on Rural Schools and Health. The guide provides strategies that schools can use to improve the health of their students and includes links to relevant statistics, organizations and funding opportunities.

Rural Schools and Health: http://bit.ly/1KB3nUl

 

Resource Guide: Community Health Workers in Rural Settings

Monday, January 5th, 2015

The Rural Assistance Center has published a new topic guide on Community Health Workers in Rural Settings. Resources include a Community Health Workers (CHWs) toolkit to assist in developing a CHW program, FAQs about CHWs, and links to relevant publications, organizations and funding opportunities. Access the guide here: http://bit.ly/1zOnNBO

 

Resource Guide: Human Services to Support Rural Health

Monday, December 15th, 2014

The Rural Assistance Center has published a new resource guide on Human Services to Support Rural Health.

From RAC:

“This new topic guide shows the relationship between the provision of human services and the creation of an efficient healthcare system. Visit the guide to learn how health and human service providers can work together to address the needs of their community members. ”

Access the guide: http://bit.ly/1vScPIN