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Archive for the ‘Rural’ Category

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

New Topic Guide: Conducting Rural Health Research, Needs Assessment, and Program Evaluation

Monday, December 1st, 2014

The Rural Assistance Center has published a new topic guide on Conducting Rural Health Research, Needs Assessment, and Program Evaluation.

From RAC:

“Rural communities and healthcare facilities have limited resources to address many health-related needs. Research and needs assessments can help determine where and how resources may best be targeted, and program evaluations can indicate whether a particular intervention or approach works well in a rural context….

This guide:

  • Identifies the similarities and differences among rural health research, assessment, and evaluation
  • Discusses common methods, such as surveys and focus groups
  • Provides contacts within the field of rural health research
  • Addresses the importance of community-based participatory research to rural communities
  • Looks at the community health needs assessment (CHNA) requirements for non-profit hospitals and public health
  • Examines the importance of building the evidence-base so interventions conducted in rural areas have the maximum possible impact”

Access publications, relevant organizations funding opportunities at the guide: http://bit.ly/15MCzSb

Healthcare Access in Rural Communities

Monday, November 24th, 2014

The Rural Assistance Center has published a new resource guide on Healthcare Access in Rural Communities. The guide includes information on barriers to healthcare access, strategies to promote access, relevant organizations and funding opportunities.

Healthcare Access in Rural Communities (RAConline): http://bit.ly/1HDiL1T

Keeping safe on the farm: Resources

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

September 21-27 is National Farm Safety and Health Week. Whether you work at or plan to visit a farm, here are resources for keeping safe.

Farm Health and Safety (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/15YkGil

Ag Safety and Health (Extension): http://bit.ly/1odfPNN

Farm Safety for Just Kids: http://bit.ly/XWViGp

Noise: Keep it Down on the Farm (Noisy Planet): http://1.usa.gov/1mpi199

Tools and Strategies for Managing Rural Health Networks

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

The National Cooperative of Health Networks Association (NCHN) offers a web-based searchable tool that provides templates, guides, and other resources to assist health care network leaders in the management and development of their network. Included are a variety of resources focused on rural health networks: http://bit.ly/1BNwEGZ