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
Archive for the ‘Rural’ Category
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
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
The Rural Assistance Center has published a new resource guide on Human Services to Support Rural Health.
“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
The Rural Assistance Center has published a new topic guide on Conducting Rural Health Research, Needs Assessment, and Program Evaluation.
“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….
- 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
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
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
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
National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health – A four-month training series designed to help rural health professionals build grantwriting and grant management skills. All classes are offered through an online portal.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Deadline: September 25, 2014
More information: http://bit.ly/1pj3g7m
This new guide, developed by RAC Information Specialist Kathleen Spencer focuses on the linkage between rural healthcare and the economic strength and overall vitality of the community.
Visit the Rural Assistance Center’s website to access the Guide: http://bit.ly/1rCw9tI