Throughout 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will highlight rural healthcare issues in a special series of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Covered so far are the leading causes of death in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas, and health-related behaviors classified by county. Upcoming topics may include chronic diseases, healthy behaviors, reproductive health, injuries and exposures, and agriculture safety and health. See the MMWR Rural Health Series here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/h2du
Archive for the ‘Rural’ Category
Maintaining the healthcare workforce is fundamental to providing healthcare quality and access in rural areas. Recently updated by the Rural Health Information Hub, this “Rural Healthcare workforce” topic guide covers a wide range of issues related to the healthcare workforce in rural areas, including supply and demand, workforce distribution, characteristics of the rural healthcare workforce, strategies to meet workforce needs, and more: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/pdfc
Rural Health Information Hub has created a new toolkit: Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment. Like other evidence-based toolkits on the site, the Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Toolkit provides models for programs, evaluation tools and sustainability resources.
Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/a07s
Collaborating for Prosperity with American Indians and Alaska Natives: Programs for Tribal Families, Children, and Communities highlights the major USDA Rural Development programs and initiatives that support American Indians and Alaska Natives. Topics include food security, housing, education, healthcare, economic opportunity, and infrastructure. Also included are program specific details and contact information for the RD office in each state. Access the resource here: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/f5nz
The intent of this toolkit is to provide rural communities with the information, strategies, resources, and other important materials that could be helpful in implementing a program to improve access to care for people with disabilities. This toolkit consists of seven modules. Each module contains specific information that communities can use to develop a program to improve access to care for people with disabilities. There are also links within each module to connect to resources and materials that can help in creating your program.
Access the toolkit at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/uehj
Also, check the health topic guide, Rural People with Disabilities at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/v8fi
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) RFA-MD-17-001 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) invites eligible United States small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to develop a product, process or service for commercialization with the aim of reducing disparities in healthcare access and health outcomes and in preventing disease and improving health in one or more NIH-defined health disparity population group(s). Appropriate technologies should be effective, affordable, culturally acceptable, and deliverable to racial/ethnic minorities, low-income and rural populations. Open date is January 22, 2017 and applications are due February 22, 2017.
Hesperian is a non-profit that creates and distributes plain language health guides in multiple languages. Although they sell print books, pdf versions of their books, including Where there is no doctor, and many fact sheets are available for no-cost download.
Hesperian Health Guides: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/zgrr
Dec 13, 2016 3:00pm EST
Register at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/t9ym
Join County Health Rankings and Roadmaps as they explore the intersection between health and education with guest presenter, Miranda Kridler, County Planner, who will share how the Athens County Health Coalition is effectively partnering with five school districts in rural Athens County, Ohio. Participants will learn how the coalition is focusing on what is important, building on what is working, and moving into implementation of sustainable, evidence informed strategies.
Text adapted from County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
The HHS HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy has opened applications for the Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program (“Network Planning”). The purpose of the Network Planning program is to assist in the development of an integrated health care network, specifically for entities that do not have a history of formal collaborative efforts. The Network Planning program promotes the planning and development of healthcare networks in order to: (i) achieve efficiencies; (ii) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. The goals of the Network Planning program are centered around approaches that will aid providers in better serving their communities given the changes taking place in health care, as providers move from focusing on the volume of services to focusing on the value of services. The program will support one year of planning with the primary goal of helping networks create a foundation for their infrastructure and focusing member efforts to address important regional or local community health needs.
Application due January 3, 2017.
Technical Assistance webinar: December 13, 2016 2 to 3pm EST
For more information and pdf of the full Funding Opportunity Announcement, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/xmfb.
A collection of curriculum resources which educators can adapt to create rural health IT workforce training programs is now available from the Rural Health Information Hub. Developed by the Rural Health IT Workforce Program grantees, the training resources were designed to ensure that others could build on their curricula, helping to seed additional health IT training programs at rural serving community colleges: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/bbkb