Skip all navigation and go to page content
NN/LM Home About Us | Contact Us | Feedback | Help | Bookmark and Share

Archive for the ‘Rural’ Category

Working in Rural Health

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Thinking of working in rural health, or recruiting others? This video from the Washington State Department of Health describes the benefits, from the point of view of healthcare providers. https://nnlm.gov/bhic/00gv

Asthma Treated via Telehealth

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Asthma is as prevalent in rural adults as in their urban counterparts, but those in rural areas may have less access to treatment. A program in Kansas which utilizes partnerships and collaboration to serve the State can be replicated in other areas. Read more about it and how to come a Certified Asthma Educator here: http://bit.ly/29EydQr

Telehealth: Mapping the Evidence for Patient Outcomes from Systematic Reviews

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

AHRQ released this report based on research conducted by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC). The information in this report is intended to help health care decision makers—patients and clinicians, health system leaders, and policymakers, among others—make well-informed decisions and thereby improve the quality of health care services.

The study identified 1,494 citations about telehealth, from which 58 systematic reviews met the inclusion criteria. There is sufficient evidence to support the effectiveness of telehealth for specific uses with some types of patients, including:

  • Remote patient monitoring for patients with chronic conditions;
  • Communication and counseling for patients with chronic conditions;
  • Psychotherapy as part of behavioral health.

For a copy of the report, see the AHRQ EPC Evidence-Based Reports, http://bit.ly/29CtVtA

Grant from National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Agricultural Health and Safety Special Project and Pilot Study Funds (Mini-grant Program)

Application Deadline: August 17, 2016

Information: http://bit.ly/29cQIyF

The purpose of this program is to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury. Funds are allocated to support projects that: a) test innovative strategies; b) develop new partnerships beyond safety professionals (e.g. insurers, bankers, equipment dealers, media); c) identify and/or incorporate emerging trends and technologies in agriculture; and d) translate research findings into practical applications.

Originally viewed on RHIhub, https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/funding/1632

Addiction Treatment in Rural Communities

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Small town life in America is affected by the opioid crisis, but communities are coming together to implement solutions and try new ideas. Partnering and combing resources facilitates change. Read about what one town in Massachusetts is doing to make a difference: http://bit.ly/28O78LW

The People’s Garden Initiative

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

The People’s Garden Initiative works across USDA and with partners to start and sustain school gardens, community gardens, urban farms, and small-scale agriculture projects in rural and urban areas with the mission of growing healthy food, people and communities. This work is accomplished through collaboration and volunteerism. It is named in honor of President Lincoln’s description of USDA as “The People’s Department.” Learn more at http://1.usa.gov/1s8rlmi

Preparing for heat and extreme heat

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

As the temperatures rise, many health organizations are reminding people to take precautions from the heat and sun.

In “Using Data to Prepare for the Next Heat Wave,” the CDC shares how public health officials in Minnesota are using data on heat-related illnesses to identify areas that need increased attention. http://1.usa.gov/1YgxDMQ

The AgriSafe Network reminds readers of the warning signs of heat-related illnesses as well as ways to prevent them. http://bit.ly/1WGR7KQ

In a Successful Farming article, AgriSafe’s clinical director, Carolyn Sheridan, also provides tips for farmers (and other outdoor workers) on protecting oneself from the sun. http://bit.ly/1XcAuqr

Farmers Markets Directory

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Spring is the perfect time to connect with local farmers markets. Use the USDA Farmers Market Directory to find market locations, directions, operating times, product offerings, accepted forms of payment, and more. Local markets are a great place to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, bread, meat, and dairy that is grown or produced in your area. Encourage your friends, family, and clients to explore local farmers markets. Please see the site for more information: http://1.usa.gov/1XWfLqj

USDA Community Connect Grants

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

From USDA Rural Development, http://1.usa.gov/1qZZsfo

Application Deadline: June 17, 2016

“This program helps fund broadband deployment into rural communities where it is not yet economically viable for private sector providers to deliver service… The projects funded by these grants help rural residents tap into the enormous potential of the Internet for jobs, education, healthcare, public safety and community development.”

Eligible applicants include most state and local governments, federally-recognized tribes, non-profits, and for-profit corporations.

Originally seen on RHIhub

PACE Provides Much-Needed Rural Supports and Services for Older Adults

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) has many advantages for older residents of rural communities. The principal tenet of PACE is that it is better for older adults with chronic conditions to remain in the community as long as possible. The American Society on Aging describes the program at: hhttp://bit.ly/23vzKAI

PACE programs continue to grow and innovate in America’s rural and urban communities. They excel at serving some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations and always strive to keep older adults living in their homes and communities. To learn more about the PACE Model of Care and PACE programs, please visit the National PACE Association at: http://bit.ly/1oYGuEb