Region APre-Meeting and SORH Regional Partnership Meeting | 2021
The Rural/ Oral Connection in Pennsylvania: Access and Workforce Planning
Water Fluoridation Project
NOSORH/ FORHP Townhall
1. What new, unforeseen opportunity has your SORH taken advantage of? What are you accomplishing? Who are you are partnering with to get it done?
2. What are your challenges, plans, or wins in addressing rural broadband?
3. How is your SORH partnering with emergency preparedness and disaster response stakeholders?
4. What resources does your SORH use/need to promote diversity and inclusion in rural communities?
Optimizing Collaboration Between SORHs, FORHP, and RHIhub
SORHs and the RHIhub are key partners in ensuring that rural communities and healthcare stakeholders have access to the information that can help them maintain services and improve population health. This discussion between RHIhub, SORHs, and FORHP will brainstorm ways that RHIhub and SORHs can more effectively work together to meet the information needs of our rural stakeholders, share promising practices across the nation, and highlight the great work taking place in each state. There will be an opportunity to provide feedback to RHIhub about the products and services it provides, information gaps that might exist, as well as proposed state-level infographics.
Rural Providers Experience and Usage of CDC Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Guideline
In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an evidence-based guideline on pediatric mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) to educate health care providers on best practices of mTBI diagnosis, prognosis, and management/treatment. As residents living in rural areas have higher rates of mTBI, and may have limited access to care, it is particularly important to disseminate the CDC guideline to rural health care providers. The purpose of this presentation is to describe rural health care providers’ experience with pediatric mTBI patients and their perceptions on incorporating the guideline recommendations into their practice.