Region DPre-Meeting and SORH Regional Partnership Meeting | 2021
Closing the Gap: Public Libraries and Public Health
Putting the Community First on Hawaiʻi Island
Partnering with the Chamber of Commerce
This session tackles four main issues:
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?
Rural Hospital Bypass: Where are Rural Medicare Beneficiaries Going?
This presentation provides an overview of rural hospital bypass including: which Medicare beneficiaries bypass their local rural hospitals; what services are most likely sought at distant hospitals (that are also available locally); and, what role telehealth plays in keeping patients local for inpatient care. In addition, hear perspectives from rural stakeholders regarding why rural hospital bypass occurs and what approaches may be used to decrease the number of patients leaving their rural communities for inpatient care.
Assessing State-Based Rural and Urban Mortality Differences
This session will highlight state-based rural-urban mortality differences. It will provide an overview of a new health disparity surveillance tool and explain how rural-urban mortality differences can be used to target future funding to close gaps or maintain improvements in rural health.
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.