The RHIhub has been busy this month! Check out their new and upcoming content:

Rural Monitor Articles:

Webinars and Twitter Chats
At the end of August, RHIHub hosted the most recent installment of the Insights from the CDC MMWR Rural Health Series Webinars that highlight CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports. A recording of Rural Cancer: Data, Disparities, and Determination, featuring speakers from the CDC, NIH’s National Cancer Institute, and the Southwest Rural Health Research Center at Texas A&M Health Science Center, is available online.

RHIhub will host a webinar on Tobacco Control and Prevention on September 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm Central. This webinar will feature speakers from the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, the Vermont Department of Health, and the Southern Coalfields Regional Tobacco Prevention Coalition.

A Twitter Chat was held on August 24, 2017 on Agricultural Health and Safety, with expert co-hosts from the AgriSafe Network, MHP Salud, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the National Farmers Union, the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health, and Pennsylvania State University. A Storify of this chat, which will allow you to read through it if you missed it, is available online.

The upcoming #RuralHealthChat on Opioid Use in Rural Areas will be at the end of September. Follow RHIhub on Twitter to get updates on the date and time!

Several new videos have been added to the Rural Programs Making a Difference series, which highlights programs featured in Models and Innovations.

  • SLV N.E.E.D. (Naloxone – Education – Empowerment – Distribution) highlights the work being done by the San Luis Valley NEED program to reverse opioid overdoses in 6 rural Colorado counties by training first responders in naloxone distribution and partnering with pharmacies to make naloxone more accessible.
  • Leveraging Resources for Greater Impact details the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership, which connects federal funders with local philanthropists to help rural areas get the necessary funding they need to improve health in their communities.
  • Williamson Health and Wellness Center features the work of Community Health Workers in West Virginia who work with rural patients to manage chronic illnesses, connect to community resources, and provide health education.
  • Medical Home Plus highlights the work of the Medical Home Plus project in reducing diabetes, depression, and stroke risks in 3 rural Idaho counties, including parts of the Nez Perce Indian Reservation, by connecting residents with primary care providers, active nurse case managers, and integrated community resources workers.
  • Spit It Out details a collaboration between the Southern Coalfields Tobacco Prevention Coalition Network and mining companies in 6 West Virginia counties to reduce smokeless tobacco use.

Models & Innovations

There are 11 new Models and Innovations from across the country:

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