Check out the new Topic Guide and Evidence-Based Toolkit for Rural Community Health now available from the RHIhub on topics that are important to rural America:

  • Rural Aging in Place Toolkit– This toolkit compiles model programs and resources to help organizations implement sustainable programs to support and provide services to older adults wishing to remain in their homes and communities as they age.
  • Chronic Disease in Rural America – This new topic guide provides an overview of chronic disease generally as well as specific conditions, including heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory conditions, arthritis, and HIV/AIDs.

Another webinar in the Insights from the CDC MMWR Rural Health Series was held: Understanding Health Disparities in Rural America. The webinar featured speakers from the CMS Office of Minority Health, the CDC Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, and two FORHP Outreach Grantees who are working to address these disparities in their communities.

Many new Models and Innovations are available, including:

A Twitter chat on Adverse Childhood Experiences in Rural Areas was held with help from the following expert co-hosts:  Martha Davis, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Kate Powers, Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative; Adrienne Coopey, Buncombe ACE Learning Collaborative; and Herb Kuhn, Leslie Porth, and Mat Reidhead, Missouri Hospital Association. A Storify of the chat is available on the website.

Finally, the RHIhub celebrated its 15th Anniversary on December 11, 2017! In honor of this event, Kristine Sande, Program Director, wrote the Rural Monitor article: From the Director: Celebrating 15 Years of RHIhub. In this article, you will find RHIhub facts and statistics and 15 Things You Can Do On RHIhub.

Thanks to NOSORH and the SORHs for 15 years of partnership as we’ve worked together to serve rural America!

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