The RHIhub has updated the Topic Guide on Rural Schools and Health to include a new Frequently Asked Question on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in rural areas.
There are two new Rural Monitor articles:
- HEROs in Rural Health: Q&A with Art Kaufman – Dr. Art Kaufman discusses the Health Extension Rural Offices (HEROs) model, how he is helping promote the use of community health workers, and his work with the University of New Mexico’s World Health Organization Collaborating Center.
- Young Rural Healthcare Leaders – In addition to providing advice for those with potential interest in rural healthcare executive positions, four Critical Access Hospitals leaders – all under age 40 – share stories of innovation and impact on their organizations and communities.
RHIhub is hosting a webinar, Improving Access to Transportation in Rural Communities, with the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis to present the evidence-based toolkit on Rural Transportation. Scheduled for Monday, February 12, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Central, this webinar will feature speakers from ITN America, HealthTran, and Community Asset Builders, LLC.
There are several new Models and Innovations featuring the great work being done in rural communities around the country:
- Wyoming Trauma Telehealth Treatment Clinic – provides free therapy sessions via videoconferencing to rural survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
- Genesee and Orleans County Cross Jurisdictional Sharing Project (GO Health) – the first cross jurisdictional sharing venture in the state of New York has saved 2 counties over $1 million by combining select public health services and functions.
- Ohio Northern University’s HealthWise Mobile Outreach Program – Ohio Northern University’s College of Pharmacy provides health screenings and immunizations, medication review, and basic chronic disease monitoring.
- LIFECORE Health Group’s Integrated Care Delivery Model – created Mississippi’s 1st integrated care delivery model by bringing primary care into their mental health center to serve children, adolescents, and adults. Now, patients’ primary care and mental healthcare needs are met under one roof.
- Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri’s Network Projects – “Project Connect” brings free local health and human services to underserved adults. In 2017 alone, they provided 6,880 incidents of services and over $1 million worth of goods were donated.