The RHIhub has a new and improved topic guide on Rural Home Health Services, which explores the availability and importance of home health services for rural populations, challenges faced by home health agencies, and federal rules and requirements related to home health.
Other updated topic guides include:
A new video is available on Finding all the Pieces: Becoming an RHIhub Power User. Other tips and tricks for using the RHIhub are in the Power User Tips video series.
Two articles were published recently in the Rural Monitor:
- Strengthening the Workforce to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Rural Areas – Providence Valdez Medical Center, a CAH in Alaska, cross-trains family physicians and nurses in fields like anesthesiology to strengthen their ability to deliver babies. UW-Madison is training the next generation of OB-GYNs through its rural residency program.
- Together We Can Be Bully Free: CAH and Law Enforcement Address Peer Victimization through School-Based Program – Union General Hospital partnered with the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office to create an anti-bullying program for area schools in Union Parish, Louisiana. Students are taught the negative effects of bullying, and how to model positive social behavior.
Last month, RHIhub hosted a #RuralHealthChat on Community Paramedicine, with Andy Gienapp (Office of Emergency Medical Services at the Wyoming Department of Health), Melinda A. Merrell (South Carolina Office of Rural Health), and Gary Wingrove (Mayo Clinic Medical Transport). An archived copy of the chat can be found online.
New Models and Innovations include:
- Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) and Perfil Latino – Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) and the TV show “Perfil Latino” educate New Jersey residents with diabetes on how to manage their condition and prevent complications.
- Military Medics and Corpsmen Program – This Virginia program helps veterans with military medical experience maintain clinical skills and work toward civilian medical credentials. Since the program’s beginning, 80 participants have been hired by local health systems.
- Optimal Health Behavioral Health Home Models – To provide a “complete culture of wellness” to patients with severe mental illness, Pennsylvania academic researchers and clinical providers were able to increase patient activation, and engagement in both primary and specialty care, as well as improve client perception of their mental health status, for nearly 800 rural patients.
- Frontier Area Rural Mental Health Camp and Mentorship Program (FARM CAMP) – FARM CAMP teaches high school students in rural Nebraska about different career options in behavioral health and provides mentorship after the camp ends.
- Schoharie County ACEs Team – Representing several local agencies, the ACEs Team puts on free educational events to inform rural New Yorkers about ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), the brain science behind them, and ways to build resiliency.
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