The RHIhub has a new Evidence-based Toolkit on Rural Philanthropy. Developed in collaboration with the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, this toolkit is designed to help rural organizations create and maintain partnerships with philanthropies. Includes guidance on conducting outreach, model programs, emerging strategies, and a wealth of resources.
RHIhub is hosting a webinar related to Rural Philanthropy on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm Eastern. This webinar will feature two rural organizations discussing their experiences with building relationships with foundations and will delve into some of the strategies outlined in the toolkit.
Two new articles are featured in the Rural Monitor:
- Eye Health Needs: Preserving the Eyesight of Rural and Underserved Populations – A little infrastructure can go a long way in preventing blindness: FQHCs, providers, and national groups talk about the causes of blindness and delivering rural eye healthcare.
- Understanding the Many Roles of COPD Foundation State Captains: Q&A with John Linnell – Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, has high prevalence and death rates in rural areas. John Linnell, a COPD Foundation State Captain, shares how he and his colleagues get the word out about this chronic disease.
The toolkit on Rural Care Coordination has been updated, created and maintained in partnership with the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis and the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center. Substantial revisions have been made to the Implementation module, which delves into considerations for workforce and staffing, different populations, quality improvement, and adopting a whole-person mindset, among other things.
Several of Topic Guides have also been updated:
- Scholarships, Loans, and Loan Repayment for Rural Health Professions – Updated and reformatted to include targeted pages for Health Professionals Seeking Loan Repayment Options, Health Professions Students Seeking Scholarships, and Healthcare Facilities Recruiting Providers: How to Become an NHSC Site.
- Social Determinants of Health for Rural People – Includes an updated FAQ on what healthcare providers can do to help address social determinants of health for their patients.
- Rural Emergency Preparedness and Response – Extensively updated with information on how rural communities can prepare for and effectively respond to disasters and other large-scale emergencies.
- Rural Health Policy – Features FAQs related to finding resources to stay current, the steps involved in the rural health policymaking process, and the roles in this process played by the federal government, specific federal agencies, researchers, and membership organizations.
Did you know?
The RHIhub features conferences with open calls for presentations each week in the RHIhub This Week newsletter, but you can also see the full list here: https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/events/calls