The RHIhub recently published a new program model in our Models and Innovations. The School-based Drug Misuse Prevention Program was implemented in an Appalachian Ohio school system, grades K-12. Following implementation, the community experienced no new school-aged overdose deaths.
We’ve also recently updated several of our Topic Guides:
- Human Services to Support Rural Health – Features updated statistics on rural poverty and well-being and new information on the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences in rural communities, human services that may be available to rural residents affected by the opioid crisis, and programs promoting health and human service integration.
- Telehealth Use in Rural Healthcare – Received extensive updates throughout.
- Oral Health in Rural Communities – Updated with the latest stats and with new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on dental therapists and innovative solutions to addressing oral health needs in rural communities.
- Rural Hospice and Palliative Care – Updated with the latest statistics.
- Applying for Grants to Support Rural Health Projects – Significant updates, including new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on hiring grant writing consultants, considerations before applying, creating an evaluation plan, and more!
Speaking of grants, we’ve also updated the section of our website where we provide assistance in using our funding resources and services. This includes guidance on finding opportunities, determining a location’s rural eligibility, and finding data, research, and resources to support program development and grant applications.
We also have two new articles in the Rural Monitor:
- Planning and Partnerships: Coordinating Rural Resources for Emergency Preparedness and Response – Rural healthcare facilities must plan and prepare for a wide range of natural and man-made disasters. A tornado in Iowa, an earthquake in Alaska, and an armed hostage standoff in South Dakota provide lessons in how rural providers can help ensure the safety of their patients, staff, and community in difficult circumstances.
- CDC as a Rural Resource: Q&A with Diane Hall – CDC Senior Policy Analyst Diane Hall discusses the CDC’s work in rural health and the importance of data collection and storytelling.
- Introducing the Rural Philanthropy Toolkit – Introduces the Rural Philanthropy Toolkit and provides lessons learned from two guest programs.
- Addressing the Burden of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Rural America from the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services – The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services presents on a recent policy brief on the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in rural America.
- #RuralHealthChat: Rural Health Workforce Education and Training – A well-educated and well-trained rural health workforce is essential to maintaining healthy rural communities. Yet many rural areas struggle with provider shortages.
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