RHIhub has published two new Rural Monitor stories highlighting the great things that are happening in rural communities across the nation:
- Making Informed Decisions about Rural EMS – Discusses the EMS Informed Self-Determination Process developed by Kevin McGinnis and highlights the success of St. George, Maine, had in implementing the process. RHIhub learned about this process at a Joint Committee on Rural Emergency Care (JCREC) meeting.
- Rising from the Ashes: How Trauma-Informed Care Nurtures Healing in Rural America – Features rural communities and healthcare organizations that are a using trauma-informed care approach to help people who have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACES), sexual assault, and other traumatic experiences.
RHIhub has published several new Models & Innovations:
- TeleStroke/Vascular Neurology Patient Navigator Program – A rural consortium leveraged grant funding to create a sustainable post-hospital stroke system of care for residents in a 6-county area in Minnesota.
- The Health-able Communities Program – Using Community Healthcare Workers, a consortium in Idaho leveraged grant-funding to bring health and wellness programs, disease screening, and health education to frontier residents.
- The Rural Virtual Infusion Program – Three rural healthcare organizations and a tertiary cancer center used grant-funding to create a telehealth infrastructure that allowed rural patients in Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota access to high-risk and clinical trial-based cancer treatment regimens.
- Families Plus Comprehensive Health and Mentoring for Underserved Youth – Integrated behavioral health into physical health services for underserved children accessing a primary care clinic in Colorado.
- Garrett County Regional Cancer Patient Navigator Program – Community consortium used grant funding to expand cancer treatment services for residents in a 3-state, 8-county Appalachian region.
- Schools That Care – Provides mental health treatment and case management as well as community education events in rural Kansas.
Three topic guides have been updated:
- What is Rural? – discusses the difficulty of defining rural, identifies common rural definitions, and explains the importance of understanding which definition is used for different programs.
- Rural Health Disparities – new stats and data including rural vs. urban mortality and life expectancy. Also highlights regions that experience higher levels of health disparities.
- Finding Statistics and Data Related to Rural Health – new Data Sources & Tools as well as updated information on how to find the data you need.
Save the date for an upcoming webinar on the soon to be released Rural Telehealth Toolkit! Wednesday June 5, 2019 at 12pm Central
Did you know? If you’re hosting a rural health event, you can request promotional materials from RHIhub!