RHIhub has published four new Rural Monitor stories highlighting the great things that are happening in rural communities across the nation:
- National Program Helps Older Adults in Rural Maine and Hawaii Feel More CAPABLE – This five-month program pairs a low-income senior with a registered nurse, occupational therapist, and home repair services to help them age in place.
- Social Isolation and Loneliness: Insights from Rural Clinical Providers and Other Experts – As more healthcare delivery efforts include social risk assessments, the impact of the social determinants of health is better understood. Rural clinicians, researchers, and other experts share perspectives on social isolation and loneliness.
- Running Clear: Preventing Private Water Sources from Becoming a Health Hazard in Rural America – Because private water sources are not regulated, rural residents who rely on them can be more susceptible to health risks from waterborne contaminants. Water experts and a public health professional share how they are helping rural residents keep their well water clean to avoid sickness.
- Life ‘til the End: Hospice in Rural America – The importance of quality end-of-life care in rural America can be difficult to understand until you need hospice care. A rural family shares their journey with hospice and how it helped them care for their father at the end of his life. A CAH CEO explains how hospice care intersects with the mission to provide care to the community.
We have published several new Models & Innovations:
- CAPABLE (Community Aging in Place—Advancing Better Living for Elders) – CAPABLE is a five-month program that pairs a low-income senior with a registered nurse, occupational therapist, and home repair services to help them age in place. This was also featured in the Rural Monitor.
- West Virginia’s Partners In Health Network Regional Collaborative Services – A West Virginia nonprofit membership organization offers credentialing services and a secure web-based case management data collection tool.
- Seneca Strong’s Certified Recovery Peer Advocates – A cultural recovery peer advocate program in Seneca Nation has helped to reduce substance misuse among the Seneca Nation community.
- Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Program – A New Mexico health center reestablished a 90-day inpatient Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Program that offers career readiness and work placement for clients.
- Delta Dental/Head Start Early Childhood Caries Prevention Project – The ECC Prevention Project brings dental hygienists to tribal Head Start programs in South Dakota.
In June we released a video, Preventing Farmer Suicide: Collaboration and Communication. In it experts discuss warning signs of suicide and how communities can help farmers and their families address mental health concerns.
We also published two new videos in July about philanthropies supporting rural health.
- Rural Health Philanthropy: An Incubator for New Solutions – Representatives of philanthropic organizations discuss the importance of supporting rural communities and how rural projects can help funders discover innovative solutions.
- Rural Health Philanthropy: Coming Together to Meet the Need – Participants in the Public-Private Partnership in Rural Philanthropy highlight the benefits of attending the group’s annual meetings and working together throughout the year to make a difference in rural communities.
We have updated two of our topic guides:
- Conducting Rural Health Research, Needs Assessment, and Program Evaluation – An overview of rural health research, needs assessments, and program evaluation, with tools and resources to support these activities. Discusses the roles each of these activities play in helping rural stakeholders understand rural health needs and identify effective interventions.
- Rural Hunger and Access to Healthy Food – Information, resources, and frequently asked questions related to rural food security. Discusses food deserts, how to improve access to healthy and affordable food, federal nutrition programs, and funding opportunities.
Save the dates for our upcoming webinars:
- Improving the Health and Well-Being of Rural Communities Through Collaboration
Thursday August 15, 2019 at 12pm Central
- Unintentional Injury Death Rates in the United States (Registration opening soon)
Thursday August 29, 2019 at 12pm Central
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