Promising Practices

Promising Practice: GA SORH Looks at the Feasibility of EMS Regionalization in the State

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by Beth Blevins A study commissioned by the Georgia State Office of Rural Health is looking at the feasibility of regionalizing 911 emergency services
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Michigan Center for Rural Health Helps Rural ACOs Get Off the Ground

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By: Beth Blevins The goal of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) is to reduce costs while improving patient care. The Michigan Center for Rural Health
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Promising Practice: Screening Program in Connecticut Works to Stem Drug Abuse and Misuse

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by Beth Blevins Like many other states, Connecticut is facing a drug crisis. The number of drug overdoses in the state nearly doubled between 2014 and
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Promising Practice: Oregon Office of Rural Health Conducts Statewide Listening Tours with Rural Facilities

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The Oregon Office of Rural Health (OORH) has learned that the simple act of listening can be a powerful tool for change. With Listening Tours conducted
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Promising Practice: Pennsylvania SORH Coordinates Unique Agricultural Worker Safety Program

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By: Beth Blevins For the last 12 years, Jim Harvey has been “poking along the back roads” of Pennsylvania, visiting agricultural producers across
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Promising Practice: Wyoming Telehealth Network

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In July 2015, the Wyoming Department of Health’s Office of Rural Health (ORH), through the Wyoming Telehealth Network (WyTN), began offering telehealth
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Promising Practice: Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health Scrubs Program

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The Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health Scrubs Program, supported by the Center for Rural Health (CRH) and the North
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Nevada SORH Uses Public Health Column to Bring Attention to Important Rural Health Issues

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Frustrated with the lack of media coverage on public health issues, John Packham of the Nevada SORH approached the local Nevada Gazette to establish a
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The SORH Role in Advancing Telehealth Policy in Arizona

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Arizona is already seeing the benefits of SB 1353 that went into effect this past January.  SB 1353 requires health care insurers to cover services provided
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Simple Approach to Convening Important Partners

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The Louisiana Office of Rural Health gets together with rural health partners every quarter for an informal luncheon to discuss the latest issues and to
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