Promising Practices

Promising Practice: Rural Health Summits Bringing People Together Across Vermont to Exchange Ideas

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By: Beth Blevins Bringing people together to learn from one another is the goal of collaboration—a goal that’s being achieved in Rural Health Summits
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Promising Practice: Helping Rural Hawaii THRIVE

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By: Beth Blevins Residents in rural communities across the Hawaiian Islands have been sharing their “stories of health” in community meetings as
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Promising Practice: Nevada SORH Digs Up Data on Rural and Frontier Counties

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By: Beth Blevins County-level data—particularly for rural counties—wasn’t always readily available in Nevada. But the Nevada Rural and Frontier
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Promising Practice: Advisory Group in Washington State Works to Bring Palliative Care to Rural Patients

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By: Beth Blevins An advisory team run by the Washington State Office of Rural Health (WA SORH) is looking at ways to bring palliative care to rural
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Promising Practice: Montana’s Rural Health Initiative Promotes Healthy Lifestyles and Communities

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By: Beth Blevins A farmers market, a community garden, chemo care kits—these projects and others were started with the help of Mini Grants from the
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Promising Practice: Virginia SORH Taking Aim at Opioid Overdose

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by Beth Blevins Through lay rescuer training and the distribution of lifesaving kits, Virginia is taking aim at opioid overdoses in the state. Now it
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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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