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RHIhub Spotlight

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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:

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:

In case you missed it, we have archived versions of recent webinars and a recent Twitter chat:

Did you know?

In addition to RHIhub Models and Innovations, we also feature a wide range of case studies from other organizations. Check them out!  


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RHIhub Spotlight

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RHIhub has a new Evidence-based Toolkit on Mental Health in Rural Communities. Developed in collaboration with the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis and the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, this toolkit is designed to help rural organizations create and maintain sustainable mental health programs.

Join the upcoming RHIhub webinar, Addressing the Burden of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Rural America, in partnership with the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, on March 14th. Featured speakers include:

  • Former Governor Ronnie Musgrove, JD, Committee Chair for the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
  • Antonello (Tony) Punturieri, MD, PhD, Program Director, Division of Lung Diseases, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Kathleen Dalton, PhD, Retired Research Faculty, Department of Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina’s School of Public Health
  • Grace Anne Dorney Koppel, MA, JD, President, Dorney-Koppel Foundation

RHIhub is hosting a Twitter Chat on Rural Health Workforce Education and Training on March 18th, where they will be joined by expert co-hosts:

  • Steve Hirsh, Program Analyst, Policy Research Division, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
  • Tracey Smith, Public Health Analyst, Division of Medicine and Dentistry, Bureau of Health Workforce
  • Davis Patterson, PhD, Director, Collaborative for Rural Primary Care Research, Education, and Practice (Rural PREP) and Research Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington
  • Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH, Director, Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care

Everyone is welcome to participate in the chat. Questions are posted online, so you can prepare in advance!

There are two new articles in the Rural Monitor:

There are also two new Models and Innovations:

  • Collaborative Approaches to Well-Being in Rural Communities – The Hogg Foundation has awarded grants to support five rural Texas communities in developing mental health collaboratives that best fit each community’s needs.
  • New Horizons Geriatric Counseling Program – Motivated by the suicide deaths of 5 local senior men over a 2-year period, Yoakum Community Hospital, Yoakum, Texas, created an outpatient behavioral health program coordinating the efforts of the CAH staff, medical staff, and community residents in order to deliver local treatment.

Finally, if you missed the Rural Philanthropy webinar from this past week, a recording is available online. This webinar includes strategies for rural communities to build partnerships with philanthropies, explores the new Rural Philanthropy toolkit and how it can assist in these efforts. It also features insights from Alycia Bayne, from the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, and from two rural organizations discussing their experience with building philanthropy partnerships.


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RHIhub Spotlight

i Feb 4th No Comments by

The RHIhub has a new Evidence-based Toolkit on Rural Philanthropy. Developed in collaboration with the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, this toolkit is designed to help rural organizations create and maintain partnerships with philanthropies. Includes guidance on conducting outreach, model programs, emerging strategies, and a wealth of resources.

RHIhub is hosting a webinar related to Rural Philanthropy on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm Eastern. This webinar will feature two rural organizations discussing their experiences with building relationships with foundations and will delve into some of the strategies outlined in the toolkit.

Two new articles are featured in the Rural Monitor:

The toolkit on Rural Care Coordination has been updated, created and maintained in partnership with the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis and the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center. Substantial revisions have been made to the Implementation module, which delves into considerations for workforce and staffing, different populations, quality improvement, and adopting a whole-person mindset, among other things.

Several of Topic Guides have also been updated:

Did you know?

The RHIhub features conferences with open calls for presentations each week in the RHIhub This Week newsletter, but you can also see the full list here: https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/events/calls


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RHIhub Spotlight

i Jan 14th No Comments by

The RHIhub ended the year with a recap of the Top 10 Rural Monitor Articles of 2018, featuring stories on young rural healthcare leaders, rural EMS recruitment and retention, social determinants of health, death certificates as important public health documents, rural general surgeons, and more.

Other new articles in the Rural Monitor include:

RHIhub has several other new Models and Innovations:

The topic guide on Rural Long-Term Care Facilities has been updated with new information throughout. Also, two new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on quality initiatives and oral healthcare were added.


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RHIhub Spotlight

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The RHIhub recently hosted a #RuralHealthChat with NOSORH for National Rural Health Day on Access to Healthcare in Rural Communities to celebrate the #PowerofRural. Read the tweets in order and catch up on what you missed! Kristine Sande, RHIhub Director, also spoke with Rural Health Leadership Radio about National Rural Health Day, the RHIhub, rural health challenges and strengths, and more!

What’s New on RHIhub?
The RHIhub updated its topic guide on Rural Tribal Health with new Frequently Asked Questions related to social determinants of health, community health representatives, and more. It also includes updated information throughout.

Join the RHIhub’s upcoming webinar on Wednesday, December 12 at 2:00 pm ET: Insights on Rural Health Insurance Market Challenges from the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services. Featured speakers include Paul Moore and Normandy Brangan from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Mary K. Rolf from Home Care of Central New York, and Abigail Barker from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Two new articles were published in the Rural Monitor:

Below are three new Models and Innovations:


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At your Fingertips RHIhub Data Visualzations and Custon Alert Makenzie Atherton

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At your Fingertips RHIhub Data Visualzations and Custon Alert Makenzie Atherton

At Your Fingertips – RHIhub Data Visualizations and Custom Alerts – Dorothea Nelson

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At Your Fingertips – RHIhub Data Visualizations and Custom Alerts – Dorothea Nelson

RHIhub Spotlight

i Oct 31st No Comments by

RHIhub is excited to be co-hosting a Twitter chat with NOSORH for National Rural Health Day on Access to Healthcare in Rural Communities on November 15, 2018 at 12 pm Eastern. Please join us on Twitter for this important discussion. Also, watch RHIhub’s social media feeds for our countdown to National Rural Health Day, featuring successful rural programs around the country.

What’s New on RHIhub?
The RHIhub updated its topic guide on Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), which provides an overview of RHCs and includes information on certification, considerations for becoming an RHC, staffing requirements, reimbursement, resources related to maintaining the primary care workforce, and more.

Two new articles have been published in the Rural Monitor:

RHIhub recently held two webinars. If you missed them, check out the recordings online:

New in Models and Innovations:

  • Brazos Valley Care Coordination Program – Brazos Valley Care Coordination Program in Texas helps patients who frequently use the ER access follow-up care and connect with a primary care provider.
  • Healthy Places for Healthy People in Monett – CoxHealth addressed social determinants of health in rural Monett, Missouri by revitalizing their downtown, creating sidewalks and bike paths, farmers markets, and engaging the Hispanic population.
  • Local Foods, Local Places in Williamson – The Williamson Health & Wellness Center uses funds from Local Foods, Local Places to connect their community with local, fresh foods.
  • Family Wellness Warriors Initiative – Using evidence-based engagement methods and a trauma-informed care approach, Southcentral Foundation’s Family Wellness Warriors Initiative has a goal of ending domestic violence with this generation.
  • The Adolescent Pre-Diabetes Prevention Program – In rural Louisiana, the Adolescent Pre-Diabetes Prevention Program is helping to prevent the onset of prediabetes in high school students and staff. Through screenings, education, and follow-up, participants have improved their BMI, A1C levels, and weight.

RHIhub is hiring!
Please help spread the word that the RHIhub is looking for a dedicated and passionate person who wants to help rural communities across the country. Interested candidates can apply online by November 9, 2018 to join a team of Web Writers contributing to the Rural Monitor and Models and Innovations.


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RHIhub Spotlight

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The RHIhub is hosting a webinar with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) on October 11 at 1:00 pm Central. Rural Insights on Adult and Youth Obesity, a National and Community-based Perspective is the second in this series of webinars exploring rural/urban differences in health issues. Featured speakers include:

  • Kendra B. McDow, MD, MPH, EIS Officer, Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys NCHS
  • Craig Hales, MD, MPH, Medical Epidemiologist, Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys NCHS
  • Shelby Polk DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, Associate Professor and Chair of Nursing Delta State University

A webinar was recently hosted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Closing the Gap between Urban and Rural HPV Vaccination Rates. The recording and transcript are available online.

Two new stories are available in the Rural Monitor:

There are also several new Models and Innovations:

  • Geezers, Gulpers, and Gardeners – To address loneliness and depression that can set in later in life for men, Chatham County Council on Aging of NC started the 3G Group to connect retired men in need of male friends and mutual support.
  • San Luis Valley Public Health Partnership – In a unique effort to combine resources and staff, 6 counties joined in a public health cross-jurisdictional sharing arrangement in San Luis Valley, Colorado. Now, health departments can share expertise and develop regional projects to expand public health services.
  • AGRIMEDIC – A hands-on farm injury training program for first responders in southeast Louisiana.

Finally, two Topic Guides have been updated:

  • Health Information Technology in Rural Healthcare – Updated with new Frequently Asked Questions on the adoption of EHR systems by rural hospitals, HIT workforce issues in rural facilities, and more!
  • Violence and Abuse in Rural America – Updated with a new section on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), new links to CDC resources offering strategies for creating violence prevention programs, updated federal crime statistics, and an expanded section on violence and abuse among Native American populations.

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RHIhub Spotlight

i Sep 4th No Comments by

The RHIhub has new articles in the Rural Monitor:

Three new Models and Innovations:

  • Opioid Overdose Prevention Outreach Program – This Maryland program has reached 408 people through educational presentations, certified 320 people in Narcan training, and helped collect 487 bags of unused meds.
  • Hospital Cooperative Charge Comparative – Compiles prices for common procedures so that its hospitals in rural Idaho and Wyoming know how they compare to their fellow members.
  • TelePrEP – To help vulnerable populations in rural Iowa access preventive HIV care, Iowa Department of Public Health and University of Iowa Health Care created this telehealth and prescription delivery model.

Two Topic Guides have been updated:

  • J-1 Visa Waiver – Received its annual update. This guide discusses the J-1 Visa Waiver, the Conrad 30 Waiver program, the impact of these programs on rural health, how a rural community can recruit a J-1 physician, and more!
  • Healthcare Quality – Received significant updates. Features efforts underway to develop rural-relevant quality measures and highlights current rural quality efforts, including antibiotic stewardship. Also identifies Medicare quality reporting and monitoring programs for specific rural facility types.

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