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The NNLM South Central Region recently partnered with the Pottsboro Public Library to provide library patrons the technology to telehealth visits within the library. The project helps expand access and privacy to telemedicine for community members who otherwise might not have the resources. For more information, visit the award page. For those interested in the implementation… Read More »
The Rural Telehealth Toolkit, available from the Rural Health Information Hub, provides information about creating and implementing telehealth programs in rural communities. The toolkit compiles evidence-based resources to provide guidance to organizations for creating telehealth programs, and addresses common challenges experienced in rural communities across the United States. The modules in the toolkit contain resources… Read More »
The Rural Community Toolbox: Funding & Tools to Build Healthy Drug-Free Rural Communities was created by the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Rural Opioid Federal Interagency Working Group. This comprehensive toolbox provides information about grant funding for drug-free rural communities, resources for treatment and services for individuals, community assessment resources, a rural community action… Read More »
The Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit was made possible through the combined efforts of the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, in partnership with the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, and in collaboration with the Rural Health Information Hub. This toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations… Read More »
The 2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report assesses the performance of our healthcare system and identifies areas of strengths and weaknesses, as well as disparities, for access to healthcare and quality of healthcare.
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced a new Rural Resource Guide to Help Communities Address Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Misuse. The intention is to provide leaders in rural communities with a place to locate Federal resources that can help them to respond to… Read More »
Despite news reports to the contrary, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) did not warned people against dressing chickens in Halloween costumes.
With federal dollars are directed toward the opioid crisis, three rural communities are using innovative approaches. Finding a specific subpopulation they can help, certain interventions or programs are being put into place. In Ohio, the Portsmouth City Health Department has a patient navigator who meets with individuals to find the best way to access court-ordered… Read More »
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