National Rural Health Association

2014 NRHA Events

Resources

The following free rural health resources are provided by NRHA in partnership with its members and other organizations.

Compendium of Rural Best Practices and Models - Communities along the border, including practices in the clinical setting

This compendium is representative of NRHA's Border Heatlh Initiative's activities to encourage the development of quality health care sevices for rural populations along the U.S.-Mexcico border.  The compendium is intended to share and highlight communities along the border with models that can be built upon. It can also be used in a prospective manner by federal agencies, states and local health and health-related agencies for setting priorities for rural border communities.

December 2010

Rural Health Workforce Issues: Challenges and Opportunities

This report is from the fourth meeting of the National Rural Task Force to share ideas and recommendations to NRHA and HRSA to promote the long-term growth and sustainability of rural community and migrant health centers.

July 2010

Compendium of Best Practices/Models that Work in Rural Technology, Training and Workforce Develompent
This document was developed by NRHA's National Rural Task Force to be used in a prospective manner by federal agencies, state and local health-related agencies for setting priorities for rural technology, training and workforce development. Please provide us with feedback on the usefulness of the compendium by returning the evaluation form at the end of the publication.

September 2010

Rural Health Workforce Issues: Challenges and Opportunities

This report is from the third meeting of the National Rural Task Force to make recommendations to NRHA that will take into account the special needs of rural providers and promote the long-term growth and sustainability of rural community and migrant health centers.

September 2009

National Rural Task Force Vision Statement

This vision statement was developed during the third meeting of the National Rural Task Force. The goal is better health for all. This is accomplished by supporting rural care teams, establishing a national committment to rural health care and enacting policies to guarantee a rural workforce.

September 2009

Comparative Study of the Status of Minority Populations in America's Poorest Counties: A Pilot Project
This project developed a pilot profile of five counties, using county-specific data for each of the five USDA rural high poverty groups (black, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, southern highlands and other) that include poverty, race/ethnicity and health outcome measures.

September 2008

Compendium of Best Practices/Models That Work in Rural Workforce Development
This document was developed by NRHA's National Rural Task Force to be used in a prospective manner by federal agencies, state and local health-related agencies for setting priorities for rural workforce development.

September 2008

Developing Rural Federally Qualified Health Center and Critical Access Hospital Collaboration in Appalachia: A Demonstration Project
This is the final study examining the actual process of a federally qualified health center and a rural hospital coming together to consider joint activities that would mutually benefit them and their community.

October 2008

Geriatric Nutrition Assessment for Rural Primary Care Providers
This publication is provided to teach rural community/migrant health centers' primary care providers how to use the nutrition assessment tool "DETERMINE Your Nutrition Health" with their patients along  with routine physical examinations.

July 2008

Rural Community Health Centers: Building Creative Partnerships to Meet the Workforce Challenge
This report is from the second meeting of the National Rural Task Force to continue to make recommendations to NRHA that will take into account the special needs of rural providers and to promote the long term growth and substance or rural health centers.

July 2008

3rd Annual Hospital Replacement Study
This study identifies how replacement facilities impact the operations and bottom lines of critical access hospitals.

May 2008

Emergengy preparedness planning guide
This brochure offers advice on creating emergency management plans for rural health centers.

April 2008

A rural Federally Qualified Health Center's influence on hospital emergency room uninsured/Medicaid visits and costs
This report provides results of the study, discussion points and local and national recommendations.

April 2008

Oral cancer screening training presentation
This presentation with photographs is designed to help clinicians screen for oral cancer as part of a routine physical examination.

April 2008

Fighting Stigma and Denial: HIV/AIDS in the Rural Community
This document offers clinicians and health educators best practice models that have successfully helped individuals living with HIV and AIDS in rural communities overcome the stigma and denial that can make it more difficult to access care. 

April 2007

What Makes Rural Health Care Work? An NRHA American Tour                                                       

This document is a collection of stories that try to answer the question: What Makes Rural Health Care Work? The answer includes example of operations that successfully combine people, leadership with vision, resources, communication, and care to develop systems that exceed the expectations and are sustainable.

February 2007

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