National Rural Health Association

2015 Policy Institute

Rural Health Bookstore

The NRHA has the following rural health publications for sale. They have been produced by the NRHA under a grant or have been published by an NRHA member or partner in collaboration with the association. These publications are for sale to the public, and NRHA members receive discounted rates on most titles.

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Caring for the Older Person in Rural America
This technical assistance publication was developed to provide rural providers and communities with information on emerging health care issues affecting the rural elderly and to increase awareness of the importance of preventive health services for the rural elderly and their caregivers.
$25, NRHA members save $5

Lay Health Workers in Rural Community Health Centers
The purpose of this publication is three-fold: 1) to describe how lay health workers (LHW) are currently being used by rural community health centers, RCHCs; 2) to introduce the LHW concept to  adiministrators that are unfmailiar with the approach; and 3) to provide a preliminary guide to RCHC administrators who are interested in incorporating LHWs into their organizations.
$25, NRHA members save $5

What Makes Rural Health Care Work? An NRHA American Tour
This publication provides lessons that can be adapted and implemented in every rural community in the nation, and challenges readers to possess the will to move from today's status quo to develop health systems that provide health care that measure up to current knowledge and best practice.
$25, NRHA members save $5.

Ag-Med, The Rural Practitioner's Guide to Agromedicine Diagnosis and Management at a Glance
This is a first-of-its-kind, handy guide for the treatment of agriculture-related disease and injury. This second edition offers new topics such as agroterrorism and avian influenza.
$35, NRHA members save $10.

Integrating Primary Care and Mental Health Services: Current Practices in Rural Community Health Centers
This 2006 publication will provide information on models for integrating mental health services in rural C/MHCs, viability of linkages between primary care and mental health providers, resources available, reimbursement mechanisms, treatment philosophy, as well as diversification, referral and enhancement.
$15, NRHA members save $5.

Caring For Patients From Head to Toe: Addressing Behavioral Health Needs in Rural Primary Care
This 2006 publication offers a review of the history and rationale for mainstreaming behavioral health in primary care, provides a conceptual framework for designing or evaluating a tailored model of behavioral healthcare, and provides a set of resources for changing practice and for launching or redesigning a program of behavioral health in primary care.
$15, NRHA members save $5.

Hope in the Face of Challenge: Innovations in Rural Health Care
In the fall of 2003, the NRHA commissioned writer Thomas D. Rowley and photographer D. Brent Miller to chronicle the stories of innovative rural health efforts across rural America. The result is a coffe-table book detailing success stories in every region of the nation.

Rural/Frontier EMS Agenda for the Future
The result of ongoing work between the NRHA, the federal Office of Rural Health Policy and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, along with the National Association of State EMS Directors, the Rural/Frontier EMS Agenda for the Future targets national goals to meet the need of rural communities.
$20, NRHA members save $5.

Capital Funding Options for Rural Community Health Centers
A resource developed to assist rural community health centers in the effort to identify and obtain funding resources for building and equipment projects. Covers debt resources, providers of low-interest loans and grant resources. Information is included on national or multi-state funding sources as well as a state-by-state breakdown of resources.
$15, NRHA members save $5.

Healthcare Meltdown
Written by the late Bob LeBow, M.D., this publication confronts the myths and illustrates how to fix our failing health care system. LeBow paints a frighteningly accurrate portrait of how our health care system fails millions of patients and issues a call to action to fight for the remedy: a national health care program.
$16, NRHA members save $4.

Surviving Adversity
Proceedings from "Surviving Adversity-A Critical Access Hospital Conference," presented in 2002 by the National Rural Health Association.
$25, NRHA members save $10.

Managed Care in Rural America
This document explores the range of managed care activity and the barriers and concerns faced by those involved in developing managed care products in rural areas.

Understanding Revenue Opportunities in the Rural Health Center
This manual assists health center management teams in identifying the various revenue streams of a health center, determining whether the revenue being received is appropriate and identifying methods for overcoming common barriers to collecting reimbursement. This manual also examines the most common revenue streams, especially those that are often misunderstood. Included are items often overlooked in revenue cycle management.
$25, NRHA members save $5.


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