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Specialists Train and Support Rural and Prison-Based Primary Care Clinicians, Enhancing Access to Hepatitis C Care 7/16/2014
University-based specialists provide initial training and host weekly, case-based consultations with primary care clinicians, enhancing access to hepatitis C care for prisoners and rural patients throughout New Mexico.
Technology-Enabled Reengineering of Referral Intake Process and Case Management System Significantly Improves Field Nurses' Ability to Serve At-Risk Families 7/16/2014
The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency implemented a Mobile Remote Workforce project to increase the amount of time field nurses in the agency's public health nurse home visitation program can spend providing direct services to at-risk families.
Community-Based Provider Training and Education Enhances Access to Oral Health Screenings and Fluoride Treatments for Low-Income Children 7/2/2014
Provider training and education enhances access to oral health screening and fluoride applications for low-income and uninsured children.
Enhanced Home Health Program Provides Remote Monitoring and Services, Leading to Fewer Hospitalizations and Increased Nurse Productivity 7/2/2014
A home health program enhances services to congestive heart failure and other chronically ill patients by supplementing at-home visits with ongoing remote monitoring and services.
Foundation Supports Rural Stakeholders in Promoting Better Eating and Physical Activity, Leading to Anecdotal Reports of Improved Behaviors and Outcomes 7/2/2014
A local foundation supports schools, churches, local governments, and employers in eight rural Mississippi counties in addressing the area’s obesity epidemic through programs to promote access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity, leading to anecdotal reports of improvements in health-related behaviors and outcomes.
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Rural Assistance Center: Tools for Success 7/2/2014
The Rural Assistance Center provides access to resources that support grant writing, demonstrate program effectiveness, and show innovative program techniques being developed in other rural communities.
National Rural Health Resource Center: Health Information Exchange Toolkit 4/9/2014
The National Rural Health Resource Center developed this HIE toolkit, which contains resources designed for rural providers including hospitals, health networks, and others.
Alaska Community Health Aide Program: Cancer Education Resources 1/29/2014
This Web page, developed by the Alaska Community Health Aide Program, provides cancer education resources for community health aides/practitioners, community health representatives, and other people interested in learning more about cancer. 
Rural Behavioral Health Programs and Promising Practices 12/4/2013
This report provides information and tools to help improve rural behavioral health programs. 
2009 National Healthcare Disparities Report 10/9/2013
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report is to identify the differences or gaps where some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time.

Last updated: July 16, 2014.