Field-Based Outreach Workers Facilitate Access to Health Care and Social Services for Underserved Individuals in Rural Areas
Rural and Urban Access to Health, an integrated network of field-based workers, connects vulnerable populations to health, human, and social services in nine largely rural counties in central Indiana.
Remote Retinal Screening Facilitates Diagnosis and Treatment of Retinopathy for Poor and/or Uninsured Patients With Diabetes in Rural California
Remote diabetic retinopathy screening using the Eye Picture Archive Communication System digital ocular imaging software facilitated prompt retinopathy diagnosis in California's Central Valley, an area where many residents are poor and uninsured and diabetes is a major health concern.
Mobile Clinics Increase Access to Screening Services in Rural and Frontier Communities
The Improving Health Among Rural Montanans project trains pharmacists and students from various disciplines to administer screening tests and then transports screening equipment to rural and frontier areas so that these professionals can run screening clinics for area residents.
Community Health Collaborative Reduces Inappropriate Emergency Department Use by Providing Access to Health Care, Social Support for Low-Income Clients
A community health collaborative helps vulnerable populations secure and retain insurance coverage, access primary care, and connect to a medical home, leading to fewer emergency department visits, higher provider revenues, and high levels of provider satisfaction.
Dental Health Aide Program Improves Access to Oral Health Care for Rural Alaska Native People
The Alaska Dental Health Aide Program enhances access to oral health care by training dental therapists to provide culturally appropriate education and routine dental services to high-risk residents of rural villages.
Migrant Clinicians Network Toolbox and Resources
This online collection for clinicians provides tools and resources for use in various departments of migrant and community health centers.
Comprehensive Clinic Assessment Software Application (CoCASA)
The Comprehensive Clinic Assessment Software Application (CoCASA) is a tool for assessing immunization practices within a clinic, private practice, or any other environment where immunizations are provided.
Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care
This toolkit helps rural primary care providers apply suicide prevention practices and establish themselves as a member of a team that is fully equipped to reduce suicide risk among their patients.
2006 Community Resource Packet: Safe Children and Healthy Families Are a Shared Responsibility
This 53-page resource packet, available in English and Spanish, provides resources to support individuals, organizations, and communities in their efforts to promote safe children and healthy families.
Rural Information Center: Rural Health
The Rural Information Center provides information and referral services to local, tribal, State, and Federal government officials; community organizations; rural electric and telephone cooperatives; libraries; businesses; and citizens working to maintain the vitality of America's rural areas.