Resources

The Center's searchable Resource Library features articles, reports, webinars, podcasts, toolkits, and other materials developed by trusted industry leaders to guide and support rural health stakeholders.
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In this video, one rural ambulance service shares the value realized in reporting and using data to improve organizational culture. They share their enhanced ability to identify improvement opportunities that move the needle on health outcomes for their patients, such as Community Paramedicine and an antibiotic protocol for sepsis.
Learn how one county in Iowa, with three independent ambulance services, completed a multi-year process to address their broken EMS system using Flex Program funding.
This policy brief reports the newly developed taxonomy of rural places based on relevant
population and health-resource characteristics.
This guide will help you develop an effective care coordination program and evaluate your current care coordination efforts.
For a network to collaborate effectively and reap the benefits of multiple perspectives, members and partners must actively participate in the conversation. This can be a real challenge when group members have different priorities, agendas and levels of interest.
Explore the strengths of Community Health Workers and ways they can be added to a team to more effectively address the needs of the community.
Learn how an understanding of physician and leadership differences can increase the likelihood of trusting relationships and shared visions with specific administrative strategies for meaningful physician engagement.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation characterizes a Culture of Health as one in which getting healthy and staying healthy is a fundamental and guiding social value.
View the criteria to be eligible to participate in Flex-related activities for Fiscal Year 2020. Learn exceptions and answers to frequently asked questions and access the 2019 MBQIP sample waiver template.
A MOU is required in order for any CAH to participate in MBQIP. Access current and past MBQIP MOU and consent forms as well as descriptions of when to use them.
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This guide and toolkit offers strategies and resources to help CAH staff organize and support efforts to implement best practices for quality improvement. It includes a number of templates and tools that can be adapted to meet individual team needs.
Sometimes it just helps to talk to someone! Quality Reporting Specialist Robyn Carlson of Stratis Health will be offering quarterly open office hour calls to discuss your Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) abstraction questions. Sessions are free of charge, but registration is required.
Resources to support abstracting, submitting, and confirming data submission to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) QualityNet Warehouse, including the CMS Abstraction and Reporting Tool (CART) and reporting specifications manuals. 
Flex Program Fundamentals: An Introduction to the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program is designed to be used by both new and current Flex Program staff: as an orientation manual and as a guide to helpful resources.
Access Flex Program funding guidance, templates, webinar recordings, and other associated materials for the current funding cycle.
Managing the cooperative agreement is one of the primary responsibilities of state Flex Programs and includes: budgeting, cooperative agreement application writing, working with partners, information management, and reporting.
Provides information from the 2014 State Flex Program Profiles. The information can be used to facilitate communication among other state Flex programs with similar interests.
The purpose of this manual is to help applicants prepare for and write a federal grant proposal. It covers the basics of looking at what a grant is and if the applicant is qualified and then delves deeper into the art of grant writing. It also includes information on project sustainability and how to evaluate the project.
A tool for rural hospital leaders in support of incorporating population health principles and programs into strategic planning and operations. A systems-based framework is utilized to identify critical success factors. Tools, resources, suggested readings, case studies and additional materials on how to integrate population health as culture change are also included.