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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The COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Campaign, updated in March 2022 and translated into Spanish, supports rural community-based groups, faith-based organizations, businesses, public health agencies, schools, and health care organizations in their efforts to develop internal and external communication materials promoting COVID-19 vaccination. 
The guide for state Flex Programs contains relevant and practical recommendations and tools to strengthen staff engagement and retention through the Staff Sustainability Cycle described within, which consists of recruiting, onboarding, learning and development, engagement and retention, and succession planning.
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Campaign — with messages tied to the themes of “From Winded to Wonderful,” “Breathing is Easy. Until it’s Not.” and “Breathe Relief Into Your Life” — is designed to educate health care consumers and providers about services that can be easily accessed locally.
This is the first podcast in our Stepping Up: Health Equity in Rural Hospitals Podcast Series. Guests will share the importance of internal diversity, equity, and inclusion adoption. Practical steps are discussed on how leadership can and should establish a diverse and inclusive culture.
This is the second podcast in our Stepping Up: Health Equity in Rural Hospitals Podcast Series. Guests will guide listeners through the process of identifying, recruiting, and training rural health equity champions within their organizations and the community.
This is the third podcast in our Stepping Up: Health Equity in Rural Hospitals Podcast Series. Guests provide insight into how a facility can adequately assess the needs of their rural community and translate that data into health equity programs and initiatives.
This is the fourth podcast in our Stepping Up: Health Equity in Rural Hospitals Podcast Series. Guests will share stories of success and struggle with health equity programs and initiatives in rural communities.
The findings from the Rural Health Equity and Quality Summit will assist rural health leaders on their path to value-based care and alternative payment models by offering actionable steps on how to achieve rural health equity.
These resources focus on quality improvement for care transitions.
Toolkit

Outpatient

These resources focus on quality improvement for outpatient hospital services, primarily those provided in the emergency department (ED).
These resources focus on quality improvement related to the patient experience.
These resources focus on quality improvement related to patient safety and inpatient care.
View answers to frequently asked MBQIP programmatic, reporting, and data questions.
The Flex Program and CAHs rely on leadership and a skilled workforce to advance program goals and deliver high-quality, high-value care for patients.
This white paper provides a menu of suggested measures for the three dimensions of the Triple Aim.
The Delta Region Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) Program provides comprehensive technical assistance to participating hospitals and clinics.
State Flex Programs may use this page for instructions on submitting a state Flex profile.
These documents serve as example activity templates for a network development project for Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) eligible hospitals in a state The templates are designed to be quickly modified to fit your state needs.
SHIP Allowable Investments support activities by small rural hospitals in meeting value-based care goals for their respective organizations through purchases in hardware, software, and related training.
This resource includes a list of some of the MBQIP and CAH quality reporting and improvement topics on which RQITA is available to present to various audiences upon the request of a state Flex Program.