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National Rural Health Resource Center's Podcasts

The National Rural Health Resource Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustaining and improving health care in rural communities.

As the nation’s leading technical assistance and knowledge center in rural health, The Center focuses on five core areas:

  • Transition to Value and Population Health
  • Collaboration and Partnership
  • Performance Improvement
  • Health Information Technology
  • Workforce 

Sep 19, 2019

In a short moment we can all think of and imagine the immense diversity of networks that are forming all across our country. We know that networks are born out of the needs of their rural communities, especially during these complex times of change and transition within the health care environment. But we want to know...


Aug 28, 2019

The ongoing success and longevity of a grant project is dependent on the sustainability of the rural health network that is implementing it. Sustainability is defined as the network’s ability to achieve desired outcomes and maintain the ability to do so over time. The ability to do so is a goal of 


Jul 25, 2019

Networks are feeling the pressures of health care transformation. They are doing much work with minimal staff, while trying to remain a stable force in their communities. Unsurprisingly, this pattern can lead to both physical and emotional challenges, compromised work quality, and employee turnover.

During this webinar...


Jul 12, 2019

Dive deeper into the History and Background of the Network Sustainability Toolkit through this recorded presentation. This recorded presentation answers the questions of why we embarked on this big project in 2014, what do we mean by Sustainability, and what are the key characteristics of a sustained rural health network?


May 9, 2019

Driving change isn’t easy. We sometimes spend a lot of time and energy developing what we think is a well-designed change initiative, only to have others’ reactions derail the plan entirely.

It’s likely that you’re working through many changes as we come upon the last year in the 3-year Network Development grant...