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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 

May 24, 2018

  • Learn about the development and outcomes of Ellenville Hospital’s initiative – building a continuum of care for chronic pain patients who were heavily reliant on ED services for pain management
  • Understand the role Flex has played in supporting their community engagement initiatives, including resources and opportunities for state Flex Programs to address substance abuse challenges
  • Using a quantitative system and a charting tool to track utilization of a hospital’s Emergency Department by chronic pain patients and utilization of opioids with those patients