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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 

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...


Apr 29, 2019

Financial forecasting begins with thinking through how to deliver the product or service that your customers may want. Rural Health Innovations (RHI) has developed a tool, Product and Service Canvas, that helps generate thinking for this development. To get to the end goal and complete a Canvas, you must be clear on...


Feb 26, 2019

A business plan outlines the path your network intends to take in order to be sustainable. It builds on your marketing plan by spelling out the resources, partners, and income needed in order to deliver products and services to your target market.  A well-crafted business plan can serve not only as a guiding...