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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 11, 2021

Featuring Alicia Bauman, Community Health Director, Lakewood Health System, Staples, MN and Mat Spaan, MPA, Manager, Care Delivery & Payment Reform, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Learn how a small MN CAH formed non-traditional community partners in order to address food insecurity to improve population health....

May 4, 2021

Featuring Jen Peterson, Supervisor of Social Work and Care Coordination, Welia Health, Mora, MN and Deb Laine, M.Ed, Senior Program Specialist, National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)

Learn the importance of community care coordination in improving population health. Hear about one CAH’s journey into...

May 3, 2021

Featuring Jodi Martin, Marketing and Communications Team Leader, Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital, Ely, MN and Mike Milligan, President, Legato Healthcare Marketing

We touched on the importance of population health in our first podcast. Learn how Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital used their community health needs...

May 3, 2021

Featuring Tracy Morton, MPH, Director of Population Health, National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)

Listeners will begin to understand the transition to value-based care and population health and why mid-level management plays a critical role.

The basics of population health and social determinants of health...

May 3, 2021

Featuring Rhonda Barcus, MS, LPC, Program Manager, National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)

Creating a meaningful experience for our patients includes connecting with the person to provide a sense of safety and care. This podcast is relevant to any staff member in a healthcare organization and who would like...