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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 

Apr 25, 2017

Neshoba County General Hospital-Nursing Home, a small, rural hospital in Philadelphia, Mississippi, shares their success story as a participant in the Magnolia-Evergreen ACO. In its first year, 2016, the ACO has performed with a projected savings of $10.9M, resulting in a reduction in cost of 8.4% or $900 per...

Apr 18, 2017

This webinar discusses a recent Lean project conducted at a critical access hospital in Arizona and how similar quality improvement initiatives can be undertaken using SHIP funding. Presenters review the process of implementing the project as well as measurable outcomes seen by the hospital as a result. In addition,...

Apr 11, 2017

Communities are increasingly challenged with rising health care costs, chronic disease management and addressing provider shortages. As a result, it is critical to find innovative ways to improve the health of communities. Community Health Workers (CHWs) are a cost effective bridge between patients with the...

Apr 11, 2017

Union General Hospital, located in Farmerville, Louisiana, is a non-profit, 20-bed Critical Access Hospital. The hospital identified teen pregnancy and STDs as being a primary concern impacting the health, well-being and future of their community. Union General Hospital created the program, "It's a Girl Thing", and are...