Tool Kits & Whitepaper

The Center for Optimizing Rural Health is proud to serve hospitals serving rural America. Through our programs and experienced leaders, rural hospitals advance the skills they need and equip their teams to provide the vitally important health care services needed across their communities.

Community Engagement & Outreach

Community Engagement Toolkit for Hospitals

Fewer services, lower costs, better health: those are the demands for rural health care. While rural hospitals have achieved a reprieve from cuts to funding, this is only a pause. The focus of federal and state budget writers and policy makers will return. The time is now to act in partnership with your community to shape your local health care system. Hospitals must engage with partners to help and help set the health agenda in your community. Learn more and download the toolkit here.

Rural Health Collaboration and Coordination Guide

The Guide to Rural Health Care Collaboration and Coordination discusses how rural providers can work together to identify the health needs in their communities, create partnerships to address those needs, and develop a “community-minded” approach to health care. Learn more and download the guide here.

Hospital & Board Leadership

Leadership Fundamentals for New Leaders

Leadership Fundamental for New Leaders

CAH Board Leadership Training
Video Series

CAH Board Leadership Training

Board and Executive Leadership Video Series

National Rural Health Resource Center (2021) Small Rural Hospital Blueprint for Performance Excellence and Value

Board
Education
Videos

Kansas Hospital Association Board Education Videos
Small Rural Hospital

Blueprint for Performance Excellence and Value

For nearly a decade, the U.S. health care industry has been undergoing profound change in payment and service delivery; and growing increasingly complex.

AHA Trustee Services

American Hospital Association Trustee Services- Resource Library

The Guide to Rural Health Care Collaboration and Coordination discusses how rural providers can work together to identify the health needs in their communities, create partnerships to address those needs, and develop a “community-minded” approach to health care. Learn more and download the guide here.

Marketing

SRJ-Marketing

5 Steps to Rural Healthcare Marketing Greatness

The Guide to Rural Health Care Collaboration and Coordination discusses how rural providers can work together to identify the health needs in their communities, create partnerships to address those needs, and develop a “community-minded” approach to health care. Learn more and download the guide here.

National-Rural-Health-Resources

Rural Hospital Customizable Communications Toolkits

The Customizable Communications Toolkit provides rural health care organizations with free templates to support a range of internal and external communication campaigns focused on COVID-19 vaccine confidence, health care confidence, preventative screening, swing beds, telehealth, and pulmonary rehabilitation services.

Patient Safety

Person and Family Engagement Toolkit - A Guide for Measure Developers

Person and Family Engagement Toolkit: A Guide for Measure Developers

The Customizable Communications Toolkit provides rural health care organizations with free templates to support a range of internal and external communication campaigns focused on COVID-19 vaccine confidence, health care confidence, preventative screening, swing beds, telehealth, and pulmonary rehabilitation services.

Quality Improvement

Sepsis
Training
Suite

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Care
Coordination
Toolkit

stratishealth

Quality Improvement Basics course and videos

stratishealth

AHA:
The Health Equity Roadmap

IFDHE

EvidenceNOW:
Tools and
Resources

AHA Rural Health Care Outcomes
Accelerator

Rural Health Care

Pricing Transparency

Fact Sheet:
Hospital Price Transparency

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Hospital Price
Transparency
FAQs

Hospital-Price-Transparency

Recruitment & Retention

National-Rural-Health-Resources

State Flex Program Staff Sustainability Guide and Toolkit

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An Employer’s Guide to Workforce Programs

Telehealth

Telehealth-Resource-Centers

Telehealth Training Resources

Additional Resources

StratisHealth

Resources for action

StratisHealth

Download Resources

RHIhub

Rural health information hub resources