Tis the season to be grateful. Here are just a few of the reasons we have to be grateful for this year.
I am grateful, appreciative and impressed with the Minnesota hospitals that are participating in the Integrative Behavioral Health (IBH) project! As a former clinician, I know the difficulty addressing behavioral health issues, especially when resources are limited. I also know the impact they have on the individual’s quality of life as well as the lives of their families and communities. Thank you for all you do!
I would like to send a thank you to all the networks across our country who are working at improving the access to health care for rural America. The diversity of projects and locations makes it a fascinating group to work with. Their outcomes are amazing. We will have a healthier population in Rural America because of them.
I am grateful for our rural health partners that work with The Center to support the power of rural (FORHP, NRHA, NOSRH, RHIHub, Rural Health Value, Flex Monitoring Team, NCHN, NORC).
I’m incredibly inspired by and grateful for The Heart of New Ulm Project, born out of New Ulm, MN. The 10-year initiative is producing financial and health outcomes that are preventing disease versus treating it after it occurs. The project was just awarded the Most Meaningful Life-impacting Improvement award at the Health Analytics Summit. This rural community is a perfect example of how collaboration and partnerships really can change an entire population’s health!
I’m grateful for all of the organizations and groups like the National Center for Farmworker Health, Research for Indigenous Community Health Center, Arizona Rural Women’s Health Network, and countless others that work to improve the health of vulnerable populations, including rural communities. It’s inspiring to see their outcomes and accomplishments.
I’m grateful and amazed by the passion and persistence of those we work with here at The Center. No matter what our mission and vision statements say, we’re all shooting at the same target; enabling our rural providers to provide the very best quality of care to their communities and keeping rural areas healthy and vital.
Thank you to the thousands of rural health providers (hospitals, clinics, community health centers, health professionals, including EMS volunteers and community health workers) who are dedicated to providing care and improving health outcomes in rural America.
I’m grateful my grandparents have a critical access hospital in the next town from where they live, instead of the next closest hospital another 30 miles away.
I’m grateful for the honor of working to support rural health care. It is an honor to work in an industry that makes a difference in the lives of 2.5 million people not only at just one point in time - they day they are seeking care - but for their future and the future of their loved ones.
I am grateful to the Minnesota Accountable Community for Health (ACH) Teams. These 15 teams have worked so diligently over the past three years to provide Minnesotans with better value in health care through integrated, accountable care using innovative payment and care delivery models. The work they’ve done is not only ground-breaking but truly inspiring. True leaders and pioneers in rural health.
The National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustaining and improving health care in rural communities. Rural Health Innovations, LLC is a subsidiary of the National Rural Health Resource Center.