National Rural Health Resource Center's Podcasts
National Rural Health Resource Center's Podcasts
National Rural Health Resource Center
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
Collaborating with Your Community to Address Social Determinants of Health
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. Also, learn about the Integrated Health Partnership (IHP) and how it allows health care professionals the freedom to drive local innovation and improve the health of their community. View the full series on the collection webpage. Access resources on The Center's website.
May 11, 2021
40 min
Community Care Coordination is an Essential Component of Population Health
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 community care coordination – the process, how it has evolved, and the outcomes.  View the full series on the collection webpage. Access resources on The Center's website.  
May 4, 2021
33 min
How to Communicate Population Health Throughout the Organization and Community
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 assessment findings to craft messages to engage providers and staff, form community partnerships, and start communicating differently to the community. Use the Customizable Communications Toolkit to access customizable templates within the Toolkit to easily develop internal and external communication materials! View the full series on the collection webpage. Access resources on The Center's website. 
May 3, 2021
33 min
How Population Health Relates to Me
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 are applicable to everyone that works in a hospital. Use these 10-minute podcasts during departmental/staff meetings or share as applicable. View the full series on the collection webpage. Access resources on The Center's website.
May 3, 2021
11 min
Patient Experience is More Than Meets the Eye
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 to understand more about creating a true patient experience. View the full series on the collection webpage. 
May 3, 2021
9 min
Using Telehealth to Positively Impact Patient Experience
Featuring Jonathan Neufeld, PhD, Program Director, Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center Learn tips for how to best inform your patients about what to expect for their telehealth visit. All staff at the hospital should understand what the virtual patient expectation is and what they can do on their end to improve satisfaction and population health.  The basics of population health and social determinants of health are applicable to everyone that works in a hospital. Use these 10-minute podcasts during departmental/staff meetings or share as applicable. View the full series on the collection webpage. Access resources on The Center's website.
Apr 29, 2021
12 min
The Mid-level Leader’s Role in Population Health
Featuring Shannon Studden, Senior Program Specialist and Rhonda Barcus, Program Manager from the National Rural Health Resource Center and Carly Kubesh, BSN, RN, PHN, Clinic Manager, Olivia Hospital & Clinic, Olivia, MN Learn some of the core competencies that will help mid-level leaders thrive while implementing population health initiatives. Hear from an MLL who is successfully engaging their staff in population health initiatives. View the full series on the collection webpage. Access resources on The Center's website.
Apr 29, 2021
22 min
Understanding Population Health and Value-Based Care for Rural Organizations
Featuring Jennifer Lundblad, Project Director, Rural Health Value and President/CEO, Stratis Health, Karla Weng MPH, CPHQ, Technical Assistance Lead, Rural Health Value and Senior Program Manager, Stratis Health, and Terry Hill, MPA, Senior Advisor for Rural Health Leadership and Policy, National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center) and Executive Director of Rural Health Innovations (RHI) Understand the difference between population health, value-based care, and value-based payment. Learn what this means for CAHs and rural communities. Rural health experts share key strategies for CAHs to focus on as they move towards population health.  Learn best practices from experts and critical access hospital (CAH) mid-level leaders (MLLs) as they address social determinants of health and shift towards population health. View the full series on the collection webpage. Access resources on The Center's website.  
Apr 29, 2021
26 min
The Effect of COVID on Minnesota's Healthcare Workforce Podcast
Podcast Guest: Teri Fritsma, Senior Research Analyst, Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health & Primary Care Podcast Host: Nitika Moibi, Health Workforce Analysis Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health & Primary Care View details of the entire podcast series at https://minnesotaruralhealthconference.org/podcasts! Nitika Moibi and Teri Fritsma will discuss the rapid transformation that COVID has brought to the health care workforce in Minnesota - reduced hours, layoffs, and even rural retirements in certain sectors of health care. On the other hand, COVID has also caused the swift expansion of telemedicine—a likely permanent change that could improve Minnesotans’ access to care now and well into the future. Hear what health care providers say are their greatest concerns during this period. This series was developed by the Minnesota Rural Health Conference hosts – the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC), the National Rural Health Resource Center, and the Minnesota Rural Health Association (MRHA).
Nov 19, 2020
28 min
Impact of COVID-19 in Minnesota Podcast
Podcast Guest: Dr. Nicholas Lehnertz, Medical Specialist 2, Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control, Minnesota Department of Health Podcast Host: Mark Jones, Director, Minnesota Rural Health Association (MRHA) View details of the entire podcast series at https://minnesotaruralhealthconference.org/podcasts! Dr. Lehnertz discusses the impact of COVID-19 in Minnesota, specifically in rural areas. Hear the most up-to-date data concerning cases, deaths, testing, race-related disparities, and new findings. Learn best practices for staying safe this winter and through the holidays as well as advice to prepare rural hospitals for the next 6-12 months. This series was developed by the Minnesota Rural Health Conference hosts – the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC), the National Rural Health Resource Center, and the Minnesota Rural Health Association (MRHA).
Nov 18, 2020
23 min
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