Additional Resources

Browse through the resources below for more information about the healthcare industry and rural health.

On Rural Health

Kay Miller Temple, MD

Published by RHIhub's The Rural Monitor July 10th, 2019

As more healthcare delivery efforts include social risk assessments, the impact of the social determinants of health is better understood. Rural clinicians, researchers, and other experts share perspectives on social isolation and loneliness.

Jessica Kim Cohen

Published by Modern Healthcare on July 10th, 2019

A year ago, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr unveiled plans for a program that would allocate up to $100 million to support telemedicine projects. The three-year program, dubbed the Connected Care Pilot, would support a limited number of projects, focusing on pilots that help providers "defray" the broadband costs of bringing telemedicine to low-income Americans and veterans. On July 10th, the FCC unanimously voted to move forward with plans for a $100 million pilot program to promote telemedicine services. 

McClatchy Washington bureau article

May 21st, 2019

More than half a million South Carolinians don’t have access to a reliable internet connection, forcing students to drive to parking lots of fast food restaurants to do their homework, making it tough for rural hospitals to treat patients in remote areas and rendering some business opportunities impossible. This article discusses the ways in which SC legislators hope to fund broadband implementation through Congressional action.

For Providers

Catherine Burger, MSOL, RN, NEA-BC

Published on EduMed.org

Working in the medical field means helping others through disease, illness, and injury. The rewards that come from this line of work are immense, but experiencing secondhand trauma can take its toll, as well. This guide, published by EduMed, explains more about compassion fatigue, how to detect and manage its symptoms, and offers valuable insight into a nurse’s firsthand experience.

Broadcasts

Growing Rural

A podcast from SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare

This podcast, established in November 2019, features discussions on a wide range of topics and issues that affect rural South Carolina. These topics include health care (i.e. workforce, service delivery, and quality of care), education, economics (i.e. employment and economic development), Art, Culture, Tourism, and other interesting topics. Hosts, Kevin Bennett and Alanti McGill invite experts in relevant fields to provide evidence and perspective on these topics.

The Rural Health Voice podcast

Hosted by Beth O'Conner of the Virginia Rural Health Association

The podcast features discussions on topics vital to rural health care providers across the country. A recent episode focuses on the health of rural veterans and overcoming barriers to care. Past guests on the podcast include NRHA members Wendy Welch, Summer Sage, Jim Werth, Kathy Wibberly, and NRHA CEO Alan Morgan.

How to beat burnout and create joy in work

Feeley, Perlo, Balik, & Mann, 2017

Published on WIHI

An episode on the Institute of Healthcare Improvement's (IHI) free audio program that features an expert panel discussing issues regarding joy in the workplace, while also building on a new IHI White Paper, IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work.