Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities Toolkit A newly released toolkit that compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing programs that address the social determinants of health in rural communities. ** Upcoming Webinar Introducing the Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities Toolkit. Wed. Aug. 19, 2020. 1:00 p.m. EDT. Register here. Speakers discuss the Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities Toolkit and describe strategies to establishing rural programs to address various social determinants of health.
CDC’s COVID-19 and Rural Communities About 46 million Americans live in rural areas and are facing distinctive challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC updated its information on rural communities and their response to the crisis.
Resources Supporting Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness A dashboard developed by the COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Working Group, a partnership with HHS, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies to provide support and guidance for healthcare delivery and workforce capacity and protection.
Rural Community Toolbox.Org Launches In case you missed it, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) launched the Rural Community Toolbox website, a clearinghouse for funding and resources to support rural leaders in addressing substance use disorder (SUD) and the opioid crisis. The Community Assessment Tool is especially helpful.