Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit, 2012
A summarized version of the Addressing Rural Health Needs research paper intended for rural health service providers. Addressing Rural Health Needs reviews literature in Canada and abroad and finds six key elements for effective rural health population program planning and delivery. These can be used as a guideline by rural health program planners. The six key aspects of the framework are to: 1) identify a rural community, 2) review the social determinants of health, 3) focus on a rural health issue, 4) integrate multiple levels of community support, 5) identify community rural health challenges and assets, and 6) address rural health challenges and maximize assets using good practices for rural program planning and delivery.
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Section: Tools for Transformation
Sector: Acute care, Addictions, Community support, Community-governed primary health care, Education, Government, Health system, Immigration, Justice, Long-term care, Mental health, Primary health care, Public health, Social services
Integration type: Coordination/cooperation, Interprofessional collaboration, System transformation, Tables/Coordinating Councils, Voluntary
Document type: Research and analysis
Administrative concerns: Cost/benefit, Human resources, Quality, Strategic planning
Medical/social concerns: Access, Complex needs, Equity, Navigation, Person-centred care, Social determinants of health
Source: Government of Ontario
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