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    Closing the Gap: Increasing mental health services in Martin County
    (2020) Farmer, Sara; Schultz, Kristi
    Farmer and Schultz interviewed and surveyed key informants from Martin County, Indiana to learn more about their county, community, and desire for mental health services. Based on our preliminary information gathering, the project moved forward with research primarily focusing on the potential of Martin County, Indiana’s developed networks of religious institutions to serve as a vessel for mental health treatment and other place-based partnerships.
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    Stigma Reduction: Common Barriers and Beliefs in Daviess County
    (Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement, 2023-08-01) Gaston, Mylan; Ables, Erin; Pittman, Caleb; Waters, Jeni
    Stigma can create barriers to treatment and support, and the Daviess Advances Recovery Access Consortium (DARAC) distributed a survey about stigma Daviess County residents have experienced related to mental health and substance use disorder. The data and quotes in this document are informed by the survey, which received 115 responses. From the feedback and conversations with DARAC members, a set of recommendations was created to address the gaps of where stigma is most present.
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    Exploring Rural-based Professionals' and Community Stakeholders' Perceptions Towards the Uptake of Buprenorphone
    (Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement, 2023-02-16) Mwangi, Josephine Njeri
    The objective of this study was to identify barriers and facilitators to the uptake of buprenorphine in seven southern Indiana counties. Barriers to the uptake of buprenorphine include biases and access to transportation. Multi-organizational SUD initiatives and favorable policies related to state-based insurance and telehealth are facilitators to the uptake of buprenorphine. Recommendations include education initiatives tailored to stakeholders and community members would improve outcomes.
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    Community Engagement to End Child Sexual Exploitation: Community Resource Guide for Brown, Greene and Putnam Counties
    (IU Center for Rural Engagement, 2022) Getz, Deborah; Konwest, Eli; Nichols, Eli
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    Substance Use Community Assessment: Daviess County, 2022
    (Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement, 2022-07) Barnes, Priscilla; Ables, Erin; Pittman, Caleb
    This community assessment focuses on community concerns, needs, strengths, and assets related to substance use, treatment services, and recovery services in Daviess County, Indiana. The assessment was informed by a stakeholder survey, a focus group, Daviess Advances Recovery Access Consortium meetings, and data from existing health and demographic datasets.
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    Greene County Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan
    (Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement, 2021-11) Struble, Nicole; Ruano, Arissa; Lee, Melissa S. C.; Mauzerolle, Kaylond; Wright, Brittanni; Alkhamis, Deena; Zhang, Xuan; Dickinson, Stephanie; Pope, Katherine; Barnes, Priscilla
    Indiana University Bloomington School of Public Health and the Center for Rural Engagement are pleased to present the 2021 Greene County Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). CHNAs are federally mandated reports that are predominantly completed by a 501(c)(3) hospital (IRS, 2019). This document provides an overview of the methods and process used to identify and prioritize significant health needs among Greene County, Indiana residents.
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    Martin County Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Strategy
    (Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement, 2021-11-01) Barnes, Priscilla; Ruano, Arissa; Alkhamis, Deena; Todd, Amy; Pope, Katherine; Keesler, John; Shih, Patrick
    Indiana University Bloomington School of Public Health and the Center for Rural Engagement are pleased to present the 2021 Martin County Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). CHNAs are federally mandated reports that are predominantly completed by a 501(c)(3) hospital (IRS, 2020). Because the nearest hospital is approximately 27 miles from Martin County, the School of Public Health and the Center for Rural Engagement facilitated the development of a county-specific needs assessment. This document provides an overview of the methods and process used to identify and prioritize significant health needs among Martin County, Indiana residents.
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    Martin County Mental Health Task Force
    (Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement, 2021-12) Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement
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    Crisis Intervention Team Practice Brief
    (Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement, 2021-12) Sobiech, Kathleen; Barnes, Priscilla
    In this practice brief, we provide research-based information from two rural communities, Orange and Lawrence Counties, regarding the development and implementation of crisis intervention teams.
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    Orange County Youth Mental Health 2020 Needs Assessment Snapshot
    (Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement, 2021) Barnes, Priscilla; Alkhamis, Deena; Brar, Anmol; Sandoval Monsivais, Rossina; Velasco, Ana Maria
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    Investment in Community Health Needs Assessment
    (Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement, 2021-07) Ruano, Arissa; Barnes, Priscilla
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    Expanding Telehealth Funding Collaboratives in Rural Communities
    (Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement, 2021-07) Alkhamis, Deena; Ruano, Arissa; Barnes, Priscilla
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    Decatur County Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Strategy
    (Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement, 2021-07) Barnes, Priscilla; Pope, Katherine; Shearer, Amy; McKinney, Rex
    The Decatur County CHNA implementation strategy is an action plan that not only outlines the working plan to improve health but serves as a way to assign responsibility, offers a system for accountability and progress check-ins, and as a way to share updates with the community. An implementation strategy can bring community organizations, service providers, and citizens together in an effort to reach a common goal. This document uses Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) data to identify priority issues, develop and implement strategies for action, and establish accountability to ensure measurable community health improvement (National Association of County and City Health Officials, 2018). This process brings together community residents and stakeholders in the community to identify and address the health needs of a community.
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    Jackson County Community Health Improvement Plan
    (Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement, 2021-05) Barnes, Priscilla; Pope, Katherine; Ruano, Arissa; Zabor, Susan; Marshall, Molly; Daugherty, Bethany
    This CHIP is a product of the Schneck Medical Center Community Health Needs Assessment, a Community Conversation event, and many workgroup and taskforce meetings. As a result of the latter, the significant needs in Jackson County were identified as: Access to Care, Tobacco and Substance Use, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Weight, and Mental Health. The CHIP’s goals and strategies address these needs by building partnerships with organizations and leaders established in the community who influence the environment of health in Jackson County.
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    Get to Know the COVID-19 Vaccine
    (Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement, 2021-02) Center for Rural Engagement
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    Crawford County Community Health Needs Assessment and Improvement Plan
    (Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement, 2021-02) Mauzerolle, Kaylond; Ruano, Arissa; Wright, Brittanni; Christenson, Jake; Phillips, Jillian; Pope, Katherine; Barnes, Priscilla
    Indiana University Bloomington School of Public Health and the Center for Rural Engagement are pleased to present the 2020 Crawford County Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). CHNAs are federally mandated reports that are predominantly completed by a 501(c)(3) hospital (IRS, 2019). Because the nearest hospital is approximately 45 miles from Crawford County, the School of Public Health and the Center for Rural Engagement facilitated the development of a county-specific needs assessment. This document provides an overview of the methods and process used to identify and prioritize significant health needs among Crawford County, Indiana residents.
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    Acceptability of buprenorphine as a treatment for opioid use disorders: Experiences of health providers in Indiana rural counties
    (2020-10-19) Mwangi, Josephine; Barnes, Priscilla; Agley, Jon; Small, Meredith; Adams, Melanie
    This ongoing qualitative study uses medical (72.4%) and non-medical (27.6%) providers’ narratives to explore barriers and facilitators of buprenorphine – an approved Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). Please note that the poster presentation represents preliminary findings which may change after data collection is completed.
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    Community Health Improvement Planning
    (2020-01) Pope, Katherine
    There always seems to be a health issue that hits rural communities especially hard. Chronic diseases like obesity and diabetes have become more prevalent and have led to soaring costs and decreased quality of life for many. Other issues—like the opioid crisis—have emerged more recently and forced communities to address the complicated relationship between pain, addiction, and mental health. And then there are the health issues that catch everyone off guard, like COVID-19, which has disrupted society as a whole. Despite limited resources, some rural communities have managed to confront these issues and find solutions for their residents.
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    Six Lessons in Regionalism
    (Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement, 2020-09-06) Carley, Joe
    Regional collaboration can yield big payoffs, but requires a thoughtful approach. Take these six steps toward stronger collaborations.
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    Creating a Physical Activity Network: Implementing Asset Based Community Development
    (2020-06-25) Schlegel, Whitney; Johnston, Jeanne; Rogan, Jane; Pope, Katherine; Burkhardt, Todd
    Using the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) model in a local rural county to discover assets, IU Bloomington faculty and staff share how they partnered with communities to use those assets to collaboratively design a community physical activity network in order to increase education and physical activity (based on feedback from a recent community health needs assessment survey), to help reduce lifestyle diseases such as hypertension and obesity, as well as improve mental health during the pandemic. This presentation was originally shared at the Global Asset & Strengths Based Practitioners' 2020 (un)Conference.