Montana Public Health and Health Care

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In the rural state of Montana, economic, disability, rehabilitation, and health care resources are scarce and must reach people dispersed over large areas. Effective discharge planning and the use of public health resources offer important ways to reduce the risk of, and prevent or manage, secondary health conditions and associated need for acute care. 

Websites

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The Montana Disability & Health Program is a partnership of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and the Rural Institute. It develops and implements programs and services designed to: enhance program infrastructure and capacity; improve state level surveillance and monitoring activities; increase awareness of health-related disability policy initiatives; increase health promotion opportunities for people with disabilities to maximize health; improve access to health care for people with disabilities; improve emergency preparedness among people with disabilities; and effectively monitor and evaluate program activities.

Montana Disability and Health Program

Tools, Resources, and Publications

2020

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Helping patients living in rural areas transition from hospital to home- the ROADMAP study  Project summary, final report

2020| Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
online access; PDF of final research report available 


2017

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Providing patient-centered enhanced discharge planning and rural transition support: Conducting a rural transition needs assessment 

2017 | Tom Seekins, Susan Greene, Ryan Long, Jennifer Wong, B. Eisenreich, Heidi Boehm, Lynda Sliter & AnnaJean Smith 
Montana ROADMAP: Rural Options at Discharge Model of Active Planning
University of Montana Rural Institute | PDF


 

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Providing patient-centered enhanced discharge planning and rural transition support: Developing a local health and human services resource bank for rural communities 

2017 | Tom Seekins, Heidi Boehm, Susan Greene, Ryan Long, Jennifer Wong & B. Eisenreich 
Montana ROADMAP: Rural Options at Discharge Model of Active Planning
University of Montana Rural Institute| PDF


 

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Providing patient-centered enhanced discharge planning and rural transition support: Verifying discharge orders during rural transitions 

2017 | Tom Seekins, Susan Greene, Ryan Long, Jennifer Wong, B. Eisenreich, Heidi Boehm, Lydia Silter & AnnaJean Smith 
Montana ROADMAP: Rural Options at Discharge Model of Active Planning
University of Montana Rural Institute| PDF


 

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Providing patient-centered enhanced discharge planning and rural transition support: Building a rural transition network between regional referral and critical access hospitals 

2017 | Tom Seekins, Heidi Boehm, Jennifer Wong, Lydia Yearous & AnnaJean Smith 
Montana ROADMAP: Rural Options at Discharge Model of Active Planning
University of Montana Rural Institute|PDF


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