ERIC Number: ED356381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov-4
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Innovation, Collaboration, and Empowerment: Essential Community Competencies in an Uncertain World. Missouri University Extension Program Model Addressing Rural Health as a Public Policy Issue.
Preston, Jim; Shaver, J. C.
The Missouri Rural Innovation Institute (MRII) of the University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Department of Health began an effort in 1989 to help communities foster a greater awareness about health care and its cost, availability, and access. The institute sought to initiate action at the local and state levels. This initiative has focused on empowering rural residents and community leaders to be innovative and informed risk-takers in shaping the future through developing a rural health vision for the community, identifying and accessing resources, networking and collaborating with others, and encouraging other community members to participate. Together the two institutions have sponsored educational efforts, have developed support and involvement of others to address rural health issues in the state more effectively, and have been cited as a model for collaborative programming for other states. MRII strives to improve primary care delivery and access and strengthen prevention and wellness efforts. It was started with a statewide rural health seminar that discussed issues and set up initiatives, including statewide networking, rural health task forces, and the Missouri Rural Health Clearinghouse. (An appendix contains the following: seminar participation by counties, issues identified in the seminar, table of organization for the coalition and task forces, mission statement for the Missouri rural health coalition initiative, profile of the Missouri Office of Rural Health, and text of the Missouri Office of Rural Health Legislation.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri