The Role of Community Health Centers in Assessing the Social Determinants of Health for Planning and Policy

Sean Bruna et. al, 2014. This article examines the experience of a frontier-based community health center when it utilized the Tool for Health and Resilience in Vulnerable Environments (THRIVE) for assessing social determinants of health with a local health consortium. … Continue reading

Successful Strategies That Improve the Health Care Systems and the Economic Health of Communities with Diverse Populations: the ABCDs and Leadership Approach

Louise Pocock, 2008. Louise Pocock of the National Center for Frontier Communities gave a presentation at the National Rural Health Association’s annual Minority and Multicultural Health Conference, which took place December 10-12, 2008 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The session was … Continue reading

Partnerships in Communities: Reweaving the Fabric of Rural America

Jean Richardson, 2000. Findings from the project Environmental Partnerships in Communities (EPIC) are included in this study aimed at deriving sustainable rural community development. The book addresses the need for self-directed community development and presents ideas to enhance the building … Continue reading

Recent Changes Advance New Markets and Livability Initiatives

Rick Reeder, 2000. The Livable Communities initiative enacted in 1999 addressed a wide array of issues related to basic quality of life. Two of these issues are of particular importance to rural communities: preservation of natural amenities and the avoidance … Continue reading