Rac Overview For Nnlm Gmr
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  • I always think it is nice to put faces to names, so here we are. If you call RAC, you will speak with one of us.
  • Our new Hot Topic Information Guides were developed to capture timely and information on a topic/issue that is currently very prevalent. As of now, we have 2 such guides: health reform and ARRAThe format is slightly different in that they feature news and key websites, with additional information specific to rural America.

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  • 1. Health and Human Services
    Information for Rural America
    Presented by Aubrey Madler
    NN/LM GMR Webconference
    October 27, 2009
  • 2. What Does RAC Do?
    Helps rural communities access full range of available programs, funding, and research
    Gathers information from many sources and provides easy access to information on our website
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  • 3. Who We Are…
    Kristine Sande, MBA, Project Director
    Information Specialists:
    Holly Gabriel, MPH, MLS
    Aubrey Madler, MLS
    Alex McEllistrem-Evenson, MA
    Kathy Spencer, MS, MLS
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  • 4. RAC Information Specialists
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  • 5. RAC Services
    Web-Based Services
    http://www.raconline.org
    Listservs
    Subscribe on our website
    Customized Assistance
    Phone: 1.800.270.1898
    E-mail: info@raconline.org
    ALL
    FREE!
  • 6. Who Uses RAC Services?
    Anyone seeking to maintain and improve the access, quality, and financial viability of rural health and human service delivery systems.
  • 7. RACWEBSITE
  • 8. Funding Summaries
  • 9. Information Guides
  • 10. Hot Topic Information Guides: Health Reform & American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
  • 11. News & Events
  • 12. Experts and Organizations
  • 13. Publications & Maps
  • 14. RAC Maps
    View and copy national maps on rural health and human services topics
    Customize maps in the CARES Maproom
    raconline.org/maps/
  • 15. Electronic Publications
    Rural Monitor newsletter
    Primary Distribution: over 5,000
    Health Updates
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    Over 4,500 subscribers
    Human Services Updates
    Monthly
    Over 3,400 subscribers
  • 16. Browse by topic or state
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    Am I Rural?
  • 19. RAC Resource Database
    • Search over 10,260 documents, tools, and organizations
    • 20. Funding (560+)
    • 21. Events (800+)
  • Customized Assistance
    Personalized assistance from Information Specialists with subject expertise, backed up by:
    The resources and staff of the Center for Rural Health and RUPRI
    The expertise of our funder, the Office of Rural Health Policy
    Other ORHP TA Centers & Rural Health Research Centers
    Wide network of federal, state, and association contacts
  • 22. Customized AssistanceWhat RAC Can Do to Help…
    Develop customized list of potential funding sources
    Locate statistics, data sources and maps
    Find print and electronic documents
    Connect users to organizations, experts, and colleagues
    Locate the right federal or state contact
  • 23. Contact RAC
    Phone 1-800-270-1898
    FAX 1-800-270-1913
    Email info@raconline.org
    Hours: Monday-Friday
    8am-5pm Central
    Web site: http://www.raconline.org
  • 24. My Contact Information
    Aubrey Madler
    Phone: 701-777-6025
    aubrey@raconline.org
    University of North Dakota, Center for Rural Health, Grand Forks
    Any Questions or comments?
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