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.
  • Rac Overview For Nnlm Gmr

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

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