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 Dairy's Being Influenced By Many Outside Elements

Dairy's Being Influenced By Many Outside Elements

(PODCAST - Mid-West Farm Report) Wisconsin rural hospitals, clinics and nursing homes all struggled during the pandemic and continue to battle today. Pam Jahnke talks to Tim Size, executive director of the Wisconsin Rural Health Cooperative. He says it will require a "Marshall Plan" type effort to recruit the amount of trained staff rural communities need in health care.
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Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Marie Barry

Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Marie Barry

(Episode 13) Are you a leader in healthcare faced with the challenge of addressing important issues around social determinants of health within the communities you serve? In today’s episode, our host Janet Schulz discusses some non-healthcare topics with the Rural Wisconsin Healthcare Cooperative (RWHC) Director of Economic Development, Marie Barry. Born out of a need to create synergies between rural hospitals and rural communities, the RWHC launched a formal Community Economic Development program in 2021 and has experienced some early success in developing solutions around broadband, transportation, childcare, and housing issues, to name a few. Marie explains how the program acts as a “bridge” between the hospital and community, and works to insure that diverse representation is at th...
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 HEAT Alert

HEAT Alert

(Ask your lawmakers to make threats against health care workers a felony in WI) -- Threats and acts of violence on health care providers are on the rise. Now you can do something about it by advocating for a law that will make threats against health care workers a felony in Wisconsin.
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Whose Business to Worry About Rural Health?

Whose Business to Worry About Rural Health?

(Commentary by Tim Size, Executive Director, RWHC) I may be “old school” but at least on my good days, I try to follow the commandment, “to love your neighbor as yourself.” And perhaps, unfortunately, there is no loophole for members of a different political party, advocacy group or individuals who are otherwise thought to be jerks.
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April 2021 Issue of Leadership Insights - The Learning Curve

April 2021 Issue of Leadership Insights - The Learning Curve

(Issue 126) Promotions and job changes often come when we are at the top of our game. We feel confident and ready to show what we can do. The honeymoon phase of being selected though, whether it’s an internal promotion or a move to a new organization or position, can be quickly followed by a crash when we run into the learning curve. Here are some suggestions for navigating the steep road when it feels like you are back at square one.
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May Issue of Eye On Health Newsletter

May Issue of Eye On Health Newsletter

The May issue of RWHC Eye On Health is now available at: https://bit.ly/32deT8L This issue includes: Going Beyond “Either/Or”, The Rural Challenge of Structural Urbanism, Navigating Compliant Vendor Contracts, 2021 Wipfli-RWHC Cost Champion Awards, Leadership Insights: “The Learning Curve”, Upcoming RWHC Leadership Programs, Apply for 29th Annual $2,500 Monona Essay Prize by a UW Student, Support National Rural Health Association Leadership Development, Eye on Health Cartoons
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