Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • Welcome to the course

    • Course FAQs

    • Course instructor, learning objectives, CE credits

    • Rural Governance Course Notebook

  • 2

    Introduction to health equity

    • A human dilemma

    • Equality & equity

    • Health equity & health disparity

    • Health equity & disparity example

    • Why is health equity important?

  • 3

    Factors that impact health equity

    • PRE-READ: Health Disparities: What They Are and Why They Matter (verywellhealth.com)

    • Impact of location on equity

    • Racial disparities

    • Impact of income inequality on health disparities

    • Systemic discrimination or exclusion

    • Environmental factors

  • 4

    Health equity for rural hospital boards

    • Why do health disparities exist?

    • AHA Rural Governance: Rural Health Equity Matters

    • Measuring disparities in your community

    • COVID-19 and rural health equity

    • Achieving health equity

    • Achieving Health Equity Worksheet

  • 5

    Burnout in the workforce

    • The burnout of a good doctor

    • What is burnout? What causes it?

    • A hard lesson (and simple truth)

    • Hope & healing - burnout of a good doctor

  • 6

    The role of Hospital Boards in addressing workforce burnout

    • Health care workers during COVID-19

    • Mission of Margin

    • Realities in health care

    • Building back the workforce

    • Role of the Board in addressing workforce burnout

  • 7

    Role of systems in health & healing

    • Only a boy named David

    • Systems lead to healing or harm

    • Rural America amidst COVID-19

    • A strategic look in the mirror

    • Role of the Board in addressing health & healing

    • Identifying healthy motivations

    • Why systems improvement matters

  • 8

    The Revenue Cycle

    • Golden rule of the revenue cycle

    • Terminology in the revenue cycle

    • What is the hospital revenue cycle?

    • A story of a failed revenue cycle

    • Best practices to address the revenue cycle

    • Revenue cycle performance guide

    • RESOURCE: Revenue Cycle: Performance Guide

  • 9

    Assessing the capacity of a rural hospital: A governance perspective

    • Why assess your capacity?

    • What is a capacity assessment tool?

    • Who might we be assessing?

    • Challenges facing rural hospital boards

    • Rural Hospital Playbook

    • RESOURCE: Rural Hospital Playbook

    • Assessing the capacity of a Board

    • The importance of leadership

  • 10

    Closing

    • Thank you & next steps

    • Course Evaluation - Required for CE Credit