Institute of
Rural Health

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Institute of Rural Health


July 2017

IHCF AmeriCorps Position Applications

Pocatello Community Charter School (Pocatello, Idaho) is looking for someone to fill their Health Advocate position. For more details, click here.

June 2016

IHCF AmeriCorps Position Applications

Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) is looking for someone to fill their Health Advocate position. For more details, click here.

November 2016

Blue Cross of Idaho awards Idaho State University grant to help screen for traumatic brain injury

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October 2016

Retirement Open House for Dr. Neill Piland

Dr. Neill F. Piland is retiring from the ISU Institute of Rural Health as Director and Research Professor after nearly 15 years. Please join us in wishing him a fond farewell as he moves east to be near family and grandkids. An open house will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 3-6 pm on the ISU-Pocatello campus in Graveley Hall (main lobby and room 122) and linked to the ISU-Meridian campus via video in the IRH conference room.

June 2016

IHCF AmeriCorps Position Applications

Community Council of Idaho Migrant & Seasonal Head Start Program (Caldwell, Idaho) is looking for someone to fill their Health Advocate position. For more details, click here.

March 2016

Report on Needs Assessment of Older Adults in Idaho

The Institute of Rural Health at Idaho State University was contracted by the Idaho Commission on Aging (ICOA) to evaluate the needs of older adults in Idaho for long-term care services and supports. The final report is now available on the ICOA website.

May 2015

NIMH Announces New Outreach Partners

The NIMH OPP project has been renewed via a competitive grant as of May 1, 2015. The Primary Investigator is Deb Aubrey, one of our affiliate faculty, and Cyndy Kelchner is the co-investigator. More details here.

June 2014

Results from Primary Care Provider Survey available

156 respondents from across the state of Idaho are participating in the Institute of Rural Health’s Primary Care Provider survey. This online survey collects information regarding practice patterns related to chronic diseases including hypertension and diabetes, along with use of electronic health records (EHRs) to inform preventive care. These results from this will be used to develop plans promoting prevention, early detection, and treatment of chronic diseases in Idaho.

April 2014

Institute partners with IDHW for study on Primary Care Providers

The Idaho State University Institute of Rural Health is partnering with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) to conduct a baseline study on primary care providers’ use of team-based care, referral patterns, and electronic health records (EHR) for patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Other partnering organizations include the Idaho Medical Association, the Idaho Academy of Family Physicians, the Idaho Primary Care Association, and St. Luke’s Health System. More details here.

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