Most Americans live in metropolitan areas, yet the great majority of the nation’s communities are rural. Health care delivery to rural communities is uniquely affected by the great distances and adverse demographic, economic and structural characteristics that impede access and present challenges for quality and sustainability. To keep these fragile health care systems viable, rural areas often rely on federal, state and local programs, to supplement and support their own innovative solutions. These programs work in concert with local communities to develop, sustain and improve the rural delivery system.
JSI is dedicated to helping underserved rural communities expand access to a full range of high-quality health care services. With a long history of fostering collaborative public-health-oriented solutions in rural areas, JSI is well equipped to plan and implement projects that bring resources, organizations, and diverse interests together to achieve positive change at the community, provider, and programmatic levels.
JSI’s expertise covers needs assessment, evaluation, planning, research, performance improvement, technology assessment and facilitation. JSI offers a unique depth of experience with quantitative and qualitative methods, organizational restructuring, and direct assistance for programs that support rural access.
JSI will conduct formative research and develop a social marketing campaign to reduce SIDS in VT.
Caring for Colorado Foundation has engaged JSI to conduct an operational assessment of two of its safety net clinic grantees, and to identify and prioritize cost effective strategies to improve the clinics' competencies to ensure sustainability.
To help the Rhode Island Department of Health protect and promote health in the state, JSI developed a set of valid measures of health outcomes, health-related behaviors, and health system performance that can be generated on a timely basis.
JSI conducted a health needs assessment for the Health Services Project of Las Animas County, a community-based collaborative effort to improve local health care. The findings were used to create a service plan for a Health Services Special District.
When the lack of primary care access for those covered by Medicare and Medicaid became a crisis in La Plata County, Colorado, the Primary Health Care Community Coalition called on JSI to find solutions to ensure sustainable primary care services.