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1 Rural Outreach/Rodeo Athletic Training Services

2 What is a Rural School? Idaho Definition of a Rural School District (Senate Bill NO 1165) Rural School Districts and Public Charter Schools Defined. (1) A school district shall be considered a rural school district if it meets one of the following two criteria: (a) There are fewer than twenty (20) enrolled students per square mile within the area ecompassed by the school district's boundaries; or (b) The county in which a plurality of the school district's market value for assessment purposes is located contains less than twenty-five thousand (25,000) residents, based on the most recent decennial United States census. (2) A public charter school shall be considered a rural public charter school if the school district in which the public charter school is physically located meets the definition of a rural school district, pursuant to subsection (1) of this section. Public charter schools that are also virtual schools shall be considered a rural public charter school if over fifty percent (50%) of its enrolled students reside within school districts that meet the definition of a rural school district, pursuant to subsection (1) of this section.

3 Rural School Districts in Idaho According to the Idaho State Department of Education there are 144 school districts in Idaho. 108 (75%) qualify as rural school districts and public charters. With this being said 45% (49) of these rural school districts have also gone from a five to a 4-day school week to reduce there annual budget.

4 Rural Idaho

5 Rural Outreach/Rodeo The purpose of the Rural Outreach/Rodeo program is to provide athletic training services to the rural schools and communities of Southwest Idaho that are considered Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) or Medically Underserved Populations (MUPs). We provide the following in-kind services: weekly or bi-weekly injury clinics Coach, Administration, athlete, parent, & community education Injury prevention Acute and chronic injury evaluation Injury treatment Taping and bracing Concussion evaluation and management Home exercise programs Evening and weekend medical support by phone Forging new relationships, harboring the relationships we have, and taking the Accountable Care model where its needed most (our rural communities).

6 Challenges of Rural Outreach What’s the catch? School and community approval Financial responsibility System buy in Accountable Care vs Fee for service Staffing Location, location, location School Administration and coaches onboard Time to build relationships and trust

7 Benefits of Rural Outreach Bridge the athletic training gap for hundreds of athletes and their families that normally go without this service. We take our services to them. My office is rural Idaho. Small town/community way of life.

8 Rodeo

9 Building Relationships and Trust! TRUST!

10 Questions/Discussion Rural AT’s What are you doing? What are your challenges? What works for you? Rural AT Summit? Kevin Taylor, MS, ATC, LAT Rural Outreach/Rodeo Coordinator Cell: Kip Dribnak, ATC, LAT Director of Outreach and Athletic Training Services Office:

11 References Idaho State Department of Education Idaho High School Activities Association Idaho Department of Health and Welfare/Idaho Bureau of Rural health & Primary Care dPrimaryCare/tabid/104/Default.aspx


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