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State Rural Health Plans

Collection of state-level plans addressing rural health.

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Alabama Rural Health Plan
Examines health status indicators in rural Alabama. Includes the number of actively practicing primary care physicians in Alabama by age. Identifies the number of primary care physicians, dentists, and psychiatrists per 10,000 people for each county in Alabama.
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alabama Department of Public Health: Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Alaska Rural Health Plan
A guide to implement the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program in the state of Alaska providing information on the creation of rural health networks, the stabilization of rural hospitals, the accessibility and quality of healthcare services, and the process for the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) designation.
Date: 12/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
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Arizona Rural Health Plan 2005-2007
Reports on how to strengthen the rural health infrastructure in the state as well as how to enhance access to health services by rural residents.
Author(s): Howard J. Eng, Julie Jacobs, Jennifer Peashock
Date: 12/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Colorado State Rural Health Plan 2016
A policy guide to address rural healthcare issues, and to measure improvement in rural healthcare in the state of Colorado as requested by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy from Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program grantees.
Date: 06/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Rural Health Center
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Idaho Flex Program Rural Health Plan 2008-2009
Provides an overview of national and state Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program activities within the state of Idaho. Discusses rural health priorities affecting Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), emergency medicine services (EMS), quality improvement, and the development of rural health networks.
Date: 2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Indiana State Rural Health Plan
Summary of the economic, workforce, and healthcare needs of the counties in Indiana served by Critical Access Hospitals (CAH). Includes data and statistics regarding healthcare workforce, morbidity and mortality rates, population trends, health professional shortage areas, and CAH indicators.
Date: 07/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indiana State Department of Health
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Iowa Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety Resource Plan, 2011
Presents the Iowa DPH strategic plan, including a rural health care resource plan. Discusses rural facts, access to health services, agricultural health and safety, and rural health workforce and information technology implications.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Department of Public Health
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Louisiana Rural Health Plan 2011-2015
A guide lending direction for rural healthcare, and the development and delivery of health services in rural Louisiana with a focus on strengthening partnerships with providers, rural communities, and other state and federal stakeholders.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Michigan Strategic Opportunities for Rural Health Improvement: A State Rural Health Plan 2008-2012
Assessed the health status in Michigan’s rural areas based on the Michigan Rural Health Profile, Delphi Survey results, and the Michigan Strategic Opportunities for Rural Health Improvement: April 2008 - April 2012: Final Report. Identified three key rural health issues to be addressed which include: Availability and Accessibility to Health Care Services; Recruitment and Retention of Health Care Providers (Nurses, Physician Assistants, Dentists, Physicians, and Allied Health); and Healthy Lifestyles.
Author(s): John Barnas, Lonnie Barnett, Traci Wightman, et al.
Date: 04/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Center for Rural Health
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Minnesota’s Rural Health Plan
Provides a framework to ensure that rural communities have the structure, the tools and the resources to provide quality access to health care.
Date: 11/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Mississippi State Rural Health Plan
Describes plans for implementing and developing healthcare services, provides a definition for rural areas of the state, and defines rural facilities. Includes demographic statistics and core health indicators.
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Mississippi State Department of Health
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Missouri 2010-2013 Rural Health Plan
Identifies and addresses four priority health issues regarding the concerns and the needs of rural Missouri. These are: access to affordable health care, access to transportation, access to emergency services, and lack of rural health workforce.
Date: 04/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Montana’s Rural Health Plan
A guide to shape further development of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program in Montana. Includes sections on health demographics of the state, healthcare workforce, quality of care, emergency medical services, health information technology, and networking among healthcare facilities.
Date: 07/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
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Nevada Rural Health Plan
Describes the health status and healthcare delivery in rural and frontier areas of Nevada, and conveys a plan consistent with the national Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program to improve access to quality healthcare services in these areas.
Date: 04/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nevada State Office of Rural Health
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North Carolina Rural Health Action Plan: A Report of the NCIOM Task Force on Rural Health
Contains the North Carolina rural health action plan to improve rural health outcomes and identifies six key strategies at the state and local levels to address rural health disparities.
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Institute of Medicine
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North Dakota Flex Program and Critical Access Hospital State Rural Health Plan
Assesses and identifies pressing current conditions of rural health services and systems, focusing on Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). These conditions are workforce, access, finance, health information technology, community and economic development, quality, emergency medical and trauma services, networking, and system reform. Report also recommends strategic approaches to address these topics of concern.
Author(s): Marlene Miller, Brad Gibbens, Christine Lennon, Mary Wakefield
Date: 12/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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The Oklahoma Rural Health Care Plan 2000
Provides a framework for the improvement of health for rural populations in Oklahoma with a focus on the development and implementation of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program.
Date: 2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma Office of Rural Health
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Rural Health Care: A Strategic Plan for Washington State
Developed to explore ways to transform the rural health care system in Washington State and is intended to match in scale the challenges that rural communities face.
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Hospital Association
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South Carolina's Rural Health Action Plan
Describes South Carolina's plan to improve rural health outcomes, including 5 areas of focus, 15 recommendations, and 50+ action steps, intended to spur progress over the following 3-5 years. Focus areas include access to care, community assets leadership and engagement (CALE), economic development, education, and housing.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Office of Rural Health
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State of Georgia Rural Health Plan
Presents data, priorities, best practices, and key resources for community and state agencies to use as a toolkit to promote programs and policies for rural health. Features county-level statistics including key health indicators comparing rural and urban Georgia.
Date: 09/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Georgia Health Policy Center, Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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Utah Rural Health Plan
Describes Utah’s rural health system, the organizations comprising its health care safety net, and the environment in which those organizations provide services. Prioritizes specific rural issues identified by rural hospital surveys, other rural health assessments, and interviews with key rural health stakeholders.
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Vermont Rural Health and Primary Care Plan
Discusses the rural health goals and objectives for Vermont including sections on healthcare workforce, quality, technology, rural health and primary care infrastructure, network development, health disparities, and evaluation.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Date: 2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Vermont Department of Health
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Virginia's State Rural Health Plan: Supporting Rural Health Through Community Engagement and Action
Contains the key objectives and priorities for rural health in Virginia including objectives on health outcomes, healthy communities, access to health care, individual empowerment, workforce development, and advocacy.
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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