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Added December 2, 2020

Income Disparities Widen the Gap in Oral Health of California Adults
Policy brief discussing associations between social determinants of health (SDOH) and oral health in California adults using data from the 2017 and 2018 California Health Interview Surveys (CHIS). Describes barriers related to oral health education, literacy, access to care, and oral health screening for low-income populations. Related infographic offers a map of oral health differences by region, noting disparities in rural California counties and data on income and racial/ethnic population characteristics.
Additional links: Infographic: Oral Health of Californians Differs by Where They Live
Author(s): Nadereh Pourat, Maria Ditter
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
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Maine Health Project ECHO
A hub and spoke model connecting healthcare providers with experts through video conferencing for instructive presentations and case reviews, and to share best practices and discuss treatment strategies with other providers. Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: MaineHealth
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Meeting the Social Needs of Older Adults in Rural Areas
Discusses the risks of social isolation and loneliness among rural older adults. Details interventions to address this issue, as well as models that improve social connectedness for older adults.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith
Citation: JAMA Health Forum
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
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Mississippi Project ECHO
Offers specialty training for a variety of healthcare professionals via online video conferences. Format includes didactic presentations led by UMMC specialists and several case presentations. Participants may be able to receive health education credits.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) Center for Telehealth
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Population Denominator Data Sources and Data for Use with HCUP Databases (Updated with 2019 Population Data)
Identifies sources of population data that can be used with Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) databases to calculate rates of hospital care events per population. Includes rural-urban population data sources. Appendix A, Tables A.6 and A.7 provide U.S. population figures from 2000 through 2019 for a 4-category urban-rural definition and a 6-category urban-rural definition.
Additional links: Appendix A: Population Data Tables
Author(s): Marguerite Barrett, Rosanna M. Coffey, Katharine Levit
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Promoting Access to Care for Women of Reproductive Age with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in Rural Communities
Report highlights the barriers to mental healthcare and substance use disorder treatment for rural women of reproductive age. Discusses continuity of care, access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and workforce shortages among other barriers. Presents recommendations, such as telehealth and care coordination, and provides program examples from different states.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Georgia Health Policy Center
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TexLa Project ECHO
A practice model supporting Texas and Louisiana healthcare professions that reduces health disparities in under-served and remote areas through telementoring. The ECHO model. uses a hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing approach where expert teams offer virtual clinics to increase the capacity for providers to deliver best practice care to the underserved in their communities.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: TexLa Telehealth Resource Center
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University of Louisville (Kentucky) Project ECHO
A telementoring program dedicated to sharing knowledge of experts and expanding the capacity of healthcare professionals to provide specialty care for underserved individuals. Currently offers five tracks with a focus on older adults.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of Louisville Trager Institute
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Washington's Behavioral Health Workforce: Barriers and Solutions
Two-part Report highlights an assessment of the barriers affecting the Washington State's behavioral health workforce and discusses potential policy solutions to address them. Includes recommendations pertaining to reimbursement incentives, training, and reciprocity agreements, among other barriers to address throughout the state, including in rural areas.
Additional links: Part 2
Author(s): Julia G. O'Connor, Nova E. Gattman, Liz Coleman, et al.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies, Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
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Added December 1, 2020

Connecticut - Project ECHO
A collaborative model of medical education and care management providing primary care providers with the skills and specialty knowledge to treat complex patients in their practices. Expert teams conduct virtual, teleECHO clinics with community providers via videoconference. CME credits are available for participants.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc. (CHNCT)
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