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Added July 19, 2019

Facilitators and Barriers to the Implementation of the HPV VACs (Vaccinate Adolescents Against Cancers) Program: A Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research Analysis
Results of a study examining the delivery of the human papillomavirus virus (HPV) vaccine in a primary care setting, using data from telephone interviews with representatives of 9 Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) systems. Features statistics including characteristics of the FQHCs, with breakdowns by urban, suburban, rural, or mixed locations.
Author(s): Cam Escoffery, Kara Riehman, Lesley Watson, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
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MedPAC Data Book: Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program, 2019
Provides an overview of Medicare spending and highlights data on Medicare beneficiary demographics, dual-eligible beneficiaries, quality of care provided through the Medicare program, and other payer liability. Examines settings of care, including rural specific provider sites, as they relate to spending, access to care, and profit margins. Compares rural to urban throughout. Chart 6-1 addresses rural hospital closures.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Opportunities and Challenges Addressing Access to Healthy Food in Five Rural Louisiana Food Stores
Results of a rural food store intervention implemented in 3 Louisiana parishes where obesity prevalence was greater than 40%. Describes implications for public health and offers recommendations for future interventions.
Author(s): Michelle Kendall, Stephanie T. Broyles, Jamila Freightman, Melissa Cater, Denise Holston
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
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Rural Population Gains Among Native Americans and Hispanics Have Offset Population Losses Among Whites and Blacks
Bar chart showing rural population change from 2012 through 2017 overall and by race/ethnicity.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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State-Level and County-Level Estimates of Health Care Costs Associated with Food Insecurity
Results of a study to estimate state- and county-level healthcare costs associated with food insecurity, using data from the 2011-2013 National Health Interview Survey/Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Features statistics including demographic characteristics of participants, with breakdown by location in a nonmetropolitan area.
Author(s): Seth A. Berkowitz, Sanjay Basu, Craig Gundersen, Hilary K. Seligman
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
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Storytelling in Patient-Centered Native Healthcare
Focuses on storytelling as a means of building trust between physicians and patients in tribal communities. Discusses the Southcentral Foundation which provides healthcare services to American Indians and Alaska Natives in southcentral Alaska.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Council on Aging
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The University of Arizona Center for Rural Health Annual Report, FY 2018-19
Highlights the Center for Rural Health's accomplishments, and describes challenges and opportunities for improving the health of rural Arizonans in the upcoming year. Addresses funding for rural graduate medical education, Flex Program activities, opioid-related programs, and tribal initiatives, among other activities.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Added July 18, 2019

Practice Patterns of Postgraduate Dental Residency Completers From Select Long-Term HRSA-Funded Primary Dental Care Training Programs
Examines the practice decisions of graduates of primary care dental postgraduate training programs with a history of funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Addresses demographics; training and certification; reason for pursing the program; educational debt; the extent to which graduates felt prepared after completing the program, including to care for people in rural communities; practice decisions after completing the program; and patient demographics, including rural residence.
Additional links: Abstract, Policy Brief
Author(s): Ginachukwa Amah, Matthew Jura, Elizabeth Mertz
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oral Health Workforce Research Center
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Rural Health Philanthropy: An Incubator for New Solutions
Video featuring representatives of philanthropic organizations that support rural communities. Covers the potential impact of funding rural projects, including the discovery of innovative solutions.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Health Philanthropy: Coming Together to Meet the Need
Video featuring participants in the Public-Private Partnership in Rural Philanthropy. Highlights the collaborations among the members, both at the group's annual meetings and throughout the year, and how the group helps participants support rural communities.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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