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Added May 22, 2019

2018 National Survey of Health Attitudes: Description and Top-Line Summary Data
Results of a survey designed to provide insight into how people in the U.S. think about, value, and prioritize health and issues of health equity. Appendix A shows survey results comparing populations by city size, with breakdowns by rural areas, small towns, midsized cities, and large cities, and Appendix B features statistics comparing urban and rural areas.
Additional links: Appendix A: Survey Results Comparing Populations by City Size, Appendix B: Survey Results Comparing Urban and Rural Populations
Author(s): Katherine Grace Carman, Anita Chandra, Sarah Weilant, Carolyn Miller, Margaret Tait
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: RAND Corporation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2013-2017 American Community Survey Chartbook
Presents data form the American Community Survey for Appalachia from 2013-2017. Details data pertaining to health insurance coverage, transportation, and internet access, among other measures.
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Linda A. Jacobsen
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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Critical Access Hospital Network (CAHN): Eastern Washington Critical Access Hospital Network’s Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Program, Washington
Brief overview of a care coordination program that used Washington State’s Health Home Program, an intensive care coordination program for high risk Medicare-Medicaid patients, as a guide. Discusses the program's sustainability efforts, as well as key takeaways about the program. The program was funded under the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program from 2015-2018 and received additional philanthropic funding through a public-private partnership.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Health Professions Training Programs
Displays health professions education and training programs data from academic year 2012-2013 to present, with breakdowns by program. Provides in-depth look at the distribution of providers and participant demographics by state. Allows users to search for statistics on providers with rural backgrounds and key training settings in medically underserved communities and rural areas.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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LIFT America: Modernizing Our Infrastructure for the Future
Recording of a hearing from the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce regarding the Leading Infrastructure For Tomorrow’s America Act (The LIFT America Act), which addresses access to broadband; the healthcare, energy, transportation, and water infrastructures; public health; and more. Includes testimonies from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Trust for America's Health, U.S. Conference of Mayors, American Enterprise Institute, BlueGreen Alliance, and the former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner.
Additional links: Christopher Guith Testimony, Daniel Lyons Testimony, Jessica Eckdish Testimony, John Auerbach Testimony, Mignon Clyburn Testimony
Date: 05/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: House Energy and Commerce Committee
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Medicaid Financing Cliff: Implications for the Health Care Systems in Puerto Rico and USVI
Issue brief providing an overview of the status of healthcare systems and Medicaid programs in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) a year and a half after hurricanes hit the islands in September 2017. Focuses on challenges and includes an analysis of the implications for the islands' Medicaid finances, as most of the temporary disaster relief funding is set to expire in September 2019. Features statistics on the two territories' past and projected Medicaid spending.
Author(s): Robin Rudowitz, Cornelia Hall, Barbara Lyons
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Population-Based Trauma Outcomes
Final report of an expert committee funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to identify measure concepts and prioritize measure gaps for evaluating population-based trauma care outcomes. Includes the framework for evaluating trauma care at a regional or population level comprised of four domains: access to trauma services, cost and resource use, trauma clinical care, and prevention of trauma. Discusses issues related to rural access to trauma care and potential measures and measure adaptations for rural areas, as well as listing measures developed by the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Quality Forum
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Sourcebook: Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Recipients, 2015-2018
Detailed descriptions of the eight initiatives funded under the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program for the 2015-2018 period. The programs focused on care coordination activities for type 2 diabetes, congestive heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Includes information on the organizations involved, community characteristics, program services, outcomes, and more.
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Trends in Individuals' Access, Viewing and Use of Online Medical Records and Other Technology for Health Needs: 2017-2018
Examines the use of online medical records by individuals. Addresses how frequently they access them, why they access them or don't access them, and who accesses them. Contains breakdowns by health insurance coverage, gender, income level, rural/urban location, and more. Includes information on use of health and wellness apps.
Author(s): Vaishali Patel, Christian Johnson
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
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Trends in the Use of Evidence-Based Practices in Rural Health Systems: Synthesis of Real-World Examples from Two Grantee Cohorts
Contains a poster on how rural communities are identifying, adapting, and implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs) based on a study of two cohorts in 68 communities as part of the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program and the Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program. Identifies successful approaches and challenges faced.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Health Policy Center
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