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Added March 20, 2019

Addressing the Burden of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Rural America from the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
Webinar recording discussing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in rural areas. Features presentations from representatives of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the University of North Carolina's School of Public Health, and the Dorney-Koppel Foundation.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Webinar Transcript
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2017
Details the rates of HIV infection nationally. Highlights infection rates for American Indian and Alaska Native populations, among other groups.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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MedPAC Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy: Home Health Care Services: Chapter 9
Discusses payment adequacy for home health care services and information on supplemental payments for home health services provided in low-use rural areas. Features statistics on Medicare margins for home health agencies in 2016 and 2017 with breakdowns by urban and rural areas, and share of episodes provided to rural beneficiaries in 2016.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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MedPAC Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy: Hospital Inpatient and Outpatient Services: Chapter 3
Examines the adequacy of Medicare payments to hospitals and offers recommendations for changes. Includes a discussion of rural hospital closures and provides rural/urban breakdowns for hospital occupancy rates, Medicare inpatient discharges, and Medicare margins.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Policy Brief: Arizona Medicaid (AHCCCS) Graduate Medical Education (GME)
Highlights Medicaid funding for Graduate Medical Education (GME) in Arizona and addresses rural Medicaid GME slots in the state. Includes charts showing the increase in state Medicaid GME funding over time and 2018 GME payments by site.
Author(s): Daniel Derksen, Walter H. Pearce
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Added March 19, 2019

2019 County Health Rankings Key Findings Report
Analyzes health factors and outcomes to report on county-level health disparities throughout the U.S. Discusses housing affordability, housing costs, community conditions, and homelessness. Covers key findings and calls to action to improve health outcomes.
Additional links: 2019 State Health Reports
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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Health Care Capital Expenditures in Minnesota - A Data Short Take
Provides an overview of healthcare expenditures in Minnesota. Includes information on spending by commitment size, provider type, and project type. Covers capital expenditures data by distribution and type of service for rural and urban areas in Minnesota from 2007 through 2016.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Economics Program Minnesota Department of Health
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Suicide Rates in Rural Ohio: The Role of Population Density, Social Association, and Healthcare Access
Examines rural and urban county differences in adult suicide rates in Ohio from 2007 through 2016. Includes statistics on the cause of suicide death by rural and urban counties and data describing county-level suicide rates.
Author(s): Jared A. Embree, Timothy N. Crawford, Sara J. Paton
Citation: Ohio Journal of Public Health, 1(1)
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
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Added March 18, 2019

Georgia Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (DHPSA)
Map showing Georgia counties designated as Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Date: 12/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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Georgia Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/P)
Map identifying the Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) and Medically Underserved Populations (MUPs) in Georgia by county.
Date: 12/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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