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Added November 15, 2019

The 'Gonzales Way': A Can-Do Spirit of Collaboration
Highlights the city of Gonzales California, a winner of the 2019 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. Discusses Gonzales' efforts to actively promote health and wellness throughout the community.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Agua4All: Providing Safe Drinking Water in Rural California Communities
Describes a safe drinking water program established in 2014 in 2 rural San Joaquin Valley communities. Examines the program's feasibility, acceptability, and effect on residents' water intake at 12 study sites. Features statistics including demographic characteristics of the communities, and daily volume of drinking water at the study sites from 2014-2016.
Author(s): Anisha I. Patel, Amelie A. Hecht, Karla E. Hampton, Christina Hecht, Sarah Buck
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
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Beyond the Numbers: Access to Reproductive Health Care for Low-Income Women in Five Communities
Highlights the key findings, major themes, and the extent of the challenges faced by low-income women in accessing reproductive and sexual healthcare in urban and rural areas. Identifies promising practices developed by providers to address barriers to care and improve access to healthcare.
Author(s): Sharon Silow-Carroll, Carrie Rosenzweig, Diana Rodin, et al.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Kaiser Family Foundation, Women's Health Policy
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Continuing on the Road to Value
Slides presented at the 2019 Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) Annual Conference discussing management methods and policy initiatives for transitioning hospitals to value-based care.
Author(s): Keith Mueller
Date: 11/2019
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute
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For This Island Community, Better Health Is Everyone's Journey
Features the community of Sitka, Alaska, a winner of the 2019 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. Highlights some of Sitka's efforts to actively promote health and wellness throughout the community with projects such as the Sitka Health Summit, community gardens, and home-based childcare.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Health in Rural Missouri: Biennial Report, 2018-2019
Provides an overview of rural health in Missouri. Focuses on health status and factors that impact health. Covers demographics and population, social determinants of health, healthcare access, health status, maternal and child health, and the healthcare delivery system. Includes information on mortality related to specific health conditions as well as due to opioid overdose and suicide.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Illinois Rural Health Association Newsletter
Newsletter focused on the work of the Illinois Rural Health Association and its members and issues impacting rural health in the state.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Rural Health Association
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Rural America at a Glance, 2019 Edition
Provides an overview of social and economic factors affecting rural America, with a focus on trends impacting rural areas after the end of the 2009 recession. Includes data on population, employment and labor force participation, poverty, and income.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Rural Focus and Representation in State Maternal Mortality Review Committees: Review of Policy and Legislation
An assessment of the extent of rural representation in state policy efforts related to improving maternal health through the development of maternal mortality and morbidity review committees (MMRCs). Analysis included whether or not states established an MMRC, had passed legislation requiring an MMRC, identified rural populations in the legislation, and if they required rural representation within the MMRC.
Author(s): Katy B. Kozhimannil, Julia D. Interrante, Amanda Corbet, et al.
Citation: Women's Health Issues 299(5) 357-363
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Added November 14, 2019

2018 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report
Provides a comprehensive summary and data analysis of healthcare quality and access in the U.S. Includes a discussion of disparities encountered by race/ethnicity and geographic locations along the rural-urban continuum. Addresses access to healthcare, patient safety, person-centered care, care coordination, affordability, healthy living, and effective treatment.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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