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Added November 14, 2018

AACOMAS Applicant Pool Profile: Entering Class 2018
Summary of information entered by applicants into their osteopathic medical school applications and verified by the AACOM Application Service (AACOMAS). Features statistics including type of geographical area where applicants were raised, with breakdowns by 6 levels of population size.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
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Advance Care Planning: Strategic for All Adults, Even the Healthy
Discusses the benefits of patients having proactive conversations about the care they might want to receive in situations where they are unable to speak for themselves. Shares insights from advance care planning (ACP) advocates and experts regarding ACP access in rural areas.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Association of Childhood Trauma Exposure With Adult Psychiatric Disorders and Functional Outcomes
Results of a study examining associations between childhood trauma and adult outcomes among 1,420 participants from 11 predominantly rural North Carolina counties, with interviews taking place between 1999-2015.
Author(s): William E. Copeland, Lilly Shanahan, Jennifer Hinesley, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open 1(7)
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
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County by County Plan Year 2019 Insurer Participation in Health Insurance Exchanges
County-level map of the United States showing the number of health insurance carriers that will participate in the Health Insurance Exchanges during 2019.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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The Health and Economic Concerns of Rural Americans
Presentation features a discussion on the role social and economic disparities play in the health of people in rural communities. Highlights the effect the opioid crisis has had in rural areas and discusses ways communities can use local resources to combat opioid abuse.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: The Forum, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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Rural-Urban Disparities in Health Care in Medicare
Examines rural/urban differences in Medicare quality, including breakdowns by race and ethnicity. Focuses on patient experience and clinical care measures, including screening for and management of health conditions and medication-related issues.
Additional links: FAQs, Technical Appendix
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Trends in Hospital System Affiliation, 2007-2016
Policy brief reporting trends in hospital system affiliation from 2007 to 2016 for hospitals in metro and nonmetro areas, and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Offers characteristic statistics by hospital type and affiliation and highlights trends in hospital system affiliation by Census region.
Author(s): Onyinye Oyeka, Fred Ullrich, Keith Mueller
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Unintentional Firearm Injuries Remain Prevalent Over a 12 Year Experience at a Rural Midwestern Level 1 Trauma Center
Examines the variety of firearm injuries seen at a rural Iowa level 1 trauma center to provide an awareness of the prevalence, mechanism used in the injury, and variation in seasonal occurrence. Data identifying patients with a firearm injury was obtained from a trauma registry for the years 2002 to 2014. Goal was to distinguish the characteristics of preventable firearm injuries in rural environments to improve firearm education and influence public policy.
Author(s): Brian Guetschow, Michele Lilienthal, Michael Willey
Citation: Iowa Orthopaedic Journal, 38, 45-52
Date: 2018
Type: Document
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Added November 13, 2018

Arkansas Health Professions Manpower Statistics 2017
Reports on licensed healthcare professionals distribution by gender, age, and county for Arkansas using maps and statistics. Includes data for primary and specialty care physicians, dentists, nurses, and more.
Author(s): Marilea Brock, Lynda Lehing, Shirley Louie
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Department of Health
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Case Study: How Indiana Addresses Its Health Care Workforce Challenges
Presents information and strategies used by the state of Indiana to address the healthcare workforce challenges existing within the state. Highlights cross-agency approaches and collaborations to expand health workforce support occupations, streamline state licensure requirements, support healthcare providers and professionals looking for jobs, and provide data-informed support and information for legislators.
Author(s): Kitty Purington, Natalie Williams
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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