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Added October 20, 2021

The Association of Rurality and Breast Cancer Stage at Diagnosis: A National Study of the SEER Cancer Registry
Examines the extent to which rural residents are diagnosed with breast cancer at later stages of disease using data from the 2017 Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) cancer registry. Presents statistics by patient characteristics including age, race and ethnicity, and health insurance status. Compares results by urban and rural status and by the degree of rurality.
Author(s): David V. Evans, C. Holly A. Andrilla, Rachel L. Yung, Davis G. Patterson
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Driving Health System Transformation - A Strategy for the CMS Innovation Center's Second Decade
White paper describing the new vision and strategic objectives for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center) for the next 10 years that seeks to achieve equitable health outcomes through the provision of high-quality, affordable, person-centered care. Shares beneficiary and healthcare provider goals for each strategic objective in Table 2. Strategic objectives include: driving accountable care, advancing health equity, supporting innovation, addressing affordability, and partnering to achieve healthcare system transformation. Includes discussion on models focused on improving rural health and ways of increasing participation in those models for rural and underserved populations.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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An Evaluation of Telehealth Use by Medicare Beneficiaries in 2020
Research brief examining telehealth use for outpatient evaluation and management from January 2019 to December 2020 based on a 20% sample of fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries. Charts monthly trends for in-person and telehealth visits and compares rural and urban telehealth use, offering policy implications related to rural access to services.
Author(s): Chad Ellimoottil, Ziwei Zhu, Rod Dunn, et al.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation
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Mental Health Treatment Among Adults: United States, 2020
Report highlights the rates of mental health treatment provided to adults in 2020. Breaks down the data by type of treatment received and by patient race, gender, and whether they lived in a large metropolitan, medium or small metropolitan, or nonmetropolitan community.
Author(s): Emily P. Terlizzi, Tina Norris
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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New Hampshire Data Brief: Barriers to Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Reports on barriers and challenges healthcare providers and community stakeholders experience when providing treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural New Hampshire.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction
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Out of the Shadows: Reducing the Rural Impact of Epilepsy
Provides an overview of epilepsy in rural areas, including the impact that driving restrictions can have on rural people with epilepsy. Discusses rural management approaches, including self-management programs, Seizure First Aid, and Seizure Safe Schools.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Preparing Health Professions Students to Serve Southern Rural Communities in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond: A Model for Interprofessional Online Telehealth Education
Describes a model for online telehealth interprofessional education (IPE) designed to meet the needs of rural communities in the South. Offers an overview of the program's design and implementation and highlights lessons learned related to training fundamentals, staffing and planning, faculty involvement, technology concerns, and Heath Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance, and more.
Author(s): Teri Browne, Selina H. McKinney, Lauren Duck, et al.
Citation: Southern Medical Journal, 114(10), 665-667
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2019 Data: Bicyclists and Other Cyclists
National data on fatal and nonfatal traffic crashes involving bicyclists and other cyclists, including riders of two-wheel, nonmotorized vehicles, tricycles, and unicycles powered solely by pedals. Features statistics from 2010-2019 with breakdowns including fatality and injury rates, age group, sex, time of day and day of the week, alcohol involvement, blood alcohol concentrations of riders, vehicle type and impact point, fatality rates by state, and rural or urban location.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2019 Data: Speeding
Contains information on speeding-related and nonspeeding-related fatal and nonfatal motor vehicle traffic crashes. Features statistics on rates of injury and death, sex and age group of speeding drivers, previous 5-year driving records of speeding drivers, alcohol involvement, time of day and weekday or weekend, roadway surface condition, and roadway function class, with breakdowns including interstate rural and noninterstate rural.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2019 Data: State Traffic Data
Contains information on fatal motor vehicle crashes and fatalities, using data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System. Includes a state-level U.S. map showing percentage change in traffic fatalities from 2018-2019. Features state-by-state statistics on fatalities and fatality rates, percentage change from 1975-2019, population and vehicle miles traveled in 2010 and 2019, registered vehicles and licensed drivers in 2010 and 2019, vehicle type, restraint use, passenger fatalities, alcohol use and survivor status, and speeding-related fatalities by roadway function class, with breakdowns including interstate rural and urban interstate.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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