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Added February 2, 2023

Access to Oral Health Workforce Report: Part II
Evaluates and discusses patient access to oral healthcare in Pennsylvania. Provides demographic and well-being information, and analysis of variables affecting workforce outcomes and access to care. Features statistics with breakdowns by urban and rural areas.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Sean G. Boynes, Helen Hawkey, Kelly A. Braun, et al.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pennsylvania Coalition for Oral Health
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Building a Better Wisconsin: Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Wisconsinites: 2023 Governor's Health Equity Council Report
Provides an overview of the Wisconsin Governor's Health Equity Council 2023 recommendations which are focused on upstream health interventions related to the economic, social, and physical environment, with specific attention to health and community services, education and housing, justice, governance, and family-sustaining fiscal policy. Includes strategies specific to rural communities as well as county-level maps on health outcomes and percentage of children in poverty.
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Department of Health Services
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Catalog of Value-Based Initiatives for Rural Providers
Summarizes rural-relevant, value-based programs currently or recently implemented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the CMS Innovation Center. Designed to help rural healthcare leaders identify HHS value-based programs that are suitable for rural participation. Contains descriptions of each demonstration and provides direct links to the corresponding agency web page.
Date: 02/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Data Book: Beneficiaries Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid
Provides an overview of dual-eligible beneficiaries who receive benefits from both Medicare and Medicaid. Uses data from calendar year 2020 to examine beneficiary demographics, eligibility pathways, utilization and spending patterns, and more. Table on page 35 includes a breakdown of beneficiaries based on urban or rural residence.
Date: 02/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Georgia Counties without Primary Care/Core Practitioners: Based on 2019-2020 Licensure Renewal Data and New Licensees
County-level Georgia maps showing counties without any physicians, and without physicians specializing in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, general surgery, psychiatry, and emergency medicine. Features statistics on numbers of these physicians with breakdowns by county.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce
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January 2023 MACPAC Meeting Transcript
Transcript from the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission's (MACPAC) January 2023 meeting. Covers Medicaid race and ethnicity data collection and reporting, nursing facility provider payment principles, challenges for states administering Medicaid home- and community-based services and access barriers for Medicaid beneficiaries, Medicaid managed care quality oversight, the unwinding of the Public Health Emergency, and more. Includes rural references and considerations throughout.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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Missouri Hospital Association Health Equity Dashboards
A dashboard that provides county-level data on health disparities in Missouri, including social determinants of health (SDOH), maternal and child health, risk behaviors, health outcomes, physical health, behavioral health, and frailty. User can select for race/ethnicity and one or more counties for data.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Hospital Association
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Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development 2022 Annual Report
Highlights the accomplishments of the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development in 2022. Covers outreach and research initiatives on topics including agri-tourism and food security, energy and sustainability, and community development.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development
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Pre-Pandemic Geographic Access to Hospital-Based Telehealth for Cancer Care in the United States
Explores the availability of telehealth and oncology services across geographic and sociodemographic domains before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Utilizes 2019 and 2020 data sources to examine hospital characteristics by telehealth and oncology services, with information on hospital ownership, number of hospital beds, Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) status, presence of Rural Health Clinic (RHC) co-located at hospital, and more. Includes county-level data depicting level of telehealth, oncology, and hospital services further broken down by HPSA status; average age of residents; ratio of population to primary care physicians; rural noncore, rural micropolitan, or urban status; and more.
Author(s): David I. Shalowitz, Peiyin Hung, Whitney E. Zahnd, Jan Eberth
Citation: PLoS One, 18(1)
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
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Recommendations for Strengthening Iowa's Community-Based Services System: Final Evaluation Report
Provides an overview of Iowa's Medicaid home- and community-based services and programs, as well as the policies and procedures to access those services. Offers recommendations on three approaches that can improve equity, quality, efficiency, coordination, transparency, and accountability. Includes rural references and considerations throughout.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, Mathematica, The Harkin Institute
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