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Added May 23, 2019

2018 Annual Report - Washington Rural Health Collaborative
Includes 2018 strategic goals and accomplishments for the 15 member hospitals, and features statistics including number of emergency room visits, clinic visits, net patient services revenue, total patients served per day.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
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Briefing - Expanding the Role of Nurse Practitioners
Provides a webinar recording and slides on expanding the role of nurse practitioners, focusing on models from Nevada, Colorado, and New Mexico, and what California can learn from them. Includes some information on nurse practitioners providing care in rural and frontier areas, as well as what they are doing to help combat the opioid epidemic.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: California Health Care Foundation
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Full Committee Hearing: The Insular Areas Medicaid Cliff
Recording of a U.S. House Natural Resources Committee hearing focused on Medicaid funding for the U.S. territories. Includes testimonies from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Healthcare Corporation, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands State Medicaid Agency, Guam Division of Public Welfare, U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Human Services, American Samoa Government Medicaid Director, and Puerto Rico State Health Insurance Administration.
Additional links: Angela Avila Testimony, Esther Muna Testimony, Helen Sablan Testimony, Maria Theresa Arcangel Testimony, Michal Rhymer-Browne Testimony, Sandra King Young Testimony
Date: 05/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: U.S. House of Representatives
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Life and Health in Rural America
Series of articles based on reports by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on life and health in rural America.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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A Longitudinal Analysis of Ohio Suicide Deaths 2008-2017
Report highlights the deaths by suicide in Ohio from 2008-2017. Presents county-level data and compares metro, suburban, rural, and Appalachian areas.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health
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Results from 2016 Tax-Exempt Hospitals' Schedule H Community Benefit Reports
Summarizes the benefits nonprofit hospitals provide their communities based on an analysis of IRS Form 990 Schedule H. Addresses the percent spent on financial assistance, health professions education, community building activities, and other categories included on Schedule H, with breakdowns for rural and Critical Access Hospitals.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Rural Telehealth Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities develop telehealth programs to improve healthcare access. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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When Will the U.S. Territories Exhaust Federal Medicaid Funding?
Issue brief exploring the projected effects on healthcare expense funding in American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands if all sources of federal funding are allowed to expire in 2019. Features statistics for Medicaid funding and spending in the territories for fiscal year 2018, and sources of federal Medicaid funding and periods during which the funding is available.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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Added May 22, 2019

2018 National Survey of Health Attitudes: Description and Top-Line Summary Data
Results of a survey designed to provide insight into how people in the U.S. think about, value, and prioritize health and issues of health equity. Appendix A shows survey results comparing populations by city size, with breakdowns by rural areas, small towns, midsized cities, and large cities, and Appendix B features statistics comparing urban and rural areas.
Additional links: Appendix A: Survey Results Comparing Populations by City Size, Appendix B: Survey Results Comparing Urban and Rural Populations
Author(s): Katherine Grace Carman, Anita Chandra, Sarah Weilant, Carolyn Miller, Margaret Tait
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: RAND Corporation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2013-2017 American Community Survey Chartbook
Presents data form the American Community Survey for Appalachia from 2013-2017. Details data pertaining to health insurance coverage, transportation, and internet access, among other measures.
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Linda A. Jacobsen
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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