How Academic Medicine Serves Rural Communities Across the Country
Highlights how Association of American Medical Colleges teaching hospitals and medical schools are serving patients in rural communities. Features the work of 6 institutions in North Dakota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, George, Texas, and California, and shares the challenges and successes unique to these communities.
Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Association of American Medical Colleges view details
Best Practices for COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing
Summarizes findings of an environmental scan of testing and vaccination policies and programs serving people who are medically or socially at disproportionate risk for COVID-19 and related adverse outcomes. Identifies populations at disproportionate risk, including rural residents, and their barriers to COVID-19 testing, COVID-19 vaccination, and routine vaccination. Describes programs that aim to overcome these barriers and increase access to testing and vaccination services. Discuss the implications of these programs' strategies and approaches for future pandemics and public health crises.
Date: 04/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Mathematica view details
The State of Obesity 2023: Better Policies for a Healthier America
Presents the latest data available on adult and childhood obesity rates, with breakdowns by state and select demographic characteristics. Examines key current and emerging policies, provides funding opportunities, and outlines recommended policy actions. Includes a special feature that examines obesity trends over the past 20 years.
Author(s): Molly Warren, Madison West, Stacy Beck Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Trust for America's Health view details
Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2022
Presents information on issues such as crime, safety, use of illegal substances, and bullying in schools utilizing multiple national datasets. Includes statistics on school shootings, non-fatal violent crime, school reports on crime and discipline problems, and more. Provides statistics on percentage of schools offering mental health services as well as prevalence of bullying broken down by city, suburban, town, and rural.
Author(s): Véronique Irwin, Ke Wang, Jiashan Cui, Alexandra Thompson Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Center for Education Statistics view details
September 2023 MedPAC Meeting Transcript
Transcript from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's (MedPAC) September 2022 meeting. Covers Medicare Advantage benefits and coding, the Acute Care Hospital at Home program, and the shift of some surgical procedures from hospital outpatient departments to ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs). Includes rural references and considerations throughout.
Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission view details
Telehealth Use and Perceptions among Prostate Cancer Survivors
Examines the perceptions of telehealth among prostate cancer survivors and considers its perceived usefulness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Analyzes survey data from 487 prostate cancer survivors according to age, race, education, income, rural-urban residence, and time of survey.
Author(s): Luke W. Chen, Deborah S. Usinger, Aaron J. Katz Citation: Cancer Medicine, 12(16), 17308-17312 Date: 08/2023 Type: Document view details