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Added January 23, 2019

The Effects of Home Visiting on Prenatal Health, Birth Outcomes, and Health Care Use in the First Year of Life: Final Implementation and Impact Findings from the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation-Strong Start
Reports on the implementation and results of Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation-Strong Start (MIHOPE-Strong Start) on birth outcomes, prenatal health, and healthcare use. Addresses program characteristics, including metropolitan and nonmetropolitan location, program structure and services offered, and the program effects on infants and families.
Author(s): Helen Lee, Sarah Shea Crowne, Melanie Estarziau, et al.
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Impacts on Family Outcomes of Evidence-Based Early Childhood Home Visiting: Results from the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation
Evaluates the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program with a focus on the early effects of child and family outcomes. Covers maternal health, family economic self-sufficiency, child health and development, and more. Addresses challenges for including rural areas.
Author(s): Charles Michalopoulos, Kristen Faucetta, Carolyn J. Hill, et al.
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Medicare: Voluntary and Mandatory Episode-Based Payment Models and Their Participants
Reviews tests of 6 episode-based Medicare payment models. Describes the characteristics of providers that participated in these models, including rural or urban location, addresses factors affecting their decision to participate, and compares the advantages of mandatory versus voluntary participation.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Opioid-Related Hospital Stays Among Women in the United States, 2016
Examines opioid-related hospitalizations among women 15 years of age and older. Provides data by location of patient residence for large metropolitan, small/medium metro, and micropolitan/noncore (rural) areas addressing: opioid-related compared to non-opioid stays; co-occurring mental disorder or pregnancy/childbirth; stays related to opioid abuse/dependence, opioid adverse events, and opioid poisoning/self-harm; and patient race/ethnicity by location of residence.
Author(s): Audrey J. Weiss, Kimberly W. McDermott, Kevin C. Heslin
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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San Joaquin Valley Latino Immigrants: Implications of Survey Findings for Census 2020
Examines how 2020 Census collection methods could affect data accuracy for the San Joaquin Valley, a large, rural agricultural area with a significant Latino immigrant population. Focuses on the impact of whether the Census included a citizenship question, and addresses impacts of other factors on response rate, including internet access, mail delivery, and more. Discusses the potential impacts of undercounting on program funding and other areas.
Author(s): Edward Kissam, Richard Mines, Cindy Quezada, Jo Ann Intili, Gail Wadsworth
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Institute for Rural Studies
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Strengthening Healthcare Along the Gulf Coast: The Gulf Region Health Outreach Program's Primary Care Capacity Project
Reports on the Primary Care Capacity Project, which expanded primary care access to Gulf Coast counties through community health centers as part of the Deepwater Horizon settlement. Addresses initiatives targeting expanded access for rural areas, a pilot Community-Centered Health Home (CCHH) model intended to address social determinants of health through community collaborations, and more.
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Public Health Institute
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Transit and Livability: Results from the National Community Livability Survey
Results from Phase 3 of a livability study examining the connection between transit and quality of life in metro urban and nonmetro rural communities. Features socio-demographic statistics and importance of factors affecting community livability, including access to healthcare, with breakdowns by metro and nonmetro location.
Author(s): Ranjit Godavarthy, Jeremy Mattson, Jonathan Brooks, et al.
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
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Added January 22, 2019

Association of Pharmaceutical Industry Marketing of Opioid Products With Mortality From Opioid-Related Overdoses
Highlights a study on the correlation between the marketing of opioids and opioid overdose mortality at a county-level. Breaks down data by participants' age, census region, and metro versus nonmetro location, among other factors.
Author(s): Scott E. Hadland, Ariadne Rivera-Aguirre, Brandon D. L. Marshall, Magdalena Cerdá
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 2(1)
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
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Critical Access Hospitals’ Community Benefit Activities: An Updated Review
Examines community benefit data from a sample of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to understand how they are fulfilling their community benefit obligations, including related spending. Discusses how state Flex programs can help CAHs meet their community benefit obligations and the related Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requirements. Second of two briefs reporting project results.
Author(s): John A. Gale, Zachariah Croll, Lauren Zoll, Andrew F. Coburn
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Added January 18, 2019

Insights on Rural Health Insurance Market Challenges from the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
Webinar recording discusses some of the challenges facing rural health insurance market in providing coverage for rural people. Features representatives of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, Center for Health Economics and Policy at Washington University, and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Webinar Transcript
Date: 12/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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