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Added September 13, 2019

Improving Access to and Equity of Care for People with Serious Illness Proceedings of a Workshop
Summarizes an April 2019 public workshop on models of care delivery for people with serious illness. Includes discussion of access to care in rural areas, including access to hospice and palliative care.
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Author(s): Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Added September 12, 2019

Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development in Children and Youth
Report highlights research on mental, emotional, and behavioral development in children and youth. Describes the different challenges for cognitive development in both urban and rural areas and explores the necessary structures that facilitate regular development.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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A Framework for Evaluating the Return on Investment of Telehealth
Proposes a framework for calculating the return on investment (ROI) of a telehealth program. Identifies principles and considerations related to evaluating telehealth ROI. Includes a case study focused on a rural community hospital implementing a telecardiology program. Another case study features a hospital system with a tertiary hospital and smaller community hospitals adding pre-transfer video consults.
Author(s): Jacqueline Marks, Jared Augenstein, Anthony Brown, Sol Lee
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Manatt Health Strategies
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The State of Obesity 2019: Better Policies for a Healthier America
Report on obesity-related trends and topics. Offers policy recommendations to address obesity. Includes a special feature on racial and ethnic disparities in obesity. Provides data on obesity levels in rural areas and highlights programs developed to address obesity in rural communities. Includes state-level data on obesity and related chronic conditions, as well as obesity-related indicators and policies.
Author(s): Molly Warren, Stacy Beck, Daphne Delgado
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Trust for America's Health
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State Strategies to Address Opioid Use Disorder Among Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Infants Prenatally Exposed to Substances, Including Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Identifies state strategies to improve outcomes for pregnant and postpartum women with opioid use disorder and infants prenatally exposed to substances, including opioids. Discusses strategies focused on access to and coordination of quality services, including approaches such as telemedicine that are useful in rural areas. Also discusses strategies related to provider awareness and training and other topics.
Author(s): Charlan D. Kroelinger, Marion E. Rice, Shanna Cox, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 68(36), 777-783
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Technical Assistance for Hospitals Applying to the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model — A CMMI-Sponsored Rural Hospital Global Budget Model
Describes the experiences of the Rural Health Value program in coaching hospitals in Pennsylvania that were interested in participating in a global budget model. Explains a process to quickly develop a plan focused on community health rather than exclusively on clinical services, to facilitate the transition from volume to value.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Trends in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Rates: Fiscal Year 2010 to Fiscal Year 2017
Provides participation rates for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by fiscal year. Features demographic statistics with breakdowns by urban and rural locations.
Author(s): Alma Vigil
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Food and Nutrition Service
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Added September 11, 2019

Change in Site of Children's Primary Care: A Longitudinal Population-Based Analysis
Results of a study examining the proportion of children seen at family practice and pediatrician practices in Vermont over time, and the influence of demographics and rurality on this trend. Features statistics on change in site of children's primary care for the years between 2009-2016, with breakdowns by patient home locations in urban, large town, small town, or isolated rural area.
Author(s): Richard C. Wasserman, Susan E. Varni, Matthew C. Hollander,
Citation: Annals of Family Medicine, 17(5), 390-395
Date: 2019
Type: Document
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Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Disease Control & Prevention STI/HIV Program
Highlights the rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis across the state of Kansas. Features rates by age, race, gender, as well as count-level data.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard: Emerging Innovations - Mobility Managers
Report highlights the role of mobility managers in coordinating transportation services for elders allowing them to age in place. Features examples of mobility managers functioning in both rural and urban settings.
Author(s): Doug Birnie, James McLary, Wendy Fox-Grage, Jana Lynott
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: AARP Public Policy Institute
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