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Added January 24, 2020

Alternative Drinking Water Systems: Use by Very Small Communities, Related Cost Savings, and Technical Assistance Provided by EPA and USDA
Provides an overview of the use of alternative drinking water systems by communities with fewer than 500 people. Describes five alternative drinking water systems used by very small communities. Discusses four programs funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for technical assistance and training for small drinking water systems of fewer than 10,000 people.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Faces of Black Lung II
Informational video describing the recent increase in cases of black lung disease, especially among younger miners in central Appalachia. Includes testimonials from former miners who suffer from black lung, and commentary by experts. Intended to increase awareness and to promote participation in the Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program, which provides screenings to diagnose black lung as quickly as possible.
Author(s): Anita L. Wolfe
Date: 01/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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Insurer Participation on ACA Marketplaces, 2014-2020
Reports on the changes in health insurer participation in the ACA marketplace from 2014 to 2020 for all counties in the U.S. in chart, table and interactive map formats.
Additional links: County-Specific Data
Author(s): Rachel Fehr, Rabah Kamal, Cynthia Cox
Date: 11/2019
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Maternal Morbidity among Women in Medicaid
Provides an overview of severe maternal morbidity and mortality (SMMM) among Medicaid beneficiaries. Presents data on SMMM rates by insurance payer, race/ethnicity, and geography, including differences among rural and urban residents.
Author(s): Katy B. Kozhimannil
Date: 01/2020
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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Rural Health Services Task Force: Act 26 of 2019 Report and Recommendations
Report details the state of Vermont's rural healthcare delivery system. Highlights the financial, administrative, and workforce barriers that rural facilities face and suggests ways the state can overcome those barriers.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
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VA Health Care: Efforts to Prioritize and Translate Research into Clinical Practice
Examines how the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) sets priorities for funding research, VA efforts to facilitate translation of research into clinical practice, and coordination between VA's research program and other parts of the VA. Briefly highlights a research study on the use of telemedicine outreach for rural veterans with PTSD.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Added January 23, 2020

Farm and Farm Family Risk and Resilience: A Guide for Extension Educational Programming
A guide for educators focused on programming to reduce risk and increase resilience for farms and farm families. Includes a risk and resilience framework, logic models for programming with three different audiences, tools for assessment and teaching, and teaching resources. Part of the Farm and Farm Family Risk and Resilience Toolkit.
Additional links: Creating a Thriving Farm Visuals, Descriptions and Stacking Game, Farm and Farm Family Risk and Resilience Logic Models, Farm and Farm Family Risk and Resilience Program Planning Tool
Author(s): Bonnie Braun, Maria Pippidis
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: University of Cooperative Delaware Extension, University of Maryland Extension
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Opportunities to Improve Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Services: Integrating Responses to a Dual Epidemic
Examines opioid use and drug-related infectious diseases. Identifies the barriers to integration of opioid use disorder (OUD) and infectious disease services, including barriers faced in rural areas such as workforce shortages. Offers strategies to overcome those barriers. Offers case studies of programs that have successfully integrated services, including programs serving rural areas. Includes policy recommendations.
Additional links: Read Online
Author(s): Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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State Telehealth Medicaid Fee-For-Service Policy: A Historical Analysis of Telehealth: 2013-2019
Examines national and state-by-state trends in Medicaid fee-for-service policies regarding telehealth between 2013-2019. Highlights changes in expanded telehealth and telemedicine definitions, modalities that are reimbursed, and geographic limitations. Provides graphs and national maps throughout to supplement reported trends.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
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Status Report of the Alabama Primary Care Physician Workforce, 2019
Discusses distribution of Alabama's primary care physicians and their availability to state residents. Features a county-level map identifying Alabama towns and cities with shortages or adequate supplies of physicians, and statistics on physician need in Alabama population centers, with breakdowns by urban or rural location.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alabama Rural Health Association
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