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Added October 22, 2021

Fourth Evaluation Report: Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model Evaluation
Reports on implementation experiences and outcomes for 41 Next Generation Accountable Care Organizations (NGACOs) that participated in the model in the 2019 performance year. Evaluates findings of the model to date by NGACO cohort. Also presents information on model-wide, cohort-level, and NGACO-level impacts on Medicare spending, utilization, and quality of care. Includes information on the extent to which NGACOs served rural areas.
Additional links: Findings at a Glance, Technical Appendices
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, NORC at the University of Chicago
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Lessons Learned from the Cohort Analysis of Rural Health Programs: Data Dashboards
Describes the use of data dashboards by Federal Office of Rural Health Policy grantees to capture key healthcare measures and track patient outcomes and trends. Identifies challenges and shares lessons learned that can help other rural health facilities design and implement data dashboards.
Additional links: Webinar Overview
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Lessons Learned from the Cohort Analysis of Rural Health Programs: Workforce Recruitment and Retention
Describes successful approaches to recruiting and retaining staff for community health projects implemented by Federal Office of Rural Health Policy grantees. Discusses the role of network partners, challenges and barriers, and factors that support successful recruitment and retention.
Additional links: Webinar Overview
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Measure Applications Partnership 2021-2022 Considerations for Measure Set Removal in Federal Programs: Final Report
Describes the Measure Set Review (MSR) process and the consideration of quality measures for potential removal from Medicare quality programs. Summarizes the National Quality Foundation (NQF) Coordinating Committee discussion and public input on selected hospital quality measures, including the impact of these measures on rural providers. Offers future considerations for the MSR process.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Quality Forum
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Menthol Smoking and Nicotine Dependence among Black/African American Women Smokers Living in Low-Resource, Rural Communities
Reports the results of a study examining associations between menthol smoking with nicotine dependence and quitting behaviors for Black women that smoke cigarettes, cigars, or cigarillos who are 18 to 50 years old and living in a low-resource, rural community in Lee or Philips county, Arkansas. Includes analysis on socioeconomic deprivation and nicotine dependence for the study population.
Author(s): Dina M. Jones, Margarete C. Kulik, Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Sandilyn Bullock, Mignonne C. Guy, Pebbles Fagan
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(20), 10877
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
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What Sets Physically Active Rural Communities Apart from Less Active Ones? A Comparative Case Study of Three US Counties
Examines factors that influence physical activity in two rural counties with high levels of physical activity and one rural county with low levels of physical activity, within the same Southern state, to identify best practices for the development and promotion of physical activity in rural areas. Table 1 provides county characteristic data such as race and ethnicity, population living in a rural area, income, economy type, and more.
Author(s): Christiaan G. Abildso, Cynthia K. Perry, Lauren Jacobs, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(20), 10574
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
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Added October 21, 2021

Combating Antimicrobial Resistance and Protecting the Miracle of Modern Medicine
Examines antimicrobial resistance and the problems facing population health, discussing health, economic, and infection prevention burdens. Chapter 5 highlights the University of Washington Tele-ASP program, which connect experts with antimicrobial stewardship teams at rural hospitals through telehealth. Offers recommendations for national action to address antimicrobial resistance.
Additional links: Read Online
Author(s): Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Improving Outcomes for American Indian/Alaska Native People Returning to the Community from Incarceration: A Resource Guide for Service Providers
Seeks to improve outcomes for American Indian and Alaska Native populations returning to their communities and families after incarceration by sharing information, research, program examples, and other resources addressing various topics including culturally responsive programs, violence, housing, substance use, mental health, education, employment, and more. Also shares special considerations for service providers working with child and families, youth, and women.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Native Americans, HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Self-Management Education Class Attendance and Health Care Provider Counseling for Physical Activity Among Adults with Arthritis — United States, 2019
Examines self-reported self-management class attendance and healthcare provider physical activity counseling for adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis. Includes data for metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural (non-core) areas, as well as overall state-by-state data.
Author(s): Lindsey M. Duca, Charles G. Helmick, Kamil E. Barbour, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(42), 1466-1471
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Spatial Analysis of Colorectal Cancer Outcomes and Socioeconomic Factors in Virginia
Shares the results of a spatial analysis of colorectal cancer outcomes in Virginia. Identifies demographic, socioeconomic, and other factors related to healthcare access that impact colorectal cancer disparities. Includes tables and maps sharing rural versus urban data and information.
Author(s): Esther J. Thatcher, Fabian Camacho, Roger T. Anderson, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 21, 1908
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
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