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New Resources Identified in the Past 30 Days:

Added June 30, 2022

An Aging Nation: Change In Median Age by County: July 1, 2020, to July 1, 2021
Map showing the change in median age of residents by county, based on data from the 2021 Population Estimates.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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An Aging Nation: Median Age by County: July 1, 2021
Map showing U.S. counties by median age of residents, based on data from the 2021 Population Estimates.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Anxiety, Depression, and Access to Mental Health Care by Sexual Orientation and Rurality
Presents a study on rates of anxiety and depression by sexual orientation in relation to access to mental healthcare. Compares rates of anxiety and depression between lesbian, gay, bisexual, and heterosexual individuals in rural and urban areas.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Courtney Sarkin, Mariana Tuttle, Gilbert Gonzales
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Community Impact and Benefit Activities of Critical Access, Other Rural, and Urban Hospitals, 2020
Examines the economic and healthcare benefit of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) on rural communities. Looks at services provided, the economic health of CAHs, and the effect this has on their communities broadly. Includes comparisons of community benefit and patient care services indicators provided by CAHs and other rural and urban hospitals.
Author(s): Zachariah Croll, John Gale
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Costs of Evidence-Based Early Childhood Home Visiting: Results from the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation
Examines how resources are allocated at Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program-funded local home visiting programs. Estimates the costs for each family served in Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE) and how these costs differ across families, local programs, and evidence-based models. Includes data comparing programs that serve only metropolitan, only nonmetropolitan, and both types of counties.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Availability and Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 5–11 Years — United States, November 1, 2021–April 25, 2022
Reports on active COVID-19 vaccine providers and county-level vaccine administration data during November 1, 2021–April 25, 2022 for children 5-11 years of age. Includes county-level maps showing the number of pediatric vaccine providers and vaccination coverage for this age group. Also includes data for noncore, micropolitan, and metropolitan areas.
Author(s): Jennifer DeCuir, Lu Meng, Yi Pan, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(26), 847-851
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Medicaid & State Telehealth Policy – Medicaid Telehealth Policy & Substance Use Disorder
Webinar covering state and federal Medicaid telehealth policy for the treatment of substance use disorder (SUD). Offers an overview of telehealth, its expansion during the COVID-19 pandemic, and its application in SUD treatment with examples from Arkansas and Philadelphia. Also covers research on disparities in drug-related mortality and access to treatment during the pandemic. Captions are available by clicking "CC" at the bottom of the video pane.
Additional links: Presentation slide deck
Date: 06/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
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Added June 29, 2022

Creating Rural Community Outreach Materials Related to COVID-19 and Disability
Summarizes recommendations developed during a series of rural disability stakeholder meetings for facilitating COVID-19 and vaccination outreach materials for people with disabilities living in rural areas and their friends, family, and caregivers. Includes examples of how information can be modified for rural constituents.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
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Exploring Metro and Non-Metro Differences in Satisfaction with Services and Community Participation among Low-income Personal Assistance Service Users
Examines differences between metropolitan and non-metropolitan users of personal assistance services (PAS), which allow people who need assistance with activities of daily living to remain in their own homes and communities. Discusses actors are associated with PAS satisfaction and community participation.
Author(s): Rayna Sage, Krys Standley, Genna M. Mashinchi
Citation: Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences, 3, 876047
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Improving Access to LGBTQIA+-Friendly Care in Rural Areas
Highlights the work of the Pride of Rural Virginia and Rural TransECHO programs to provide healthcare access to LGBTQIA+ populations in rural areas across the U.S. Includes organizational overviews as well as challenges and opportunities when providing culturally sensitive healthcare.
Author(s): Mariana Tuttle, Maddy Pick, Robert Libal, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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