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Childhood Agricultural Injuries in the U.S.
A fact sheet providing childhood agricultural injuries data and trends in the U.S. Includes a list of organizations that offer injury prevention strategies and resources.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
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New Hampshire Primary Care Sourcebook 2018
Resource for primary care facilities and providers in the state of New Hampshire. Includes information about community health centers, RHCs, patient centered medical homes, and FQHCs. Primary focus is on healthcare access.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bi-State Primary Care Association
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Fact Sheet: 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Payment Adjustments Based on 2017 MIPS Final Scores
Reviews program definitions and 2017 MIPS eligibility & exclusion criteria, discusses how final scores are assigned by MIPS eligible clinicians, explains issues related to MIPS performance periods, and addresses other topics related to MIPS payment adjustments. Includes a section explaining how payment adjustments are applied to MIPS eligible clinicians who are practicing in Critical Access Hospitals.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Rural Hunger in America: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Describes ways in which the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits rural Americans and offers suggestions to help rural communities overcome barriers to implementing SNAP. Includes a county-level map showing levels of SNAP participation in rural counties from 2012-2016.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Food Research & Action Center
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Rural Hunger in America: Get the Facts
Describes effects of food insecurity in rural areas and offers strategies to increase participation in federal nutrition programs. Includes statistics comparing levels of poverty and food insecurity in rural and metropolitan areas in 2016, and a state-level map with percentages of food insecure households.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Food Research & Action Center
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Traffic Safety Facts 2016
Presents rural and urban fatal crash data and reports average emergency medical service (EMS) response times at the state-level. Includes rural fatal crash data by roadway function, crash type, speed limit, and more.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Toward an Initial Conceptual Framework to Assess Community Allostatic Load: Early Themes from Literature Review and Community Analyses on the Role of Cumulative Community Stress
Describes a framework to evaluate community allostatic load, modeled after individual allostatic load, related to stress, trauma, and adverse experiences. Examines factors included in the framework and includes analysis of rural communities to determine effectiveness. Discusses how public health professionals and other community leaders can use the framework to promote health and mitigate stress throughout a community.
Author(s): Anita Chandra, Meagan Cahill, Douglas Yeung, Rachel Ross
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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Leveraging Research and Philanthropy to Reduce Crime and Violence in the Mississippi Delta
Explores how foundations fund public safety projects, focusing on Phillips County, Arkansas and Coahoma County, Mississippi. Features background on violence and crime in rural areas, including a description of the research literature. Proposes framework for selecting and implementing violence prevention and intervention on the community level.
Author(s): Jessica Saunders, Dionne Barnes-Proby, Samuel Peterson
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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Medical-Dental Integration in Public Health Settings: An Environmental Scan
Details a study on the correlation between noncommunicable chronic diseases (NCDs) and common oral diseases. Features a rural program example and highlights challenges for people in rural areas.
Author(s): Susan C. McKernan, Raymond A. Kuthy, Julie C. Reynolds, Laurel Tuggle, Dina T. García
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Iowa Public Policy Center
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State Innovation Models (SIM) Round 2: Model Test Annual Report Two
Second annual report on the Round 2 State Innovation Models (SIM) program across eleven participating states - Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Washington. Covers adoption of delivery models and payment reforms related to value-based purchasing and alternative payment models (APMs); strategies to support healthcare delivery transformation related to quality, health information technology, and workforce; and population health strategies.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, RTI International
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