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Added July 22, 2022

Tribal Broadband: National Strategy and Coordination Framework Needed to Increase Access
Provides an overview of federal programs that support the deployment of broadband infrastructure on tribal lands and the extent to which federal agencies focus on tribal issues related to broadband access. Discusses barriers tribes and providers face in accessing these federally-funded programs. Providers recommendations for the Executive Office of the President and the Department of Commerce to address tribal needs and engagement in a national broadband strategy.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Urban–Rural Differences in Health Care Utilization and COVID-19 Outcomes in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
Examines associations of COVID-19 patients with type 2 diabetes by hospitalization outcomes and community type. Utilizes electronic health records (EHRs) from a Pennsylvania health system for COVID-19 outcomes such as death, intensive care unit (ICU) admission, ventilation, thromboembolism, and myocardial damage. Analyzes EHR data across township, borough, and city census tracts to understand relationships among rurality, socioeconomic deprivation, and COVID-19 outcomes.
Author(s): Annemarie G. Hirsch, Cara M. Nordberg, Karen Bandeen-Roche, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 19
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
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Added July 21, 2022

2022 Kansas Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment by County
Kansas map of population enrolled in a health insurance marketplace plan by county.
Date: 2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Health Institute
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2022 Kansas Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment by ZIP Code
Kansas map of population enrolled in a health insurance marketplace plan by ZIP code.
Date: 2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Health Institute
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2022 Kansas Health Insurance Marketplace Standalone Dental Plan Enrollment by County
Kansas map of population enrolled in a marketplace standalone dental insurance plan by county.
Date: 2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Health Institute
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The Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion, Social Disadvantage, and the Practice Location Choices of New General Internists
Examines levels of social disadvantage in states that lost general internal medicine physicians (internists) and states that gained internists after Medicaid expansion. Analyzes 32,102 internists who established their first practice between 2009 and 2019 and their location of choice. Outlines characteristics of internist location choices by population demographics such as age, race and ethnicity, education levels, income levels, social disadvantage level, medical school availability, and rurality.
Author(s): José J. Escarce, Gregory D. Wozniak, Stavros Tsipas, et al.
Citation: Medical Care, 60(5), 342-350
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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The Indian Health Service and American Indian/Alaska Native Health Outcomes
Offers an overview of the history of the U.S. Indian Health Service, describing the agency's efforts to address public health and healthcare needs of American Indian and Alaska Native populations as well as challenges related to meeting those needs. Presents data from various publications on life expectancy, health outcomes, and health disparities.
Author(s): Gina Kruse, Victor A. Lopez-Carmen, Anpotowin Jensen, Lakotah Hardie, Thomas D. Sequist
Citation: Annual Review of Public Health, 43, 559-576
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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Map the Meal Gap 2022: A Report on County and Congressional District Food Insecurity and County Food Cost in the United States in 2020
Provides information on food insecurity in the United States with a focus on how race and ethnicity impacts access to food. Includes county-level U.S. maps that show food insecurity by race and ethnicity as well as impacts for children and the overall U.S. population. Includes discussions about food insecurity in rural counties.
Additional links: Technical Appendix
Author(s): Monica Hake, Emily Engelhard, Adam Dewey, et al.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Feeding America
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Pandemic-Triggered Adoption of Telehealth in Underserved Communities: Descriptive Study of Pre- and Postshutdown Trends
Study examining telehealth utilization before and during the COVID-19 pandemic based on Medicaid reimbursement data for Alabama from March 2019 to June 2021. Breaks down data by race/ethnicity, gender, rurality, age, and by service and provider type.
Author(s): Pei Xu, Matthew Hudnall, Sidi Zhao, et al.
Citation: Journal of Medical Internet Research, 24(7), e38602
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
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Suicide Among American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans Who Use Veterans Health Administration Care: 2004–2018
Examines suicide rates between 2004 and 2018 in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) veterans who utilized healthcare services from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Examines trends in suicide rates by 5-year observation periods starting in 2004 and breaks down data by age, sex, and race (single race AI/AN or multi-race AI/AN).
Author(s): Nathaniel V. Mohatt, Claire A. Hoffmire, Alexandra L. Schneider, et al.
Citation: Medical Care, 60(4), 275-278
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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