Traffic Safety Facts, 2020 Data: Older Population
National data on traffic crashes involving drivers age 65 and older. Features statistics from 2011-2020 with breakdowns by sex, age group, blood alcohol concentrations, state, and rural or urban location.
Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration view details
Types of Rural and Urban Hospitals and Counties Where They Are Located
Offers a snapshot of the types of rural and urban hospitals and the counties
where they are located. Presents data on the number and percent of acute care hospitals and average daily census by hospital type, special payment designation, and county size. Includes descriptions of Medicare special payment designations for hospitals.
Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program view details
Added July 26, 2022
Digging into the Reasons for Puerto Rico's Successful COVID-19 Response
Highlights the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Puerto Rico. Discusses the methods used to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, vaccination efforts, and government messaging, among other factors.
Author(s): Priya Bathija, Julia Resnick Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association view details
Northern Navajo Medical Center Delivers Care Directly to Patients Experiencing Homelessness
Video details a program initiated by the Norther Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, New Mexico, that provides treatment to people experiencing homelessness on the Navajo reservation. Discusses the mobile clinic's goals and the services it provides, such as physical exams, vaccinations, and other acute and chronic conditions.
Date: 07/2022 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service view details
Rural Oral Health ECHO
Details the adaptation of the Project ECHO telementoring model to address rural oral health disparities. Features expert presentations, participant Q&A and presentations, and expert feedback aimed at supporting oral health providers and developing the rural oral health workforce. Type: Tutorial/Training Sponsoring organization: American Institute of Dental Public Health view details
Added July 25, 2022
Increased Rates of Death from Unintentional Injury among Non-Hispanic White, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Non-Metropolitan Communities
Examines the rate of fatal and nonfatal injuries in non-metropolitan and metropolitan areas, and the association with race/ethnicity. Uses information from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey public use datafile for 2018. Features statistics including estimated rate of nonfatal unintentional injuries among people seeking treatment at hospitals, deaths from unintentional injuries, and age-adjusted death rates for all causes of unintentional injury from 2014-2018, with breakdowns by metropolitan and non-metropolitan location.
Author(s): Lindsey R. Hammerslag, Jeffery Talbert, Tyrone F. Borders Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center view details
Quality and Performance Improvement Across Nebraska
Explains the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) model for quality improvement in Nebraska hospitals. Names goals such as improving behavioral health, improving patient safety, and reducing readmissions, with a focus on the specific needs of rural communities.
Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Hospital Association view details
Responding to a Surge in Overdose Deaths: Perspectives From US Syringe Services Programs
Highlights a study on the perspectives of syringe service program (SSP) leadership and staff regarding overdose deaths in the US. Bases conclusions on interviews done from February to March of 2021 and breaks down participant data by geographic region, distribution approach, and rurality, among others factors.
Author(s): Madeline C. Frost, Elizabeth J. Austin, Maria A. Corcorran, et al. Citation: Harm Reduction Journal, 19, 79 Date: 07/2022 Type: Document view details
Rural Emergency Hospitals Proposed Rulemaking
Provides an overview of Rural Emergency Hospitals, a Medicare provider type established by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Details key policies outlined in two proposed rules, including payment policies, conditions or participation, REH provider enrollment, and exceptions to the physician self-referral law.
Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details