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Added July 27, 2022

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Tailoring Opioid Overdose Prevention Efforts for Diverse Groups within Tribal and Urban Indian Settings - A Toolkit for Providers and Community Organizations Serving American Indian/Alaska Native Communities
Toolkit features resources and strategies for preventing opioid overdoses in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Features information for AI/AN elders, youth, veterans, and LGBTQ2S+, as well as urban and tribal communities.
Author(s): Danielle Eakins, Maya Magarati, Katie Hess, et al.
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Seven Directions - A Center for Indigenous Public Health
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