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New Resources Identified in the Past 30 Days:

Added March 28, 2024

National Faith in Action on Maternal Health
Provides an overview of maternal health challenges and data in the United States, including mortality rates, mental health, substance use, intimate partner violence, needed services, and more. Provides strategies for community and faith leaders to improve maternal health, as well as a section specific to rural maternal health needs.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (The Partnership Center)
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Rural Partners Network with Farah Ahmad
Podcast episode featuring Farah Ahmad, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Discusses the Rural Partners Network, an alliance of 25 federal agencies working together with 36 communities across 10 states and Puerto Rico to help rural communities build prosperity through job creation, infrastructure development, and community improvement. Describes how USDA Rural Development and the Rural Partners Network are working to address housing and transportation concerns in rural areas.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Impact! Communications, Inc.
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Added March 27, 2024

California's Health Care for the Homeless Grantees: Who They Are, What They Do, and What They Need
Describes the Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) program and the work of program grantees in California. Interviewed a representative sample of grantees and surveyed a larger group of grantees to determine program reach, challenges, and needs. Includes information on a rural Federally Qualified Health Center.
Author(s): Julie Hudman
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Health Care Foundation
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Community Health Centers, Arkansas Locations
Map showing locations of Community Health Centers in Arkansas.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Community Health Centers of Arkansas, Inc.
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Community Impact and Benefit Activities of Critical Access, Other Rural, and Urban Hospitals, 2022
Examines the economic and healthcare benefit of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) on rural communities. Looks at the 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: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Counties Changing Metropolitan (Metro) Status Between 2013 and 2023
Map with shadings showing counties that had remained nonmetropolitan, remained metro, changed from nonmetro to metro, or changed from metro to nonmetro from 2013 to 2023.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Environmental Scan on Developing and Implementing Performance Measures for Population-Based Total Cost of Care (PB-TCOC) Models
Presents results of an environmental scan regarding the development and implementation of population-based total cost of care (PB-TCOC) payment models. Describes types of performance measures used in value-based payment models and pay-for-reporting programs, data sources used for constructing performance measures, features of PB-TCOC models, challenges in developing and implementing performance measures and opportunities for Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and PB-TCOC models to address these challenges, trends in existing performance measures across several Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) models and Medicare value-based care programs, and more. Includes rural references and considerations throughout.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, NORC at the University of Chicago
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Health Care Contact Days Among Older Cancer Survivors
Analyzes factors associated with healthcare contact days among older adult cancer survivors using the 2019 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) and linked Medicare claims data. Evaluates the effect of demographics, self-rated health, care-seeking behaviors, rural status, and more.
Author(s): Arjun Gupta, Emma D. Chant, Supriya Mohile, et al.
Citation: JCO Oncology Practice
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Home Cooked: A 50-Year History of Meth in America
Podcast series presents a discussion on the history of the use, production, and proliferation of methamphetamine in the U.S. The 5-episode series explores how the social perception of meth in America compares with the reality of its use throughout the 20th and 21st centuries and how this has affected rural communities.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organizations: Rural Assembly, The Daily Yonder
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Identifying Rural Health Clinics Within the Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS) Analytic Files
Provides an overview and history of the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Program and the services provided to Medicaid recipients. Examines the methodology for locating RHC encounters within Medicaid claims files utilizing the Transformed Statistical Information System (T-MSIS) Analytic Files.
Author(s): Katherine Ahrens, Zachariah Croll, Yvonne Jonk, John Gale, Heidi O'Connor
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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