Telehealth Strategies for the Delivery of Maternal Healthcare
Presents a rapid review of studies published since 2015 on the use of telehealth for maternal care, highlighting findings related to clinical outcomes, maternal and obstetric health outcomes, patient satisfaction, and other measures. Discusses maternal telehealth's potential as a supplement and as a replacement for in-person care.
Author(s): Amy G. Cantor, Rebecca M. Jungbauer, Annette M. Totten, et al. Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute view details
Defining Rural America: The Consequences of How We Count
Discusses several federal definitions of rural and the implications of using different definitions. Compares how U.S. Census Bureau and Office Management and Budget (OMB) characterize rural America. Offers principles on how to choose which definition to use to describe rural areas.
Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center on Rural Innovation view details
Factors Associated With Geographic Disparities in Gastrointestinal Cancer Mortality in the United States
Examines modifiable and nonmodifiable factors related to county-level mortality from esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers. Provides county-level U.S. maps and breaks down data by sex, race, health behaviors, income, insurance status, travel time and specialist density, screening rates, and location by large metropolitan, small metropolitan, and rural.
Author(s): Christopher Ma, Stephen E. Congly, Darius E.Chyou, et al. Citation: Gastroenterology, 163(2), 437–448 Date: 08/2022 Type: Document view details
Health Workforce Issues in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Populations
Rapid response policy brief providing an overview of the Indian Health Service (IHS), and discussing tribally-operated health services and access to health services and insurance outside of tribal or IHS networks. Describes the representation of AI/AN populations within the healthcare workforce and offers recommendations and strategies to strengthen the health workforce providing care for AI/AN populations.
Author(s): Natalia V. Oster, Susan M. Skillman, Bianca K. Frogner Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies view details
Increasing Access to Routine Child Immunizations: State Approaches for Increasing Pharmacy Enrollment in the VFC Program
Discusses how increasing pharmacy participation in the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) can promote access to childhood vaccinations and reduce disparities. Outlines steps states can take to identify and address barriers to enrollment, including examining reimbursement policies, aligning program requirements with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements, addressing common provider misconceptions about the VFC program, and addressing pediatrician concerns.
Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy view details