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Added February 8, 2024

Oregon Project ECHO Program Events
Features a number of events hosted by Project ECHO Programs in Oregon. Lists events for health education programs focusing on general health issues, addiction medicine, and community practice.
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organizations: Oregon ECHO Network, Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network
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Preparing Behavioral Health Clinicians for Success and Retention in Rural Safety Net Practices
Policy brief on the impact of training focused on rural and underserved communities on the skills, successes, and retention of behavioral health clinicians in rural safety net practices. Summarizes findings related to training, experiences, and demographics of rural behavioral health safety net clinicians.
Author(s): Donald Pathman, Lisa de Saxe Zerden, Mandi Gingris, et al.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Carolina Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center
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QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Adolescents Aged 5–17 Years Who Had Ever Received a Diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, by Urbanization Level and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2020–2022
Bar chart showing the percentage of children and adolescents aged 5-17 with a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in metropolitan and nonmetro areas, overall and for the age groups 5-11 and 12-17.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 73(5), 116
Date: 02/2024
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The State of the World's Children 2023 - For Every Child, Vaccination: Regional Brief: East Asia and the Pacific
Explores reasons behind a sharp drop worldwide in routine vaccination coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic. Offers suggestions for steps to be taken for the protection of children's health. Features statistics on zero-dose and under-vaccinated children in East Asian and Pacific countries including Palau, Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands.
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
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Added February 7, 2024

AACOM 2022-23 Academic Year Graduating Seniors Survey Summary Report
Results of a survey of 4,146 expected 2023 graduates from 34 colleges of osteopathic medicine and branch campuses. Provides statistics and data on medical education debt and scholarships, graduate medical education plans, and percentages of students who plan to practice in rural underserved or shortage areas.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
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Addressing the National Rural Health Care Worker Shortage with A Focus on Kindergarten Through 12th Grade Educational Strategies
Policy position paper regarding addressing rural healthcare workforce shortages through K-12 pipeline programs. Discusses educational, programmatic, and financial challenges to engaging K-12 students and implementing pipeline programs. Offers policy recommendations for the U.S. Congress and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to promote student preparedness and interest in health careers.
Author(s): Nicole Thill, Michelle Fortune, Abigail Radcliffe
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Assessment of Substance Use Disorder Stigma and Strategies for Addressing Stigma in Rural Areas
January 31, 2024 webinar recording sharing results from the National Report on Rural Substance Use Disorder Stigma and Treatment Needs and discussing strategies for addressing stigma in rural areas. Includes transcript.
Additional links: Slide Presentation
Date: 01/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction
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Bridging The Home-Based Primary Care Gap In Rural Areas
Discusses challenges with offering home-based primary care (HBPC) in rural communities for older adults and people with disabilities, notably workforce shortages, insufficient infrastructure, and funding. Offers HBPC redesign suggestions with these challenges in mind, discussing community health workers, technology and telehealth, leveraging community resources and partnerships, training, scope of practice laws, payment models, and infrastructure investments.
Author(s): Ginny Rogers, Montgomery Smith, Jonathan Gonzalez-Smith, Robert S. Saunders
Citation: Health Affairs Forefront
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
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CMS Cross Cutting Initiative: Rural Health
A fact sheet that provides examples of how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is working to eliminate disparities in rural healthcare access related to workforce shortages, facility closures, and infrastructure issues. Discusses innovative healthcare payment models from 2023 that address barriers to value-based care in rural healthcare delivery.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Cybersecurity: A Path to Increase Rural Health Care Preparedness
Policy position paper discussing the importance of increasing cybersecurity measures across rural healthcare facilities and organizations. Highlights challenges rural providers face in achieving adequate cybersecurity protections, preparedness, and response. Offers federal and state policy recommendations to support and enhance cybersecurity in rural healthcare settings.
Author(s): Michael Hassell, Jenny Niblock
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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