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New Resources Identified in the Past 30 Days:

Added June 8, 2022

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline
Hotline providing mental health information and support to pregnant and new mothers. The hotline can be reached at 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS or 1-833-943-5746.
Additional links: En Español
Type: Hotline
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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South Dakota Broadband Resource Guide
Report examines rural broadband access in South Dakota. Details rates of access across the state, discusses digital literacy, and provides community resources for expanding broadband access.
Author(s): Heidi Kolbeck-Urlacher
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Affairs
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Added June 7, 2022

2021 Indiana's Physician Workforce: Data Report
Provides information on the 2021 physician workforce supply in Indiana, including data on primary care physicians and psychiatrists. Includes employment status and practice location, demographic and practice characteristics, specialties and services provided, and county-level location of physicians.
Author(s): Analise Dickinson, Sierra Vaughn, Hannah Maxey
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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2022 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds
Report detailing the current state of the Medicare Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplemental Medical Insurance (SMI) Trust Funds. Discusses Medicare expenditures as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and makes short and long-range sustainability projections based on variable economic, demographic, and healthcare trends. Also explains the actuarial methods used to calculate the estimates. Includes information on Medicare amendments since the 2021 report, including some that impact rural providers and beneficiaries.
Additional links: Tables and figures
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Board of Trustees, Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds
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2022 Fact Sheet: Childhood Agricultural Injuries
Fact sheet compares the rates of fatal childhood agricultural injuries with those of other industries. Discusses nonfatal childhood agricultural injuries, as well.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
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Determinants of Telehealth Service Use among Mental Health Patients: A Case of Rural Louisiana
Examines the use of telehealth for mental health appointments in rural Louisiana. Analyzes 6 mental health outpatient clinics that completed 7,069 telehealth visits with 1,115 patients from April 2020 to March 2021. Discusses how demographic factors and severity of disease impact telehealth usage.
Author(s): Monteic A. Sizer, Dependra Bhatta, Binod Acharya, Krishna P. Paudel
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(11)
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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The Lives of Native Hawaiian Elders and Their Experiences With Healthcare: A Qualitative Analysis
Highlights a 5-year study on the experiences of Native Hawaiian elders have had accessing quality healthcare. Discusses barriers to healthcare for Native Hawaiian elders, including those residing in rural areas.
Author(s): Keilyn Leina'ala Kawakami, Shelley Muneoka, Rachel L. Burrage, et al.
Citation: Frontiers in Public Health
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
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Palliative Care — More Than Just Hospice, with Karla Weng and Pat Justis
An episode of the Exploring Rural Health podcast featuring Karla Weng, Senior Program Manager for Stratis Health, and Pat Justis, Director of the Washington State Office of Rural Health. Discusses rural palliative care and an initiative to expand access in rural communities in Washington State, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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U.S. Health Care Expenditures: Costs, Lessons, and Opportunities
Summarizes a March 15-16, 2021, workshop exploring issues related to increasing healthcare spending in the United States. Provides an overview of the scope of healthcare spending in the United States, innovations implemented to address spending, and the role of research in policy change. Includes information on rural payment models.
Additional links: Read Online
Date: 2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Urban-Rural Disparities in Childhood Obesogenic Environments in the United States: Application of Differing Rural Definitions
Analyzes rural versus urban differences in food and physical activity (PA) environments that contribute to childhood obesogenic environment index (COEI) scores. Utilizes multiple data sources to examine 6 food environment variables and 4 PA variables by rural-urban continuum codes, among other rural definitions. Discusses differences in COEI scores and implications for public health practices.
Author(s): Marilyn E. Wende, M. Renée Umstattd Meyer, Christiaan Abildso, Kara Davis, Andrew T. Kaczynski
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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