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Added November 15, 2021

Nearly Half of U.S. States Lost Population in Rural Areas in 2010-20, According to U.S. Census Data
U.S. map showing percent change in state population and nonmetro population from 2020-2020 based on Census data.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Rural Health Network Development Planning Grants: Geographic Distribution and Change over Time
Examines the location and network geographic size of applicants funded by the Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant. Features statistics including total grantees by number of unique states per year from 2003-2020, states with the most grantees compared to rural population, states with the highest share of rural population compared to grants received, and maps showing state and county distribution of grantees.
Author(s): Jill Tanem, Katie Rydberg, Mariana Tuttle, Mary Gilbertson, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Supporting Telehealth and Technology-Assisted Services for People Who Use Drugs: A Resource Guide
Offers policy, training, and planning resources for Substance Use Disorder treatment providers, harm reduction organizations, and others looking to implement telehealth and technology-assisted services to improve the health and wellness of people who use drugs. Discusses participant barriers to accessing technology, including rural-specific challenges, and describes rural initiatives among other case studies.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Council for Mental Wellbeing
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Thunder Valley Forges a Pathway to Healing, Hope, and Liberation
Describes the Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation's efforts to implement Lakota-centric wellness, healing, and community development practices, for which they were awarded the 2020-2021 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Added November 12, 2021

Family Physicians in Rural America: Training, Distribution, and Scope of Practice
Webinar presented November 9, 2021, exploring training of family physicians in rural areas, family physician workforce distribution, and rural/urban differences in scope of practice. Features statistics including availability of obstetrical clinicians as of 2019, with breakdowns by metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore locations.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Transcript
Author(s): Lars Peterson, Davis Patterson
Date: 11/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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FQHC and RHC Best Practices for Telehealth in Response to COVID-19
Offers best practices for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) for telehealth expansion in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, drawing from 131 expert interviews from facilities in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Highlights key points related to continuing telehealth use, training and instruction, and technology investments.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Telehealth Resource Center
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ICU Mortality in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection: Highlighting Healthcare Disparities in Rural Appalachia
Study examining 30-day COVID-19 mortality among ICU patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome transferred from rural Appalachian hospitals to West Virginia University Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia between September 30, 2020 and December 1, 2020. Examines baseline patient demographics, comorbidities, and clinical outcomes, comparing patients transferred from Critical Access Hospitals and other rural facilities to non-COVID-19 ICU patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Author(s): Sunil Sharma, Varun Badami, Edward Rojas, et al.
Citation: Critical Care Explorations, 3(10), e547
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
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Medicaid & Telehealth: Summary and Findings from the Fall 2021 Webinar Series
Offers summaries of a series of webinars held in Fall 2021 that address topics related to telehealth and Medicaid, including audio-only policies, the role of data in policy, serving patients with disabilities, and permanent Medicaid telehealth policies. Includes links to a recording of each webinar.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
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Mortality Profile of the Non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native Population, 2019
Offers mortality data for non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people using 2019 National Vital Statistics System and Census data. Examines age-adjusted death rates , leading causes of death, and life expectancy, comparing Non-Hispanic AI/AN populations to Hispanic, non-Hispanic White, and non-Hispanic Black populations.
Author(s): Elizabeth Arias, Jiaquan Xu, Sally Curtin, et al.
Citation: National Vital Statistics Reports, 70(12), 1-26
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Sourcebook: Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program, 2018-2021
Provides contact and project summary information for 59 projects funded during the Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program's 2018-2021 funding cycle, including a specialized track of 12 Health Improvement Special Project grantees focused on addressing cardiovascular disease. Includes a summary of overall program impacts and a cohort snapshot, as well as detailed individual project profiles.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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