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New Resources Identified in the Past 30 Days:

Added July 20, 2022

Summer Meals Site Finder
An online tool that allows the user to search an address within the United States and find free summer meals for kids within a 15-mile radius. Provides information about the meal service site and how to contact them, type of meal offered, days of operation, and directions to the meal site.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: USDA Food and Nutrition Service
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Supporting Communities and Local Public Health Departments During COVID-19 and Beyond: A Roadmap for Equitable and Transformative Change
Examines strategies to strengthen public health systems in California to create more equitable and resilient communities. Utilizes interview and survey data from community and public health stakeholders as well as reviews of policy and best practices. Includes discussions about collaborating along local, regional, and state levels to improve healthcare in rural and underserved areas.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Public Health Alliance of Southern California, Public Health Institute
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UVM CORA Community Rounds: Strategies for Distributing Naloxone to Rural Communities
Webinar recording discusses rural opioid overdoses and methods for distributing naloxone to prevent overdoses. Explores the use of data, technology, and working with emergency services partners to deliver naloxone to people at risk of overdosing, among other factors.
Additional links: Webinar Slides
Author(s): Geoff Capraro, Brooke A. Lawrence
Date: 07/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction
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Added July 19, 2022

ARPA Impact Report: An Analysis of How Counties are Addressing National Issues with Local Investments
Describes how counties are investing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to strengthen the workforce, address behavioral health needs, reinforce public health preparedness, improve housing access, ensure access to clean water, and build prosperous communities. Includes examples from rural counties throughout.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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Counties With High Levels of Self-Employed Workers Dominate the Great Plains and Upper Mountain West
Map showing metro and nonmetro counties with a proportion of self-employed workers in the top 25% for 2014-2018.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Disaster Available Supplies in Hospitals (DASH)
Interactive tool designed to help hospital emergency planners and supply chain staff estimate supplies that may need to be available immediately during mass casualty incidents and infectious disease emergencies, based on hospital characteristics. Comprises four modules which can provide hospitals a holistic view of the supplies needed to address various types of incidents.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
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Engaging Your Board and Community in Value-Based Care Conversations
Provides starting points for healthcare organizations to engage in value-based care conversations with their board and community members to support strategic planning and informed decision-making.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Leadership Fundamentals Video Series: Surviving and Thriving as a New Leader
A 6-part video series for new rural health leaders transitioning to a supervisor or manager role. Covers building organizational awareness; managing performance; communication, conflict, and difficult conversations; leading change; and team engagement. Training modules include interviews with rural health leaders, discussion questions, suggested activities to support learning, and supplemental resources.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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MedPAC Data Book: Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program, 2022
Provides an overview of Medicare spending and highlights data on Medicare beneficiary demographics, dual-eligible beneficiaries, quality of care provided through the Medicare program, and other payer liability. Examines settings of care, including rural specific provider sites, as they relate to spending, access to care, and profit margins. Compares rural and urban beneficiaries and providers throughout. Chart 6-2 addresses rural hospital closures.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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A Pilot Study Examining Access to and Satisfaction with Maternal Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment via Telemedicine
Highlights a study on the role telemedicine plays in increasing access to mental health and substance use treatment for women who are pregnant or have recently given birth. The study received a high percentage of participants from rural areas and breaks down the demographic data by rural, as well as several other factors such as age, race, and diagnosis, to name a few.
Author(s): Constance Guille, Emily Johnson, Edie Douglas, et al.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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