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Added July 14, 2022

County-Level Availability of Obstetric Care and Economic Implications of Hospital Closures on Obstetric Care
Policy brief providing data on the economic changes in counties that lost obstetric care facilities between 2012-2019. Describes demographic and economic differences between counties with or without obstetric care facilities. Features statistics with breakdowns by urban or rural location and a county-level map with shadings showing availability of obstetric services and hospital closures from 2012-2019.
Author(s): Andrew L. Owen, Alison Davis, Simona Balazs
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Economic Analysis of Rural Health
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Family Strengthening Research: 2021 Report
Provides an overview of the Division of Family Strengthening's (DFS) major research investments through 2021. Reports on DFS focus areas: strengthening and supporting relationships, fatherhood, children, and families; reducing teen pregnancy and supporting positive youth development; and preventing family violence. Includes discussions on programs and issues specific to tribal and rural communities.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Rapid Antigen Screening of Students and Staff for SARS-CoV-2 in Rural School Districts, Pierce County, WA, 2020
Provides an overview of a program in rural Washington school districts to screen students and staff for COVID-19 with weekly rapid antigen tests. Discusses efficacy, impact on school policy decisions, and overall sustainability of the program.
Author(s): Daniel R. Stutman, Julie K. Tergliafera, Morgan E. Black, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 112(8), 1134-1137
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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Summit Equips Participants to Take Action on Health Inequity and Stigma Related to Substance Use Disorder in Rural Communities
Highlights the Taking Action National Rural Substance Use Disorder Health Equity and Stigma Summit hosted by the University of Rochester Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence on May 18-20, 2022. Includes select presentation recordings and resources related to rural substance use disorder (SUD) care, overdose prevention, addressing stigma, and other related topics.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: University of Rochester Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence
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Supporting Dental Therapy through Title VII Training Programs: A Meaningful Strategy for Implementing Equitable Oral Health Care - Nineteenth Annual Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and to Congress
Offers policy and program development recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding primary care and dental training and education. Provides an overview of the importance of oral health, oral health disparities, and the dental therapy profession. Recommendations cover federal funding for dental therapy programs, dental therapy faculty and dental therapists' inclusion in loan forgiveness programs, and a longitudinal tracking mechanism for dental therapy trainees, faculty, and graduates. Highlights a dental therapy pilot program serving tribal communities in Alaska.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry
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Added July 13, 2022

An Algorithm Using Administrative Data to Measure Adverse Childhood Experiences (ADM‐ACE)
Article discussing the development and methodology of an administrative data tool to measure adverse childhood experiences (ADM-ACE), which researchers applied to 2018 claims and enrollment data for the Tennessee Medicaid program (TennCare). Presents ADM-ACE statistics drawn from the Tennessee data, and outlines how measures of adverse childhood experiences were defined and applied in the study. Offers rural/urban comparisons for rates of ADM-ACE prevalence.
Author(s): Laura E. Henkhaus, Gilbert Gonzales, Melinda B. Buntin
Citation: Health Services Research, 57(4), 963-972
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Rural Areas Topic Guide
Provides resources and information on cancer risks, prevention and screening, access to cancer treatment, and cancer survivorship in rural areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Interoperability Among Office-Based Physicians in 2019
Report presenting survey data on health information technology (HIT) interoperability among office-based physicians as of 2019. Describes rates of physicians engaging in health information exchange (HIE), reported benefits and barriers, electronic exchange rates broken down by characteristics, including rural location, and other data comparisons.
Author(s): Yuriy Pylypchuk, Jordan Everson, Dustin Charles, Vaishali Patel
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
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Montana Healthcare Foundation Annual Report 2021
Provides an overview of the Montana Healthcare Foundation's work in 2021. Features sections on grantmaking, American Indian health, behavioral health, care coordination, Medicaid and health policy, public health, school-based health centers, housing, and grant application assistance.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Montana Healthcare Foundation
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NCI Geographic Information Science (GIS) Portal for Cancer Research Tobacco Policy Viewer
Provides a state-by-state summary of smoke-free laws in workplaces, restaurants, and bars from 1990 through 2020 for the U.S. Includes information on public tobacco policy laws at the county and city levels.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: National Cancer Institute
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