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New Resources Identified in the Past 30 Days:

Added October 5, 2022

Oklahoma Critical Access Hospitals
County map showing locations of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), CAH National Health Service Corps Sites, PC low income designation, and geographic Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Oklahoma.
Date: 03/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma Office of Primary Care and Rural Health Development
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Rural Health Matters
Recordings of Rural Health Matters, a weekly call-in show that features experts from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Covers COVID-19 and how it impacts farmers, ranchers, and rural America, as well as other issues impacting rural public health.
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Suicide and Self-Harm in Youth Presenting to a US Rural Hospital During COVID-19
Presents a study on rural emergency department utilization and hospital admission for suicide or self-harm in children ages 5 to 17 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Analyzes hospital data from January, 2017 to May 2021. Breaks down data by demographic factors, such as race, gender, and rurality, as well as length of stay and visit type, among other measures.
Author(s): Mary Arakelyan, Jennifer A. Emond, JoAnna K. Leyenaar
Citation: Hospital Pediatrics, 12(10), e336–e342
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
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Added October 4, 2022

2020 Forces of Change: The COVID-19 Edition
Reports on capacity, preparedness, and response of local health departments (LHDs) during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Utilizes survey data from 583 LHDs and includes information such as job losses, budget changes, COVID-19 response timeline, workforce changes, experiences related to harassment, available services, recovery efforts, and more. Data includes information from small, medium, and large LHDs.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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Family Physicians and Maternal Health in Rural America
An episode of the Exploring Rural Health podcast featuring Dr. Julie Wood, senior vice president of research, science and health of the public at the American Academy of Family Physicians, and Dr. Zita Magloire, a practicing family physician in Cairo, Georgia. Focuses on rural family physicians and the challenges and joys of providing maternal care in rural areas.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Family-Focused Interventions to Prevent Substance Use Disorders in Adolescence
Proceedings from a workshop exploring barriers to and opportunities for implementing interventions and highlighting efforts to incorporate interventions into statewide healthcare strategies. Includes sections on interventions in healthcare settings, program implementation, federal agency perspectives, and possible future directions. Mentions initiatives geared toward tribal communities.
Additional links: Read Online
Author(s): Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Date: 2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA) Programs for Rural Health Clinics
Lists IRHA-sponsored programs for Rural Health Clinics. Provides program descriptions and contact information.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indiana Rural Health Association
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Interconnected - The Future of EMS in Rural & Urban Minnesota
Recording of a panel presentation that discusses challenges and potential opportunities related to Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Explores issues such as workforce, funding, and collaboration of EMS networks in Minnesota.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Rural Policy and Development, The Citizens League
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Lessening the Impact of Financial Toxicity (Lift): A Protocol for a Multi-Site, Single-Arm Trial Examining the Effect of Financial Navigation on Financial Toxicity in Adult Patients with Cancer in Rural and Non-Rural Settings
Describes a trial study that examines financial toxicity (FT) experienced by adults with cancer in both rural and urban settings and implements financial navigation (FN) strategies for the patient. Observes 780 patients over 2 years who are enrolled in the Lessening the Impact of Financial Toxicity (LIFT) study that identifies and screens for FT, connects patients to FN resources, and includes ongoing check-ins and electronic tracking of LIFT patients. Includes rural versus urban breakdowns of oncology settings by organizational characteristics such as cancer program type, hospital ownership structure, presence of satellite locations, number of inpatient beds, and number of counties in catchment area.
Author(s): Stephanie B. Wheeler, Caitlin B. Biddell, Michelle L. Manning, et al.
Citation: Trials, 23(839)
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
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National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being
Explores the potential to drive policy and systems change to better support the health workforce and the health of all communities. Includes sections on creating and sustaining positive work environments, investing in strategies and research, supporting mental health and reducing stigma, addressing policy barriers, using technology tools, and recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. Mentions rural throughout.
Additional links: Read Online
Author(s): Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience
Date: 2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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