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Added October 17, 2018

Rental Housing for a 21st Century Rural America
Analyzes seven indicators to describe the supply, demand, and affordability of housing in rural areas by census tracts. Offers suggestions on future rural rental housing needs and policy recommendations.
Author(s): Corianne Scally, Brandi Gilbert, Carl Hedman, Amanda Gold, Lily Posey
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Housing Assistance Council, Urban Institute
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Report to Congress: Rural Community Hospital Demonstration
Summarizes findings from the Rural Community Hospital Demonstration (RCHD) over the twelve years authorized by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Reports on the characteristics of the participating hospitals and the effect of the demonstration on hospital finances and other outcomes. Also discusses steps the hospitals expected to take at the end of the demonstration, if it had not been extended for an additional five years by the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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The Ruralness of Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence: Prevalence, Provider Knowledge Gaps, and Healthcare Costs
Examines rural domestic violence and intimate partner violence. Addresses prevalence rates, provider knowledge gaps, and associated healthcare costs.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Trends in Fertility and Mother’s Age at First Birth Among Rural and Metropolitan Counties: United States, 2007–2017
Reports on trends in total fertility rates and mean maternal age at first birth overall, and by race and Hispanic origin, with data for rural counties, small or medium metropolitan counties, and large metro counties.
Additional links: Questions for the Lead Author, NCHStats blog
Author(s): Danielle M. Ely, Brady E. Hamilton
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Virginia's Physician Assistant Workforce: 2017
An overview of the physician assistant (PA) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2017 Physician Assistant Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of PAs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Radiologic Technologist Workforce: 2017
An overview of the radiologic technologist (RT) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2017 Radiologic Technologist Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of RTs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Respiratory Therapist Workforce: 2017
An overview of the respiratory therapist (RT) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2017 Respiratory Therapist Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of RTs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Added October 16, 2018

Addressing Social Determinants of Health Needs of Dually Enrolled Beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage Plans: Findings from Interviews and Case Studies
Examines structures and approaches used by Medicare Advantage (MA) plans for dually enrolled and other high-cost beneficiaries. Includes case studies showcasing care models and how organizations are addressing social determinants of health for these beneficiaries. Discusses some challenges for rural areas and small community partnerships.
Author(s): Melony E. Sorbero, Ashley M. Kranz, Kathryn E. Bouskill, et al.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Geographic Availability of Low-Dose Computed Tomography for Lung Cancer Screening in the United States, 2017
Includes state-level tables and maps showing locations of lung cancer screening sites and percentage of population ages 55-79 lacking access to a center, and lung cancer mortality versus accessibility of screening centers. Helps identify rural areas in need of screening program creation or expansion.
Author(s): Jan M. Eberth, Parisa Bozorgi, Logan M. Lebrón, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
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Implementation of the MEDFRAT to Promote Quality Care and Decrease Falls in Community Hospital Emergency Rooms
Examines the implementation of Memorial Emergency Department Fall-Risk Assessment Tool (MEDFRAT), an evidence based fall-risk assessment tool, in twelve emergency departments part of a rural health care system in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota.
Author(s): Catherine A. McCarty, Theo A. Woehrle, Stephen C. Waring, Allise M. Taran, Laura A. Kitch
Citation: Journal of Emergency Nursing, 44(3), 280-284
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
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