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New Resources Identified in the Past 30 Days:

Added December 6, 2022

Improving Maternal Health Outcomes To Reduce Maternal Mortality and Severe Maternal Morbidity
Report highlights the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona's Maternal Health Innovation (MHI) Program's goals and strategies for achieving them. Details the current state of maternal health in the Council's 21 tribe area and explores the barriers to maternal care, as well as a program timeline.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, American Indian Research Center for Health
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Medicaid Population-Based Payment: The Current Landscape, Early Insights, and Considerations for Policymakers
Provides an overview of population-based payment (PBP) models and the Medicaid PBP landscape. Identifies promising strategies for designing and implementing PBPs in Medicaid and considerations for state and federal policymakers who want to support these programs. Highlights state PBP approaches, including the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model.
Author(s): Rob Houston, Anne Smithey, Kelsey Brykman
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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National Rural Health Day Webinar: CMS Framework for Advancing Health Care
Recording of a November 15, 2022, webinar providing an overview of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Framework for Advancing Health Care in Rural, Tribal and Geographically Isolated Communities. Discusses the CMS Framework for Health Equity and identifies other rural health resources, including other recent CMS rural health reports.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Transcript
Date: 11/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Ohio Hospital Association COVID-19 Hospitalizations Dashboard
An interactive dashboard that presents information on COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ohio broken down by intensive care unit (ICU) patients, number of hospitalizations over time, regional data, and rural versus urban hospital data.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Hospital Association
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Preserve Telehealth Access Act of 2021: Telehealth Recommendations
Offers policy recommendations related to Maryland's Preserve Telehealth Access Act of 2021, including recommendations related to provider options to deliver care via telehealth, audio-visual and audio-only delivery, remote patient monitoring, hospice care services, inpatient care, patient privacy, and reimbursement levels.
Author(s): Randolph S. Sergent, Ben Steffen
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maryland Health Care Commission
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Recent Data Suggest Rural America Is Growing Again After a Decade of Population Loss
Offers a snapshot of rural population changes, highlighting metro and nonmetro changes between 2010 and 2021 based on Census Bureau Population Estimates Program and Decennial Census data. Discusses trends and investments in rural areas that may impact population growth or decline.
Author(s): Kenneth M. Johnson
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Responding to One Rural Community's Primary Care Needs: Investing in Workforce and Broad Community Stakeholder Engagement
Commentary describing a model in which an academic health system in Rockingham County, North Carolina made targeted primary care investments to address rural health disparities while working to ensure sustainability within the health workforce. Examines challenges to improving rural health outcomes and offers suggestions for health systems seeking to replicate the Rockingham model.
Author(s): Sherry Hay, Emily M. Hawes, Alyssa Zamierowski, Stokes Ann Hunt, Cristen P. Page
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 83(6), 435-439
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
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Rural-Urban Disparities in U.S. Cigarette Smoking Quit Ratios
Compares the rates of smoking cessation in rural and urban areas. Details the rate smokers quit smoking from 2010-2020 according to the National Survey on Drug Use.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction
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Technical Report of The Maryland Telehealth Study
Presents the results of a study examining the quality and cost of telehealth following its expansion during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as impact on access to healthcare, alignment with other models of care, and provider and patient satisfaction with a focus on policy impacts in Maryland. Includes findings of a literature review, consumer interviews, behavioral healthcare organization focus groups, and a provider survey.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: NORC at the University of Chicago, The Maryland Health Care Commission
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Texas Promotora or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program: 2021 Annual Report
Describes the Promotora or Community Health Worker (CHW) Training and Certification Program in Texas, including the number of certified community health workers, instructors, certificate graduates, and renewals. Includes the number of certified community health workers by county and the location of CHW training programs in the state.
Date: 2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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