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Improving Health Research on Small Populations: Proceedings of a Workshop
Summary of a January 2018 workshop focused on health research with small population groups, including rural populations. Discusses the challenges of small population health research and innovative approaches related to study design, data collection, and statistical analysis to address these challenges.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Medicaid Managed Care and the Rural Exception: A Review of Issues and Perspectives from the Field
Analyzes Medicaid waivers, current up to September 2017, to examine how state Medicaid procedures affect rural populations. Covers information gathered from State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs), state Medicaid offices, and other stakeholders to describe the process of waiver development.
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Amy B. Martin, Victor Kirksey
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
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Preventing Suicide In Rural America
Policy brief focused on rural suicide prevention. Provides an overview of rural suicide rates and key suicide risk factors for rural residents. Identifies policy options for preventing suicide in rural areas and includes two brief case studies.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural Post-Acute Care: Improving Transitions to Enhance Patient Recovery
Highlights approaches that are improving patient transitions from acute care to post-acute care (PAC) in rural settings. Features a tertiary facility’s communication with skilled nursing facilities in Tennessee and Kentucky, a Nebraska Critical Access Hospital’s swing bed program, and a home health agency serving rural Maine.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in Integrated Care Settings
Presents information on domestic, sexual, and intimate partner violence, including associated conditions such as substance abuse and other behavioral health issues. Includes discussion of barriers to treatment and considerations for rural communities.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Thinking Big: Innovative Approaches to Food Access in Rural Communities
Slides presented at the 2018 Rural Health Economic Development Nexus Workshop describing food deserts and food security, the impact that access to healthy foods has on health, and chronic disease and social disparities in rural areas.
Author(s): Amanda Corbett
Date: 04/2018
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Diminishing Access to Rural Maternity Care and Associated Changes in Birth Location and Outcomes
Webinar presented by Carrie Henning-Smith on April 26, 2018. Described recent work by the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center on loss of obstetric care in rural areas. Included information from a March 2018 Journal of the American Medical Association study showing changes in birth location and outcomes following loss of services in rural areas.
Additional links: Presentation Slides
Date: 04/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Rural Health Research Gateway, University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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The Future of Rural Transportation and Mobility for Older Adults: Current Trends and Future Directions in Technology-enabled Solutions
Focuses on transformation of mobility for older adults in rural areas through innovation in transportation solutions. Describes how mobility restrictions are a social determinant of health, and the ways in which this can adversely impact health and independence for older rural people
Author(s): Andrew Broderick
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Grantmakers In Aging
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HIV Update - Alaska, 2017
Report on HIV and AIDS throughout the state of Alaska in 2017. Discusses the impact of HIV on rural Alaska communities.
Additional links: HIV Surveillance Report - Alaska, 1982-2017
Citation: State of Alaska Epidemiology Bulletin, 20(2)
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Division of Public Health
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NACRHHS Policy Brief on Understanding the Impact of Suicide in Rural America
Webinar recording discusses the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS) policy brief on the impact of suicide in rural areas. Features presentations from the NACRHHS Committee Chair and Executive Secretary, as well as a representative from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and and a retired professor of social work at Stephen F. Austin State University.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Webinar Transcript
Date: 04/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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