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Emerging Strategies to Ensure Access to Health Care Services: Rural Hospital-Health Clinic Integration
Provides an overview of the benefits of sharing resources between rural hospitals and clinics. Offers suggestions for federal policy solutions and actions for hospital and health system to deploy.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Rural-Urban Earnings Gap by Educational Attainment, 2016
Chart showing the gap in median earnings between rural and urban adults age 25 and older with different levels of education. Uses data from the 2016 American Community Survey.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Educational Attainment in Rural and Urban Areas, 2000 and 2016
Chart showing educational attainment in rural and urban areas for adults age 25 and older, using data from the Census 2000 and 2016 American Community Survey.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Gender Differences in Social Isolation and Social Support among Rural Residents
Examines gender differences in social isolation and supports among aging rural residents. Includes statistics on perceived loneliness, social support, and social participation by gender. Offers suggestions to reduce social isolation and improve associated health outcomes in rural communities.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Alexandra Ecklund, Ira Moscovice, Katy Kozhimannil
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Substance Use Disorder Treatment Policy Recommendations for the State of Wisconsin Final Report - July 2018
Reports on a statewide assessment to inform the Wisconsin Governor's Task Force on Opioid Abuse regarding comprehensive, evidenced-based, and sustainable treatment options for substance use disorder (SUD). Includes 18 policy recommendations. Identifies multiple barriers to accessing SUD treatment in rural and remote areas of Wisconsin.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pew Charitable Trusts
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2018 Flex Program Reverse Site Visit
Details the Flex Program's Reverse Site Visit meeting held on July 17-18, 2018 for grantees of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program and the Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program (SHCP). Includes learning objectives and materials related to the meeting, including links to each presentation's slides. Presentations cover federal program activities, policy updates, and examples of program initiatives from several states.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Long-term Outcomes of Lifestyle Intervention to Prevent Diabetes in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities: The Special Diabetes Program for Indians Diabetes Prevention Program
Highlights a study on long-term outcomes of diabetes prevention efforts in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Details outcomes over a 10 year period and breaks down data by age, physical activity, and weight, among other factors.
Author(s): Luohua Jiang, Ann Johnson, Katherine Pratte, et al.
Citation: Diabetes Care, 41(7), 1462-1470
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Diabetes Association
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The Intersection of Hepatitis, HIV, and the Opioid Crisis: The Need for a Comprehensive Response
Brief discusses the infectious diseases co-occurring with the opioid crisis and the need for comprehensive treatment. Details the relationship between opioid use disorder and HIV and Hepatitis infection. Looks at barriers to care and presents suggestions to overcome them, such as increasing access to healthcare for low-income populations, among others.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors
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Education and Training for Primary Care Providers in Medication Assisted Treatment and Opioid Use Disorder Care
Twitter chat discusses Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) training for primary care providers. Features resources and discussion on effective ways of treating opioid use disorder. Hosted by the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Health Resources and Services Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Insuring Rural America: Health Insurance Challenges and Opportunities
Details a study focusing on the challenges of designing an insurance market that works in rural America. Looks at the needs of rural people and current health insurance policy.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller, Charlie Alfero, Andrew F. Coburn, et al.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
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