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Added June 3, 2020

Regional Disparities in Qualified Health Plans' Prior Authorization Requirements for HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis in the United States
Results of a study examining differences in qualified health plans (QHPs) in the South, the Midwest, the West, and the Northeast, in terms of prior authorization requirements for combined tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine. Features statistics comparing 16,853 QHPs, with breakdowns by urban and rural areas.
Author(s): Kathleen A. McManus, Samuel Powers, Amy Killelea, Sebastian Tello-Trillo, Elizabeth Rogawski McQuade
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 3(6)
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
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Rural/Urban Disparities in the Utilization of Health and Behavioral Assessments/Interventions in the Fee-for-Service Medicare Population
Compares the utilization of Health and Behavioral Assessments and Interventions (HBAI) services by Medicare recipients in rural and urban areas. Includes data on HBAI providers, service units, beneficiaries, and average utilization rate in rural and urban counties.
Author(s): Christian Rhudy, Eugene Shin, Jeffery C. Talbert
Citation: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center Publications
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
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Rural/Urban Disparities in Utilization of Diabetes Self-Management Training to the Fee-for-Service Medicare Population Management Training to the Fee-for-Service Medicare Population
Compares the utilization of Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) services of Medicare recipients in rural and urban areas in 2016. Includes data on DSMT providers, service units, beneficiaries, and average utilization rate in rural and urban counties.
Author(s): Christian Rhudy, Aric Schadler, Jeffery Talbert
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
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Rural/Urban Disparities in Utilization of Medical Nutrition Therapy to the Fee-for-Service Medicare Population
Compares the utilization of Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) services by Medicare recipients in rural and urban areas in 2016. Includes data on MNT providers, service units, beneficiaries, and average utilization rate in rural and urban counties.
Author(s): Christian Rhudy, Eugene Shin, Jeffery Talbert
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
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The Best and Worst Places for Children in America
Includes an interactive map ranking states and counties on their ability to care for and protect children, with data on child poverty, COVID-19 vulnerability, and more. Users can select and compare counties on various threats to childhood, such as deaths before age 18, teen pregnancy, food insecurity, and school dropouts.
Additional links: The Land of Inopportunity: Closing the Childhood Equity Gap for America's Kids
Date: 2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Save the Children Federation, Inc.
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Added June 2, 2020

2020 National Emergency Medical Services Assessment
Describes emergency medical services (EMS), EMS emergency preparedness, and 911 systems at the state and national levels, using data from a survey completed by representatives of 54 states and U.S. territories. Features statistics in categories including EMS organizations, response and patient care, workforce health and safety, disaster preparedness, and funding, including funding provided by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of State EMS Officials
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COVID-19 Survey Activities, CARES Act Funding, Enhanced Enforcement for Infection Control Deficiencies, and Quality Improvement Activities in Nursing Homes
Provides guidance to state survey agencies on nursing home infection control surveys in response to COVID-19, CARES Act funding, enhanced enforcement for infection control deficiencies, and Quality Improvement Organization support in preventing COVID-19 transmission in nursing homes.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Initiatives in Three USAPI Jurisdictions
Summarizes efforts in Guam, Palau, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to improve cardiovascular health outcomes. Highlights strategies that can be applied to hypertension control programs and chronic disease prevention projects.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Oral Health Surveillance among American Indians and Alaska Natives in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah 2013-2018
Report highlights oral health data from Indian Health Services facilities from 2013-2018 in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. Looks at data by state, age, gender, and services provided.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, American Indian Research Center for Health, Tribal Epidemiology Centers
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Projected Deaths of Despair from COVID-19
Report looks at the potential effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the rates of deaths of despair, or those related to drugs, alcohol, and from suicide. Discusses potential increases in rates and details a number of policy solutions to prevent an increase in deaths.
Author(s): Stephen Petterson, John M. Westfall, Benjamin F. Miller
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Robert Graham Center, Well Being Trust
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