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Added June 2, 2020

Republic of Palau - State of the Republic Address
Includes updates on efforts to minimize exposure to COVID-19 on Palau, and to help provide economic assistance to citizens who have experienced a loss of income due to the pandemic and communities that are experiencing financial hardship.
Author(s): Tommy E. Remengesau
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Republic of Palau
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Tanner Health System: Promoting Healthy Behaviors
Describes "Get Healthy, Eat Well," an initiative by Tanner Health System to promote healthy behaviors in its rural Georgia and Alabama communities. Provides an overview of the framework that guided the network of community partners, school and community interventions, and results of the program. Includes lessons learned and next steps.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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An Update on Cancer Deaths in the United States
Provides data and information on cancer deaths in the United States, including cancer death rates by age, sex, race/ethnicity, state, and Census region, as well as trends from 1999-2018. Figure 3 features rural/urban comparisons on age-adjusted cancer death rates in 2018.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Added June 1, 2020

Compendium of Rural Oral Health Best Practices - 2020
Highlights examples of the best practices in rural oral healthcare across the country. Presents a number of models regarding workforce development and training, integration of care, telehealth, clinical care, and policy.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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COVID-19: Telehealth and Virtual Care Best Practices
Provides an overview of how hospitals and health systems are using telehealth services and online tools to address COVID-19. Describes how to utilize online assessment tools, remotely care for patients, protect healthcare workers, and leverage telehealth services vendors. Includes links to additional resources throughout.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Fact Sheet: Rural Community Hospital (RCH) Demonstration
Provides an overview of the Rural Community Hospital demonstration program. Describes reimbursement challenges that rural hospitals face and the early results of the program.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Guidance for Certifying Deaths Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Provides guidance to death certifiers on the proper cause-of-death certification for cases where confirmed or suspected COVID-19 resulted in death. Discusses common problems in cause-of-death certification and offers advice about following local jurisdictions' reporting requirements involving threats to public health.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Rural-Urban Differences in the Association Between Individual, Facility, and Clinical Characteristics and Travel Time for Cancer Treatment
Examines the association of patient, facility, and clinical characteristics with round trip travel times for all types of cancer patients living in rural and urban areas with the objective to help providers understand which patients may be most in need of resources to assist with travel.
Author(s): Joel E. Segel, Eugene J. Lengerich
Citation: BMC Public Health, 20(1),196
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
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The Universal Service Fund and COVID-19: The FCC and Industry Response
Provides an overview of three Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Universal Service Fund programs and actions taken through these programs in response to COVID-19. Describes actions taken through the Rural Health Care Program to promote access to telehealth services during the public health emergency.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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Added May 29, 2020

Counties Where 20 Percent or More of Adults 25-64 Do Not Have a High School Diploma/Equivalent, 2014-18
Map showing which metropolitan and nonmetro counties had 20% or more of adults without a high school diploma.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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