U.S.-Mexico Border Program: Emergency Preparedness and Response StoryMap
StoryMap offering data and information related to Goal 4 of the Border 2025 program, which aims to improve joint preparedness for and response to hazardous environmental emergencies. Discusses collaboration between sister cities, environmental justice and climate change issues, and coordinating training and response to support emergency preparedness.
Date: 01/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency view details
Added December 5, 2022
The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Texas Hospitals
Reports on financial and operational challenges facing Texas hospitals following the COVID-19 pandemic, including rural and urban data on risk of closure. Provides charts comparing annual data on expenses and revenue changes between 2020 and 2022.
Date: 11/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Kaufman Hall view details
Health Coverage Options for American Indians and Alaska Natives
Fact sheet details the healthcare coverage options for American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Provides guidance for accessing healthcare coverage through the Marketplace, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and breaks down the various verification and eligibility requirements.
Date: 11/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network Program: 2022 Grantee Directory
Provides contact information and brief descriptions for the 32 rural health networks funded by the Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network (RPHWTN) program during the 2022-2025 grant period to expand rural public health capacity. Includes information by state and organization type as well as by program track for community health support, health IT and/or telehealth technical support, community paramedicine, and case management and/or respiratory therapy.
Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy view details
Added December 2, 2022
Community Sociodemographics and Rural Hospital Survival
Explores differences in specific community-level sociodemographic factors associated with the survival or closure of rural hospitals at risk of financial distress between 2010 and 2019. Examines the relationship between the risk of hospital closure and median family income, unemployment rate, uninsured rate, education, race, and more.
Author(s): Claudia A. Rhoades, Brian E. Whitacre, Alison F. Davis Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 2022 Date: 12/2022 Type: Document view details
Evaluation of the Vermont All-Payer Accountable Care Organization Model: Second Evaluation Report
Evaluates the first three performance years of the Vermont All-Payer Accountable Care Organization Model (VTAPM), which aims to assess whether scaling an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) across all payers in the state can reduce program expenditures while preserving or improving care quality. Discusses the implementation of the model, provider engagement, efforts to address population health goals; characteristics of participating hospitals, practitioners, and beneficiaries; and the model's impacts on Medicare spending, utilization, and quality of care. Describes changes to the model's design in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and how COVID-19 and a cyberattack impacted healthcare utilization. Includes information on hospital and provider participation in rural areas and limited participation by Critical Access Hospitals.
Findings at a Glance, Technical Appendices
Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, NORC at the University of Chicago view details
Family Caregiving for People with Cancer and Other Serious Illnesses: Proceedings of a Workshop
Reports on a May 2022 workshop exploring issues related to family caregivers and developing strategies to support and recognize their role in caring for their loved ones with cancer or other chronic illnesses. Discusses the increased role of family caregivers in rural and tribal communities and the importance of providing services, addressing social determinants of health, and allocating funding to better support family caregivers in these communities.
Author(s): Board on Health Care Services Date: 05/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine view details