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Added April 13, 2021

The Hospital as a Convener in Rural Communities
Case study examining the role of rural hospitals as conveners that support community health goals and population health, discussing examples from Michigan and Virginia. Describes community sectors that hospitals can convene, including education, behavioral health, housing, transportation, food, and state and local governments. Offers steps for a hospital to become a convener in their community.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Rural Hospital Mergers Increased Between 2005 and 2016 - What Did Those Hospitals Look Like?
Discusses rural hospital mergers between 20015 and 2016. Examines key hospital-level financial and market characteristics, and describes factors associated with higher odds of hospital mergers.
Author(s): Dunc Williams, Kristin L. Reiter, George H. Pink, G. Mark Holmes, Paula H. Song
Citation: Inquiry: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, 57(2020)
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
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Shared Services Arrangements Between Local Health Departments and Health Centers
A collection of resources to help local health departments and health centers share clinical and nonclinical services. Identifies types of shared services arrangements, factors that contribute to success, information on developing legal documents, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Center for Sharing Public Health Services
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Tracking COVID-19 Relief for Human Services and Education Programs
An overview of steps the federal government has taken to implement new resources and administrative changes through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act; the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act; and the American Rescue Plan Act. Includes information on programs for food security, care of older people, education, economic impact payments, and tax credits.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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Wisconsin Core-Based Statistical Areas
Map displaying the Core-Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) of Wisconsin. Highlights rural counties not within a CBSA and counties with more than 50% of the population considered rural and within a Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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Added April 12, 2021

Rural Access to Healthcare Map
Map that shows the number of hospitals in each contiguous U.S. county. Map can be changed to represent county-level data on dentists, hospital beds, and other healthcare and population-related indicators. Draws from HRSA Area Health Resource Files.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Center for Economic Analysis of Rural Health
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Rural and Urban Hospital Characteristics by Obstetric Service Provision Status, 2010-2018
Illustrates the differences between urban and rural hospitals providing obstetric (OB) services. Compares them by size, capacity, location, and community characteristics, and compares these factors between rural hospitals with OB units and those that had discontinued services during the study period. Features statistics with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Additional links: Characteristics of Rural and Urban U.S. Hospitals Based on Obstetric Services
Author(s): Julia D. Interrante, Lindsay K. Admon, Mariana S. Tuttle, Bridget Basile Ibrahim, Katy B. Kozhimannil
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Rural Community-Based Palliative Care: Final Report
Evaluates the outcomes of the Stratis Health Rural Community-Based Palliative Care Project, a 3-year project that provided financial and technical assistance to State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs) in Washington, North Dakota, and Wisconsin that supported the implementation of palliative care programs in rural communities. Provides an overview of palliative care and barriers to palliative care in rural areas. Offers lessons learned that can be applied to existing palliative care efforts in rural communities.
Author(s): Alana Knudson, Jennifer Satorius, Kathleen Taylor
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Rural Community-based Palliative Care: Improving Health and Reducing Disparities in Access and Services
Toolkit describing a framework for the development of rural community-based palliative care capacity and services. Includes information and links to resources regarding assessing community needs, foundational tools, process development, service implementation.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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Rural Health Characteristics Map
Map showing rural health characteristics by county in the contiguous U.S. Indicators include percentage of the population that is diabetic, obese, physically inactive, uninsured, and other indicators.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Center for Economic Analysis of Rural Health
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