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New Resources Identified in the Past 30 Days:

Added May 20, 2024

Behavioral Health Workforce, 2023
Offers data on the supply and distribution of the behavioral health workforce and factors impacting that workforce. Includes projected workforce shortages to 2036 and compares rural and urban shortages. Discusses unmet needs for different populations, scope of practice, reimbursement rates, retention, and workforce wellbeing. Describes strategies to improve access to behavioral healthcare around integrated care, community health workers, and telehealth.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Workforce Analysis
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Counties by Metro/Micro Area Status: 2022
Map of the United States displaying metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas by county using data from the Office and Management and Budget (OMB). Uses metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas as defined by OMB as of July 2023.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Tribal Members During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Case study on the Three Fires Cancer Consortium, a training and support program focused on promoting colorectal cancer screening and reducing disparities in tribal communities in Michigan. Includes discussion of patient navigation, cultural appropriateness, and more.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Medicaid Enrollees by Urban/Rural Status
Provides data on the location and distribution of Medicaid enrollees through 2021 by state and urban/rural location. Includes data tables, maps, and graphs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: KFF
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Nutrition Environment Gaps and Distribution Challenges in Rural Food Pantries During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed-Methods Study
Discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food pantries in rural areas. Analyzes survey data from 19 food pantry representatives working in California's San Joaquin Valley between August 2020 and June 2021. Examines the consumer nutrition environment in rural food pantries utilizing the Nutrition Environment Food Pantry Assessment Tool (NEFPAT).
Author(s): Kimberly D. Sánchez, Karina Díaz Rios, Denise D. Payán
Citation: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 124(6), 713-724.E4
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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A Picture of the Loss of Rural Obstetrical Service in Alabama 1980 to 2024
County-level maps showing counties with hospitals offering obstetrical service in 1980 and those offering service as of May 2024.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Alabama Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Rural/Urban Differences in Housing Quality and Adequacy: Findings from the American Housing Survey, 2019
Explores rural and urban differences in various measures of housing quality affecting health outcomes, using a nationally representative survey. Features statistics on housing adequacy; heating, electrical, plumbing, and building conditions; and presence of mold and pests, with breakdowns by rural, urban, and urbanized housing units.
Author(s): Hawking Yam, Alexis Swendener, Mariana Tuttle, Madeleine Pick, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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State of the U.S. Health Care Workforce, 2023
Offers demographic data on a variety of health professions using 2021 data. Examines distribution, education and licensing, and projected shortages for the physician, nursing, and oral health fields. Describes challenges contributing to health workforce shortages. Highlights nonmetropolitan workforce shortages and state by state comparison of physician distribution.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Workforce Analysis
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Tele-Behavioral Health Use Among Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19
Explores whether tele-behavioral healthcare was able to meet the demand for behavioral healthcare during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Examines behavioral healthcare and tele-behavioral healthcare use among Medicare beneficiaries in 2019 and 2020 by type of service and beneficiary characteristics, including urban and rural residence.
Author(s): Laura Jacobus-Kantor, Judith Dey, Emma Nye, et al.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Thrive 2023: Veterans Health Administration Office of Rural Health Annual Report
Details a report on the objectives and outcomes of the VA's Office of Rural Health's (ORH) mission to improve the health and well being of rural veterans. Presents the ORH's efforts to improve access and quality of care, as well as plans to address future challenges.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Veterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health
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