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Added November 21, 2023

2023 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report
Report highlights the rate of suicide among veterans and the VA's role in suicide prevention. Discusses the causes of veteran suicide, the effect the COVID-19 pandemic has had on suicide rates, and the steps the VA is taking for suicide prevention. Breaks down rates of suicide by gender, contact with the VHA, and rurality, among other factors.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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Bridging the Rural–Urban Health-Care Divide Through Community Research Partnerships
Highlights a health equity program that partners researchers with a remote indigenous community. Discusses the Siamit program in a remote, predominately Iñupiat, region of Alaska that partners with Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital working to advance health equity.
Author(s): Lucas Trout, Margaret Smith, Linda Joule, Stuart Harris
Citation: Nature
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
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Community Care Hubs: A Promising Model for Health and Social Care Coordination
Examines the coordination of health and social needs by focusing on the community care hub model. Provides information on the types of organizations functioning as hubs as well as how the hubs operate, serve, and network within their communities. Includes case studies of hubs working within rural and underserved areas.
Author(s): Joshua Breslau, Petra W. Rasmussen, Nabeel Qureshi, Evan D. Peet
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Community Living, HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Cross-sectional Population-Based Estimates of a Rural-Urban Disparity in Prevalence of Long COVID Among Michigan Adults With Polymerase Chain Reaction-Confirmed COVID-19, 2020–2022
Explores the potential correlation between rurality and experiencing long COVID. Uses the Michigan COVID-19 Recovery Surveillance Study to compare COVID recovery times in rural and urban areas. Breaks down data by age, socioeconomic status, and access to healthcare, among other measures.
Author(s): Colleen L. MacCallum-Bridges, Jana L. Hirschtick, Kristi L. Allgood, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
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Factors Associated with Higher Hemoglobin A1c and Type 2 Diabetes-related Costs: Secondary Data Analysis of Adults 18 to 64 in Texas with Commercial Insurance
Examines factors associated with hemoglobin A1c values and diabetes-related costs in Texas residents with type 2 diabetes. Analyzes 2018-2019 data from 34,992 individuals with type 2 diabetes according to age, sex, comorbidities, health indicators, and metro versus nonmetro location.
Author(s): Marcia G. Ory ,Gang Han,Sagar N. Jani, et al.
Citation: PLoS One, 18(9)
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
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The Impact of Rural General Hospital Closures on Communities—A Systematic Review of the Literature
Presents a literature review of studies on the health and economic effects hospital closures have had on rural communities. Analyzes 21 studies completed in the previous 8 years and details the economic and healthcare access outcomes identified.
Author(s): Carol A. Mills, Valerie A. Yeager, Kathleen T. Unroe, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
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Methadone Prescribing by Addiction Specialists Likely to Leave Communities Without Available Methadone Treatment
Examines two policy proposals for expanding access to methadone treatment for opioid use disorder. Highlights the impact on availability in rural areas. Discusses the role of mental health professional shortage areas and Federally Qualified Health Centers in each proposal.
Author(s): Paul J. Joudrey, Dylan Halpern, Qinyun Lin, et al
Citation: Health Affairs Scholar, 1(5)
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
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Methods Applying AHRQ Quality Indicators to Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Data for the 2023 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (NHQDR)
Describes the preparation of Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data for use in the 2023 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, which includes information on priority populations such as rural residents. Includes information on HCUP-based measures that include data by urban-rural location.
Author(s): M. Barrett, R. Benevent, M. Sheng, et al.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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National Rural Health Day 2023 Community Stars
Collection of stories about individuals and organizations across the U.S. that have made positive differences in the health of the rural communities they serve through innovation, leadership, commitment, collaboration, education, and communication.
Date: 2023
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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The Older Population: 2020
Offers overview of the older population from the 2020 Census with comparisons to the 2000 and 2010 Censuses. Data analyzed by gender, race and ethnicity, state, rurality, and more.
Author(s): Zoe Caplan, Megan Rabe
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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