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Added February 21, 2024

Commuting in the United States: 2022
Offers commuting behavior trends based on data from the American Community Survey in 2019, 2021, and 2022. Table 1 includes average travel time to work data for metropolitan, micropolitan, and nonmetropolitan areas.
Author(s): Michael Burrows, Charlynn Burd
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Factors Associated with COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in South Central Appalachia
Analyzes factors associated with COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy from a survey of 181 Appalachian adults from February to June of 2021. Provides data on correlations between vaccine hesitancy and vaccine-related beliefs, attitudes toward COVID risk, adherence to prevention measures, and demographics. Highlights participants' geography and discusses disparities in rural Appalachia.
Author(s): Florence M. Weierbach, Rebecca Adkins Fletcher, Ingrid E. Luffman, et al.
Citation: Journal of Appalachian Health, 5(3), 71-84
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
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Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System (GADCS): Rural and Super Rural Organizations Tip Sheet
Covers 6 Ground Ambulance Data Collection System (GADCS) tips and common reporting scenarios for ground ambulance organizations serving rural and super rural areas. Intended to help highlight geographic differences in costs, revenues, and services.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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NCHS Rapid Surveys System: Breast Cancer Screening
Interactive data showing breast cancer screening data for women over 30. Includes data breakdown by time since screening, screening outcomes, and various patient characteristics such as age, race and ethnicity, urbanicity, and more. Data gathered by the National Center for Health Statistics in August 2023.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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NCHS Rapid Surveys System: Chemical Hair Products
Tables showing trends in chemical hair product use by adults within a 12 month period. Includes data breakdown of various demographics including age, race and ethnicity, urbanicity, and more. Data gathered by the National Center for Health Statistics in August 2023.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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NCHS Rapid Surveys System: Gynecological Medical Procedures
Interactive data showing gynecological procedures had by women 50 or older. Includes data breakdown by procedure type and various patient characteristics such as age, race and ethnicity, urbanicity, and more. Data gathered by the National Center for Health Statistics in August 2023.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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NCHS Rapid Surveys System: Long COVID
Interactive data showing beliefs about and experiences with Long COVID in adults. Includes data breakdown of where a person would get more information about Long COVID by characteristics such as age, race and ethnicity, urbanicity, and more. Data gathered by the National Center for Health Statistics in August 2023.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Pennsylvania Hospital Workforce Survey
Examines Pennsylvania hospitals' efforts to recruit and retain talented workers, using data from a survey conducted in October and November 2023. Describes how care is evolving to support providers and patients, examines healthcare professional shortages, and offers strategies to eliminate violence against healthcare professionals. Features statistics on vacancy rates, with breakdown by rural areas.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
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Rural Employment Has Returned to Pre-COVID-19 Pandemic Level
Chart comparing rural and urban employment levels by quarter between 2019 and 2023. Notes COVID-19 pandemic impacts.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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States Advancing All-Payer Health Equity Approaches and Development (AHEAD) Model
Recording of a January 29, 2024, webinar regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' States Advancing All-Payer Health Equity Approaches and Development (AHEAD) Model. Discusses the AHEAD Model's timeline, key elements, opportunities, and requirements from a rural perspective. Identifies potential implications for rural hospital and primary care participation.
Additional links: Presentation Slides
Author(s): Clint MacKinney
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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