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Added September 21, 2018

Interactive Map: The Percent of Adults in Small Towns and Rural Areas Covered by Medicaid, 2015/16
Offers a color-coded, interactive map showing rural and metro percentages of adults covered by Medicaid. Provides options for selecting specific states or counties.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
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Interactive Map: The Percent of Children in Small Towns and Rural Areas Covered by Medicaid, 2015/16
Provides a color-coded, interactive map showing rural and metro percentages of children covered by Medicaid, including the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Offers options for selecting specific states or counties.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
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Pacific County, Wash.: Connection to Services Through Jail Screening and Referral
Describes efforts of a rural Washington State community to address the number of people with mental illnesses in their jail, as part of the national "Stepping Up" initiative. Examines the process of screening and providing connections to community-based providers.
Author(s): Nastassia Walsh
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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A Portrait of American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Families
Describes the population of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and their families, and estimates the need for early care, education attendance, and healthcare coverage. Features statistics including rates and types of health insurance coverage for young AI/AN children and for their parents.
Author(s): Meryl Yoches Barofsky, Nina Chien, Lizabeth Malone, Sara Bernstein, Kaitlyn Mumma
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Added September 20, 2018

2018 Rural Hospital and Clinic Financial Summit Report: Key Financial Success Indicators and Strategies
Identifies the indicators of financial success for hospitals and clinics, provides strategies to transition into value-based payment models, and includes success stories from Summit participants and resources necessary for hospitals and clinics. Includes a table showing Critical Access Hospital financial indicators medians for 2016.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Spotlight on Opioids
Provides data on prevalence of substance use, and opioid misuse, use disorders, overdoses, and related topics. Includes discussion of prevention programs and screening.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Health, United States, 2017: With Special Feature on Mortality
Presents an annual overview of national trends in health statistics. Covers health status and determinants, healthcare utilization, access, and expenditures. Includes data on rural areas, listed under metro/nonmetro data. 2017 edition focuses on mortality and covers 114 trend tables highlighting health status and determinants; healthcare utilization, healthcare resources, and healthcare expenditures.
Additional links: Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Charts and Tables
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Added September 19, 2018

EHR Interoperability: HIT Needs Across the Healthcare Continuum
Discusses the importance of electronic health record (EHR) data sharing among rural providers in order to address population health concerns. Features a rural hospital CEO and a HIT workforce educator and discusses what interoperability means for hospitals, clinics, and other types of providers.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Emergency Preparedness – Update
Provides a webinar recording focused on emergency preparedness for Rural Health Clinics. Focuses on relevant regulations and creating emergency plans. Additional links include an example Emergency Operations Plan. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Additional links: Audio Recording, Presentation Slides, Rural Health Clinic Example Emergency Operations Plan, Transcript
Date: 11/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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Implementing an Integrated Medication-Assisted Treatment Program at Community Health Centers: Lessons from a Pilot Project in California
Evaluates the implementation phase of a pilot project to treat patients with opioid use disorder at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in California, including rural FQHCs. The pilot focused on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and integrating substance use and mental healthcare in a primary care setting.
Author(s): Jane Wishner, Lisa Clemans-Cope, Jeremy Marks, Marni Epstein
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Urban Institute
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