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New Resources Identified in the Past 30 Days:

Added May 2, 2022

Virginia's Licensed Nurse Practitioner Workforce: Comparison by Specialty
Results of the 2020 and 2021 surveys of over 8,500 Virginia Licensed Nurse Practitioners (NPs). Features statistics including percentages of Virginia NPs who grew up in rural areas and who are currently practicing in a nonmetro location.
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Pharmacist Workforce: 2021
An overview of the pharmacist workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2021 Pharmacist Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of pharmacists in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Pharmacy Technician Workforce: 2021
An overview of the pharmacy technician workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2021 Pharmacy Technician Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of pharmacy technicians in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Year Two Evaluation of the Flex EMS Supplemental Funding Projects: Building an Evidence Base Through Outcome Measurement Not Shown
Examines the outcome management strategies of four of the Flex Program's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Supplemental funding grant recipients. Describes the outcome measures selected, the timing of those measures, and data sources used to support their outcome measures. Identifies strengths and challenges to the outcome management strategies and offers recommendations to refine these strategies.
Author(s): John Gale, Karen Pearson, Sara Kahn-Troster
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Added April 29, 2022

Broadband Access Challenges
Fact sheet highlighting barriers to broadband access for rural and underserved communities, addressing infrastructure and affordability issues. Describes policy efforts to increase access through investments to expand broadband adoption.
Additional links: Exploring Digital Equity Fact Sheets
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: AARP, Institute for Local Self-Reliance
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Broadband Availability Challenges
Fact sheet describing challenges to broadband availability and local efforts to provide short-term solutions. Discusses funding and strategies to expand broadband at the local and national levels.
Additional links: Exploring Digital Equity Fact Sheets
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: AARP, Institute for Local Self-Reliance
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Migrant Clinicians Network: Resources Page
Features a catalog of resources for migrant and community health centers. Includes resources such as healthcare organizations, patient education tools, clinical guidelines, and documents on primary care issues, among others.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Migrant Clinicians Network
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Added April 28, 2022

Cost of Living in Iowa 2022
Provides information on livable wages in Iowa by county and family type. Includes an interactive map that allows users to choose additional features like expenses for rent/housing, childcare, groceries, healthcare, and more.
Additional links: Narrative
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Common Good Iowa
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Evaluation of the Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model: Fourth Annual Report
Evaluates the first four years of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model to determine whether, and how, it reduces first-time strokes, heart attacks, and Medicare spending. Covers participant characteristics, including rural or urban status and organization type; implementation of the model; changes in cardiovascular disease risk scores among high-risk beneficiaries; intermediate- and long-term impacts on beneficiaries; and the relevance of these findings to other research on cardiovascular disease prevention.
Author(s): Greg Peterson, Alli Steiner, Rhea Powell, et al.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Mathematica
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Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy and Mortality at Delivery Hospitalization — United States, 2017–2019
Examines the prevalence of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy among delivery hospitalizations. Includes data for metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural (nonmetro/nonmicro) counties on prevalence of any hypertension, chronic hypertension, pregnancy-related hypertension, and unspecified maternal hypertension.
Author(s): Nicole D. Ford, Shanna Cox, Jean Y. Ko, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(17), 585–591
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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