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Rural Health
Resources by State: Connecticut

No Wrong Door: Supporting Community Living for Veterans
Reports on several Veteran-Directed Home- and Community-Based Services (VD-HCBS) programs in 7 states. Presents a breakdown of each program and highlights challenges each program had to overcome. Bases analysis on 2 separate state surveys. Also includes tools useful to building collaborative partnerships between VA medical providers and aging and disability agencies in order to better serve veterans in their communities.
Author(s): Christina Neill Bowen, Wendy Fox-Grage, Kali Thomas, James Rudolph
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: AARP Public Policy Institute
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Medicaid Payment and Delivery System Reform: Early Insights from 10 Medicaid Expansion States
Examines the evolution of payment and delivery system reform in ten states that expanded Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). States were chosen to provide diversity in size, location, urban/rural mix, and population demographics. Findings are based on a review of states' managed care policies and contracting documents, supplemented by interviews with senior Medicaid officials.
Author(s): Sara Rosenbaum, Sara Schmucker, Sara Rothenberg, Rachel Gunsalus, J. Zoƫ Beckerman
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Response to Commentary: Partnered Research to Improve Health of Rural Veterans
Describes how VA-funded Centers of Innovation (COINs) develop strategies optimizing care for veterans in rural areas. Focuses on programs in Salt Lake City, Utah; West Haven, Connecticut; and North Little Rock, Arkansas.
Author(s): Teresa Hudson
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: VA Health Services Research & Development Service
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Connecticut Office of Rural Health: 2015-2016 Annual Report
An overview of rural health work in Connecticut. Includes a discussion of grants received, a summary of work in the fields of telehealth and mental health, and various awards and recognition for the state office.
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Connecticut State Office of Rural Health
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Findings from the Field: Medicaid Delivery Systems and Access to Care in Four States in Year Three of the ACA
Explores the experiences of four states that participated in Medicaid expansion as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, and Washington. Examines what each state is doing to transition from outreach and enrollment activities to improving delivery systems and access to care. Contains rural-specific content and information on how the states are dealing with the expanded Medicaid population.
Date: 09/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Motor Vehicle Crashes, Medical Outcomes, and Hospital Charges Among Children Aged 1-12 Years - Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System, 11 States, 2005-2008
Reports on age- and size-appropriate restraint use for children involved in motor vehicle accidents, based on data from 11 states. Lists restraint use for different age groups by the location of the crash in rural compared to urban areas.
Author(s): Erin K. Sauber-Schatz, Andrea M. Thomas, Lawrence J. Cook
Location: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 64(SS08), 1-32
Date: 10/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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An Assessment of Connecticut Rural Health
Analyzes current statistics and data to help prioritize the work of the Connecticut Office of Rural Health in enhancing access to quality healthcare for Connecticut's rural residents. Comments on the health status and demographics of rural Connecticut, health related behaviors, the status of healthcare delivery, and access and utilization of healthcare.
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Connecticut State Office of Rural Health
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Community Health Center Growth & Sustainability: State Profiles From the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States
Provides health and economic data, and Medicaid policy information regarding community health centers (CHCs) in rural and urban areas, from 13 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia) and the District of Columbia.
Author(s): Dan Lowenstein, Nancy Lager, Tom Manning
Date: 12/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RCHN Community Health Foundation
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Rural Data for Action: A Comparative Analysis of Health Data for the New England Region
Examines the healthcare and health related data that describe a range of demographic, healthcare delivery, access, utilization, and health outcome parameters for rural communities across a six-state region and compare these to the non-rural areas of the region.
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New England Rural Health RoundTable
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State Innovation Models (SIM) Initiative Evaluation: Model Design and Model Pre-Test Evaluation Report
Reports on the experiences of 19 states that received federal support to work on state health care innovation plans focused on developing innovative healthcare delivery and payment models. Discusses rural concerns in these states, as well as strategies to address rural healthcare needs. Some topics addressed include patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, workforce, broadband access, electronic health record adoption, and telehealth.
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, RTI International
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