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Rural Health
Resources by State: Delaware

Development and Deployment of Community Health Workers in Delaware
A guide for establishing a Community Health Worker program in the state of Delaware. Includes information about certification requirements and reimbursement mechanisms, along with model programs from other states.
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Delaware Center for Health Innovation, Delaware Health and Social Services
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Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Needs of Middle-Aged and Older Adults: A Rural-Urban Comparison in Delaware, USA
A comparison of transportation patterns and costs for middle-aged and older adult Medicaid patients for medical care in rural versus urban Delaware. These patients were eligible for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) services. Discusses transportation barriers to care for rural residents, including cost, availability, and accessibility and suggests solutions for connecting residents to needed services.
Author(s): Matthew Lee Smith, Thomas R. Prohaska, Kara E. MacLeod, et al.
Location: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(2)
Date: 02/2017
Type: Document
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Delaware Primary Care Health Needs Assessment 2015
A report assessing healthcare needs, access, and disparities in the state. Includes statistics and data about health rankings, health disparities, workforce capacity, and sample healthcare programs and facilities.
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Delaware Office of Primary Care & 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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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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Health Care Integration Offers Multiple Benefits: Holistic Approach Integrates Primary, Behavioral and Oral Care
As healthcare reform encourages integration of healthcare to treat the patient as a whole, behavioral health and oral care are being integrated into primary care practices around the country.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Location: Rural Monitor, 2013(Fall)
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Delaware: All HPSA Designations
Shows the Delaware Health Professional Shortage Areas designated as having shortages of primary medical care, or dental or mental health providers.
Date: 2012
Type: Map/Mapping System
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Delaware: Primary Care HPSA Designations
Shows the primary care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) in Delaware.
Date: 2012
Type: Map/Mapping System
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Delaware: Dental HPSA Designations
Shows the dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) in Delaware.
Date: 2012
Type: Map/Mapping System
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Delaware: Mental Health HPSA Designations
Shows the mental health provider Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) in Delaware.
Date: 2012
Type: Map/Mapping System
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