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Rural Health
Resources by State: Florida

Medicaid Home- and Community-Based Services: Selected States' Program Structures and Challenges Providing Services
Examines the challenges states face in providing home- or community-based care instead of nursing home care under their state Medicaid programs, focusing on Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, Montana, and Oregon. Addresses program funding, workforce issues, eligibility and enrollment, populations targeted for the programs, use of managed care, and more. Includes rural considerations throughout.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Florida
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as Federally Qualified Health Centers located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Florida Rural Hospital Directory
Directory of current rural hospitals including Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the State of Florida. Includes the hospital name, address, phone number, and administrative contact information. (Updated 11-30-17)
Date: 11/2017
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Florida Office of Rural Health
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Trends in the Development of the Dental Service Organization Model: Implications for the Oral Health Workforce and Access to Services
Results of a 2017 survey of dental service organizations, which often build new practices in underserved and rural areas, and case studies of 6 dental support organizations providing general or specialty dentistry in North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Florida, and Massachusetts.
Author(s): Margaret Langelier, Shen Wang, Simona Surdu, Elizabeth Mertz, Cynthia Wides
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Health Workforce Studies, Oral Health Workforce Research Center
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Economic Contributions of Hospitals in Florida in 2015
Estimates total economic contributions of Florida hospitals in 2015, including secondary economic benefits. Includes statistics with breakdowns by rural and urban counties.
Author(s): Alan W. Hodges, Mohammad Rahmani, Christa D. Court
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Florida Hospital Association
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Madison County Memorial Hospital: Making the Most of FOA
Documents Madison County Memorial Hospital's (MCMH) successes from participating in the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) project. Top accomplishments include improving relationships with the community and other providers, improving business office operations and leadership development, developing outpatient rehab services, and improving transitions of care. MCMH is a 25-bed, nonprofit Critical Access Hospital located in Madison, Florida.
Additional links: One-Page Summary
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Heat Exposure in Central Florida Fernery Workers: Results of a Feasibility Study
Presents a study on field-based biomonitoring of Florida farmworkers for heat-related illnesses (HRI). Discusses the implementation of biomonitoring measures and their effect on the participants' ability to work.
Author(s): Valerie Vi Thien Mac, Jose Antonio Tovar-Aguilar, Joan Flocks, et al.
Citation: Journal of Agromedicine, 22(2), 89-99
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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Animals Help People Heal in Rural Areas
Discusses the role of service and therapy animals in rural communities. Features service dogs of Hawaii, therapeutic riding horses of Wyoming, and a Florida skilled nursing facility with a therapy pig and tortoise.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Florida Rural Health Networks
Provides website links to the Florida rural health networks and lists counties located in each of the nine networks.
Date: 08/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Florida Health
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Planning for Transportation Together: Collaborating to Address Transportation and Economic Resilience
This report expands on the definition of economic development in transportation, and provides case studies demonstrating how state agencies, regional and rural planning and development organizations can work together to develop transportation facilities, infrastructure, and services to create jobs, improve access to employment, education, and community services including healthcare.
Author(s): Carrie Kissel, Brett Schwartz, Sara James, Susan Dyer
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Development Organizations
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