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Rural Health
Resources by State: Florida

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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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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Hurricane Response: CMS Waivers and Exceptions for Facilities
Outlines the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' response to Hurricanes Nate, Maria, Irma, and Harvey. The actions are focused on maintaining access to care for affected Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Includes information about administrative actions and waivers for Critical Access Hospitals, Medicare-dependent small rural hospitals, low-volume providers, and other participating facilities.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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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
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Florida
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as rural Federally Qualified Health Centers and Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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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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Individual and Neighborhood Predictors of Mortality among HIV-positive Latinos with History of Injection Drug Use, Florida, 2000–2011
Examines disparities, individual, and neighborhood predictors of mortality in HIV-positive Latinos with a history of injection drug use (IDU) in Florida. Provides demographic and other information on individuals age 13 and older diagnosed with HIV, with data for those with and without a history of IDU. Also offers ZIP code-level characteristics, including rural/urban location. Includes implications for targeting prevention strategies in rural areas.
Author(s): Diana M. Sheehan, Mary Jo Trepka, Kristopher P. Fennie, et al.
Location: Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 154, 243-250
Date: 09/2015
Type: Document
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Disparities in Patterns of Health Care Travel Among Inpatients Diagnosed With Congestive Heart Failure, Florida, 2011
Investigates the nonclinical factors that motivate patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) to travel greater distances to seek treatment rather than utilize their local hospital service area. Study was based on 2011 individual hospital discharge data and analyzes the odds of local hospitalization and various predictors of travel time including race, ethnicity, payer, severity of the condition, and patient location.
Author(s): Peng Jia, Imam M. Xierali
Location: Preventing Chronic Disease,12
Date: 09/2015
Type: Document
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Determinants of First-Time Cancer Examinations in a Rural Community: A Mechanism for Behavior Change
Assesses the behavior change mechanisms among individuals living in rural Florida receiving an oral and pharyngeal cancer examination for the first time following a media campaign emphasizing the importance of preventive cancer screenings. Includes data on two rural communities, one with and the other without a first-time cancer examination, by age, gender, race, education, and level of concern.
Author(s): Henrietta L. Logan, Yi Guo, Amber S. Emanuel, et al.
Location: American Journal of Public Health, 105(7), 1424-1431
Date: 07/2015
Type: Document
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Participation of Rural Health Care Providers in Accountable Care Organizations: Early Indications
Describes the characteristics of Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in the southeastern part of the U.S. and the populations they serve. Compares these traits to other regions in the country, and how the differences may influence their decision to participate in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).
Author(s): Judith Ortiz, Richard A. Hofler, Yi-Ling Lin, Richard Berzon
Location: Health Care Management Review, (34(3), 255-264
Date: 07/2015
Type: Document
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