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Resources by State: Florida

Changes in the Healthcare Safety Net 1992-2003: Disparities in Access for Uninsured Persons in Florida
Discusses how the closing of safety net hospitals or conversion from a public or nonprofit to a for-profit status and the increase in community health centers affected access to care for urban and rural uninsured in Florida. Provides patient statistics by time period for race/ethnicity, age group, sex, safety net events, and more.
Author(s): Tzy-Mey Kuo, Lee R. Mobley, Gloria J. Bazzoli
Citation: International Journal of Health Services, 43(3), 551-566
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Creating a Patient Navigation Model to Address Cervical Cancer Disparities in a Rural Hispanic Farmworker Community
Details a program to address cervical cancer disparities in rural Hispanic agricultural workers. Addresses specific barriers to preventive screenings, including awareness and knowledge of screening, cultural beliefs, cost, lack of health insurance, transportation, and child care.
Author(s): Kristen J. Wells, Maria I. Rivera, Sister Sara K. Proctor, et al.
Citation: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 23(4), 1712-1718
Date: 11/2012
Type: Document
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Formative Research on HPV Vaccine Acceptability Among Latina Farmworkers
Reports on a qualitative study of surveys and interviews with low-income Latina farmworkers located in central Florida to better understand the benefits and barriers linked to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and HPV screening. The study population included 49 female farmworkers primarily of Mexican and Honduran backgrounds and 19 healthcare workers who serve this population.
Author(s): John S. Luque, Heide CastaƱeda, Dinorah Martinez Tyson, et al.
Citation: Health Promotion Practice, 13(5), 617-625
Date: 09/2012
Type: Document
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Comparing Costs of Telephone Versus Face-to-Face Extended Care Programs for the Management of Obesity in Rural Settings
Describes and compares program costs and cost-effectiveness for 12-month extended care lifestyle maintenance programs following an initial 6-month weight loss program for women in rural Florida. Delivery methods for extended care lifestyle programs include telephone counseling, group face-to-face counseling, and mailed newsletters without counseling.
Author(s): Tiffany Radcliff, Linda Bobroff, Lesley Lutes, et al.
Citation: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 112(9), 1363-1373
Date: 09/2012
Type: Document
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End-of-Life Care: Key Components Provided by Programs in Four States
Describes six key components in providing care to Medicare beneficiaries at the end of life. Includes information from site visits to programs in Arizona, Florida, Oregon, and Wisconsin. Discusses challenges of providing end-of-life care services to rural residents.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 12/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Community Correlates of Rural Youth Violence
Addresses lack of knowledge of rural youth violence by applying social disorganization theory to community correlates of youth violence in nonmetropolitan communities in Florida, Georgia, Nebraska, and South Carolina.
Author(s): D. Wayne Osgood, Jeff M. Chambers
Date: 05/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
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Models for Providing Hospice Care in Rural Areas: Successes and Challenges
Describes different approaches for providing hospice care in rural areas, with case studies from hospices in Florida, Minnesota, Oregon, and Wisconsin. Includes data on rural and urban Medicare-certified hospice services.
Author(s): Michelle M. Casey, Ira Moscovice, Beth Virnig, Sarah Kind
Date: 01/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Innovative Primary Care Case Management Programs Operating in Rural Communities: Case Studies of Three States
Discusses state programs that provide enhanced benefits to Medicaid beneficiaries such as enhanced primary care case management (PCCM). Includes examples from three states: Florida, North Carolina, and Oklahoma.
Additional links: Findings Brief, March 2003: Design of Enhanced Primary Care Case Management Programs Operating in Rural Communities: Lessons Learned from Three States
Author(s): Pam Silberman, Stephanie Poley, Rebecca Slifkin
Date: 01/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Southeast Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center - Events Calendar
Lists the events, trainings, and webinars for the Southeast Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center.
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organization: Southeast Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center
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Florida Community Health Improvement Planning
Provides community health improvement plans (CHIPs) and community health assessments for each of Florida's counties. Assessments include county-level statistics on demographics, selected health indicators, and health resource availability. CHIPs summarize assessment findings, set strategies and objectives for health improvement, and discuss alignment with national and state initiatives.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Florida Health
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