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Resources by State: Idaho

Idaho Dental Health Professional Shortage Area Service Areas
Identifies the Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the state of Idaho by county. Includes both the geographic and population group HPSA designations.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
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State Offices of Rural Health Put Extra Funding to Work for Rural Communities
Describes how State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) are using an extra $50,000 in funding from the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and its partners to improve rural communities. Includes SORH funding plans for 9 states, including Alaska, North Dakota, Idaho, Pennsylvania, and others. Plans include emergency medical training, Rural Health Clinic (RHC) technical assistance and education, and more.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Free Medical Clinics in Idaho
Shows a map of Idaho identifying the location of free medical clinics registered with the state of Idaho by county.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
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COVID-19 Testing - What RHCs Are Doing For Their Communities
Recording of an August 27, 2020, webinar discussing the efforts of three rural health clinics (RHCs) to provide COVID-19 testing services using COVID-19 funding in rural communities of South-Central Idaho, Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin, and Eastern North Carolina. Covers the challenges related to the availability of COVID-18 testing instruments and test kits, testing capacity and turnaround time, the provision of treatment for patients with COVID-19, and the RHC data collection requirement. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Transcript
Date: 08/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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Addressing Opioid Use in Rural Communities: Examples from Critical Access Hospitals
Highlights strategies adopted by Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to combat opioid use in their communities. Describes lessons learned from the featured CAHs regarding the development and implementation of projects targeting opioid use. Identifies ways that State Flex Programs and State Offices of Rural Health can support the efforts of CAHs in addressing opioid use in their communities. Provides list of opioid-related resources for CAHs and State Flex Programs.
Author(s): John Gale, Sara Kahn-Troster, Karen Pearson, Nathan First
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Impact of Medicaid Work Requirements on Hospital Finances
Explores the potential financial impact of approved or pending Medicaid Section 1115 demonstration waivers that include work requirements on hospitals in 16 states. Provides a fact sheet on each state, including a section comparing the potential impact of Medicaid work requirements on rural hospitals' operating margins to all hospitals in the state.
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Support for Rural Practice: Female Physicians and the Life-Career Interface
Reports on the results of a survey of 20 female physicians from the same rural focused family medicine residency, over a 3-month period, to identify emerging themes regarding their experience practicing in rural areas of northwestern United States.
Author(s): Kimberly Stutzman, Ruth Ray Karpen, Pragna Naidoo, et al.
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 20(1), 5341
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
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Idaho Rural Health Clinics
Presents a map of Idaho identifying the location of provider-based and independent Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in the state. Includes a table identifying the name, address, and designation for each RHC.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Directory, Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Use of Apprenticeship to Meet Demand for Medical Assistants in the U.S.
Reports findings from a study of registered medical assistant (MA) apprenticeship programs in 12 states. Discusses the workforce needs these programs may help address, including workforce needs in rural communities. Describes the programs and discusses challenges with starting and maintaining MA apprenticeship programs.
Additional links: Policy Brief
Author(s): Andrew D. Jopson, Susan M. Skillman, Bianca K. Frogner
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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How Will Medicaid Work Requirements Affect Hospitals' Finances?
Examines the potential financial impact of approved or pending Medicaid Section 1115 demonstration waivers that include work requirements on hospitals in 18 states. Includes a section on the potential impact on rural hospitals' operating margins. Updates a March 2019 report of the same title covering 13 states.
Author(s): Randy Haught, Allen Dobson, Joan DaVanzo
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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