Toolkit: State Strategies to Support Older Adults Aging in Place in Rural Areas
Describes state initiatives helping older rural adults age in place by supporting services allowing them to remain in their homes. Strategies are focused around building the workforce, increasing access to services in rural areas, and addressing social determinants of health. Includes examples of programs that have already been implemented as well as emerging ideas from several states across the country.
Author(s): Neva Kaye, Kristina Long Date: 09/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Health Resources and Services Administration, National Academy for State Health Policy, National Organizations of State and Local Officials view details
Violence Against Hospital Workers: Growing Awareness, Rural Interventions, and Why It Still Goes Unreported
Provides an overview of workplace violence in healthcare settings. Features rural hospitals in Oregon and Idaho that are undertaking a range of prevention activities addressing workplace violence. Also features research findings from a Michigan healthcare system study on the topic, and identifies resources and tools that rural hospital leaders can use to help protect hospital staff.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 09/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Operative Time and Cost Variability for Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Examines the sources of variation in costs of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) to determine the value of the procedure by analyzing cost and operative time data from 13 different facilities (four community rural hospitals, seven community urban centers, and two tertiary care centers) within Intermountain Healthcare (IHC).
Author(s): Andrew J. Thomas, Kristine A. Smith, Christopher I. Newberry, et al. Citation: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, 9(1), 23-29 Date: 01/2019 Type: Document view details
Data, Capacity-Building, and Training Needs to Address Rural Health Inequities in the Northwest United States: A Qualitative Study
Describes the results of 28 interviews with rural local
health department staff in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and
Washington to examine their training needs and capacity to
access and use data to better understand public health
issues and allocate resources. Includes interview subjects'
employment information and quotes highlighting the
challenges to accessing or using data to monitor rural
Author(s): Betty Bekemeier, Seungeun Park, Uba Backonja, India Ornelas, Anne M. Turner Citation: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 26(8-9), 825-834 Date: 2019 Type: Document view details
State Strategies for Averting Early Deaths: Innovations and Best Practices for Preventing Suicide
Reports on an exchange of state-level best practices for preventing suicide. Identifies lessons learned with a focus on three categories: cross-sector collaboration; strategic partnerships including with tribal and veterans organizations; and upstream prevention efforts, including school programs. Briefly addresses challenges for rural and tribal communities. Highlights model programs from Colorado, Washington, Idaho, and Utah.
Date: 2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Governors Association view details
State Innovation Models (SIM) Round 2: Model Test Annual Report Three
Third annual report on the Round 2 State Innovation Models (SIM) program across eleven participating states - Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Washington. Addresses the adoption of delivery models and payment reforms related to value-based payment (VBP) and alternative payment models (APMs). Offers an update and lessons learned on strategies to support healthcare delivery transformation related to behavioral health integration, data for improving health care quality and performance, health information technology, care coordination, and workforce development. Describes states' population health activities. Includes discussion of rural issues throughout the report.
Findings at a Glance
Date: 2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, RTI International view details
State Laws and Policies Affecting Broadband Access in Eight Northern Region States
Highlights several state-level broadband policies and their effect on healthcare access in rural communities in Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Compares broadband access in rural areas to state and national averages and breaks down the policies in each state.
Date: 11/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: The Network for Public Health Law view details