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Rural Health
Resources by State: Indiana

Substance Use, the Opioid Epidemic, and Child Welfare Caseloads: Methodological Details from a Mixed Methods Study
Discusses a study on the relationship between substance use, specifically opioid misuse, and child welfare caseloads. Explores reports of child abuse and foster care entries along with drug mortality rates and retail opioid sales.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Rural Mental Health Professionals' Perspectives on Workforce Issues
Poster detailing a study on mental health workforce shortages in rural Indiana. Bases results on questionnaire responses from practicing mental health professionals on workforce issues in their county.
Author(s): Megan Smith, Cathy Whaley, Jagdish Khubchandani
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
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Health Center-Based Medical-Legal Partnerships: Where They Are, How They Work, and How They Are Funded
Describes the recent, rapid expansion of medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) among America's health centers. Highlights programs in four states - Colorado, Oregon, Indiana, and California - and explains how MLPs operate, how they are financed, and how state primary care associations are supporting them. Briefly describes the reasons MLPs are more prevalent in urban areas than in rural areas.
Author(s): Alanna Williamson, Jennifer Trott, Marsha Regenstein
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership
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Network Spotlight: Indiana Rural Workforce Innovation Network
Provides an overview of the Indiana Rural Workforce Innovation Network (IRWIN) through an interview with Cindy Large, Heather Grable, and Amnah Anwar from the Indiana Rural Health Association. Focuses on IRWIN's achievements and insights as members work to strengthen Indiana's rural allied health workforce through recruitment, training, certification, and job placement.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Indiana: Pharmacist Workforce
Information on demographics and distribution of Indiana pharmacists, based on the 2016 re-licensure survey. Includes a county-level map showing population to provider ratios, with shadings to show rural counties.
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Substance Abuse in Indiana: An Urban-Rural Perspective
Analyzes the trends in alcohol use, other drug use, and available treatment options across rural and urban Indiana. Includes data and statistics on demographics and substance use treatment services by urban, rural/mixed, and rural.
Author(s): Harold E. Kooreman, Marion S. Greene
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Policy, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
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Indiana: Nursing Workforce
Presents a snapshot of data pertaining to policy issues in the registered nurse (RN) workforce at the state and federal levels. Features demographic data on gender, race and ethnicity, and education, and county-level statistics on distribution of RNs in Indiana, with breakdowns by population density and rurality.
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Indiana: Physician Assistant Workforce
Information on demographics and distribution of Indiana physician assistants (PAs). Includes a county-level map showing population to PA ratios, with shadings to show rural counties.
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Indiana: Oral Health Workforce
Information on demographics and distribution of Indiana dentists and dental hygienists. Includes a county-level map showing population to provider ratios, with shadings to show rural counties.
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Rural Opioid Prevention and Treatment Strategies: The Experience in Four States
Study examining strategies for dealing with the rural opioid crisis, including prevention, treatment, and recovery services. Uses data from interviews with key stakeholders in Indiana, North Carolina, Vermont, and Washington.
Additional links: Research and Policy Brief
Author(s): John A. Gale, Anush Y. Hansen, Martha Elbaum Williamson
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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