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Rural Health
Resources by State: Indiana

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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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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Network Spotlight: Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana (ASPIN)
Highlights an interview with Kathy Cook, CEO and President of the Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana (ASPIN). ASPIN is a network of community health centers and addiction providers serving rural areas of Indiana. Interview focuses on sharing information about the network's characteristics, challenges faced, accomplishments, lessons learned, recommendations for other networks, and more.
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Indiana
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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A Quasi-Experimental Study to Mobilize Rural Low-Income Communities to Assess and Improve the Ecological Environment to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Describes a study to be conducted in 14 low-income rural communities in Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, to find best practices to create and sustain healthy eating and physical activity and to prevent childhood obesity.
Author(s): Paula Peters, Abby Gold, Angela Abbott, et al.
Location: BMC Public Health, 16, 376
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
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Grantee Directory: Rural Outreach Benefits Counseling Grant Program, 2015-2018
Provides contact information and brief overviews of the ten initiatives funded under the Rural Outreach Benefits Counseling grant program in the 2015-2018 funding cycle. The program purpose is to expand outreach, education and enrollment efforts to eligible uninsured individuals and families and the newly insured in rural communities.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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The Journey to Meet Emerging Community Benefit Requirements in a Rural Hospital: A Case Study
Historical review of relationships between government and nonprofit community hospitals, and case study of legislative mandates and community benefit requirements as applied by a small hospital in rural northern Indiana. Includes statistics with breakdowns comparing Wabash County Health with national benchmarks for selected health outcomes.
Author(s): Allison V. Sabin, Pamela F. Levin
Location: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 21(1)
Date: 10/2015
Type: Document
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Threading the Needle - How to Stop the HIV Outbreak in Rural Indiana
Perspective piece describing an outbreak of HIV in rural Indiana linked to prescription-opioid injection and the steps taken to address that outbreak. Identifies actions that physicians and states can take to prevent HIV outbreaks among injection-drug users.
Author(s): Steffanie A. Strathdee, Chris Beyrer
Location: New England Journal of Medicine, 373(5), 397-399
Date: 07/2015
Type: Document
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Community Outbreak of HIV Infection Linked to Injection Drug Use of Oxymorphone - Indiana, 2015
Reports on an HIV outbreak in a rural Indiana community. Provides demographic information about those infected, discusses how the disease spread through syringe-sharing, and describes the initial public health response to the outbreak.
Author(s): Caitlin Conrad, Heather M. Bradley, Dita Broz, Swamy Buddha, Erika L. Chapman, Romeo R. Galang, Daniel Hillman, et al.
Location: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 64(16), 443-444
Date: 05/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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West Virginia Health Sciences and Rural Health Report Card 2015
A review of medical school enrollment, licensing rates, student debt ratios, residency training, and retention rates in the state of West Virginia. Particular focus on rural primary care retention. Also includes information on other health sciences degrees and incentives in rural areas.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
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