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Resources by State: Indiana

Exploring Rural-Based Professionals' and Community Stakeholders' Perceptions Towards the Uptake of Buprenorphine
Examines barriers and facilitators related to the uptake of buprenorphine in 7 southern Indiana counties. Discusses cultural issues impacting the perception of buprenorphine uptake, including stigma, transportation, education, collaboration, telehealth, and insurance.
Author(s): Josephine Njeri Mwangi
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Indiana Center for Rural Engagement, Indiana University's School of Public Health
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Who Cannot Afford to Pay Medical Bills in the North Central Region?
Reports on survey respondents from the North Central Region who struggled to pay bills within the last 12 months. Provides data by state, health status, income level, employment status, business type, business profitability, household type, marital status, gender, age, and race/ethnicity. Some of the demographic groups are further broken down by rural versus urban location.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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2021 Indiana Physician Workforce Brief
Information on demographics, education and practice characteristics, and distribution of Indiana physicians, based on self-reported data. Includes county-level maps showing geographic distribution of Indiana primary care physicians and psychiatrists, with shadings indicating counties that are Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and Mental Health HPSAs.
Author(s): Courtney Medlock, Reno Jamison, Hannah L. Maxey
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Barriers, Facilitators, and Opportunities to Promote Healthy Weight Behaviors among Preschool-Aged Children in Two Rural U.S Communities
Examines barriers, facilitators, and opportunities related to supporting wellness and healthy weight in rural preschool children. Utilizes focus group interviews with parents, caregivers, and community organizations as well as observation of built environment to assess healthy eating and physical activity resources. Discusses wellness barriers and facilitators for preschool children at the family, organization, and community levels.
Author(s): Katherine Jochim Pope, Cason Whitcomb, Maihan Vu, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health 23, 53
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
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Global and Local Solutions for Rural Health Equity
Slides that discuss health equity and access to care in rural areas. Examines rural health solutions on a global level and applies them to to rural Indiana.
Author(s): Karen Hinshaw, Rish O'Brien, Laura Ruhl
Date: 2023
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
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Indiana Rural Health Association Fall Forum: Infant Mortality
Slides that provide an overview of maternal and infant mortality data in Indiana. Includes comparative data to other states as well as breakdowns by race and county. Discusses prevention efforts and issues of access.
Author(s): Eden Bezy
Date: 2023
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Indiana Department of Health
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Indiana Dentist Demand Brief
Provides projected dentist workforce change and job openings in Indiana, including county-level estimates.
Author(s): Courtney Medlock, Reno Jamison, Analise Dickinson, Sierra Vaughn, Hannah L. Maxey
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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2022 Indiana Dental Hygienist Workforce Brief
Provides an overview of the 2022 Indiana dental hygienist workforce. Includes data on workforce demographics, workforce and teledentistry trends, practice characteristics, special populations served, and county-level geographic distribution along with dental hygienist-to-population ratios.
Author(s): Courtney Medlock, Reno Jamison, Hannah L. Maxey
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Indiana Dental Hygienist Workforce Demand Brief
Provides projected dental hygienist workforce change and job openings in Indiana, including county-level estimates.
Author(s): Courtney Medlock, Reno Jamison, Analise Dickinson, Sierra Vaughn, Hannah L. Maxey
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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2022 Indiana Dentist Workforce Brief
Provides an overview of the 2022 Indiana dentist workforce. Includes data on workforce demographics, workforce and teledentistry trends, practice characteristics, special populations served, and county-level geographic distribution along with dentist-to-population ratios.
Author(s): Courtney Medlock, Reno Jamison, Hannah L. Maxey
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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