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Resources by State: Indiana

Indiana Registered Nurse Workforce Demand
Provides data on Indiana registered nurse (RN) supply and demand, including county-level projected job openings from 2020 to 2030.
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Maternal Mortality in Indiana (2022): Contributing Factors and Policy Recommendations
Discusses causes of maternal mortality and related data in Indiana and the U.S. at large. Includes information on disparities with a focus on rural areas, race/ethnicity, and access to maternal health services. Provides county-level map of Indiana showing ratio of county population to obstetrician-gynecologists (OB/GYN) specialists.
Author(s): Nidhi Arun, Vatsla Sharma, Elizabeth Thuranira
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indiana University Public Policy Institute
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Addressing Unequal Access to Energy in Indiana
Examines disparities in energy needs in Indiana, defined by the minimum level of energy a household requires for basic needs like heating the home and cooking meals. Includes county-level map of energy burden in Indiana and discusses energy needs in rural areas.
Author(s): Kristi Schultz, Ted Deitz, Cheyenne Morris, Marissa Eckert
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indiana University Public Policy Institute
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Exploring Health Insurance Coverage in the North Central Region at the Intersection of Location, Employment, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity
Provides data on health insurance coverage in North Central Region states. Includes rural versus urban coverage comparisons, further broken down by employment type, gender, and race/ethnicity.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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VA Training Program Contributions: Evaluation of Indianapolis Veterans' Affairs Medical Center Training Contributions to the State of Indiana
Provides information and data on health professionals trained at Veterans' Affairs (VA) facilities. Discuses VA investments, impacts on the Indiana health workforce, and the geographic distribution of VA health professional trainees (HPTs), including population to physician ratios.
Author(s): Courtney Medlock, Mykayla Tobin, Hannah Maxey, et al.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Indiana's Behavioral Health Workforce Report Series: Psychiatrists and Psychiatric APRNs
Information on 2021 demographics, education and practice characteristics, and distribution of Indiana physicians and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) who report having a practice specialty in psychiatry. Includes a county-level map showing geographic distribution of psychiatrists, with shadings indicating counties that are Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
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Seeking Solutions: Dental Health and Disabilities in Indiana
Assesses needs of Indianans related to dental health and disabilities utilizing information gained from secondary research as well as interviews, focus groups, and surveys. Includes statistics on those with healthcare needs, explanation of report framework, and literature review covering availability, accessibility, accommodation, acceptability, and affordability of services. Includes case studies focused on rural areas.
Author(s): Megan Wilkinson, Angel Winchester, Alysia Marshall-Seslar, Lettie Haver, Barbie Vartanian
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: AWS Foundation, Delta Dental Foundation, McMillen Health
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Using Z Codes to Improve Health Equity in Rural Indiana
Describes how Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital in Indiana, used ICD-10-CM Z codes to detect and address patients' social needs as part of its health equity strategy.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Indiana Rural Health Clinic Dashboard
A fact sheet that includes information about Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in Indiana, such as their respective business model, ownership, National Health Service Corps (NHSC) site status, Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) score, rural status, RHC services provided, and number of RHCs by county.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indiana Rural Health Association
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The State of the Rural Economy in Indiana
Provides an overview of the rural economy in Indiana and includes data on issues such as population, employment and income, education, housing, agriculture, transportation, broadband, immigration, quality of life, and more. Provides county-level economic and demographic data as well as rural versus urban comparisons. Features information on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Author(s): Srikant Devaraj, Dagney Faulk, Michael Hicks, et al.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Ball State University, Center for Business and Economic Research
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