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Resources by State: Iowa

Rural Comprehensive Cancer Care: Qualitative Analysis of Current Challenges and Opportunities
Highlights a study aiming to understand the challenges in providing comprehensive cancer care in rural hospitals from the perspective of rural providers. Bases finding on interviews with 13 practitioners providing cancer care in rural hospitals in Iowa. Identifies strengths and barriers to providing cancer care in rural hospitals.
Author(s): Sydney Evans, Aaron T. Seaman, Erin C. Johnson, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
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Effectiveness of Implementing Evidence-Based Approaches to Promote Physical Activity in a Midwestern Micropolitan Area Using a Quasi-Experimental Hybrid Type I Study Design
Evaluates the effectiveness of a physical activity intervention implemented in a micropolitan Iowa community over 24 months in 142 residents. Describes the community-based participatory research intervention design. Includes discussion of implementing urban-tested approaches in rural settings.
Author(s): Barbara Baquero, Nicole Novak, Daniel K. Sewell, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 24, 1082
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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Strategic Collaboration: The Key to Moving Rural Healthcare Forward
Features strategic collaboration efforts in rural Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota that combine resources and expertise to improve care and patient outcomes.
Author(s): Kristin D. Wilson, Whitney Zahnd, Hallie Vonk
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Cost of Living in Iowa 2024
Provides information and interactive data on livable wages in Iowa by county and family type. Includes county data tables regarding expenses for rent/housing, childcare, groceries, healthcare, transportation, and more.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): Sean Finn, Samantha Tamborski
Date: 03/2024
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Common Good Iowa
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Rural Health Leadership, with Steve Simonin
An episode of the Exploring Rural Health podcast featuring Steve Simonin, President and CEO of Iowa Specialty Hospital and Clinics. Focuses on how healthcare systems can invest in their communities, strategies for ensuring long-term rural health sustainability, and the importance of maintaining communication with state and federal support systems.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Cancer in Iowa - 2024
Provides county-level data on cancer cases, deaths, and survivors in Iowa. Highlights information on cancer surveillance and care in Iowa, data on specific types of cancer, and risk factors for cancer, with a focus on the connection between cancer and alcohol use.
Additional links: Press Briefing
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Iowa Cancer Registry, Iowa College of Public Health
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Firearm Exposure and Safety Training of Rural Iowa Youth
Examines the firearm usage and training experiences of rural youth in Iowa aged 13-18. Analyzes survey data from 2019 Iowa FFA Leadership Conference attendees according to age; sex; residence of farm, country/not farm, or town; race; frequency of shooting a firearm, age when first shooting a firearm, and type of firearm used; hunting experience; and firearm safety education.
Author(s): Jamie L. Koopman, Cole C. Wymore, Nicholas R. Stange, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
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The Age-Dependency Ratio in the North Central Region: Implications for Regional and Community Development Research Brief
Examines the North Central region age-dependency ratio, or the number of dependent individuals (ages 0 to 14 years and 65 or older) compared to the working population (ages 15 to 64 years), and how this impacts workforce and economic development. Provides 2000-2022 population data broken down by metro, suburban, and rural as well as by selected states and counties. Allows user to search within tables and scroll through counties.
Author(s): Roberto Gallardo
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Iowa
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites and short term/PPS (Prospective Payment System) hospitals located in rural areas.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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RCORP: Helping Meet Rural Needs
Video series featuring the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP), a multi-year initiative that funds a range of grant programs to help rural communities treat and prevent opioid use disorder. RCORP grantees share how they have used this funding to address the needs of their communities.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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