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Resources by State: Iowa

Response of Local Health Care Systems in the Rural Midwest to a Growing Latino Population
Reports findings from a study of healthcare access issues for Latinos in rural communities in Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska. Describes successful strategies that could be adopted by other communities to address the growing Midwestern Latino population.
Author(s): Michelle Casey, Lynn Blewett, Kathleen Call
Date: 08/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Iowa Hospital 2020 - 2018 Total Facility Utilization Data
Provides data on Iowa hospital utilization from 2018 to 2020. Reports on Critical Access Hospitals, rural hospitals, rural referral hospitals, urban hospitals, VA hospitals, and other hospitals. Includes data such as swing bed admissions, surgeries, financials, and more.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Hospital Association
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Iowa Association of Rural Health Clinics Newsletter
Archive of a monthly newsletter from the Iowa Association of Rural Health Clinics (IARHC). Includes information such as vaccination efforts, funding opportunities, workforce connections, and resources relevant to IARHC responsibilities and regulations.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Association of Rural Health Clinics
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Iowa Family Physician Magazine
Archive of Iowa Family Physician Magazine's seasonal publication. Covers issues relevant to medical students, resident physicians, healthcare legislation, and more. Includes rural-specific information related to loan repayment programs, scholarships, and healthcare access, among other resources tailored to rural physicians.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Academy of Family Physicians
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Cost of Living in Iowa 2022
Provides information on livable wages in Iowa by county and family type. Includes an interactive map that allows users to choose additional features like expenses for rent/housing, childcare, groceries, healthcare, and more.
Additional links: Narrative
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Common Good Iowa
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The American Dream Prosperity Index
Assesses the economic, institutional, and social aspects of prosperity across the United States over the past decade. Features state-by-state breakdowns of prosperity increases and decreases. Examines 11 pillars of prosperity, made up of 48 different elements, measured by over 200 state-level indicators. Includes a county-level index for 12 selected states.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Legatum Institute
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Iowa Primary Care Shortage Designations
Provides an overview of the healthcare workforce shortage designations in Iowa. Includes county-level maps displaying the federal primary care, dental, and mental health professional shortage areas (HPSAs); Medically Underserved Areas (MUA) and Populations (MUP); and counties classified as eligible for Rural Health Clinic (RHC) status.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Department of Public Health
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Iowa Project ECHO
Shares knowledge and expertise through telementoring for primary care staff to enhance their capacity to provide best practice healthcare for underserved people. Currently two ECHO interactive web-based programs are offered: Hepatitis C (HCV) and Behavioral Health (BH).
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Primary Care Association
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UMASH - COVID-19 Resources
Presents resources and information pertaining to COVID-19 for farmers and farmworkers in the Midwest. Features national and state-level information for Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North and South Dakota. Includes resources for Spanish speakers.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Agriculture Safety and Health Center
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Cancer-Rates.info
Contains cancer incidence and mortality data for a number of states, with the option to view data by county, cancer type, gender, race and ethnicity, and in most cases, rural/urban geography.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky
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