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Resources by State: Iowa

Iowa COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered Report
Reports on COVID-19 vaccines administered, initiated, and completed in Iowa. Includes maps displaying the total number of doses administered and vaccine series completed, with information broken down by recipients' county of residence and by county of vaccine provider.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Department of Public Health
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Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners in Iowa
Infographic depicting active licensed advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) by age, race/ethnicity, gender, specialty, education, income, and location by county.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Iowa Board of Nursing, Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce
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Licensed Practical Nurses in Iowa
Infographic depicting active licensed practical nurses (LPNs) by age, race/ethnicity, gender, specialty, income, and location by county.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Iowa Board of Nursing, Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce
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Registered Nurses in Iowa
Infographic depicting active licensed registered nurses (RNs) by age, race/ethnicity, gender, education, specialty, income, and location by county.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Iowa Board of Nursing, Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce
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Bright Spots: Case Studies in Innovative Rural Healthcare
Profiles 8 rural healthcare facilities and communities that successfully addressed issues regarding access to healthcare and explores commonalities across the case studies. Describes how these initiatives optimize leadership, cultural transformation, data utilization, rural maternity care, and external partnerships.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: A&M Rural and Community Health Institute
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Factors Affecting Access to Dental Care for Seniors in Rural Iowa
Poster presentation describing persistent barriers to dental care for seniors in rural Iowa. Describes how I-Smile Silver and an Area Agency on Aging work to address these barriers.
Author(s): C. Rupp, P.C. Damiano
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics
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Rural Registered Nurses: Stories of Caring for Their Communities
Features five rural registered nurses from across the country describing their path to nursing, their accomplishments, and how they provide healthcare in their rural communities.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Success: Avera Holy Family Hospital, IA
Profiles the quality improvement efforts of Avera Holy Family Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital in rural Iowa. Discusses quality initiatives regarding the Emergency Department Transfer Communication (EDTC) measure, patient experience, and antibiotic stewardship.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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Development and Implementation of a Telenephrology Dashboard for Active Surveillance of Kidney Disease: A Quality Improvement Project
Explores a study on the use of telehealth for early detection and intervention in cases of kidney disease among rural veterans. Evaluates a telenephrology consultation program run by the VA Health Care System at a number of locations in rural Iowa.
Author(s): Melissa L. Swee, M. Lee Sanders, Kantima Phisitkul, et al.
Citation: BCM Nephrology, 21, 424
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
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Barriers in Accessing Dental Care for Rural Iowa Seniors
Examines barriers to dental care for rural Iowa seniors. Discusses barriers including financial concerns, perceived overall physical health, and geographic limitations.
Author(s): Mallory Obenauf
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Iowa Public Policy Center
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