Parent Partners Provide Mentoring and Support in Rural Iowa
Features a statewide program in Iowa that pairs families whose children have been removed from the home with mentors with shared experience who have successfully navigated the state's Department of Human Services system. Describes the services that mentors provide: coaching, advocating, and connecting clients with community resources.
Author(s): Allee Mead Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 03/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Rural and Urban COVID-19 Hot Spots
Line chart showing COVID-19 cases per capita over time for selected rural and urban hot spots through March 2022. Rural hot spots include Western Kansas and Oklahoma, Southern Minnesota, Central Iowa, and Central Mississippi.
Date: 03/2022 Type: Chart/Graph Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program view details
Out of the Shadows: Reducing the Rural Impact of Epilepsy
Provides an overview of epilepsy in rural areas, including the impact that driving restrictions can have on rural people with epilepsy. Discusses rural management approaches, including self-management programs, Seizure First Aid, and Seizure Safe Schools.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 10/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Iowa Analysis of COVID-19 Impacts on Nursing Staff
Analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on the Iowa nursing workforce through survey data collection beginning in July 2020. Provides information on nursing workforce impacts such as changes in recruitment, services, support systems, early retirement, and closures, broken down by employer type, rural versus urban location, and size.
Date: 08/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Iowa Board of Nursing, Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce, Iowa Workforce Development view details
Evaluation of the State Innovation Models (SIM) Initiative Round 2: Model Test Final Report
Final report on the Round 2 State Innovation Models (SIM) program across eleven participating states - Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Washington. Discusses the adoption of delivery models and payment reforms related to value-based payment (VBP) and alternative payment models (APMs). Examines whether the implementation efforts and healthcare delivery system reforms impacted the quality of care, health outcomes, population health, and spending.
Appendix, Findings at a Glance
Date: 06/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, RTI International view details
Firearm Exposure and Storage Practices in the Homes of Rural Adolescents
Surveyed 1,382 rural teenagers at the 2019 Iowa Future Farmers of American (FFA) Leadership Conference regarding firearm access and storage in their homes. Shows both access and storage data broken down by gender, age, race, and whether or not the surveyed lives on a farm, in the country, or in a town.
Author(s): Charles A. Jennissen, Kristel M. Wetjen, Cole C. Wymore, et al. Citation: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health, 22(3) Date: 05/2021 Type: Document view details
Iowa Nursing Demand Survey Report
Summarizes the results of a survey conducted between February and September 2020 on the demand of licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, ad advanced registered nurse practitioners in Iowa. Discusses anticipated changes to demand and potential shortages, as well as barriers to recruitment and retention. Presents data by employer type, urban or rural location, and size.
Date: 04/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Iowa Board of Nursing, Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce view details