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Resources by State: Iowa

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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Dicamba Use and Cancer Incidence in the Agricultural Health Study: An Updated Analysis
Highlights a study on the connection between colon and lung cancers in farmers and farmworkers and use of the herbicide dicamba. Draws data from the Agricultural Health Study and breaks it down by age, crops/animals produced, and other pesticides used, among other measures.
Author(s): Catherine C Lerro, Jonathan N Hofmann, Gabriella Andreotti, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Epidemiology, 49(4), 1326-1337
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
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State Innovation Model (SIM) Summative Evaluation Report: Activities and Goal Evaluation Award Year 2-4 (AY2-4)
Summarizes the process and implementation activities of the State Innovation Model (SIM) test grant program in Iowa during award years 2 through 4, which spanned November 2016 through April 2019. SIM test awards are administered by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center and allow states to implement and test strategies for health system transformation that meet the specific needs of residents of each state. Describes the process evaluation of SIM implementation activities and results of the 2016 and 2018 statewide evaluation surveys. Presents data on outcome measures regarding access and cost of care, diabetes, obesity, and tobacco use.
Author(s): Tessa Heeren, Rochelle Schultz Spinarski, Elizabeth Momany, et al.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Iowa Public Policy Center
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Providing Maternity Care in a Rural Northern Iowa Community
Describes how a rural Critical Access Hospital in Iowa has sustained its maternity care practice and offers suggestions for other rural hospitals and communities seeking to retain local access to pregnancy and childbirth services.
Author(s): Alexandria Kristensen-Cabrera, Julia D. Interrante, Carrie Henning-Smith, Katy Kozhimannil
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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How Clarke County Hospital Is Expanding Its Telehealth Services into Home Monitoring COVID-19 Patients
Describes how Clarke County Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital in rural Osceola, Iowa, is using funding from the Federal Communications Commission's COVID-19 Telehealth Program to expand its telehealth and remote patient monitoring services. Offers lessons learned from applying for funding from the program.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Strategies for Rural Communities for Addressing Substance Misuse among Families Involved with the Child Welfare System
Describes nine programs across seven states that have addressed challenges to serving child welfare-involved parents with substance use issues through mentoring, case management, providing access to treatment and affordable housing, and other support services. Discusses considerations for expanding and replicating these programs in rural communities.
Additional links: Research Summary
Author(s): Jung Kim, Elizabeth Clary, Christina Ribar, Sarah Palmer, Elizabeth Weigensberg
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Mathematica
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Characteristics of Crashes and Injuries Among 14 and 15 Year Old Drivers, by Rurality
Examines 2001 to 2013 data from the Iowa Department of Transportation to determine characteristics related to injury crashes among 14- and 15-year old drivers. Table 2 covers data on driver characteristics by rurality.
Author(s): Cara Hamann, Morgan Price, Corinne Peek-Asa
Citation: Journal of Safety Research, 73, 111-118
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
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COVID-19 and Rural Hospital Struggles
Recording of a May 14, 2020, webinar on health care delivery and financial challenges facing rural hospitals as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Features leaders from health systems in Iowa, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Transcript available by clicking the dots above the Subscribe tab, then selecting Show Transcript.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center
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Concussion in Rural America: Experts Detail Injury and Recovery of Traumatic Brain Injury
Reports on concussions, or mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI), in rural areas. Discusses the impact of these injuries, the role of support networks, TBI training for rural clinicians, rural TBI data, and management of mTBI in rural areas.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Exploring Opportunities to Leverage Pharmacists in Rural Areas to Promote Administration of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine
Describes the role of rural pharmacists in promoting and administering the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine using information gathered from interviews of 11 pharmacists at independently owned pharmacies in Iowa. Identifies factors facilitating the administration and accessibility of the vaccine and reports on personal barriers regarding safety, lack of information, and staff capacity.
Author(s): Grace Ryan, Eliza Daly, Natoshia Askelson, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
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