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Rural Health
Resources by State: Louisiana

Hurricane Response: CMS Waivers and Exceptions for Facilities
Outlines the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' response to Hurricanes Nate, Maria, Irma, and Harvey. The actions are focused on maintaining access to care for affected Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Includes information about administrative actions and waivers for Critical Access Hospitals, Medicare-dependent small rural hospitals, low-volume providers, and other participating facilities.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Louisiana
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as rural Federally Qualified Health Centers and Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Union General Hospital: Showing What's Possible In Population Health
Outlines Union General Hospital's "It's a Girl Thing: Making Proud Choices" program, which seeks to curb sexually transmitted diseases and teenage pregnancy in Farmerville, Louisiana. The program focuses on educating high school girls on topics such as self-esteem, dating and violence, finances, the consequences of teen pregnancy, and more. Also includes a brief discussion with one of the program developers.
Date: 10/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Assessment of Factors Contributing to Health Outcomes in the Eight States of the Mississippi Delta Region
Examines key contributors to health outcomes and disparities between Delta and non-Delta counties, using 38 measures derived from the 2014 County Health Rankings. Features statistics comparing mortality, self-rated health, low birth rate, and various health factors, and demographics including sex, race/ethnicity, and rurality.
Author(s): Keith P. Gennuso, Amanda Jovaag, Bridget B. Catlin, Matthew Rodock, Hyojun Park
Location: Preventing Chronic Disease, 13
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
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Impact of a Community Popular Opinion Leader Intervention among African American Adults in a Southeastern United States Community
Analyzes the impact of a community popular opinion leader (C-POL) intervention targeting alcohol-using social networks in southeast rural Louisiana. Includes a comparison of pre- and post-test data by demographics, such as education level, relationship status, and sexual risk behaviors including condom use, alcohol use, and HIV status.
Author(s): Katherine P. Theall, Julia Fleckman, Marni Jacobs
Location: AIDS Education and Prevention, 27(3), 275-287
Date: 06/2015
Type: Document
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Dental HPSA Map of Louisiana
Map of the State of Louisiana displaying dental health professional shortage area designations (geographic, low-income and pending designations) by county.
Date: 2015
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Young Volunteers Aid, Stay Engaged In Their Communities
Discusses volunteerism in rural youth and how they can connect with their community and learn the importance of service.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Location: Rural Monitor, 2014(Fall)
Date: 11/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Effect of an Environmental School-Based Obesity Prevention Program on Changes in Body Fat and Body Weight: A Randomized Trial
Examines the efficacy of two school-based programs to prevent a gain in body weight and body fat in overweight children, grades 4 through 6, from rural Louisiana communities. Includes baseline characteristics of the study population, statistics and data on changes in the percent body fat and BMI over time based on prevention strategies in the school-based programs.
Author(s): D. A. Williamson, C. M. Champagne, D. Harsha, et al.
Location: Obesity, 20(8), 1653-1661
Date: 08/2012
Type: Document
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FOBT Completion in FQHCs: Impact of Physician Recommendation, FOBT Information, or Receipt of the FOBT Kit
Highlights a study on several methods of presenting the fecal occult blood test (FOBT) at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in northern Louisiana and which method led the most patients to complete the screening process in both rural and urban areas. Analyzes data by age, race, and gender, as well as several other factors.
Author(s): Terry C. Davis, Connie L. Arnold, Alfred W. Rademaker, et al.
Location: Journal of Rural Health, 28(3), 306-311
Date: 07/2012
Type: Document
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Louisiana's FQHCs by Organization
Map of Louisiana with counties delineated identifying the location of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) by organization.
Date: 2012
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
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