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Resources by State: Maryland

States Work to Support Rural Hospitals Despite Pandemic Challenges
Blog post highlighting state-level policies to address and prevent rural hospital closures. Discusses proposals in state legislatures regarding alternative payment methodologies and funding, service delivery models, and the recruitment and retention of a rural healthcare workforce.
Author(s): Beth Giambrone
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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COVID-19 in Appalachia
Offers information, data, and resources for addressing COVID-19 in the Appalachian region. Includes county level COVID-19 confirmed case counts with economic status and its impact on key socioeconomic indicators. Provides additional information for Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grantees.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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Maryland Hospital Association - Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update Center
Highlights resources for hospitals and the general public relating to COVID-19 in Maryland. Features key websites and contacts for the state.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Maryland Hospital Association
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Maryland Department of Health - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak
Resources and information on Maryland's response to COVID-19, including information for healthcare providers and local health departments, news releases, and information on cases in the state.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Maryland Department of Health
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Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development 2020 Annual Report
Highlights the accomplishments of the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development in 2020. Covers outreach and research initiatives on topics including COVID-19 response, food security, community development, and behavioral health.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development
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Patient Satisfaction With Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment via Telemedicine: Brief Literature Review and Development of a New Assessment
Study assessing patient satisfaction with telemedicine-delivered medications for opioid use disorder (tMOUD). Discusses barriers to delivery of medications for opioid use disorder in rural areas. Offers a literature review and pilot survey data from 65 patients at a treatment clinic on Maryland's Eastern Shore, addressing future directions for telemedicine use in OUD treatment programs.
Author(s): Thomas O. Cole, Darlene Robinson, Andrea Kelley-Freeman, et al.
Citation: Frontiers in Public Health, 8, 557275
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Maryland
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Appalachia Nonprofit Resource Center
Offers free resources on financial management, sustainable operations, and fundraising, as well as other tools. Geared to the needs of Appalachian nonprofits during the COVID pandemic.
Date: 2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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Factors That Might Affect SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Among Foreign-Born and U.S.-Born Poultry Facility Workers — Maryland, May 2020
Looks at workplace-related, community, and household factors that might affect person-to-person SARS-CoV-2 transmission, with data for U.S.- and foreign-born workers at two Maryland poultry processing facilities.
Author(s): Beth L. Rubenstein, Stefanie Campbell, Alysha R. Meyers, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(50), 1906-1910
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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FY 2020: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Maryland Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Maryland in Fiscal Year 2020. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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