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Rural Health
Resources by State: Michigan

Medicaid Expansion and Section 1115 Waiver Demonstrations
Discusses provisions within Medicaid expansion and the section 1115 demonstration waivers approved, up until March 2014, that Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) should be aware of, including those in rural areas.
Date: 03/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Technology Widens Care Options for Rural Hospitals
Discusses how advancement in healthcare technology is helping rural providers improve both access and quality of care for patients, in addition to strengthening the financial bottom line for hospitals.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor, 2014(Winter)
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Advancing Geriatrics Fellowship Programs Through a Community-Based Residency Network
Describes a project, conducted through Michigan State University, which studied the formation of geriatric fellowship programs within an established family medicine residency network, thus recruiting and retaining graduates. The goals of the program are to facilitate the accreditation of new programs in nonmetropolitan communities, recruit fellows into underserved areas, and retain graduates to practice and teach in neighboring areas.
Author(s): Kevin Foley, Marolee Neuberger, Mary Noel, Deborah Sleight
Citation: Family Medicine, 45(10), 719-725
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
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Recruitment and Retention of Primary Care Providers in Rural, Underserved Areas of Michigan
Examines the issues of recruiting and retaining primary care providers in rural and underserved areas of Michigan. Discusses options for medical students to enter primary care and work in underserved areas.
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
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Rural Philanthropy in Michigan Report
Discusses the role of rural philanthropy within the larger scope of revitalizing Michigan’s economy. Presents data and maps which highlight key economic indicators and grant-making activities in seventeen Michigan counties from 2008-2011.
Date: 01/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Rural Council
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Improving Accessibility: VISN 11 Mobile Prosthetics Van Program
Describes a mobile program that provides prosthetic and orthotic services to veterans in areas of Michigan, Indiana, northwest Ohio, and eastern Illinois that did not previously offer them and that may be many miles away from the nearest veteran medical center (VAMC).
Author(s): Sherri DeLoof, Guadalupe Bravo, Ernest Howard, Michael Rilenge
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Rural Health Resource Center: Central Region
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Midwest Retention Toolkit
Provides tools to assist National Health Service Corps (NHSC) sites with the retention of healthcare providers. Includes worksheets, sample surveys, and model retention plans for use with all healthcare providers, although targeted for physicians.
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network
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Rural Health Networks Prove There is Strength in Numbers
Discusses how quality is increasing measurably for hospitals enrolled in rural health networks in Michigan and Montana.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor, 2011(Fall)
Date: 11/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Michigan Department of Community Health Survey of Physician Assistants: Special Report, September 2011
Examines the locations of physician assistants practice sites in Michigan counties with a health professional shortage area. Studied origins of PAs with results showing two-fifths (40 percent) grew up in a rural area or small town.
Date: 09/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Traverse City, Michigan, June 15-17, 2011
Provides a summary of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services' (NACRHHS) 68th meeting, which included discussions on the following topics: the Affordable Care Act's value-based purchasing demonstrations for rural hospitals, primary care training and placement, and aging.
Date: 06/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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