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Resources by State: Minnesota

Small-Town Pride Celebrations Supporting Social Connectedness & Well-Being for LGBTQ+ Rural Residents
Highlights celebrations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) members of 2 rural communities in Minnesota and Nebraska. Offers case studies and describes the impacts of the events on social connectedness.
Author(s): Mariana Tuttle, Madeleine Pick, Robert Libal, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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State Innovation Model Testing Awards from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center: Highlighting Rural Focus
Summarizes the activities and accomplishments of rural-specific State Innovation Models (SIM) in 11 states: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oregon, and Vermont. Describes the SIM initiative, which began in 2012 to support states committed to designing and testing strategies for payment model and delivery system reform.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Searching for "a Place that's Accessible for All the People who Need It": Child Care Access for Latino Immigrant Families in Nobles County
Examines childcare issues experienced by Latino immigrant families in rural Nobles County, Minnesota. Discusses barriers to quality childcare such as cost, language differences, COVID-19, safety concerns, difficulty of location in rural areas, and more. Includes data such as childcare desert ratios and percentage of income going to childcare.
Author(s): Ulises Linares, Zoe Martens, Kerim Ă–rsel
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Rural Policy and Development, The Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
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Provider and Patient Satisfaction With the Dental Therapy Workforce at Apple Tree Dental
Describes satisfaction of clinical providers, organizational administrators, and patients with the dental therapy workforce at Apple Tree Dental Centers, a not-for-profit community dental organization with locations in urban and rural Minnesota. Features demographics with breakdowns by urban or rural location of clinic and residence of patients.
Author(s): Margaret Langelier, Simona Surdu, Ellen O'Malley
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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2020 Minnesota Community Benefit Report
Examines the various contributions Minnesota hospitals make to their communities, such as financial contributions, vaccine distribution, dental care access, efforts to reduce health disparities, and more. Includes information on attracting healthcare professionals to rural areas.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Hospital Association
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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Rural Health Care Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities
Presents an overview of key findings from interviews with stakeholders in eight states - Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming - regarding the rural healthcare landscape. Discusses rural hospital financial health, rural hospital transformation models, challenges facing the rural healthcare workforce, and the role of telehealth in increasing access to care. Provides recommendations aimed at further advancing the use of virtual care in all communities, including rural and frontier areas, beyond the temporary federal COVID-19 public health emergency flexibilities.
Author(s): Sabah Bhatnagar, Julia Harris, Tara Hartnett, et al.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center
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Minnesota Chartbook Section 6: Uninsurance and the Safety Net
Reports on uninsurance trends in Minnesota from 2007 to 2021. Discusses statewide measures, population groups, characteristics and potential access to coverage of the uninsured, and uncompensated care. Includes charts showing rural versus urban hospital uncompensated care expenses.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Minnesota Poverty Report 2022
Reports on poverty in Minnesota in 2019 using 3 different measures: market income, official poverty measure (OPM), and supplemental poverty measure (SPM). Includes maps of poverty rates by population and region in Minnesota and breaks down rates by age and race/ethnicity.
Author(s): Angela R. Fertig
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, Minnesota Community Action Partnership
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Minnesota
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites and short term/PPS hospitals located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Minnesota's Health Care Workforce: Pandemic-Provoked Workforce Exits, Burnout, and Shortages
Reports on loss of healthcare professionals in Minnesota due to turnover, burnout, reduction in working hours, early retirement, and more. Provides charts of workforce professionals in 2019 compared to 2021 by vacancy, working a position unrelated to healthcare license, job dissatisfaction, and more, as well as charts showing rural versus urban comparisons of workforce issues.
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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