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Rural Health
Resources by State: Minnesota

A Small Town Stroke
Narrative essay by a medical student reflecting on his family medicine rotation in a hospital in rural Minnesota. Describes the process through which he came to understand that patients in well-supported rural hospitals might have access to therapeutic relationships not available in large urban medical centers.
Author(s): William Hoffman
Citation: Family Medicine, 50(8), 623-624
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
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Hospital Community Benefit Spending in Minnesota, 2013 to 2015: A Report to the Minnesota Legislature
Examines the community benefits and program spending from 2013 to 2015 that promoted health in Minnesota communities. Discusses trends in community benefits and program spending in rural areas. Includes hospital community benefit information by hospital characteristics including rurality.
Additional links: Data Tables
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Community Care Integration
Profile of Southern Prairie, a 12-county collaboration facilitating integration of health services and community supports in rural southwestern Minnesota through a Medicaid Accountable Care Organization.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Dental Therapy in Minnesota
Reports on the dental therapist workforce in Minnesota. Includes information on education, certification, licensure, and practice. Covers discussion on the financial viability of dental practices employing dental therapists and how dental therapists can increase access to oral care in rural areas.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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It’s an Addiction Crisis: Across Minnesota, the “Opioid Crisis” Is so Much More than Just Opioids
Details the opioid crisis in the state of Minnesota. Includes statistics on overdose deaths and treatment admissions for alcohol, heroin, methamphetamine, and other opiates. Covers hospital addition costs and workforce issues posing a barrier to access in rural areas. Reviews three rural community models working to address substance abuse.
Author(s): Marnie Werner
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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Implementation of the MEDFRAT to Promote Quality Care and Decrease Falls in Community Hospital Emergency Rooms
Examines the implementation of Memorial Emergency Department Fall-Risk Assessment Tool (MEDFRAT), an evidence based fall-risk assessment tool, in twelve emergency departments part of a rural health care system in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota.
Author(s): Catherine A. McCarty, Theo A. Woehrle, Stephen C. Waring, Allise M. Taran, Laura A. Kitch
Citation: Journal of Emergency Nursing, 44(3), 280-284
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
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Immigrant Health Policy Paper
Policy position brief about new immigrants in rural areas, in terms of health care access, health disparities, economic contributions, health care facilities and Community Health Workers, and service strategies to benefit immigrants. Includes case studies of immigrants in Minnesota and immigrants employed in the meat-processing industry and in rural farming.
Author(s): Susan Kunz, April Fernandez, Matt Gilleskie, et al.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Implementation and Impact Measurement Program: Final Report
Describes effectiveness and efficiency of four projects in Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin that had implemented a cross-jurisdictional sharing arrangement to deliver public health services. Project sites include some rural areas.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Sharing Public Health Services
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Patterns of Opioid Prescribing in Minnesota: 2012 and 2015
Describes opioid prescription patterns among Minnesota residents with private or public insurance coverage in 2012 and 2015. Discusses opioid use in rural areas and provides statistics on the number of opioid prescriptions by metropolitan, micropolitan, small town, or rural. Includes insights and opportunities to inform policymakers on reducing the use and overuse of prescription opioids.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Minnesota Accountable Community for Health Saves Medicaid $3.8 Million Through Its Opioid Prevention Initiative
Details the opioid prevention and cost saving efforts of a community health initiative in Morrison County, Minnesota. Discusses the measures implemented and the various participating entities, such as providers, pharmacies, social services, and law enforcement, among others.
Author(s): Amy Clary
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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