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Rural Health
Resources by State: Nebraska

Biting Into Food Access: A View of Nebraska’s Food System
Provides an overview of food access and food systems in Nebraska. Discusses opportunities to collaborate with rural grocery stores. Provides a map of food deserts by rural and urban census tracts and a county-level map of community gardens in Nebraska.
Author(s): Megan McGuffey, Sandra Renner
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Affairs
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Promising Practice: Loan Repayment Programs in Nebraska Yielding Huge Payoffs
Explores Nebraska's loan repayment programs for rural providers and health professionals administered by the State Office of Rural Health. Discusses the state's Health Professional Tracking Service (HPTS), which tracks all of the healthcare providers in the state.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Rural Nebraska’s Shifting Long-term Care System
Features an examination of Nebraska's long-term care system in rural areas. Compares the number of facilities and beds for 2008 and 2018 in metro, nonmetro, and micropolitan areas.
Author(s): Cody Smith
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Affairs
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Nebraska’s Uninsured and the Coverage Gap by County
Highlights the percent of the population without health insurance by county in Nebraska for 2016. Details the percentage of people employed without insurance and those that fall in the gap between Medicaid eligibility and the least expensive insurance plan.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Affairs
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Trauma Training Initiative Teaches Rural Laypeople How to “Stop the Bleed”
Features the Stop the Bleed initiative, which trains community members to help control blood loss while waiting for medical help. Highlights training provided in rural North Dakota and Nebraska.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Report to Congress: Demonstration Project on Community Health Integration Models in Certain Rural Counties, Interim Report 2018
Provides an overview of and first year findings from the Frontier Community Health Integration Project Demonstration (FCHIP), which includes 10 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in three states: North Dakota, Montana, and Nebraska. The demonstration intends to increase the quality and coordination of care, with focuses on access to and payments for telehealth, ambulance services, and skilled nursing facility/nursing facility beds, as well as related regulatory challenges.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Voices for Food: Methodologies for Implementing a Multi-state Community-based Intervention in Rural, High Poverty Communities
Highlights a study on an intervention to address barriers to food access in economically impoverished rural communities. Focuses on 24 counties in 6 Midwestern states and details the various assessment tools used to evaluate the needs of the community and the success of the intervention.
Author(s): Suzanne Stluka, Lindsay Moore, Heather A. Eicher-Miller, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 18
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
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Helping Rural Nebraska Grow — and Keep — Its Own Doctors
Discusses the efforts of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska to train and retain University of Nebraska at Kearney Health Sciences students by offering scholarships to students who stay and practice in rural Nebraska communities.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Telepsychiatry Program: Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
Describes the development, impact, lessons learned, and future goals of a telepsychiatry program designed to provide behavioral healthcare services to children in rural Nebraska.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Nebraska
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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