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Rural Health
Resources by State: Nebraska

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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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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Nebraska J1 Visa Waiver Program 2001 - 2017
Presents a report on the J-1 Visa Waiver Program in Nebraska. Includes data from 2001-2017 regarding provider service obligation fulfillment and retention. Gives a breakdown of J-1 Visa providers by county, specialty, and metro versus nonmetro location.
Author(s): Thomas Rauner, Andy Pedley, and Ryan Ossell
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: Division of Public Health
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Nebraska Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease by Local Health Department Service Area
Describes the prevalence of obesity, hypertension, cholesterol, and diabetes at the county-level and by the local health department service area using 2015 and 2016 data.
Author(s): Ami Sedani
Date: 05/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
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Nebraska Heart Disease Death Rate by County, 2012-2016
Describes the heart disease death rates in the state of Nebraska at the county-level from 2012 to 2016.
Author(s): Ami Sedani
Date: 05/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
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Behavioral Health Integration and Workforce Development
Issue brief examining the need for states to assess behavioral health integration (BHI) workforce needs, identify legal and policy barriers to practice, and effectively train and retain BHI practitioners, especially in underserved areas. Includes case studies of programs in Washington, Nebraska, and Michigan, and lists of resources.
Author(s): Rachel Block
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Milbank Memorial Fund
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Rural Post-Acute Care: Healthcare Leaders Offer Practical Solutions to Workforce Challenges
Describes methods for preparing and supporting healthcare workers who provide post-acute care in rural areas. Highlights programs that empower and train staff, maximize community partnerships, involve community health workers, and use telemonitoring.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Post-Acute Care: Improving Transitions to Enhance Patient Recovery
Highlights approaches that are improving patient transitions from acute care to post-acute care (PAC) in rural settings. Features a tertiary facility’s communication with skilled nursing facilities in Tennessee and Kentucky, a Nebraska Critical Access Hospital’s swing bed program, and a home health agency serving rural Maine.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Nebraska
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as Federally Qualified Health Centers located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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