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Rural Health
Resources by State: Nebraska

State Flex Program Rural Emergency Medical Services Assessment Strategies
Policy brief describing the emergency medical service (EMS) assessment projects and tools implemented by five State Flex Programs in Arizona, California, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin to improve the integration of EMS into rural systems of care. Identifies differences in EMS focused State Flex activities and collaborations to improve local and regional EMS capacity and performance.
Author(s): Karen Pearson, John Gale, Sara Kahn-Troster, Andrew Coburn
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Research Findings Brief: An Assessment of the Community Health Needs Assessments and Implementation Plans for Nonprofit Small Rural Hospitals in Nebraska
Analyzes the quality and completeness of the Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) and Implementation Plans (IP) of small nonprofit rural hospitals in Nebraska. Ranks the highest priorities from the CHNAs for rural hospitals across the state.
Author(s): David Palm, Li‐Wu Chen, Jamie Larson
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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Nebraska State-Designated Shortage Area: General Dentistry
Shows dentistry shortage areas in Nebraska.
Date: 07/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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Nebraska State-Designated Shortage Area: Family Practice
Shows family practice shortage areas in Nebraska.
Date: 07/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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Nebraska J1 Visa Waiver Program 2001 - 2016
Presents a report on the J1 Visa Waiver Program in Nebraska. Includes data from 2001-2016 regarding provider service obligation fulfillment and retention. Gives a breakdown of J1 Visa providers by county, specialty, and metro versus nonmetro location.
Author(s): Thomas Rauner, Andy Pedley
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: Division of Public Health
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Nebraska Medicare Certified Rural Health Clinics
Map showing the Medicare Certified Rural Health Clinics in the state of Nebraska.
Date: 05/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
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Lessons Learned: A Rural Case Study - Challenges Increasing Access to Dental Care Among Rural Veterans
Details the referral process initiated by the Grand Island Dental Outpatient Team in Nebraska for rural veterans who are ineligible for VA dental coverage to receive basic treatment from community dentists. Discusses some of the challenges to designing and implementing the program, such as establishing new partnerships with local dentists, adhering to a sustainable staffing plan, and pursuing data collection and analysis for measuring outcomes, among other factors.
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Veterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health
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Rural Health Literacy: Who's Delivering Health Information?
Describes the role that school nurses, newspapers, public libraries, churches, public health departments, and hub-and-spoke academic institutions can play in supporting health literacy and providing consumer health information. Features examples from several states.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Nebraska State-Designated Shortage Area: Psychiatry & Mental Health
Shows psychiatry and mental health shortage areas in Nebraska.
Date: 03/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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Promoting Colorectal Cancer Screening Through a New Model of Delivering Rural Primary Care in the USA: A Qualitative Study
Results of a study conducted in Nebraska, to explore ways in which colorectal cancer screening can be promoted by rural primary care clinics participating in an Accountable Care Organization. Features statistics including participants' gender, job, and breakdowns by three levels of rurality.
Author(s): Jungyoon Kim, Lufei Young, Sarbinaz Bekmuratova, et al.
Location: Rural and Remote Health, 17, 4187
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
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