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Rural Health
Resources by State: Nevada

Integrating Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Into Health Workforce Training
Webinar recording discusses different ways to implement healthcare workforce training in methods of treatment for opioid use disorder. Features case studies in Colorado and in Nevada where the epidemic has largely been in rural areas.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Nevada
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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Physician Workforce in Nevada - 2018 Edition
Provides statistics on the number of allopathic and osteopathic physicians in Nevada using 2015 data from HRSA's Areas Health Resources File (AHRF) with breakdowns by medical specialty and subspecialty, and by 3 regions of the state: Northwestern, Northeastern, and Southern, among other things. See the 2016 edition for rural-urban comparisons.
Author(s): Tabor Griswold, Anastasia Gunawan, John Packham
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
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Recruitment and Retention: Overcoming the Rural EMS Dilemma
Reports on rural emergency medical services (EMS) workforce challenges and identifies innovative approaches to meet these challenges, highlighting programs in several states. Includes a list of 4 EMS recruitment and retention tactics for rural communities.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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An Interim Evaluation Report of the Innovative Projects Portfolio of the Medicare Flex Grant Program
Provides background on the Flex Program and the Integration of Innovative Health Care Models (Innovative Projects) program area. Evaluates the impact of the Innovative Projects program area across seven participating states, focusing on activities involving the transition to value-based care, telehealth, care coordination, quality improvement, and system delivery in rural communities.
Author(s): Sara Kahn-Troster, John Gale, Anush Hansen, Andrew Coburn
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Stepping into the Breach: How States and Insurers Worked Together to Prevent Bare Counties for 2018
Examines six states - Iowa, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Washington - that faced the prospect of having counties with no participating insurers ahead of the 2018 plan year open enrollment period. Shares insights from interviews with insurers and state regulators, focusing on how administrative and/or legislative actions and media coverage affected insurers' decisions to remain in the Marketplace. Includes a discussion on the challenges associated with risk assessment and rate setting in low-population, rural counties.
Author(s): Kevin Lucia, Jack Hoadley, Sabrina Corlette, Dania Palanker, Olivia Hoppe
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Urban Institute
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No Wrong Door: Supporting Community Living for Veterans
Reports on several Veteran-Directed Home- and Community-Based Services (VD-HCBS) programs in 7 states. Presents a breakdown of each program and highlights challenges each program had to overcome. Bases analysis on 2 separate state surveys. Also includes tools useful to building collaborative partnerships between VA medical providers and aging and disability agencies in order to better serve veterans in their communities.
Author(s): Christina Neill Bowen, Wendy Fox-Grage, Kali Thomas, James Rudolph
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: AARP Public Policy Institute
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Northern Nevada Obstetrics and Gynecology Needs Assessment
Utilizes existing data sources to identify the current and projected need for obstetrics and gynecology care in northern Nevada. Two main sections address issues related to the OB/GYN workforce and factors driving demand for OB/GYN services. Numerous charts, graphs, and rural-specific maps included throughout.
Author(s): Anastasia Gunawan, John Packham, Tabor Griswold
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
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DHSS Fact Book
Reports on the activities of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, with rural county data from the child and family services division. Includes county-level maps on PDF pages 107-111, such as program participation rates, socioeconomic and demographic indicators, and Medicaid coverage.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nevada Department of Health and Human Resources
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An Assessment of Mobile and Portable Dentistry Programs to Improve Population Oral Health
Describes configurations of portable and mobile dental programs including models and applications, discusses targeted populations, details variations in regulations by state, and examines outcomes of preventive interventions in underserved areas. Includes case studies of 7 programs initiated to improve access in underserved populations or in rural areas.
Additional links: Policy Brief
Author(s): Margaret Langelier, Jean Moore, Rachel Carter, et al.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oral Health Workforce Research Center
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