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Resources by State: New Hampshire

Augmenting Project ECHO for Opioid Use Disorder with Data-Informed Quality Improvement
Discusses the feasibility of training clinics that are participating in a Project ECHO virtual collaborative to implement quality initiative (QI) projects that mitigate opioid overdose and mortality. Provides results of 5 New Hampshire clinics that joined the training and includes considerations of QI projects and opioid mitigation taking place in rural areas.
Author(s): Owen B. Murray, Marcy Doyle, Bethany M. McLeman, et al.
Citation: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 18, 24
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
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Population Gains Widespread in New Hampshire Counties Due to Migration
Data snapshot describing population changes in New Hampshire from April 2020 to July 2022. Features county-level statistics with breakdowns by population change, natural change, and net migration.
Author(s): Kenneth M. Johnson
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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The Doorway at Cheshire Medical Center Leads to Healing
Profiles the Doorway at Cheshire Medical Center, a program at Cheshire Medical Center, a rural hospital in Keene, New Hampshire. Describes how the Doorway uses evidence-based assessment tools to refer clients to the appropriate services in the community and serves as a connection point between multiple substance use disorder (SUD) services.
Date: 02/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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2020 Rural Opioid Overdose Mortality
Highlights the rate of rural opioid overdose mortality in 2020 for several northern New England states and compares it to the national rate. Breaks down rates based on substances used as well.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction
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Telehealth Brings Important Services to Rural Long-Term Care Facilities
Discusses the benefits of telehealth services for residents and staff of rural long-term care facilities. Identifies some of the challenges related to providing these services. Features a New Hampshire skilled nursing facility providing telemental health services, and a Virginia geriatrician helping long-term care facilities address COVID-19 via Project ECHO educational sessions.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Rural Opioid Initiative Consortium Description: Providing Evidence to Understand the Fourth Wave of the Opioid Crisis
Highlights an initiative aimed at developing interventions to address rural opioid use. Collects data from rural areas in 10 states via surveys of people who use drugs and explores overlapping issues, such as other drug use, homelessness, and lack of access to treatment, among others.
Author(s): Richard A. Jenkins, Bridget M. Whitney, Robin M. Nance, et al.
Citation: Addiction Science and Clinical Practice, 17, 38
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
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Advancing Rural Health Equity Stakeholder Report
Outlines the strengths and challenges of rural healthcare delivery in New Hampshire and southeastern Vermont with a special emphasis on health equity using the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Achieving Health Equity: A Guide for Healthcare Organizations framework. Describes the process for developing the Center for Advancing Rural Health Equity's (CARHE) scope and includes recommendations for the short-term, including strategies for collaboration among the community, healthcare research, and healthcare practice. Recommendations developed as a result of interviews with 13 rural stakeholders.
Author(s): Yaƫl Gill, Kate B. Hilton
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Advancing Rural Health Equity
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Northern Border Regional Commission State and Region Chartbooks: A Health-Focused Landscape Analysis
Webinar describing a project compiling the most recent publicly available data related to health and healthcare access at the county and state level for Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. Discusses healthcare professional shortage areas and highlights counties with worse health outcomes than other counties in the region. Features statistics on demographics with breakdowns by rural location, socioeconomic characteristics, access to care, health outcomes and behaviors, community safety, death rates and top causes of death, internet access, insurance coverage, telehealth policies, scope of practice for various provider types, and maps showing Heath Professional Shortage Areas and locations of Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and Critical Access Hospitals.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Transcript
Author(s): Katherine Ahrens
Date: 06/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Maine Rural Health Research Center, Rural Health Research Gateway
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New Hampshire: A Health-Focused Landscape Analysis
Chartbook examining population health and healthcare access in New Hampshire, identifying strengths and assets as well as opportunities for improvement. Features demographics and statistics on quality of care, health outcomes, health behaviors, and mortality rates and causes, with breakdowns by rural and urban counties. Includes maps showing locations of Health Professional Shortage Areas, substance use treatment facilities, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and hospitals.
Author(s): Katherine Ahrens, Amanda Burgess, Carly Milkowski, et al.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Maine Rural Health Research Center, Northern Border Regional Commission
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The Northern Border Region: A Health-Focused Landscape Analysis
Chartbook examining population health and healthcare access for Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont, and for the region overall. Identifies strengths and assets of the Northern Border region states, as well as opportunities for improvement. Features demographics and statistics on quality of care, health outcomes, health behaviors, mortality rates and causes, Health Professional Shortage Areas, telehealth policies, and telehealth grants awarded from 2018-2021. Includes maps showing locations of substance use treatment facilities, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and hospitals.
Author(s): Katherine Ahrens, Amanda Burgess, Carly Milkowski, et al.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Maine Rural Health Research Center, Northern Border Regional Commission
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