New Hampshire Statewide Primary Care Needs Assessment
Identifies the New Hampshire communities with the greatest unmet healthcare needs, disparities, and health workforce shortages, and also identifies the key barriers to accessing healthcare for these communities. Features statistics on demographics, barriers to care, workforce, preventive care, substance use and mental health, maternal health, and outcomes, with breakdowns by rural and nonrural locations. Data in this report represents the New Hampshire landscape from 2013-2019, prior to COVID-19 impacts.
Date: 03/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: New Hampshire Rural Health & Primary Care view details
Geographic Expansion of Medicaid Managed Care Organizations: Assessing Access to Primary Care in Nonmetropolitan Counties
Presents a study on primary care access for Medicaid beneficiaries in nonmetropolitan counties who were enrolled through managed care organizations (MCOs) from 2012 to 2018. Details the level of access to primary care in the nonmetropolitan counties of 15 states and compares the rates of access for beneficiaries enrolled through MCOs established before 2012 and after 2012. Discusses findings and makes recommendations for policy makers.
Author(s): Linda Li, Matthew Najarian, Abigail R. Barker, et al. Date: 03/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis view details
High-Functioning Rural Medicare ACOs – A Qualitative Review
Describes the success factors common to high-performing Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) based in rural areas of New York, Maine, Missouri and Arkansas, and New Hampshire. Examines these organizations' governance, ACO history, operations, finances, population health, and lessons learned.
Author(s): Thomas Vaughn, Keith Mueller, Clinton MacKinney Date: 02/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis view details
Opioid Initiation and Injection Transition in Rural Northern New England: A Mixed-methods Approach
Highlights a study on opioid initiation and transition to opioid injection in rural New England. Bases findings on interviews with opioid users in 11 rural counties in Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Tracks the time and circumstances of first opioid use to first opioid injection.
Author(s): Kerry Nolte, Aurora L. Drew, Peter D. Friedmann, et al. Citation: Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 217(1), 108256 Date: 12/2020 Type: Document view details
Substance Use Disorder: Reliable Data Needed for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Program
Reviews what is known about the number of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment facilities and services, overall treatment capacity, and barriers to expanding capacity. Describes the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG), State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis (STR) and State Opioid Response (SOR) programs, and examines how seven states utilized these programs. Evaluates the data used to assess the effectiveness of these programs, and offers recommendations to improve the reliability of data collected on individuals served by the SABG program.
Date: 12/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office view details
Listening to Rural Stories: Q&A with Alisa Druzba
An interview with Alisa Druzba, director of the New Hampshire's Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, who discusses her journey to becoming a State Office of Rural Health (SORH) director, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on her state, and the work her office focuses on to support rural New Hampshire.
Author(s): Allee Mead Date: 11/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Tracking FY2019 Federal Funding to Combat the Opioid Crisis
Report covering the allocation of federal resources for
opioid initiatives at the federal, state, and local level.
Presents data on federal funding and offers case studies of
state and county-level spending data for Ohio, Arizona,
Louisiana, Washington, Tennessee, and New Hampshire. Makes
policy recommendations and briefly discusses grant
initiatives that target rural-specific barriers to
Date: 09/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center view details