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Rural Health
Resources by State: New Jersey

Strengthening Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports in an Evolving Policy Environment: A Toolkit for States
Shares strategies that states can use to reform their long-term services and supports (LTSS) framework, focusing on improving LTSS in two key areas: rebalancing LTSS to increase the proportion of LTSS provided in community-based settings, and integrating LTSS with physical and behavioral health services through managed care. Uses case studies to provide real-life examples of each strategy, and discusses rural-specific considerations throughout.
Author(s): Stephanie Anthony, Arielle Traub, Sarah Lewis, et al.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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Hospital-Community Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health: A Compendium of Case Studies
Presents insights from nine communities across the U.S. that have successful hospital-community partnerships. Each case study provides a description of the community, background information on the partner organizations, and an overview of the impacts and lessons learned. Several case studies include rural communities, rural populations, and/or rural partner organizations.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Research & Educational Trust
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Feasting on Rural America: The Spread of Tick-Borne Diseases
Discusses the impact of Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses in rural areas. Features a Lyme disease patient, a scientist, psychiatrist, nonprofit leader, and a medical doctor describing the spread of these diseases and what’s being done about it. Includes information on tick identification and tick-borne illness prevention.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Community Health Center Growth & Sustainability: State Profiles From the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States
Provides health and economic data, and Medicaid policy information regarding community health centers (CHCs) in rural and urban areas, from 13 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia) and the District of Columbia.
Author(s): Dan Lowenstein, Nancy Lager, Tom Manning
Date: 12/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RCHN Community Health Foundation
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New Jersey Clinic Promotes Healthy Lifestyles
Profiles a rural, New Jersey federally qualified health center's (FQHC) lifestyle and weight management counseling program.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Location: Rural Monitor, 2014(Winter)
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Private Well Testing in Oregon from Real Estate Transactions: An Innovative Approach Toward a State-Based Surveillance System
Examines health problems caused by well water contaminants and reports increased risks in rural areas due to agricultural fertilizer use, feedlot operations, leaking septic systems, and aboveground application of wastewater. Compares Oregon's and New Jersey's laws concerning well testing and includes Oregon maps showing locations of private wells with high and moderate nitrate levels and evidence of coliform bacteria.
Author(s): Brenda O. Hoppe, Anna K. Harding, Jennifer Staab, Marina Counter
Location: Public Health Reports, 126(1)
Date: 01/2011
Type: Document
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The 2010 New Jersey Resident Exit Survey Final Report: Why the Exodus? Who is Staying?
Contains a survey of physicians to understand retention rates for physicians in New Jersey. Provides practice area demographics for inner city, suburban, small city and rural.
Author(s): Deborah S. Briggs
Type: Document
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New Jersey Health Centers Research & Data
Provides maps of FQHC locations and communities experiencing shortages of primary care physicians. Also includes information on the populations served by health centers, services provided, staff, patient visits, costs of care, and use of electronic health information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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ERS State Fact Sheet: New Jersey
Lists statistics on population, educational attainment, employment, income, farm characteristics, and farm financial indicators for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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New Jersey KIDS COUNT Data Center (KCDC)
Provides data on child well-being for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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