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Rural Health
Resources by State: New Mexico

New Mexico Health Care Workforce Committee: 2017 Annual Report
Provides detailed data at the county level, comparing New Mexico's healthcare workforce to national benchmarks. Discusses rural and frontier area shortages, New Mexico's behavioral health workforce, health workforce migration trends, and potential solutions for solving the state's workforce issues. Appendices include gap analyses of New Mexico healthcare professions by county and practice details for New Mexico behavioral health providers.
Author(s): Amy W. Farnbach Pearson, Jessica Reno
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Health Care Workforce Committee
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Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure: Information on Identified Needs, Planning for Future Conditions, and Coordination of Project Funding
Reviews federal programs that provide funding for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects and describes how infrastructure needs are identified. Also details how federal agencies support states' efforts, and the extent to which federal agencies coordinate funding initiatives. Analysis is based on a review of infrastructure projects in six states: Alaska, California, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, and Tennessee.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Financing Project ECHO: Options for State Medicaid Programs
Outlines how four states - California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oregon - are using Medicaid funds to support Project ECHO and enhance services for rural and other at-risk populations. Also shares design considerations for specific delivery system environments, and ways to ensure long-term program sustainability.
Author(s): Greg Howe, Allison Hamblin, Lauren Moran
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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Aging in Place in Small Urban and Rural Communities
Examines the current state of aging in place, including cost benefits of rural residents living independently and using home health services and public transportation, rather than relocating to assisted living facilities. Includes statistics on costs of various types of senior living situations in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Maine, New Mexico, and Montana, and aging in place cost savings forecasts for these states.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Del Peterson, Ted Rieck
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
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Southwest Telehealth Resource Center Helps Rural Providers Connect
Highlights the work of the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center, which supports the region’s healthcare providers through telehealth training and technical assistance.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Improving Rural Oral Health: Six States’ Response to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Oral Health Strategic Framework
Findings brief describing how Colorado, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina have responded to the Department of Health and Human Services' 2014-2017 goals for advancing oral health in America, with emphasis on programs available to children. Features statistics including number of dental insurance companies, number of public health dental clinics or Federally Qualified Health Centers providing oral health services, and number of full-time and part-time dentists and dental hygienists at these facilities in each of the six states.
Author(s): Amy B. Martin, Janice C. Probst, Karen M. Jones
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
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Promising Practices to Build Healthy Active Native Communities
Highlights promising practices to improve the health and wellness in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Discusses programs designed to incorporate Native cultural beliefs into healthy eating practices and fitness regimens that support physical well-being.
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of American Indian Physicians
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Implementing Physical Activity Recommendations in a Tri-ethnic Rural Community through a Community-University Partnership
Details the findings of a study on community-university partnerships to improve health and encourage physical activity in rural communities with limited resources. Presents a timeline of the partnership formation and the steps to designing and implementing evidence-based strategies to increase physical activity.
Author(s): Sally M. Davis, Theresa Cruz, Julia Meredith Hess, Richard Kozoll, Janet Page-Reeves
Location: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 11(2), 149-159
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
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Pathways to Locally Based Integrated Health Care
Presentation slides by Keith Mueller from the 15th Annual Western Region Flex Conference in Waikoloa, Hawaii. Includes a discussion of the growth of primary care in rural communities as a delivery system for integrated health care, allowing connection to services elsewhere. Provides information on Medicare Payment systems, ACOs in the Western region, public versus private policy trajectories, CAH value messages, and inpatient care alternatives.
Date: 06/2017
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Socorro General Hospital Serving as Role Model for FOA
Highlights the successes and ongoing improvements of Socorro General Hospital (SGH), a 24-bed Critical Access Hospital located in Socorro, New Mexico, that participated in the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) project during 2016. Also discusses some of the changes that were implemented after completing a financial operational assessment (FOA).
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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