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Rural Health
Resources by State: North Carolina

COVID-19 in Appalachia
Offers information, data, and resources for addressing COVID-19 in the Appalachian region. Includes county level COVID-19 confirmed case counts with economic status and its impact on key socioeconomic indicators. Provides additional information for Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grantees.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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North Carolina Community Health Center Association - COVID-19 Resources
Provides information and resources for health centers in North Carolina related to COVID-19, including clinical guidance, reimbursement and billing, telehealth, and human resources.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Community Health Center Association
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North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response in North Carolina
Resources and information on North Carolina's response to COVID-19, including executive orders, the state call center, information for healthcare providers, and cases in the state.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
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Using State Licensure Data to Assess North Carolina's Health Workforce COVID-19 Response Capacity
Assesses the supply of healthcare providers in North Carolina who are able to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, using licensure data merged with population data and numbers of intensive care unit (ICU) beds. Mentions rural throughout. Features county-level maps showing ratios of respiratory therapists, critical care nurses and physicians per 10,000 county population, and ratios of critical care nurses and respiratory therapists to numbers of ICU beds.
Author(s): Heather Wilson, Evan M. Galloway, Julie C. Spero, et al.
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 82(1), 29-35
Date: 2021
Type: Document
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FY 2020: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – North Carolina Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in North Carolina in Fiscal Year 2020. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Rural Registered Nurses: Stories of Caring for Their Communities
Features five rural registered nurses from across the country describing their path to nursing, their accomplishments, and how they provide healthcare in their rural communities.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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A Non-Randomized Pilot Study to Test the Feasibility of Treating Chronic Pain and Opioid Prescription Use in Rural Areas with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (T-PACT)
Describes a pilot study examining research feasibility, methods, and processes for administering acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) as a treatment for chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) and a possible alternative to prescribed opioids. The research team included four Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) hubs that administered the study in rural areas of New Mexico, North Carolina, Kansas, and Kentucky. Discusses survey data and lessons learned from the pilot study, including unexpected barriers to participation.
Author(s): Robert L Rhyne, Heidi Rishel Brakey, Jacquie R. Halladay, et al.
Citation: Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 4(5), 472-476
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
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Appalachian Diseases of Despair
Uses data from the 2018 Multiple Cause of Death database to provide information on mortality from overdose, suicide, and alcoholic liver disease/cirrhosis among people ages 15-64. Includes data and statistics, with information broken down by Appalachian state, region, gender, and metropolitan or nonmetropolitan status.
Author(s): Michael Meit, Megan Heffernan, Erin Tanenbaum, Maggie Cherney, Victoria Hallman
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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State Offices of Rural Health Put Extra Funding to Work for Rural Communities
Describes how State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) are using an extra $50,000 in funding from the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and its partners to improve rural communities. Includes SORH funding plans for 9 states, including Alaska, North Dakota, Idaho, Pennsylvania, and others. Plans include emergency medical training, Rural Health Clinic (RHC) technical assistance and education, and more.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in North Carolina
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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