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Rural Health
Resources by State: Pennsylvania

Toward Hospital Global Budgeting: State Considerations
Overview of hospital global budgeting, using case studies from Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. Explores ways in which global budgets can offer some financial stability for rural hospitals.
Author(s): Robert Murray
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: State Health & Value Strategies
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Integrating Economic Resilience in Performance-based Transportation Planning
Details a report on community transportation planning based on economic performance. Discusses measures to factor in the demands of local economies and community wealth creation into transportation planning. Features several rural examples.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Development Organizations
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DataGram: Number of Reported Flu Cases in Pennsylvania
Highlights the reported flu cases in Pennsylvania from the 2006-07 flu season to the 2017-18 season in both rural and urban areas. Details the number of reported cased in 2017-18 by county.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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2018 Pennsylvania Opioid Task Force: Important Maps
Details several maps showing county level data on opioid overdose deaths in Pennsylvania. Highlights differences in rural and urban counties. Includes statewide map of treatment centers.
Date: 2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: USDA Rural Development
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2018 Pennsylvania Map Database of Rural Development Projects and Program Areas
Presents a series of maps detailing the USDA Rural Development projects in Pennsylvania as of 2018. Breaks down relevant data, such as program investment, by county.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Rural Development
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The Opioid Epidemic in Appalachia: Addressing Hurdles to Economic Development in the Region
Recording presents the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management hearing on the opioid epidemic in Appalachia. Includes testimonies from representative of the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, Operation UNITE, and the Drug Enforcement Agency.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
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Meadville Medical Center: Care Coordination for Adults and Children
Describes the Meadville Medical Center Community Care Network (CCN), an interdisciplinary team of clinicians who focus on using care coordination to help patients manage chronic conditions and achieve their health and wellness goals. CCN's goal is to engage patients and encourage them to take ownership of their health, thereby reducing hospital readmissions, conserving resources, and improving the health of the population.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association Section for Small or Rural Hospitals
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Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program Supports Sustainable Change
Provides an overview of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program and the impact several grantees have made in their communities. Discusses the how the grantees planned their projects with the goal of sustaining services after the grant funding ends.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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PROSPER Delivery of Universal Preventive Interventions with Young Adolescents: Long-term Effects on Emerging Adult Substance Misuse and Associated Risk Behaviors
Presents a study on the long term effects of substance abuse in young adults and the effectiveness of PROSPER prevention interventions for young adolescents. Features participants from 28 rural communities in Pennsylvania and Iowa.
Author(s): Richard Spoth, Cleve Redmond, Chungyeol Shin, et al.
Citation: Psychological Medicine, 47(3), 2246-2259
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
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Prescription Opioid Misuse among Rural Community Pharmacy Patients: Pilot Study for Screening and Implications for Future Practice and Research
Examines rural and urban community pharmacy patients in Pennsylvania to describe and compare patterns of opioid medication misuse. Identifies demographic and risk factors associated with rural and urban opioid medication misuse. Includes demographic statistics by rural and urban areas, such as education, employment status, and misuse behaviors. Offers recommendations to address opioid medication misuse.
Author(s): Gerald T. Cochran, Rafael J. Engel, Valerie J. Hruschak, Ralph E. Tarter
Citation: Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 30(5), 498-505
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
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