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Rural Health
Resources by State: Pennsylvania

Penn State Project ECHO
Offers virtual training led by teams of experts and specialists who mentor multiple community providers to improve their practice and allow them to operate independently as skills and confidence grow. Covers a variety of topics including a section on COVID-19.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute
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Appalachian Regional Commission: COVID-19 Updates and Resources
Information and resources for addressing COVID-19 in the Appalachian region. Includes resources and initiatives specific to the region and information for ARC grantees.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania - COVID-19 Resources
Highlights resources and information pertaining to the COVID-19 crisis for Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems. Features information on testing, treatment, and supplies.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers - COVID-19 Resources
Features resources and information for community health centers in Pennsylvania pertaining to COVID-19. Includes national and state information, including telehealth policies and resources to support clinical operations.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers
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Pennsylvania Department of Health - Coronavirus​ (COVID-19)
Resources and information on Pennsylvania's response to COVID-19, including resources for healthcare providers and facilities, state registrar notices, and information on cases in the state.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Pennsylvania Department of Health
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Evaluation of Senior Community Centers in Rural and Urban Pennsylvania
Report evaluates Pennsylvania's senior community centers in both rural and urban areas. Details some of the services offered by senior community centers and features county level data.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Janet Ann Melnick, Morgan Silfies, Heather Shanks-McElroy, Emily McElroy
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
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The Motivations and Needs of Rural, Low-Income Household Food Gardeners
Results of a study using surveys, interviews, and garden visits to households in rural, western Pennsylvania to explore behavior and motivations of rural food gardeners, and the challenges they face. Discusses the financial, spiritual, and ecological value of gardening, and opportunities for community support.
Author(s): Kate J. Darby, Taylor Hinton, Joaquin Torre
Citation: Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 9(2), 1-15
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
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A Public Health Emergency: State Efforts to Curb the Opioid Crisis
Presents the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the outcomes of public health efforts to combat the opioid crisis. Features testimony from representatives of the Rhode Island Department of Health, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, and the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: House Energy and Commerce Committee
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Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health Strategic Plan, 2020-2023
Three-year plan of action for the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health. Features areas of focus including strengthening of rural health care delivery systems, community and population health, areas of unmet need, advocacy, continuing education, and expansion of infrastructure.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health
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Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in Pennsylvania
Presents an overview of child sexual abuse and exploitation in Pennsylvania. Highlights specific issues in rural areas and compares rural and urban areas in the state. Details conclusions and makes policy recommendations.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Sarah A. Font, Sheridan Miyamoto, Casey N. Pinto
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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