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Resources by State: Puerto Rico

Percent Change in County Population: July 1, 2022, to July 1, 2023
Shows percentage change in population per county across the United States and Puerto Rico, indicated by data from July 1, 2022 to July 1, 2023
Date: 03/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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The Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network (ECHORN) Cohort Study: Design, Methods, and Baseline Characteristics
Highlights a study exploring the rates of mortality and morbidity from noncommunicable diseases in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago. Explores the prevalence of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer via blood samples collected from participants. Details participant characteristics, such as age, general health, and comorbidities, among other measures.
Author(s): Terri-Ann M. Thompson, Mayur M. Desai, Josefa L. Martinez-Brockman, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 21(1), 17
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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FY 2023: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Puerto Rico Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Puerto Rico in Fiscal Year 2023. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Breast and Colorectal Cancer Screening Utilization after Hurricane María and the COVID-19 Pandemic in Puerto Rico
Explores breast and colorectal cancer screening utilization rates in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and the COVID-19 pandemic. Bases findings on Puerto Rico's Medicaid population and breaks down screening data by year from 2016-2021.
Author(s): Vivian Colón-López, Héctor M. Contreras-Mora, Cynthia M. Pérez
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(19), 6870
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
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Community Forums as Amplifiers of Communities' Voices: Isolated Communities in Puerto Rico
Highlights a study on health-related issues in isolated communities in Puerto Rico. Utilizes a community forum to identify health-related issues, such as primary care and mental health access, social determinants of health, emergency preparedness, and COVID-19 vaccinations, among other measures.
Author(s): Yashira M. Sánchez Colón, Edna Acosta Pérez, Mayra L. Roubert Rivera, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(14), 6335
Date: 07/2023
Type: Document
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MedPAC Comment on CMS's Proposed Rule on the Hospital Inpatient PPS for FY 2024
Comments on a May 1, 2023, Federal Register proposed rule revising the hospital inpatient and long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment systems (PPS). Offers comments on future hospital safety-net policies, including a potential safety-net adjustment for Medicare inpatient hospital payments; a potential health equity adjustment bonus to the hospital value-based purchasing program; recent case law on rural reclassification and estimated implications; and supplemental uncompensated care payments to Puerto Rico.
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Epidemiologic Trends of Dengue in U.S. Territories, 2010–2020
Reports on dengue cases in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam. Includes data on dengue incidence, hospitalization, and mortality by territory, year, and age group.
Author(s): Kyle R. Ryff, Aidsa Rivera, Dania M. Rodriguez, et al.
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 72(4), 1-11
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Title V MCH Block Grant Program - Puerto Rico, State Snapshot: FY 2022 Application/FY 2020 Annual Report
Executive summary of program activities and high-level data from the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Program. Includes contact information and amounts of funding by source and service level.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Chronic Diseases and Associated Risk Factors Among Adults in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria
Highlights a study on the prevalence of chronic diseases in Puerto Rico before Hurricane Maria and the level of support available to patients before and after the storm. Bases conclusions on 2 studies conducted in 2015 and 2019. Breaks down data by participant characteristics, such as age, employment, and rurality of residence, among other measures.
Author(s): Josiemer Mattei, Martha Tamez, June O'Neill, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 5(1), e2139986
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant - Puerto Rico: FY 2022 Application/FY 2020 Annual Report
Highlights Puerto Rico's maternal and child health programs. Includes topics related to reducing infant mortality, improving oral and behavioral health, improving access, and COVID-19, among others.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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