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Resources by State: Puerto Rico

Title V MCH Block Grant Program - Puerto Rico, State Snapshot: FY 2018 Application/FY 2016 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: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Puerto Rico’s Community Health Centers: Struggling to Recover in the Wake of Hurricane Maria
Highlights the importance of Puerto Rico's 86 mostly rural federally funded health centers, and details the challenges they face as they recover from Hurricane Maria. Also provides demographic and health status/coverage information for Puerto Rico's health center patient base.
Author(s): Peter Shin, Jessica Sharac, Rachel Gunsalus, Brad Leifer, Sara Rosenbaum
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: George Washington University Department of Health Policy and Management, RCHN Community Health Foundation
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Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant - Puerto Rico: FY 2018 Application/FY 2016 Annual Report
A description of the status and activities of Puerto Rico's maternal and child health programs. Includes data on financial, program, and performance measures, and features demographic information on ethnicity and race, household types, poverty levels, maternal and infant mortality, and statistics related to healthcare and health insurance.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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Pregnancy Outcomes After Maternal Zika Virus Infection During Pregnancy — U.S. Territories, January 1, 2016-April 25, 2017
Provides data on Zika virus infection in pregnant women and outcomes in their fetuses and infants in the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands and the U.S. freely associated states of Federated States of Micronesia and Marshall Islands.
Author(s): Carrie K. Shapiro-Mendoza, Marion E. Rice, Romeo R. Galang, et al.
Location: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 66(23), 615-621
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Hurricane Response: CMS Waivers and Exceptions for Facilities
Outlines the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' response to Hurricanes Nate, Maria, Irma, and Harvey. The actions are focused on maintaining access to care for affected Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Includes information about administrative actions and waivers for Critical Access Hospitals, Medicare-dependent small rural hospitals, low-volume providers, and other participating facilities.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Percentage Change in Population for Counties and Puerto Rico Municipios: July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2013
Shows percentage change in population per county across the United States and Puerto Rico, indicated by data from July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2013.
Date: 2013
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Numeric Change in Population for Counties and Puerto Rico Municipios: July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2013
Shows population change (numerically) per county across the United States and Puerto Rico, indicated by data from July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2013.
Date: 2013
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Puerto Rico: 2010 Summary Population and Housing Characteristics
Provides detailed demographic, economic, and housing data for Puerto Rico based on the 2010 Census. Includes rural.
Date: 09/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Health in the Americas: Puerto Rico
Offers data on the health situation of people living in Puerto Rico. Describes and analyzes the progress, constraints, and challenges the state faces in their efforts to improve the health of their people. Covers socio-economic and demographic information, health status, and health services. Reports that people who live in rural areas experience a higher level of poverty (56%) than those who live in urban settings (44%).
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pan American Health Organization
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Puerto Rico Health Centers Research & Data
Provides maps of FQHC locations and communities experiencing shortages of primary care physicians. Also includes information on the populations served by health centers, services provided, staff, patient visits, costs of care, and use of electronic health information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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