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Resources by State: Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of Health - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Resources and information on Rhode Island's response to COVID-19, including guidance, executive orders, and information on cases in the state.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rhode Island Department of Health
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FY 2020: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Rhode Island Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Rhode Island 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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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Rhode Island
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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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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Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development Annual Report 2019
Highlights the accomplishments of the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development for 2019. Covers outreach and research initiatives on multiple topics such as rural economic development, food systems, and mental health.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development
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Intergovernmental Advisory Committee to the Federal Communications Commission Advisory Recommendation No: 2019-2 in the Matter of State, Local Tribal, and Territorial Regulatory and Other Barriers and Incentives to Telemedicine
Examines the technical infrastructure necessary for effective telemedicine delivery in state, territorial, tribal, and local (rural and urban) areas. Discusses the regulatory barriers including legislation, licensing, reimbursement, malpractice insurance, and privacy that obstruct its development and utilization, and offers recommendations addressing these barriers. Appendix A presents case studies of broadband and telehealth development in several states and territories.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Communications Commission, Intergovernmental Advisory Committee to the Federal Communications Commission
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Use of Apprenticeship to Meet Demand for Medical Assistants in the U.S.
Reports findings from a study of registered medical assistant (MA) apprenticeship programs in 12 states. Discusses the workforce needs these programs may help address, including workforce needs in rural communities. Describes the programs and discusses challenges with starting and maintaining MA apprenticeship programs.
Additional links: Policy Brief
Author(s): Andrew D. Jopson, Susan M. Skillman, Bianca K. Frogner
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Toolkit: State Strategies to Support Older Adults Aging in Place in Rural Areas
Describes state initiatives helping older rural adults age in place by supporting services allowing them to remain in their homes. Strategies are focused around building the workforce, increasing access to services in rural areas, and addressing social determinants of health. Includes examples of programs that have already been implemented as well as emerging ideas from several states across the country.
Author(s): Neva Kaye, Kristina Long
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Health Resources and Services Administration, National Academy for State Health Policy, National Organizations of State and Local Officials
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State Innovation Models (SIM) Round 2: Model Test Annual Report Three
Third annual report on the Round 2 State Innovation Models (SIM) program across eleven participating states - Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Washington. Addresses the adoption of delivery models and payment reforms related to value-based payment (VBP) and alternative payment models (APMs). Offers an update and lessons learned on strategies to support healthcare delivery transformation related to behavioral health integration, data for improving health care quality and performance, health information technology, care coordination, and workforce development. Describes states' population health activities. Includes discussion of rural issues throughout the report.
Additional links: Findings at a Glance
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, RTI International
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Injection Drug Use and Overdose among Young Adults Who Use Prescription Opioids Non-Medically
Examines the injection drug use of non-medical prescription opioids by young adults, age 18-29, in the state of Rhode Island. Correlates certain characteristics including race, rural residency, homelessness, previous arrests, childhood physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and experiences with accidental overdose to a high prevalence of lifetime injection drug misuse.
Author(s): Elliott J. Liebling, Traci C. Green, Scott E. Hadland, Brandon D.L. Marshall
Citation: Addictive Behaviors, 76, 20-26
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
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