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Rural Health
Resources by State: Rhode Island

A Pilot Videoconference Group Stress Management Program in Cancer Survivors: Lessons Learned
Discusses the advantages and barriers of developing and implementing a group-based videoconference program that provides interventions to improve the psychosocial outcomes of rural cancer patients following treatment.
Author(s): Eric Zhou, Ann Partridge, Jaime Blackmon, Evan Morgan, Christopher Recklitis
Location: Rural and Remote Health, 16, 3863
Date: 06/2016
Type: Document
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Community Health Center Growth & Sustainability: State Profiles From the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States
Provides health and economic data, and Medicaid policy information regarding community health centers (CHCs) in rural and urban areas, from 13 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia) and the District of Columbia.
Author(s): Dan Lowenstein, Nancy Lager, Tom Manning
Date: 12/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RCHN Community Health Foundation
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Rural Data for Action: A Comparative Analysis of Health Data for the New England Region
Examines the healthcare and health related data that describe a range of demographic, healthcare delivery, access, utilization, and health outcome parameters for rural communities across a six-state region and compare these to the non-rural areas of the region.
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New England Rural Health RoundTable
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State Innovation Models (SIM) Initiative Evaluation: Model Design and Model Pre-Test Evaluation Report
Reports on the experiences of 19 states that received federal support to work on state health care innovation plans focused on developing innovative healthcare delivery and payment models. Discusses rural concerns in these states, as well as strategies to address rural healthcare needs. Some topics addressed include patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, workforce, broadband access, electronic health record adoption, and telehealth.
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, RTI International
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Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Rhode Island
Maps of Rhode Island showing Mental, Dental, and Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) within the state. Also includes a map showing Rhode Island's HPSA designated sites. Accompanying charts provide additional information about each designated site, and information about the state's low-income population group designations, including census tracts, HPSA scores, and most recent designation dates.
Date: 10/2013
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rhode Island Department of Health
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Finding Healthcare in Rural Rhode Island
Contains a list of services for residents in Rhode Island including health centers, oral health centers, WIC sites, food assistance programs, homeless shelters, and substance abuse programs.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rhode Island Department of Health
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Rhode Island 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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ERS State Fact Sheet: Rhode Island
Lists statistics on population, educational attainment, employment, income, farm characteristics, and farm financial indicators for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Data Center (KCDC)
Provides data on child well-being for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Rhode Island QuickFacts
Basic demographic and economic statistics for the state, with links to county-level data.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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