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Rural Health
Resources by State: South Carolina

Survey Snapshot: Rural Health Innovations Born from Challenges
Describes ways in which several large health care systems in South Carolina, Illinois, Texas, and Indiana have found creative solutions for expanding access for patients in rural areas and for improving recruitment and retention rates among their rural providers.
Author(s): Sandra Gittlen
Citation: NEJM Catalyst
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
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Identifying Bright Spots in Appalachian Health: Statistical Analysis
Describes analysis used in assessing how Appalachia's 420 counties scored in 19 health indicators, and identifies counties with health outcomes that were better than expected. Features statistics and county-level maps showing economic status. Second in a series of reports exploring health issues in Appalachia.
Author(s): G. Mark Holmes, Nancy M. Lane, William Holding, et al.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, PDA, Inc., The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in South Carolina
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Assessing Change in the Primary Care Service Delivery Profile in South Carolina
Poster presentation presented at the 2018 NRHA Annual Conference describing employment changes in primary care physicians from working in a solo or group practice to working for a larger health entity over time and by rurality in South Carolina.
Author(s): Charity B. Breneman, Elizabeth Crouch, Jan M. Eberth, Kevin J. Bennett, Janice C. Probst
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey
Provides state and county-level information on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy, education, labor force, employment, income, health insurance coverage, disability, and veteran status, for the 13 Appalachian states. Includes breakdowns by five levels of urban or rural county types.
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Linda A. Jacobsen
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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Competition and Premium Costs in Single-insurer Marketplaces: A Study of Five Rural States
Examines participation in the individual health insurance market from 2010, before the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), through 2017 and analyzes premium changes in five rural states with a single-insurer health insurance marketplace. States include Alabama, Alaska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming.
Author(s): Jon R. Gabel, Heidi Whitmore, Matthew Green, Sam Stromberg
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Cost of Practice Transformation in Primary Care: Joining an Accountable Care Organization
Examines the cost of becoming part of an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) using data from over 800 RHCs in nine states. Compares the cost per patient of RHCs that were part of the Medicare Shared Savings Program to a similar group of RHCs that were not part of the program.
Author(s): Richard Hofler, Judith Ortiz, Brian Cote
Citation: Journal of Health Care Finance, 44(3), 1-16
Date: 2018
Type: Document
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Examining Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) among South Carolina Adults
Poster presentation examining adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) among South Carolina adults by rural versus urban residence, adult physical and mental health status, and alcohol use. Includes statistics on ACE exposure by poor physical health, mental distress, and gender. Covers public policy and program applications.
Author(s): Elizabeth Radcliff, Elizabeth Crouch, Melissa Strompolis
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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South Carolina's Rural Health Action Plan
Describes South Carolina's plan to improve rural health outcomes, including 5 areas of focus, 15 recommendations, and 50+ action steps, intended to spur progress over the following 3-5 years. Focus areas include access to care, community assets leadership and engagement (CALE), economic development, education, and housing.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Office of Rural Health
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Rural-Urban Differences in Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Among South Carolina Adults
Poster presentation looking at adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) between rural and urban children and parents/families. Examines predictors of ACEs among South Carolina residents and if differences exist in the types and quantity of ACEs in South Carolina residents based on rurality.
Author(s): Elizabeth Radcliff, Elizabeth Crouch, Melissa Strompolis
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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