Physician Burnout: Definition(s), Cause(s), Impact(s), Solution(s)
Provides an overview of the causes and impact of physician burnout. Highlights interventions and solutions targeted to rural physicians. Features a medical school wellness-advocate in North Dakota, a Michigan researcher examining work-life balance among women physicians in rural family medicine, and South Dakota's Avera LIGHT program addressing physician wellness in a rural region.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 01/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
HICAHS Annual Report 2019-2020
Details an annual report from the High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety. Highlights administrative updates research project updates such as a safety education initiative and a nasal inflammation intervention. Discusses grant programs and explores agricultural safety information.
Date: 2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety view details
Compendium of Rural Oral Health Best Practices - 2020
Highlights examples of the best practices in rural oral healthcare across the country. Presents a number of models regarding workforce development and training, integration of care, telehealth, clinical care, and policy.
Date: 2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association view details
The Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Program: Avera St. Mary's Completing the Circle Project
Describes and examines the impact of a care coordination program developed by Avera St. Mary's located in Pierre, South Dakota. Used a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model, providing services to patients with type 2 diabetes, one-third of whom were American Indian. The program's care team connected patients to resources and coordinated the patient's primary care providers, medications, specialists, other health care services, and a variety of social services. Funded under the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program from 2015-2018.
Date: 2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center view details
Responding to Crisis: Farmer Mental Health Programs in the Extension North Central Region
Provides an overview of programs and resources to address the mental health needs of farmers and farm families in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Discusses outreach efforts in the region and best practices in developing materials.
Author(s): Shoshanah Inwood, Florence Becot, Andrea Bjornestad, Carrie Henning-Smith, Andrew Alberth Citation: Journal of Extension, 57(6) Date: 12/2019 Type: Document view details
Gardening for Health: Using Garden Coordinators and Volunteers to Implement Rural School and Community Gardens
Describes a school and community garden intervention initially established by South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension staff members with the support and collaboration of volunteers from schools and community organizations in rural areas and tribal organizations. Highlights how 13 community gardens in South Dakota became an integral part of a local community wellness coalition by improving local access to and consumption of fruits and vegetables. Includes a 5-minute video about the SDSU community garden program in rural areas and on reservations in S.D.
Author(s): Suzanne Stluka, Lacey A. McCormack, Linda Burdette, et al. Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16 Date: 11/2019 Type: Document view details
Diagnosing the Rural COPD Patient: Ask About Symptoms, Use Spirometry
Provides insights on the diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), discussing common symptom patterns associated with COPD, spirometry as the diagnostic test for the condition, and tools and resources for COPD patient care.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 11/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
How Will Medicaid Work Requirements Affect Hospitals' Finances?
Examines the potential financial impact of approved or pending Medicaid Section 1115 demonstration waivers that include work requirements on hospitals in 18 states. Includes a section on the potential impact on rural hospitals' operating margins. Updates a March 2019 report of the same title covering 13 states.
Author(s): Randy Haught, Allen Dobson, Joan DaVanzo Date: 09/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund view details
Medicaid: Efforts to Identify, Predict, or Manage High-Expenditure Beneficiaries
Describes strategies used in 7 states to manage beneficiaries' healthcare costs while ensuring quality care, and lists resources the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services provides to help states identify, predict, and manage high-expenditure beneficiaries. Discusses effects of social determinants of health and staff shortages in rural areas. Includes statistics for Medicaid expenditures among beneficiaries enrolled only in Medicaid, for fiscal years 2009-2011.
Date: 08/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office view details