State Laws and Policies Affecting Broadband Access in Eight Northern Region States
Highlights several state-level broadband policies and their effect on healthcare access in rural communities in Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Compares broadband access in rural areas to state and national averages and breaks down the policies in each state.
Date: 11/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: The Network for Public Health Law view details
Physician Alliance Well-Being Case Study: Avera Health
Highlights a healthcare system based in South Dakota that serves a primarily rural population. Focuses on their program LIGHT: Live, Improve, Grow, Heal and Treat, which seeks to prevent and address burnout for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
Date: 09/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association view details
Ensuring Access to Care: Wagner Community Memorial Hospital – Avera, Wagner, S.D.
Describes Wagner Community Memorial Hospital – Avera
(WCMH-A), a 20-bed Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in
Wagner, South Dakota, that works to ensure access to care
while addressing the social determinants of health for the
populations they serve. Shares strategies and collaborative
efforts to address the community's needs through the use of
telemedicine, housing and economic development, population
health, and access to primary care.
Date: 05/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association Rural Health Services view details
Rural Child Welfare Practice
Issue brief discussing the needs and concerns of rural children and families, including healthcare and social services. Examines factors linked to child maltreatment, such as poverty, violence, and substance use, and features descriptions of successful programs designed to promote child welfare in rural areas of Montana, South Dakota, Kansas, and Colorado, and Appalachian Ohio and Kentucky.
Date: 02/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families view details
Reinventing Rural Health Care: A Case Study of Seven Upper Midwest States
Examines the state of rural healthcare in seven states - Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming - and uses the findings to determine the impact of existing federal policies, understand ongoing healthcare challenges, and identify opportunities for improvement in rural healthcare access and delivery. Addresses rightsizing healthcare services to fit community needs, creating rural funding mechanisms, building and supporting the primary care physician workforce, and expanding telemedicine services. Analysis is based on interviews with over 90 national thought leaders and key stakeholders.
Infographic, Summary – Rural Health Care: Lessons Learned
Date: 01/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center view details