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Resources by State: Tennessee

The Health Equity & Access for Rural Dually Eligible Individuals (HEARD) Toolkit: Raising Rural Voices from New Mexico, North Dakota, and Tennessee to Create Action
Provides an overview on the access barriers and health disparities of Medicaid and Medicare dually eligible individuals residing in rural areas. Presents research and stakeholder feedback from New Mexico, North Dakota, and Tennessee to provide information to policymakers. Discusses topics such as community planning related to equity and infrastructure, workforce capacity and community health workers (CHWs), and social determinants of health.
Author(s): Ellen Breslin, Samantha Di Paola, Susan McGeehan, Rebecca Kellenberg, Andrea Maresca
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Management Associates
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Health Care Access in the Heartland: How to Improve Services in Rural America
Outlines strategies policymakers and community leaders in rural America can use to improve health care access and services. Combines data analysis of county demographics and health data with focus groups in Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma and Tennessee and expert interviews, to better understand health care access in rural communities.
Author(s): Darren Chapman, Angie Cooper, Elizabeth Dombowsky, et al.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Heartland Forward
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FY 2022: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Tennessee Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Tennessee in Fiscal Year 2022. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2016-2020 American Community Survey Chartbook
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. Features statistics with breakdowns by 5 levels of population density. Includes data explorer options for Appalachian categories such as population and age, education, income and poverty, computer and broadband access, rural Appalachia versus rural America, and employment and commuting.
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Linda A. Jacobsen
Date: 09/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Population Reference Bureau
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Consumer Finances in Rural Appalachia
Describes the financial needs and challenges of consumers in rural Appalachia. Features sections on consumer finance profiles, including a section on medical debt, and consumer distress and delinquencies. Appendix A includes state-level statistics for the 13 Appalachian states, including percent of rural people with medical debt in the state.
Author(s): Matthew Liu, Cooper Luce, Michael Orevba, Shawn Sebastian, Cortnie Shupe
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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Perceptions of How Integrated Care Impacts Treatment in Rural Settings
Examines provider perceptions when working in rural integrated care contexts. Analyzes 8 interviews from primary and behavioral health professionals in Ohio, Maine, and Tennessee about their experiences on integrated care teams and discusses themes such as healthcare access, interprofessional education, and provider communication.
Author(s): Dawn Graham, Samantha Nandyal, Salonas Ayad
Citation: Ohio Journal of Public Health, 5(1), 79-84
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Public Health Association
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An Algorithm Using Administrative Data to Measure Adverse Childhood Experiences (ADM‐ACE)
Article discussing the development and methodology of an administrative data tool to measure adverse childhood experiences (ADM-ACE), which researchers applied to 2018 claims and enrollment data for the Tennessee Medicaid program (TennCare). Presents ADM-ACE statistics drawn from the Tennessee data, and outlines how measures of adverse childhood experiences were defined and applied in the study. Offers rural/urban comparisons for rates of ADM-ACE prevalence.
Author(s): Laura E. Henkhaus, Gilbert Gonzales, Melinda B. Buntin
Citation: Health Services Research, 57(4), 963-972
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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Farm Dinner Theater: Farmers Helping Farmers
Video highlighting a Cooperative Extension-led program where community members take part in dinner theater productions that focus on issues related to farm health.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Tennessee
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites and short term/PPS (Prospective Payment System) hospitals located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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DRCHSD Spotlight on Henry County Medical Center
Discusses how the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program and the Henry County Medical Center in Tennessee assemble a group of diverse community partners to identify and address the behavioral health gaps in their community.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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