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Rural Health
Resources by State: Tennessee

State Offices of Rural Health Put Extra Funding to Work for Rural Communities
Describes how State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) are using an extra $50,000 in funding from the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and its partners to improve rural communities. Includes SORH funding plans for 9 states, including Alaska, North Dakota, Idaho, Pennsylvania, and others. Plans include emergency medical training, Rural Health Clinic (RHC) technical assistance and education, and more.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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COVID-19 in Appalachia
Offers information, data, and resources for addressing COVID-19 in the Appalachian region. Includes county level COVID-19 confirmed case counts with economic status and its impact on key socioeconomic indicators. Provides additional information for Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grantees.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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DRA's Response to COVID-19
Provides information on DRA programs and initiatives related to COVID-19. Includes a map of COVID-19 cases in the region, as well as county-level planning reports.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Delta Regional Authority
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Tennessee Governor's Office - Find COVID-19 Information In Your Area
Resources and information on Tennessee's response to COVID-19, including media briefing, daily bulletins, assessment sites, and frequently asked questions about the virus. Includes resources for healthcare providers, health alerts, and information on cases in the state.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee State Government
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Tennessee Department of Health - Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Resources and information on Tennessee's response to COVID-19, including resources for healthcare providers, health alerts, and information on cases in the state.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health
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Tracking FY2019 Federal Funding to Combat the Opioid Crisis
Report covering the allocation of federal resources for opioid initiatives at the federal, state, and local level. Presents data on federal funding and offers case studies of state and county-level spending data for Ohio, Arizona, Louisiana, Washington, Tennessee, and New Hampshire. Makes policy recommendations and briefly discusses grant initiatives that target rural-specific barriers to treatment.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center
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Strategies for Rural Communities for Addressing Substance Misuse among Families Involved with the Child Welfare System
Describes nine programs across seven states that have addressed challenges to serving child welfare-involved parents with substance use issues through mentoring, case management, providing access to treatment and affordable housing, and other support services. Discusses considerations for expanding and replicating these programs in rural communities.
Additional links: Research Summary
Author(s): Jung Kim, Elizabeth Clary, Christina Ribar, Sarah Palmer, Elizabeth Weigensberg
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Mathematica
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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 located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The High Obesity Program: A Collaboration Between Public Health and Cooperative Extension Services to Address Obesity
Describes the activities of Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas, known as High Obesity Program (HOP), developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in partnership with land grant universities and local Cooperative Extension Offices. HOP was designed to implement evidence-based strategies to improve physical activity and nutrition in mostly rural communities with high rates of obesity to reduce obesity and prevent or control diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
Author(s): Sahra Kahin, Ashleigh Murriel, Anu Pejavara, Terrence O'Toole, Ruth Petersen
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
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Impact of Medicaid Work Requirements on Hospital Finances
Explores the potential financial impact of approved or pending Medicaid Section 1115 demonstration waivers that include work requirements on hospitals in 16 states. Provides a fact sheet on each state, including a section comparing the potential impact of Medicaid work requirements on rural hospitals' operating margins to all hospitals in the state.
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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