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Resources by State: Tennessee

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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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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Evaluation of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model: Fifth Annual Report
Evaluates the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model, which tests the impact of providing financial incentives to home health agencies in nine states: Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington. Reports on the experiences of home health agencies and patients through 2020, the fifth performance year of the HHVBP Model, and the third year that agencies in the HHVBP states received a payment adjustment. Examines the impacts of the HHVBP Model on Medicare expenditures, healthcare utilization, quality of care and patient experience, and agency operations. Discusses rural access to high-quality home health agencies and the impact of HHVBP on rural home health patients.
Additional links: Findings at a Glance, Technical Appendices
Author(s): Alyssa Pozniak, Marc Turenne, Eric Lammers, et al.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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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 hospitals located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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A Descriptive Analysis of Food Pantries in Twelve American States: Hours of Operation, Faith-Based Affiliation, and Location
Describes the development and content of a charitable food dataset, including geographic information for 3777 food pantries in 12 states. Features statistics including food insecurity in 2013-2015, and numbers of food pantries and faith-based food pantries, with breakdowns by state and urban or rural locations.
Author(s): Natalie D. Riediger, Lindsey Dahl, Rajeshwari A. Biradar, Adriana N. Mudryj, Mahmoud Torabi
Citation: BMC Public Health, 22, 525
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
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Evaluation of State-Led Surveillance of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome — Six U.S. States, 2018–2021
Examines data collection challenges and infrastructure gaps that impact surveillance of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), based on information from six states with mandated NAS reporting. Includes brief discussion of rural concerns, including disparities in the incidence of opioid use disorder and NAS and gaps in rural infrastructure and access to care.
Author(s): Shahla M. Jilani, Kristina West, Laura Jacobus-Kantor, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(2), 37-42
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Southern Rural Development Center 2021 Annual Report: Building Bridges Toward Future Prosperity
Offers an overview of activities and accomplishments of the Southern Rural Development Center in 2021. Discusses listening sessions, community development extension impacts, broadband expansion, and the Center's work with the Interdisciplinary Network on Rural Population Health and Aging.
Date: 2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southern Rural Development Center
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