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Resources by State: Texas

Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program
Describes a pilot grant program designed to improve maternal and neonatal health in rural communities by collecting data and supporting the development of financially sustainable and coordinated network models. Aims to make maternal and obstetrics care more accessible through increased use of telehealth and specialty care. Fact sheet provides information on the activities of 3 rural networks funded through the RMOMS program.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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2023-2028 Texas State Health Plan
Provides recommendations to the Texas legislature on how to help ensure access to healthcare for all Texans. Addresses access to care, rural health, the mental health and behavioral health workforce, and teleservices and technology.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council
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The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Texas Hospitals
Reports on financial and operational challenges facing Texas hospitals following the COVID-19 pandemic, including rural and urban data on risk of closure. Provides charts comparing annual data on expenses and revenue changes between 2020 and 2022.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaufman Hall
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Beliefs and Barriers to Care Of Primary Care Practitioners Toward Melanoma Screening and Education In Rural Texas
Research letter that examines primary care practitioner (PCP) perceptions regarding melanoma screenings. Analyzes survey responses from 180 PCPs in rural, medically underserved areas (MUAs) of Texas. Includes data on provider demographic and clinic information, melanoma screening practices, and patient education.
Author(s): Smriti Prasad, Samantha Black, Henry W. Chen, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 87(5), 1102-1104
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
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Task Force of Border Health Officials Recommendations Report, 2022
Report addressing public health issues in the Texas-Mexico border region, offering short- and long-term planning recommendations. Covers health infrastructure, communicable diseases, environmental health, chronic diseases, and maternal child health.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Task Force of Border Health Officials
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FY 2022: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Texas Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Texas 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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How Resilient Are Communities Along the U.S.-Mexico Border?
Examines economic and health risk factor data for the United States-Mexico border region based on Community Resilience Estimates (CRE) and American Community Survey (ACS) data. Compares average risk factor statistics for border counties, non-border counties in border states, and all non-border counties in the U.S., and offers comparisons for the 4 border states.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Texas Statewide Behavioral Health Strategic Plan, Fiscal Years 2022-2026
5-year plan assessing the state of the behavioral health system in Texas and presenting goals and strategies related to mental health and substance use services. Outlines plans related to justice-involved people, forensic services, and highlights successes by the Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council. Discusses rural concerns and programs throughout.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Health and Human Services Commission
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Promotoras de Salud in a Father-Focused Nutrition and Physical Activity Program for Border Communities: Approaches and Lessons Learned from Collaboration
Explores the role community health workers, or promotoras de salud, played the design, implementation, and evaluation of a father-focused health program for rural Latino communities on the U.S.-Mexico border. Highlights some of the health and wellness issues for children and adults in the poor and underserved colonias along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Author(s): Cassandra M. Johnson, Marlyn A. Allicock, Joseph R. Sharkey, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(18), 11660
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
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Philanthropy, Cross-Collaboration, and the Ecosystem That Is Rural Healthcare Delivery: Q&A with Dr. Shao-Chee Sim
An interview with Shao-Chee Sim, PhD, vice president for research, innovation, and evaluation for the Texas-based Episcopal Health Foundation. Discusses how philanthropic organizations can support community engagement, make research investments, and leverage cross-funder collaboration to impact the rural healthcare delivery system.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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