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Resources by State: Texas

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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Strengthening Social Connection and Opportunities in Rural Communities
Brief describing the St. David's Foundation's efforts to support rural community capacity building to address social determinants of health in central Texas. Discusses rural-specific considerations for rural philanthropy, network building, and participatory grantmaking.
Author(s): Abena Asante, William Moore
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Grantmakers in Health
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Providing High-Quality Support to Pregnant People and Their Families in Racially Diverse Rural Communities
Presents a series of case studies of how hospitals and health systems with obstetric units in racially diverse rural communities work to meet patient needs and provide evidence-based, supportive services during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Highlights communities in Colorado, Alaska, and Texas and discusses key features of programs at hospitals or health systems in each area.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Texas State Office of Rural Health: Supporting CAHs and RHCs to Create Tangible Change in Rural Texas Communities
Provides an overview of a conversation between Rural Healthcare Provider and Transition Project (RHPTP) and Texas State Office of Rural Health (SORH) staff about value-based care (VBC) to support rural hospitals and clinics. Highlights the process of Sudan Medical Clinic moving toward VBC and collaborating with the RHPTP, as well as the opportunities for communication between SORHs and rural healthcare facilities around the state.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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The Unreachable Doorbells of South Texas: Community Engagement in Colonias on the US-Mexico Border for Mosquito Control
Describes community engagement efforts for mosquito surveillance and control in colonias along south Texas's Lower Rio Grande Valley. Discusses the importance of community involvement in developing communications materials and recommendations for engagement, presenting lessons learned from outreach to 6 colonias in Hidalgo County.
Author(s): Jose G. Juarez, Ester Carbajal, Katherine L. Dickinson, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 22, 1176
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Staving Off One's Mortality: Rural Kidney Health and Its Disparities
Describes rural disparities around access to disease-stabilizing treatment for kidney disease and to renal replacement therapies. Features insights from providers serving rural patients, as well as a rural kidney transplant recipient sharing her experience.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Connected Nation Texas Rural Hospital Survey Results
Presents results of a survey of 163 rural Texas hospitals on internet technology use, barriers to using online services for healthcare providers and patients, and ways to expand remote options for rural residents. Addresses internet connectivity and service, cybersecurity, and federal and state grant opportunities to support broadband expansion.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Connected Nation Texas, Texas State Office of Rural Health
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Evaluation of the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies Program: 2019 Cohort - Second Annual Report
Reports on the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) program 2019 cohort's first implementation year, 2020-2021. Describes the program, the need for increased access to maternal and obstetric care in rural areas, and the program's strategic goals. Provides an overview of the 3 RMOMS awardees in Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas including network characteristics, model and goals, health equity efforts, sustainability, and maternal health outcomes.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Analysis of Cancer Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices in Adolescents and Young Adults in Two Texas Rural Communities
Explores attitudes about cancer in young adults who live in rural areas through The Youth and Young Adults Cancer Knowledge Attitudes and Practices (C-KAP) study. Utilizes survey data from 141 participants aged 18-39 to analyze participant knowledge about cancer, perceived health status, impacts on cancer screenings due to COVID-19, and other cancer-related issues. Includes demographic information of participants such as age, sex, marital status, education, income, and more.
Author(s): Eva M Moya, Silvia Chávez-Baray, Araceli Garcia, Robert McCreary
Citation: Inquiry: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, 59
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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Bringing Mental Health Services to Rural Residents
Describes how rural areas are using teams of lay mental health workers and mental health professionals to provide mental health services. Features a new library initiative in Texas and an established crisis line in Georgia.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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