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Rural Health
Resources by State: Vermont

Substance Use, the Opioid Epidemic, and Child Welfare Caseloads: Methodological Details from a Mixed Methods Study
Discusses a study on the relationship between substance use, specifically opioid misuse, and child welfare caseloads. Explores reports of child abuse and foster care entries along with drug mortality rates and retail opioid sales.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Vermont Care Network and the State of Vermont: A Shared Data Repository for Community-Based Behavioral Health Providers
Features a case study of the collaboration between HRSA, the Vermont Care Network, and the state of Vermont to create a state-wide data repository for behavioral health and developmental disability services. Details the types of data collected and the process by which it is aggregated and analyzed.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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Toward Hospital Global Budgeting: State Considerations
Overview of hospital global budgeting, using case studies from Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. Explores ways in which global budgets can offer some financial stability for rural hospitals.
Author(s): Robert Murray
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: State Health & Value Strategies
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Network Spotlight: Vermont Care Network
Highlights an interview with Simone Rueschemeyer, the Executive Director of the Vermont Care Network. Describes the Vermont Care Network's member benefits and challenges encountered when working in rural healthcare. Covers advantages of working in rural areas, building trust and collaboration among network partners, and steps taken to address network sustainability.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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State Innovation Models (SIM) Initiative Evaluation: Model Test Year Four Annual Report
Fourth annual report on Round 1 of the CMS State Innovation Models (SIM) Initiative, which tests the ability of the governments in six states - Arkansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, and Vermont - to move providers to value-based payment models (VPMs). Describes the experiences of providers, health systems, consumers, payers, and state officials during the final full implementation year for most Round 1 states. Presents interim impacts on healthcare utilization, cost, and quality for individuals reached by SIM-supported VPMs during the SIM Initiative period. Includes information specific to rural areas.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, RTI International
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Vermont Falls Prevention Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative: Strategies, Successes, and Lessons Learned
Describes the implementation, strategies used, and lessons learned from the Vermont Falls Prevention Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative which is made up of four Vermont counties and affiliated hospitals serving small populations.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Vermont Hub-and-Spoke Model of Care for Opioid Use Disorders: An Evaluation
Details an evaluation of Vermont's hub-and-spoke model of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction. Discusses the system's successes and areas that need focus and improvement.
Additional links: Summary Brief
Author(s): Richard A. Rawson
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Vermont Center on Behavior & Health
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Strengthening Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports in an Evolving Policy Environment: A Toolkit for States
Shares strategies that states can use to reform their long-term services and supports (LTSS) framework, focusing on improving LTSS in two key areas: rebalancing LTSS to increase the proportion of LTSS provided in community-based settings, and integrating LTSS with physical and behavioral health services through managed care. Uses case studies to provide real-life examples of each strategy, and discusses rural-specific considerations throughout.
Author(s): Stephanie Anthony, Arielle Traub, Sarah Lewis, et al.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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Rural Youth Fight for Tobacco-Free Communities
Highlights teen-led programs to prevent tobacco use in rural Kentucky, Vermont, and Montana. Discusses the impact youth can have on local and state policy related to tobacco, and well as the effectiveness youth have in reaching their peers on this issue.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Tobacco Control and Prevention
Webinar recording presents the Rural Tobacco Control and Prevention Toolkit developed by NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis. Features examples of successful programs from the Vermont Department of Health and the West Virginia University Extension Service - McDowell County.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Transcript
Date: 09/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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