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Resources by State: Virginia

A Rural Community's Perspective on the Causes of and Solutions to the Opioid Crisis in Southern Virginia: A Qualitative Study
Results of a study to gain insight into the perceptions, knowledge, and experiences of members of a southern Virginia rural community affected by the opioid crisis, to inform the development of local strategies to address the problem. Examines barriers and facilitators to treatment programs and offers recommendations for targeting populations at risk.
Author(s): Angelina J. Hargrove, Carlin Rafie, Emily Zimmerman, Dawn E. Moser
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 22(2), 7152
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Framework for Optimizing Air Ambulance Locations
Describes a framework for optimizing air ambulance services delivery based on demand and constraints to other modes of transportation. Highlights how data can be used to identify locations where air ambulance services could be located for optimal use. Includes maps showing candidate locations for air ambulance bases in Virginia and New England.
Author(s): Sabin Ahmed, Robert D. Lieberthal, David M. Hechtman, et al.
Citation: AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings, 2022, 102-111
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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HPSA 101: Health Professional Shortage Areas Explained
Video describing Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), scoring calculations and factors affecting HPSA scores, National Health Service Corps loan repayments programs, and the role of the Virginia primary care office in identifying shortage areas in Virginia. Includes a brief history of HPSAs. Transcript available by clicking the 3 dots above the red Subscribe button.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health: Office of Health Equity
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Food Insecurity in Southwest Virginia
Policy brief exploring the intersectionality between food insecurity and socioeconomic status as well as COVID-19 impacts in Southwest Virginia (SWVA), a primarily-rural area with the highest food insecurity and lowest socioeconomic status in Virginia. Highlights the seriousness and complexity of food insecurity in SWVA and the need for future research. Features statistics comparing food insecurity rates and median household income in Grayson County and Loudoun County, and the relationship between labor force and unemployment rate between 2016-2022.
Author(s): Sety Abooali
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia State Office of Rural Health
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Virginia's Optometrist Workforce: 2022
An overview of the optometrist workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2022 Optometrist Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of optometrists in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Assisted Living Facility Administrator Workforce: 2022
An overview of the assisted living facility administrator (ALFA) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2022 Assisted Living Facility Administrator Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of ALFAs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Nursing Home Administrator Workforce: 2022
An overview of the nursing home administrator (NHA) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2022 Nursing Home Administrator Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of NHAs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Virginia
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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Virginia's Respiratory Therapist Workforce: 2021
An overview of the respiratory therapist (RT) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2021 Respiratory Therapist Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of RTs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Radiologic Technologist Workforce: 2021
An overview of the radiologic technologist (RT) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2021 Radiologic Technologist Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of RTs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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