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Rural Health
Resources by State: Washington

Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshops Implemented with Rural Hispanic Women
Describes a pilot study investigating whether delivering Eat Healthy, Be Active (EHBA) workshops through promotoras is a practical and culturally relevant method for encouraging healthy lifestyle behaviors and reducing obesity among Hispanic women in rural areas of Washington state. Includes data and statistics, with information on changes in nutrition label literacy, food insecurity, health behaviors, and health status among participants.
Author(s): Janeth I. Sanchez, Katherine J. Briant, Samantha Wu-Georges, et al.
Citation: BMC Women's Health, 21(24)
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
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Grantee Directory: Rural Health Care Coordination Program, 2020
Provides contact information and brief overviews of the 10 rural healthcare coordination initiatives funded through the Rural Health Care Coordination Program in the 2020-2023 funding cycle. Each profile includes information on the focus areas to be addressed.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Washington State Department of Health - 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19)
Resources and information on Washington's response to COVID-19, including the state call center, guidance for healthcare providers, and information on cases in the state.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Department of Health
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Substance Use Disorder Treatment Penetration among Child Welfare-Involved Caregivers
Highlights rates of substance use disorder (SUD) and SUD treatment among child welfare-involved caregivers in Washington. Breaks down data by county and by caregivers with SUD and those receiving treatment for SUD.
Additional links: Supplemental Maps
Author(s): Deleena Patton, Qinghua Liu, Ellen Kersten, et al.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
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Washington State's 1115 Family Planning Demonstration Evaluation - Findings from January 2012 to May 2018
Report highlights data pertaining to family planning waiver enrollment in Washington state from 2012 to 2018. Breaks down waivers issued for low income, high income, and pregnancy-related reasons and compares rural and urban populations.
Author(s): Tenaya Sunbury, Dorothy Lyons, Z. Joyce Fan, et al.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
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Communication With American Indians and Alaska Natives About Cardiovascular Disease
Examines strategies for successfully conveying information about cardiovascular disease (CVD) to American Indians and Alaska Natives to reduce CVD morbidity and mortality among those populations. Features data and statistics on survey respondents' sources of information about CVD as well as their perception of CVD risk and perceived information sufficiency, with information broken down by location of residence, including reservations, rural areas or towns, and metropolitan areas.
Author(s): Amanda Boyd, Amber Fyfe-Johnson, Carolyn Noonan, Clemma Muller, Dedra Buchwald
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
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Strengthening the Entry-Level HealthCare Workforce: Finding a Path
Examines gaps in the existing healthcare workforce, challenges facing entry-level healthcare workers (EHCW), current EHCW training programs and contexts where training programs are used effectively, and strategies and policy opportunities to strengthen the EHCW. Includes rural references throughout and case studies for programs in rural Alaska and Washington. Provides an interactive inventory of existing policies and programs that support EHCW training, recruitment, and retention.
Additional links: Entry-Level Health Care Workforce: Information and Programs Visualization Tool
Author(s): Shira H. Fischer, Ryan K. McBain, Laura J. Faherty, et al.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, RAND Corporation
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Washington's Behavioral Health Workforce: Barriers and Solutions - Phase II Report and Recommendations
Report highlights an assessment of the barriers affecting the Washington State's behavioral health workforce and discusses potential policy solutions to address them. Includes recommendations pertaining to reimbursement incentives, training, and reciprocity agreements, among other barriers to address throughout the state, including in rural areas.
Author(s): Julia G. O'Connor, Nova E. Gattman, Liz Coleman, et al.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies, Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
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FY 2020: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Washington Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Washington in Fiscal Year 2020. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Psychiatrist and Psychologist Experiences with Telehealth and Remote Collaborative Care in Primary Care: A Qualitative Study
Discusses delivery of mental health services to rural patients through telehealth referral and remote collaborative care based on focus group sessions with 10 telepsychiatrists and 4 telepsychologists working in primary care clinics in Washington, Michigan, and Arkansas. Summarizes participant experiences of challenges and successes with telehealth delivery models.
Author(s): Molly Howland, McKenna Tennant, Deborah J. Bowen, et al.
Citation: The Journal of Rural Health
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
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