Health Workforce Issues in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Populations
Rapid response policy brief providing an overview of the Indian Health Service (IHS), and discussing tribally-operated health services and access to health services and insurance outside of tribal or IHS networks. Describes the representation of AI/AN populations within the healthcare workforce and offers recommendations and strategies to strengthen the health workforce providing care for AI/AN populations.
Author(s): Natalia V. Oster, Susan M. Skillman, Bianca K. Frogner Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies view details
Increasing Access to Routine Child Immunizations: State Approaches for Increasing Pharmacy Enrollment in the VFC Program
Discusses how increasing pharmacy participation in the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) can promote access to childhood vaccinations and reduce disparities. Outlines steps states can take to identify and address barriers to enrollment, including examining reimbursement policies, aligning program requirements with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements, addressing common provider misconceptions about the VFC program, and addressing pediatrician concerns.
Date: 07/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy view details
Rural/Urban Differences in Access to Paid Sick Leave Among Full-time Workers
Features a study on the accessibility of paid sick leave for full-time workers in rural and urban areas. Discusses the negative health outcomes of lacking paid sick leave. Highlights correlative factors, such as educational attainment, age, race, and chronic conditions, among others.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Janette Dill, Arianne Baldomero, Katy Backes Kozhimannil Citation: Journal of Rural Health Date: 07/2022 Type: Document view details
UVM CORA Community Rounds: Strategies for Distributing Naloxone to Rural Communities
Webinar recording discusses rural opioid overdoses and methods for distributing naloxone to prevent overdoses. Explores the use of data, technology, and working with emergency services partners to deliver naloxone to people at risk of overdosing, among other factors.
Author(s): Geoff Capraro, Brooke A. Lawrence Date: 07/2022 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction view details
HIV Prevention and Treatment Challenges in Rural America
A webinar recording that covers issues related to HIV healthcare in rural communities and presents HIV data in the United States. Discusses populations who should be offered pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), current options in HIV treatment, and rural health issues such as stigma, medical and mental health shortage areas, and LGBT discrimination. Provides healthcare options available in Kansas.
Date: 07/2022 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organizations: AIDS Education and Training Centers National Coordinating Resource Center, University of Kansas Medical Center view details
Experiences with Use of Technology and Telehealth among Women with Prenatal Depression
Study examining the experiences of 17 women with prenatal depression who participated in videoconference intervention group meetings managed by the Utah Telehealth Network. Discusses positive and negative experiences with technology and group meetings, and notes the applicability of video-based telehealth interventions for increasing access to behavioral healthcare for rural populations.
Author(s): Uma D. Parameswaran, Ryoko Pentecost, Marcia Williams, Marcela Smid, Gwen Latendresse Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 22, 571 Date: 07/2022 Type: Document view details