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Mental Health Services in Rural Jails
Explores the role of jails within rural mental health systems, investigating how rural jails manage mental health and substance abuse problems among inmates. Also identifies barriers to providing mental health services in rural jails and shares promising practices for improving service delivery. Study focuses on rural, county-based jails in Minnesota, Montana, Texas, and Vermont.
Additional links: Policy Brief, September 2009
Author(s): Melanie M. Race, Anush Yousefian, David Lambert, David Hartley
Date: 08/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Improving Access to EMS and Health Care in Rural Communities: A Strategic Plan
Summarizes challenges emergency medical services (EMS) face in rural areas and offers recommendations and strategies to improve access to EMS in rural communities.
Date: 07/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Joint Committee of Rural Emergency Care, National Association of State EMS Officials, National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Evaluation of a Patient Assistance Program Pilot Project at Health Clinics in the Appalachian Region During Fiscal Year 2007 & 2008
Analyzes the administrative burdens faced by rural providers in accessing donated medications from pharmaceutical company assistance programs for their low-income patients.
Date: 06/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Rural Veteran Access to Healthcare Services: Investigating the Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Overcoming Spatial Barriers
Features a study on the use of technology in providing rural veterans' access to healthcare. Focuses on patient demographics, travel distance, and comfort with computer use, among others.
Author(s): Benjamin L Schooley, Thomas A Horan, Pamela W Lee, Priscilla A West
Citation: Perspectives in Health Information Management, 7(Spring), 1f
Date: 04/2010
Type: Document
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Border Lives: Health Status in the United States-Mexico Border Region
An overview of key health issues affecting U.S. residents living in the U.S.-Mexico border region.
Date: 04/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United States-México Border Health Commission
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A Case Study of Developments in Rural Health in Difficult Economic Times: Nemaha County, Nebraska
Shows how health care providers and others in Nemaha County, Nebraska fared during an economic downturn, covering impacts related to access to care, escalating health care costs, and gaps in quality.
Author(s): Anh Nguyen, Kelly Shaw-Sutherland, Keith Mueller
Date: 04/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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A Case Study of Developments in Rural Health in Difficult Economic Times: Walthall County, Mississippi
Shows how health care providers and others in Walthall County, Mississippi fared during an economic downturn, covering impacts related to access to care, escalating health care costs, and gaps in quality.
Author(s): Anh Nguyen, Kelly Shaw-Sutherland, Keith Mueller
Date: 04/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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A Case Study of Developments in Rural Health in Difficult Economic Times: Leake County, Mississippi
Shows how health care providers and others in Leake County, Mississippi fared during an economic downturn, covering impacts related to access to care, escalating health care costs, and gaps in quality.
Author(s): Kelly Shaw-Sutherland, Anh Nguyen, Keith Mueller
Date: 04/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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2010 Annual Report - Reporte Anual 2010
Highlights the work of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission for 2010. Details the work of the commission in the areas of diabetes and obesity prevention and access to care, among others. Presents English and Spanish versions side-by-side.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United States-México Border Health Commission
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Exploring the Potential for Foreign-Trained Dentists to Address Workforce Shortages and Improve Access to Dental Care for Vulnerable Populations in the United States
Examines the impact of foreign-trained dentists on dental care access in Washington State. Addresses participation in Medicaid and practice in health professional shortage areas in comparison with dentists trained in the United States.
Author(s): Naseem Bazargan, Donald L Chi, Peter Milgrom
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 10, 336
Date: 2010
Type: Document
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