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Facing Disproportionate Danger, Rural Communities Take a Grassroots Approach to Road Safety
Discusses rural traffic risks. Features programs in rural communities focused on seat belt use, car seat safety, and addressing impaired and distracted driving.
Author(s): Gretel Kauffman
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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San Luis Valley Hospital Delivers When Families Need Obstetric Care
Podcast episode describing challenges with offering obstetric care in rural Colorado. Discusses services offered, cross-training, behavioral health and substance use, and social determinants of health. Offers strategies for other hospitals offering maternal healthcare. Transcript is below the audio player.
Date: 04/2024
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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How Do People Who Use Opioids Express Their Qualities and Capacities? An Assessment of Attitudes, Behaviors, and Opportunities
Evaluates perceived strengths among 46 people who nonmedically use opioids and other drugs in rural southern Illinois and New York City. Highlights situational factors affecting urban and rural people who use drugs, describes the impact of stigma on quality of life and access to substance use treatment, and discusses strengths-based treatment models.
Author(s): Jerel M. Ezell, Mai T. Pho, Elinor Simek, et al.
Citation: Harm Reduction Journal, 21, 79
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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The Relationship Between Felt Stigma and Non-Fatal Overdose among Rural People Who Use Drugs
Analyzes associations between felt stigma and recent non-fatal overdose among 2,608 rural people who use opioids from January 2018 to March 2020. Discusses factors influencing stigma in rural areas and describes interventions which reduce stigma-related barriers to treatment and overdose prevention.
Author(s): Adams L. Sibley, Emma Klein, Hannah L.F. Cooper, et al.
Citation: Harm Reduction Journal, 21, 77
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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2023 National CAH Quality Inventory & Assessment National Report
Presents a high-level summary of key data points from the October-December 2023 National Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Quality Inventory and Assessment. Includes data on CAH system affiliation; median average daily census and emergency department volume; hospital inpatient, behavioral health and specialty care, and outpatient and other service lines; and CAH quality payment model participation.
Author(s): Megan Lahr, Robert Barclay, Madeleine Pick
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Text And Telephone Screening And Referral Improved Detection And Treatment Of Maternal Mental Health Conditions
Evaluates a text and telephone screening program against in-person screening practices to determine effectiveness in improving screening rates, identification of a disorder, and treatment rates for perinatal mental health disorders, substance use disorders, and intimate partner violence. Includes analysis of rurality.
Author(s): Constance Guille, Courtney King, Kathryn King, et al.
Citation: Health Affairs, 43(4)
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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A Strategy To Support Perinatal Mental Health By Collaborating With Tribal Communities In Montana
Describes a community-based participatory approach with Montana tribal communities to create an online guide of mental health resources for prenatal to age three populations. Discusses the outcomes of collaboration, the Two-Eyed Seeing approach for health promotion, and opportunities for including cultural knowledge and values in future health promotion work.
Author(s): Amy Stiffarm, Stephanie Morton, Dawn Gunderson, et al.
Citation: Health Affairs, 43(4)
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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Telehealth Use and Health Equity for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Updated Systematic Review
Systematic review investigating the impact of telehealth use on health equity for patients with mental health conditions and substance use disorders during COVID-19. Discusses findings in light of previous research. Includes rurality as a demographic group assessed.
Author(s): J. Priyanka Vakkalanka, Khyathi Gadag, Lauren Lavin, et al.
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Telehealth Research Center
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The First 1,000 Days of Life: Creating Brighter Futures for New Moms and Babies
Podcast episode featuring a discussion with leaders from Intermountain Healthcare and St. James Health Care in Butte, Montana, regarding how their initiatives provide wraparound and intensive case management services to at-risk new moms from pregnancy through their baby's first two years. Includes a discussion with a former program participant.
Date: 04/2024
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Motivation and Context of Concurrent Stimulant and Opioid Use Among Persons Who Use Drugs in the Rural United States: A Multi-Site Qualitative Inquiry
Explores the motivation and context of stimulant and opioid use in rural America among persons who use drugs (PWUD). Utilizes participant interviews to discuss general substance use, injection drug use, changes in drug use, harm reduction practices, and more.
Author(s): R. J. Fredericksen, R. Baker, A. Sibley, et al.
Citation: Harm Reduction Journal, 21, 74
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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