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Rural Health Network Development Planning Program: 2022 Grantee Directory
Detailed descriptions of 23 Rural Health Network Development Planning Program grant projects funded in fiscal year 2022. Lists grantees by organization type and focus area, including topics such as network organization and infrastructure development, health system efficiencies, integrated service delivery, and behavioral health. Includes grantee profiles describing their programs and network structures, geographic areas served, network partners, and contacts for each network.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Mental Health Disorders Among Delivery Inpatient Stays by Patient Race and Ethnicity, 2020
Reports on the number and rate of delivery stays with a mental health disorder diagnosis by patient race and ethnicity for Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, White, and Hispanic populations. Includes data by location of patient residence for large metropolitan, small metro, and nonmetro areas.
Author(s): Audrey J. Weiss, Michael A. Head, Lawrence D. Reid
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Racial and Ethnic Differences in Emergency Department Visits Related to Substance Use Disorders, 2019
Explores emergency department (ED) visits related to substance use disorders (SUD) using data from the 2019 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS). Presents the number and percentage of SUD-related ED visits by race and ethnicity for selected patient characteristics, including sex, age group, rural/urban location, and the social vulnerability of the county in which the individual resides.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Early Changes in Waivered Clinicians and Utilization of Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder After Implementation of the 2021 HHS Buprenorphine Practice Guidelines
Report examines the changes in access to buprenorphine following the implementation of new HHS guidelines as of April 2021. Discusses the revised guidelines and analyzes their effect on access to buprenorphine for patients with opioid use disorder.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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How the COVID-19 Pandemic Changed Urban and Rural Spending Habits
A collection of charts showing changes in spending in urban and rural areas in 2019 compared to 2020. Includes data on healthcare expenditures, including medical supplies, medical services, health insurance, and prescription drugs. Also covers spending related to food, transportation, and more.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Labor Statistics
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America's Health Rankings Annual Report 2022
Provides a national and state-by-state overview of population health by analyzing 51 measures to describe health outcomes in the U.S. and 32 additional measures used to track current and emerging health issues at state and national levels. Examines the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021. Presents findings from the October 2022 COVID-Era Disparities Survey. Explores racial and ethnic disparities throughout, including data on American Indian/Alaska Native populations.
Additional links: Executive Brief
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United Health Foundation
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2023-2028 Texas State Health Plan
Provides recommendations to the Texas legislature on how to help ensure access to healthcare for all Texans. Addresses access to care, rural health, the mental health and behavioral health workforce, and teleservices and technology.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council
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Social Determinants of Health in the Age of COVID: Effects of Social Isolation Among Adults 62+ in Rural Pennsylvania
Results of a study analyzing the extent of social isolation among rural Pennsylvanians aged 62 or older during the pandemic, evaluating determinants of social isolation, identifying programs and services that minimize social isolation, and assessing potential replicability in Pennsylvania. Includes sections on factors such as mental health access, faith-based organizations, transportation, technology use, and housing options.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Christopher Harris, FangHsun Wei, Mary Rita Weller, Kelly Smith
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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An Analysis of Pennsylvania's Children
Report examining trends from 2010-2019 pertaining to Pennsylvania children ages 0-17, comparing and contrasting the profiles of rural and urban children. Provides statistics on dimensions including economic circumstances, education, foster care, insurance, access to healthcare, health, mortality, and use of alcohol and illicit drugs.
Author(s): Rhoda C. Joseph
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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National Rural Health Day HHS Leadership Panel
Recording of a November 15, 2022 webinar featuring leaders from agencies throughout the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) discussing HHS programs and initiatives that are advancing rural behavioral health equity.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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