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Office for the Advancement of Telehealth Grantee Directory, 2022-2023
Provides contact information and brief overviews for 72 initiatives across eight grant programs administered by the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth in the 2023 funding year.
Date: 02/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office for the Advancement of Telehealth
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The State of Health in Tennessee: 2023 Annual Report to the 113th Tennessee General Assembly
Provides a comprehensive overview of health in Tennessee, including health outcomes of individuals and information on the health of the state's healthcare system. Includes statistics on rural hospitals that have closed in recent years, and those at risk of closure as of 2022. Features county-level maps showing Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health
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Broadband Funding: Stronger Management of Performance and Fraud Risk Needed for Tribal and Public-Private Partnership Grants
Examines the extent to which the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) administration of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP) and Broadband Infrastructure Program (BIP) aligned with relevant practices for awarding grants, performance management, and fraud risk management. Offers recommendations to NTIA to better measure TBCP and BIP performance and to complete fraud risk management activities.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Mental Health in Rural New York: Findings and Implications of a Listening Tour with Residents and Professionals
Findings from the Rural Mental Health Listening Tour of New York State, conducted between March 2020 and September 2021 to elicit input and experiences of community members living and working in rural areas. Presents strengths and assets of rural communities, and highlights model programs and success stories. Includes recommendations in categories including access to transportation and broadband, access to mental health programs, availability of services, improving and sustaining workforce capacity, and offers state- and county-specific recommendations.
Author(s): Brett Harris, Katie Gallant, Abby Mariani
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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The State of Unexpected: 2022 Kansas Annual Report
Depicts community and economic developments in Kansas through 2022, including in the Office of Rural Prosperity. Provides county-level maps depicting economic impacts, rural opportunity zones, broadband acceleration projects, and capital projects.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Commerce
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Western Rural Development Center 2023 Annual Report
Describes partnerships and initiatives of the Western Rural Development Center in 2023. Discusses economic and community development, broadband, equity in the forestry industry, climate education, networking and collaboration, and extension outreach.
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Western Rural Development Center
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First Responder Network Authority Roadmap
Describes First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) programs, activities, and investments to support the creation and evolution of a dedicated and differentiated broadband communications network. Discusses efforts to enhance coverage in rural areas.
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: FirstNet Authority
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Treating Rural America: The Last Doctor in Town
3 part documentary discussing challenges with accessing healthcare in rural communities. Part 1, "The Last Doctor in Town," highlights shortages of physicians in rural areas. Part 2, "The New Country Doctors," discusses rural residencies and the role of a rural physician. Part 3, "The Telehealth Solution," discusses the role of telehealth as a possible solution for barriers to care. Captions are available in the video player.
Additional links: The New Country Doctors, The Telehealth Solution
Author(s): Hyacinth Empinado
Date: 2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: STAT
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Disparities in Spatial Accessibility of Primary Care in Louisiana: From Physical to Virtual Accessibility
Evaluates both physical and virtual accessibility to primary care physicians (PCPs) across Louisiana. Analyzes disparities in access between rural and urban areas, the Black population and the general population, and for Area Deprivation Index (ADI) areas.
Author(s): Fahui Wang, Yutian Zeng, Lingbo Liu, Tracy Onega
Citation: Frontiers in Public Health, 11, 1154574
Date: 2023
Type: Document
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Access to Jobs, Economic Opportunities, and Education in Rural Areas
Provides an overview of the challenges experienced in rural communities such as connectivity issues; access to goods, social services, and healthcare; and a lack of educational and economic opportunities. Includes implementation strategies for rural communities to evaluate, plan for, and improve accessibility, along with related case studies.
Additional links: Read Online
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Transportation Research Board
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