Sourcebook: Rural Health Network Development Program, 2020-2023
Provides brief program descriptions and overviews of the sustained impact of the 44 rural health networks funded during the 2020-2023 grant period. Programs used integrated rural healthcare networks to address health needs including behavioral/mental health, care coordination, chronic disease, social determinants of health, and telehealth. Grantee profiles include a network overview, program outcomes, partners involved, and program sustainability.
Date: 07/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Cancer Patients in Western Pennsylvania: Rural–Urban Disparities
Examines the impact of COVID-19 and related concerns on cancer patients in rural and urban areas of Pennsylvania. Analyzes a sample of 1,980 patient surveys from August-December 2020 and March 2021 by patient perception of pandemic-related distress, cancer care, COVID-19 impact on personal health, and more. Includes rural versus urban data on COVID-19 concerns related to cancer care as well as demographic breakdowns.
Author(s): Kathryn Demanelis, Margaret Rosenzweig, Linda B. Robertson, et al. Citation: Cancer Causes Control, 34(7), 595-609 Date: 05/2023 Type: Document view details
Pennsylvania State Health Improvement Plan, 2023-2028
Multi-year strategic plan developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Healthy Pennsylvania Partnership, a multi-sector partnership of stakeholders and collaborators. Outlines steps and partnerships needed to achieve health equity, chronic disease prevention, and whole person care, and encourages policymakers, healthcare providers, nonprofits, and residents to promote and support health improvements throughout Pennsylvania.
Date: 03/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Pennsylvania Department of Health view details
Rural Healthcare Disparities in the United States: Can Our Payer Structures Help Us Get Upstream?
Describes a care model utilizing CHWs to engage patients by screening for diseases, and offering education and information to help them manage their chronic conditions in an accessible, non-traditional setting such as a food bank distribution center, county fair, livestock auction, and educational events in rural Idaho. Discusses the value of CHWs, along with a primary care team, in improving outcomes for populations at risk, and the absence of payment models to support this model.
Author(s): Kelly McGrath Citation: Journal of General Internal Medicine, 38 (Suppl 1), 16-17 Date: 03/2023 Type: Document view details
COVID-19 Impacts on Primary Care Clinic Care Management Processes
Examines the relationship between COVID-19 primary care disruptions and worsened health outcomes for patients with chronic diseases. Analyzes 269 primary care clinics in Minnesota in 2017, 2019, and 2021 to observe changes in care management processes (CMPs). Presents rural versus urban clinic data related to CMPs reported on the Physician Practice Connections Readiness Survey (PPC-RS).
Author(s): Leif I. Solberg, Caroline S. Carlin, Kevin A. Peterson Citation: The Annals of Family Medicine, 21(1), 40-45 Date: 01/2023 Type: Document view details
Supporting and Sustaining the Current and Future Workforce to Care for People with Serious Illness: Proceedings of a Workshop (2023)
Summarizes discussions from an April 2023 public workshop exploring strategies and approaches to address major workforce challenges, including health professional well-being, workforce shortages, workforce training and retention, and advancing the diversity, equity, and inclusion of the workforce. Includes a section on well-being of the clinical workforce in rural areas.
Author(s): Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness Date: 2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine view details
Engaging At-Risk Rural Residents in Secondary Lung Cancer Prevention
Presents the results of a qualitative study analyzing interview transcripts of rural residents in Maine at risk for lung cancer based on smoking history and age to identify key themes that influence their understanding and attitudes regarding lung cancer risk, low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening tests, and the role of patient-provider relationships.
Author(s): Erika Ziller, Jean A Talbot, Martha Elbaum, et al. Citation: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 14 Date: 2023 Type: Document view details