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Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network Program: 2022 Grantee Directory
Provides contact information and brief descriptions for the 32 rural health networks funded by the Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network (RPHWTN) program during the 2022-2025 grant period to expand rural public health capacity. Includes information by state and organization type as well as by program track for community health support, health IT and/or telehealth technical support, community paramedicine, and case management and/or respiratory therapy.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Grantee Sourcebook: Rural Health Network Development Planning Program, 2021
Detailed descriptions of 20 Rural Health Network Development Planning Program grant projects funded in fiscal year 2021. Reports on each grantee's network infrastructure development, plans for sustaining the network after the grant, and program activities addressing topics such as integrated service delivery, creating efficiencies, integrating health services, chronic disease management, and care coordination. Grantee profiles identify the geographic areas served, network partners, and primary contact person.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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The Association Between Primary Care Use and Potentially-Preventable Hospitalization Among Dual Eligibles Age 65 and Over
Examines the relationship between primary care and ambulatory care sensitive condition (ACSC) hospitalization among people age 65 and older who are dually-enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid. Features statistics with breakdowns by urban or rural location.
Author(s): N. Loren Oh, Andrew J. Potter, Lindsay M. Sabik, et al.
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 22(927)
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
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Long-term Effects of Remote Patient Monitoring in Patients Living with Diabetes: A Retrospective Look at Participants of the Mississippi Diabetes Telehealth Network Study
Results of a study evaluating the long-term effectiveness of a remote patient monitoring (RPM) program after the intervention was withdrawn. Designed to test the ability of a telehealth program to serve diabetes patients in rural Mississippi, from 2014-2016.
Author(s): Tearsanee Carlisle Davis, Ashley S. Allen, Yunxi Zhang
Citation: Telemedicine Reports, 3(1), 130-136
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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BuchananCares Program: A Team-based Care Pilot Led by a Rural Community Hospital and Local Pharmacist
Describes BuchananCares, a collaboration among health professionals from the Appalachian College of Pharmacy, Buchanan General Hospital in rural Virginia, and the Virginia Department of Health. Designed to reduce patient readmissions and improve medication use for patients with COPD, diabetes, heart failure, and pneumonia.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Community Preventive Services Task Force
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Staving Off One's Mortality: Rural Kidney Health and Its Disparities
Describes rural disparities around access to disease-stabilizing treatment for kidney disease and to renal replacement therapies. Features insights from providers serving rural patients, as well as a rural kidney transplant recipient sharing her experience.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Diabetes Prevalence and Monitoring by Urbanization
Poster presentation from the National Rural Health Association 2022 annual conference, examining the prevalence of diabetes and the quality of annual hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) monitoring in a national sample of commercially-insured people. Features demographics and statistics including prevalence of diabetes among enrollees and HbA1c testing in people with diabetes in 2019 and 2020, with breakdowns by metro and nonmetro location.
Author(s): Lindsey R. Hammerslag, Katie Youngen, Ty Borders, Jeffery Talbert
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
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Rural Patient Experiences of Accessing Care for Chronic Conditions: A Systematic Review and Thematic Synthesis of Qualitative Studies
Investigates rural patient experiences related to accessing healthcare for the purpose of chronic disease management. Analyzes 62 studies from 2010-2019 with a total 1,354 participants experiencing chronic health issues. Discusses themes of navigating the rural environment and its cultural expectations, navigating the healthcare system, and financing healthcare.
Author(s): Elizabeth H. Golembiewski, Derek L. Gravholt, Victor D. Torres Roldan, et al.
Citation: The Annals of Family Medicine, 20(3), 266-272
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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Initial Home Dialysis Is Increased for Rural Patients by Accessing Urban Facilities
Investigates health disparities between rural and urban patients with end stage kidney disease (ESKD). Examines 97,930 dialysis initiates from the 2017 United States Renal Data System broken down by the timing of home dialysis initiation, patient race, disease type, body mass index (BMI), employment status, rural versus urban facility location, and more. Discusses issues of access and disparities in mortality for different populations.
Author(s): Joel T. Adler, S. Ali Husain, Lingwei Xiang, James R. Rodrigue, Sushrut S. Waikar
Citation: Kidney 360, 3, 488-496
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
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Caring for People with Serious Illness: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Proceedings from a Workshop
Proceedings from a three-part workshop to explore the initial responses to the pandemic by healthcare teams providing care to people with serious illness, the impact of the pandemic on the healthcare workforce, use of telehealth, issues related to communicating with the public about health emergencies, and policy opportunities to improve care for people with serious illness. Mentions rural throughout.
Additional links: Read Online
Date: 2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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