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Health Disparities in Central Nervous System Disorders - Structural and Social Risks: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief
Presents the proceedings of a workshop on strategies to reduce health disparities relating to central nervous system (CNS) disorders. Highlights some of the social factors that contribute and correlate with CNS disorders among racial and ethnic minority groups, such as American Indian and Alaska Native tribal nations. Discusses evidence-based interventions to produce equitable outcomes.
Additional links: Read Online
Author(s): Board on Health Sciences Policy
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Health Disparities in Central Nervous System Disorders: Driving Transformative Change: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief
Highlights the proceedings of a workshop on strategies to reduce health disparities relating to central nervous system (CNS) disorders. Explores CNS health disparities in rural and low-income communities and among racial and ethnic minority groups, such as American Indian and Alaska Native tribal nations. Discusses the roles academia, industry, and the government have in creating a diverse neuroscience workforce to advance community partnerships and collaborations.
Additional links: Read Online
Author(s): Board on Health Sciences Policy
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Telehealth Brings Important Services to Rural Long-Term Care Facilities
Discusses the benefits of telehealth services for residents and staff of rural long-term care facilities. Identifies some of the challenges related to providing these services. Features a New Hampshire skilled nursing facility providing telemental health services, and a Virginia geriatrician helping long-term care facilities address COVID-19 via Project ECHO educational sessions.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural-Urban Disparities in Diagnosis of Early-Onset Dementia
Results of a study conducted from February 2021 to March 2022 of 71,799 patients with early-onset Alzheimer disease and related dementias. Features demographics and statistics on differences in service use and clinician visits around diagnosis, with breakdowns by rural and urban areas.
Author(s): Wendy Y. Xu, Jeah Jung, Sheldon M. Retchin, Yiting Li, Soumyadipta Roy
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 5(8)
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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Rural Health Disparities in Health Care Utilization for Dementia in Minnesota
Examines emergency department (ED) and inpatient hospitalization rates for older adults with dementia in rural and urban areas of Minnesota. Utilizes 2016-2018 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention disease-specific mortality data to compare to chronologically related H-CUP's State Inpatient Database (SID) and State Emergency Department Database (SEDD) hospital and ED visit data. Includes rural versus urban breakdowns of hospitalizations and ED visits by demographics such as age, sex, income, education, minority status, health behaviors, and access to healthcare providers.
Author(s): Sung Han Rhew, Kristen Jacklin, Patrick Bright, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 39(3), 656-665
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
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Prescribing Alzheimer's Disease Treatments by Provider Type and Geographic Region: A Comparison among Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants
Study examining prescriptions for Alzheimer's Disease (AD) medications by provider type and geographic regions, including non-metro and a range of metro settings. Analysis is based on commercial and Medicare supplemental claims data.
Author(s): Jenny Y. Park, David L. Veenstra, Christopher J. Wallick, Zachary A. Marcum
Citation: BMC Geriatrics, 22, 522
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Veterans Health Administration Interdisciplinary Clinical Video-Telehealth for Geriatrics and Dementia
Highlights a model for delivering interdisciplinary clinical care via video-based telehealth for geriatric rural veterans with dementia. Presents methods for overcoming geographic barriers to provide dementia care for rural veterans with a team of professionals such as social workers, pharmacists, and geriatricians via remote consultations with rural providers.
Additional links: One-page Overview
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Veterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health
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Rural Wisconsin Caregiver Resources Toolkit 2022
Compendium of resources intended to help caregivers find the information they need to perform their caregiving roles effectively. Includes resources to help caregivers perform medical and nursing tasks, resources relating to advance directives and power of attorney, links to a broad range of Wisconsin and national caregiver resources, and resources intended to help caregivers address their own health and wellbeing.
Date: 2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
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Dementia and Cognitive Decline in Older Adulthood: Are Agricultural Workers at Greater Risk?
Results of a study examining whether long-term exposure to agricultural work is associated with dementia prevalence and the rate of cognitive change in older adulthood. Features demographics and statistics on various types of cognitive function.
Author(s): Kanika Arora, Lili Xu, Divya Bhagianadh
Citation: The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, 76(8), 1629–1643
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
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Challenges to Admitting Residents: Perspectives from Rural Nursing Home Administrators and Staff
Study of nursing home admissions in rural areas that examines challenges nursing home workers encounter when admitting individuals with mental and behavioral health conditions, obesity, dementia, and complex medical conditions. Discusses capacity challenges facing rural nursing homes related to population density, workforce recruitment and retention, financial issues, and space and equipment needs to meet specific health conditions. Data taken from surveys of 209 rural nursing home administrators.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Dori Cross, Adrita Rahman
Citation: Inquiry: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, 58, 1-8
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
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