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Increasing Access to Oral Health Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS in Rural Oregon
Describes a program, Innovations in Oral Health Care Initiative, that works to expand oral healthcare services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS in rural Oregon through collaboration with a dental hygiene school and a dental case manager to help provide access to services. Includes service delivery activities and descriptive roles for each provider.
Author(s): Jill Jones, Mahyar Mofidi, Helene Bednarsh, Alan Gambrell, Carol R. Tobias
Citation: Public Health Reports, 17(Suppl 2), 65-72
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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An Analysis of Oral Health Disparities and Access to Services in the Appalachian Region
Analyzes disparities in oral health status and access to oral healthcare in the Appalachian Region. Examines relationships between oral health disparities and socioeconomic status indicators. Focuses on aiding efforts to develop targeted interventions to reduce disparities in Appalachia.
Author(s): Denise D. Krause, Warren L. May, Nancy M. Lane, et al.
Date: 12/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
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Water Fluoridation and Dental Health Indicators in Rural and Urban Areas of the United States
Investigates the availability of fluoridated water across urban-rural settings, and relates measures of fluoride availability to national survey measures of dental health in adults and children.
Additional links: Policy Brief
Author(s): Michael Hendryx, Constance Weiner, Matthew Gurka
Date: 11/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Rural Health Research Center
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Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations
Presents a vision for how to improve oral health care for vulnerable and underserved populations, and recommends ways to achieve this vision. Chapters include oral health status, workforce, expenditures, health care delivery, and oral health settings.
Additional links: Read Online
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Influence of Loan Repayment on Rural Healthcare Provider Recruitment and Retention in Colorado
Reports results of a survey of health professionals who participated in three Colorado loan repayment programs between 1992 and 2007. Examines the most important recruitment factors for participants by rural versus urban location and profession. Covers factors impacting participants' decisions to leave a community, after the end of their service obligation.
Author(s): Daniel Renner, John Westfall, Lou Ann Wilroy, Adit Ginde
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 10(4), 1605
Date: 11/2010
Type: Document
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The Redesign of Primary Care with Implications of Training: Eighth Annual Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and to the U.S. Congress
Discusses funding medical training including directing funding for graduate medical education specifically to training in non-hospital sites that serve underserved and rural populations. Recommends the expansion of the National Health Service Corps loan repayment programs to address the severe primary care workforce shortages in medicine and dentistry.
Date: 05/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry
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Exploring the Potential for Foreign-Trained Dentists to Address Workforce Shortages and Improve Access to Dental Care for Vulnerable Populations in the United States
Examines the impact of foreign-trained dentists on dental care access in Washington State. Addresses participation in Medicaid and practice in health professional shortage areas in comparison with dentists trained in the United States.
Author(s): Naseem Bazargan, Donald L Chi, Peter Milgrom
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 10, 336
Date: 2010
Type: Document
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Washington State's Oral Health Workforce
Examines Washington state's oral health workforce needs in 2009 and moving forward. Includes data specific to rural areas and at the state- and county-level.
Author(s): Susan M. Skillman, C. Holly A. Andrilla, Joseli A. Alves-Dunkerson, et al.
Date: 11/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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The Crisis in Rural Dentistry
Discusses the need for intensified recruitment efforts to increase dental access and improve oral health in rural areas. Includes data on the supply of generalist dentists in rural areas. Proposes potential solutions that may increase the rural oral health care workforce.
Author(s): Mark P. Doescher, Gina A. Keppel, Susan M. Skillman, Roger A. Rosenblatt
Date: 04/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Dental Health and Access to Care Among Rural Children: A National and State Portrait
Examines topics related to children and their access to dental health services. Covers dental health status, preventive services, and insurance coverage for children in rural and urban areas. Includes data by race/ethnicity, age, gender, poverty level, and other child, family, and community characteristics. Provides state-by-state data and state profiles.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Amy Brock Martin, Eric Wang, Janice C. Probst, Nathan Hale, Andrew O. Johnson
Date: 03/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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