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Resources by Topic: Elderly population

The 2010 Report to the Secretary: Rural Health and Human Services Issues
Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on issues related to rural America. Topics include home and community based care for rural seniors, rural primary care workforce, and rural health care provider integration.
Date: 05/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Crossing Great Divides: A Guide to Elder Mobility Resources and Solutions in Indian Country
Discusses the impact of transportation services on healthcare access for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian older adults. Provides information about transportation funding opportunities to meet the needs of elders living on reservations. Describes Title VI Aging Services and Tribal Transit Programs.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
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Older Americans Working More, Retiring Less
Examines the percentage of Americans 65 and older remaining in the labor force for urban, suburban, and rural areas.
Author(s): Anne Shattuck
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Washington, D.C. February 17-19, 2010
Summarizes a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services. Topics addressed include: an update from HRSA director Mary Wakefield, the 2010 Report to the Secretary, committee discussion, issues facing the rural elderly, key issues in rural health and human services, and health information technology (HIT) meaningful use.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Population Over Age 65 by County
Printable map that shows the percent of population who are 65 years or older nationwide by county. Data source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census, Summary File 1.
Date: 2010
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Workforce Challenges in Delivering Health Care to Elderly and Low-Income Populations in Wyoming: Medical Providers' Acceptance of Medicaid and Medicare Patients
Examines medical professionals in urban and rural Wyoming providing care to Medicaid and Medicare enrollees, and factors associated with provider acceptance of new patients. Includes policy considerations to inform state-level policy and program implementation for low-income and elderly populations.
Author(s): Davis G. Patterson, Susan M. Skillman, C. Holly A. Andrilla, Mark P. Doescher
Date: 09/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Rapid City, South Dakota, June 9-11, 2009
Minutes from the 62nd meeting of the NACRHHS, which provides recommendations on rural health and human services issues to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Meeting included discussions on the following topics: rural primary care provider workforce, home and community-based care for rural seniors, and healthcare provider integration.
Date: 06/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Expanding Rural Elder Care Options: Models That Work
Proceedings from the 2008 Rural Long Term Care Access and Options Workshop, which discussed model options for home, community, and facility-based care by care coordination systems that enhance autonomy and quality of life for rural elders.
Author(s): Peter Fitzgerald, Andy Coburn, Sharon K. Dwyer
Date: 06/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Long Term Care Workgroup
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Rationale and Design: Telepsychology Service Delivery for Depressed Elderly Veterans
Describes a study and medical trial that will work to provide telepsychology services for depressed, elderly veterans living in rural America.
Author(s): Leonard E. Egede, Christopher B. Frueh, Lisa K. Richardson, et al.
Citation: Trials, 10, 22
Date: 04/2009
Type: Document
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Washington, DC, February 18-20, 2009
Reports on a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services focused on healthcare provider integration, health workforce, and home-based care for seniors.
Date: 02/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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