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Resources by Topic: Health occupations

Sixth Biennial Report 2021: Health Issues for the State of North Dakota
Updates the previous five editions of this report with a comprehensive examination of healthcare workforce licensure data related to number of licensed professionals, locations, specialties, and demographics in rural and urban North Dakota. Includes a new chapter on social determinants of health and features recommendations for healthcare planning.
Additional links: Executive Summary, Slide Deck
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
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Mental Health Systems Solutions Explorer
Interactive tool offering evidence-based solutions to increase mental healthcare utilization, increase access to care, and establish a continuum of care. Contains examples of each solution in practice. Solutions can be filtered to view those specifically of interest to rural communities.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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How to Transform the U.S. Mental Health System: Evidence-based Recommendations
Discusses evidence-based strategies to promote mental healthcare utilization, improve access to care, and establish a continuum of care. Offers 15 recommendations to improve mental healthcare, including policies regarding reimbursement, workforce growth, and digital and telehealth services, among other topics. Includes rural references throughout.
Additional links: Full Report, Research Brief: Transforming Mental Health Care in the United States
Author(s): Ryan K. McBain, Nicole K. Eberhart, Joshua Breslau, et al.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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States Plan for Vaccinating Their Populations Against COVID-19
Interactive map with chart that shows how each state prioritized their populations in their COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans, including long-term care and nursing home residents, health care workers, and rural and tribal populations.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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DRCHSD COVID-19 Financial Recovery Series
Recordings of a five-part Delta Region Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) hospital and clinic webinar series. Presents best practices, opportunities, and strategies for hospital and clinic operations related to COVID-19. Discusses COVID-19 funding management, operational considerations, revenue cycle strategies, and strategic planning.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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CMS Open Door Forum Podcast and Transcripts
Provides audio recordings and transcripts of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Door Forum calls since October 2016, including the Rural Health Open Door Forums and COVID-19 stakeholder calls.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Michigan Health and Hospital Association - COVID-19 Resources for Michigan Hospitals, Media and the Public
Provides resources and information related to COVID-19, including details about personal protective equipment donations, resources for healthcare providers, governor-issued executive orders, COVID-19 testing information, and more.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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Indiana State Medical Association - COVID-19 Resources
Contains links to resources and guidelines related to COVID-19, including physician and clinician guidance, telehealth/telemedicine information, primary resources, weekly healthcare provider webinars hosted by the Indiana State Health Department, and daily updates.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indiana State Medical Association
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ADA Coronavirus Center for Dentists
Tools and resources to help dentists respond to COVID-19. Includes information, news, and guidance related to infection control, dental workforce safety, and practice management.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Dental Association
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COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) Resource Center for Physicians
Tools and resources to help physicians respond to COVID-19, including information on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Medical Association
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