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The COVID-19 Pandemic's Impact on Rural Hospital Staffing
Summarizes the results of a survey of rural hospital leaders between September 21, 2021 - October 15, 2021, regarding COVID-19 vaccination among rural hospital personnel. Discusses the prevalence of vaccine mandates at rural hospitals and the impact of staffing shortages on access to care.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The Chartis Group
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MACPAC Response to Senate Finance Committee Request for Information on Behavioral Health
Summarizes the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission's (MACPAC) ongoing analysis of behavioral health in Medicaid and CHIP and offers policy recommendations. Discusses the behavioral health workforce; behavioral healthcare service delivery and access; mental health parity; telehealth; and improving access for children and youth. Includes rural references and considerations throughout.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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Family Physicians in Rural America: Training, Distribution, and Scope of Practice
Webinar presented November 9, 2021, exploring training of family physicians in rural areas, family physician workforce distribution, and rural/urban differences in scope of practice. Features statistics including availability of obstetrical clinicians as of 2019, with breakdowns by metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore locations.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Transcript
Author(s): Lars Peterson, Davis Patterson
Date: 11/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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New Hampshire's Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas Designations - November, 2021
County-level map showing Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas in New Hampshire.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: New Hampshire Rural Health and Primary Care Section
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New Hampshire's Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas Designations - November, 2021
County-level map showing Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas in New Hampshire.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: New Hampshire Rural Health and Primary Care Section
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It Takes a Village: Rural Recruitment and Retention
Provides an overview of the challenges of recruiting and retaining healthcare professionals in rural areas. Features healthcare facilities in North Dakota and Kansas, describing how they work with their communities to attract healthcare providers.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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COVID-19 Vaccine Education Effort
Video series addressing the efficacy and safety of the COVID-19 vaccines, targeted to specific audiences including healthcare providers and rural residents. Covers safety, availability, cost, side effects, vaccine administration, patient education, and more.
Additional links: Partner Toolkit, Vaccine Education - Rural Audience
Date: 11/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Ad Council, COVID Collaborative
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COVID-19 State Emergency Response: Temporarily Suspended and Waived Practice Agreement Requirements
Provides information about temporary changes to regulations related to nurse practitioners' scope of practice, supervision, and protocol requirements in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and the Atlantic Territories. Features an interactive map showing full practice states, those that have waived or suspended some or all practice agreement requirements, and those that have taken no action.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Association of Nurse Practitioners
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CDC: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Presents resources for emergency preparedness and response, including information on COVID-19. Features an information exchange, webinars, trainings, and other resources for healthcare professionals and first responders.
Additional links: En Español
Date: 11/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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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 vaccination, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Medical Association
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