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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Health occupations

Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit
Resources and best practices to develop rural mental health programs, with a primary focus on adult mental health. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Health Explorer
An interactive web-based mapping tool focused on rural health. Provides access to data on rural population health, covering health behaviors, health outcomes, healthcare access, and social determinants of health. Includes healthcare workforce data for nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants, and physicians. Also includes the Appalachia Community Data Portal, with regional data on social determinants of health and health outcomes. Part of the HealthLandscape set of tools.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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Kansas Rural Health Care Provider Spotlight Series
Series of articles profiling healthcare providers and professionals practicing in rural Kansas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Rural Health Education and Services
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Idaho Community Health Workers (CHW)
Describes a community health workers (CHWs) model as part of Idaho's State Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP) to create a virtual patient-centered medical home (PCMH) to provide care to rural and underserved Idaho residents. Includes videos highlighting discussion among CHWs who work in rural areas. Provides resources and information on CHWs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
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Idaho Community Health EMS (CHEMS)
Describes a community health emergency medical services (CHEMS) model as part of Idaho's State Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP). Includes videos highlighting discussion among rural EMS providers on the model and its benefits. Provides resources and information on CHEMS.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
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Supply and Distribution Tables for State-Licensed Health Professions in Texas
Provides annual, county-level data on health workforce supply for a wide range of healthcare professions in Texas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Texas Health Data
Provides public health datasets for Texas addressing healthcare use and quality, mortality, opioids, lifestyle risk factors, the health workforce, and more. Filtering options vary by data source and may include data by county, Metropolitan Service Area, and border counties.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Scopes of Practice for Behavioral Health Professionals
Tool for finding state-by-state characteristics of the behavioral health professional workforce, including credentialing requirements and services they are allowed to perform.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center
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Primary Care Physician Mapper
Interactive map features number and location of primary care physicians by state or by county. Allows filters by specialty and gender, and features population data for selected area.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Robert Graham Center
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Med School Mapper
Interactive map locates medical schools and graduates across the U.S. Features county-level data detailing the number of physicians and the medical schools they graduated from. Details population information for selected areas.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Robert Graham Center
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