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Using Telehealth to Care for Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic
An overview of resources and tools to help providers use telehealth to care for patients while keeping staff safe. Includes resources to help quickly set up telehealth, as well as information on payment, legal issues, Medicare services, and more.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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Respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Clinical management, patient education, and preparedness resources to help family physicians respond to COVID-19. Includes updates on payment and telehealth.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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Evaluation of Dental Student Rotations in North Dakota Federally Qualified Health Centers
Report details the rotations of dental students in North Dakota's Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Highlights oral health providers shortages and discusses barriers to North Dakota FQHCs attracting dental students both pre- and post-rotation.
Author(s): Shawnda Schroeder, Shane Knutson
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Policy Goals to Support the Healthcare Workforce in Healthy Aging Communities
Report describing a research project funded by the New Mexico Department of Health that examines behavioral healthcare workforce needs and the growing elderly population in rural Grant, Sierra, Socorro, Catron, and Valencia counties. Presents key points from discussions with project participants, including professionals in health promotion, hospital, community health centers, local government, and educational institutions. Offers policy goals related to regional services, economic planning, and expansion of Medicaid and Medicare reimbursable services.
Author(s): Susan Wilger, Anne Hayes Egan, Alexis Brandt, Micaela Imar de la Rosa
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Center for Health Innovation
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Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project Behavioral Health Care Coordination Summit: Summit Findings
Summarizes the findings from a two-day summit on the role of rural hospitals in addressing behavioral health as part of a community-wide initiative. Identifies barriers to behavioral health care coordination in rural areas. Describes four areas of opportunity to advance care coordination. Includes resources for each area of opportunity identified.
Author(s): Amy Harding
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Advocates for Human Potential, National Rural Health Resource Center
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Rural EMS COVID-19 Preparedness Checklist
Provides a checklist for rural response agencies to evaluate their current level of preparedness and identify areas that need additional action to better respond to COVID-19. Covers planning, strategy, personal protective equipment and supplies, workforce and recruiting, and funding.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: American Ambulance Association, Federal Healthcare Resilience Working Group
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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: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Rural-Urban Mental Health Disparities in the United States During COVID-19
Explores rural and urban mental health access during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses the expanded use of telehealth, the lack of broadband access, and mental health provider shortages in rural areas.
Author(s): Nicole M. Summers-Gabr
Citation: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 12(S1), S222-S224
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
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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: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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Kentucky Medical Association - COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources and Information for Physicians
Offers links for COVID-19 public service announcements, resources, significant notices, guidance, and waivers for physicians. Also includes Kentucky Medical Association member alerts related to COVID-19.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kentucky Medical Association
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