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Resources by Topic: Health occupations

Oregon Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas
Shows a county-level map of Oregon identifying Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Date: 08/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Virginia's Licensed Clinical Psychologist Workforce: 2021
An overview of the licensed clinical psychologist (LCP) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2021 Licensed Clinical Psychologist Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of LCPs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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ACEs Screening in Rural California: Exploring Provider Perspectives and Experiences
Report examining the implementation of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) screening in rural communities in Northern California based on interviews with Medi-Cal providers. Discusses opportunities to support screening, referral, and treatment as well as barriers, including limited time, resources, infrastructure, and skilled staff. Discusses disproportionate rates of ACEs in rural adults and health impacts of ACEs.
Author(s): Kathryn Stewart, Lisa Tadlock, Shauna Olsen, Sue Grinnell
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: California Department of Health Care Services, Northern ACEs Collaborative, Population Health Innovation Lab, Public Health Institute
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Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area Designations Before and After the Affordable Care Act's Shortage Designation Modernization Project
Results of a study using Health Resources and Services Administration files and county-level Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area (PC-HPSA) designations, population, and primary care physician (PCP) counts from 2010 to 2018, to determine HPSA trends and population-to-PCP ratios. Features county-level maps showing geographic distribution of PC-HPSA designations in 2010 and 2018, and statistics on temporal changes in PC-HPSA designations and population-to-PCP ratios.
Author(s): Christopher A. Scannell, Jacob Q. Quinton, Nicholas J. Jackson, Yusuke Tsugawa
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 4(7)
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
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Remote Patient Monitoring Helps Rural Patients Recover at Home
Features Essentia Health's remote patient monitoring program, which allows patients to recover at home while still having access to medical attention. Describes how the program was used to treat COVID-19 patients, with plans to continue the program to treat other chronic diseases.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (P.L. 117-2): Public Health, Medical Supply Chain, Health Services, and Related Provisions
Provides an overview of the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 that relate to public health; behavioral health; medical supply chain; and health-related workforce, services, and support. Includes information related to funding for the National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps, funding for graduate medical education, and emergency rural development grants for rural healthcare providers.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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Clinical Knowledge and Trends in Physicians' Prescribing of Opioids for New Onset Back Pain, 2009-2017
Results of a study of 10,246 physicians to compare the association of clinical knowledge with opioid prescribing from the years 2009-2011 with 2015-2017, when guidelines shifted away from opioid prescribing. Features demographic statistics with breakdowns by rural location.
Author(s): Bradley M. Gray, Jonathan L. Vandergrift, Weifeng Weng, Rebecca S. Lipner, Michael L. Barnett
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 4(7)
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
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COVID-19 and Surgery
Resources for the surgical community related to the response to COVID-19. Covers clinical issues and guidance, personal protective equipment, regulatory updates, and more.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American College of Surgeons
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Health Professional Shortage Areas: Mental Health
Printable map that shows nonmetropolitan and micropolitan mental health HPSAs on one color scale and metropolitan mental health HPSAs on another. Data source: data.HRSA.gov
Date: 07/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Health Professional Shortage Areas: Dental Care
Printable map that shows nonmetropolitan and micropolitan dental care HPSAs on one color scale and metropolitan dental care HPSAs on another. Data source: data.HRSA.gov
Date: 07/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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