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Resources by Topic: Health occupations

An Emerging Model for Community Health Worker-Based Chronic Care Management for Patients With High Health Care Costs in Rural Appalachia
Describes a community health worker-based chronic care management model implemented in rural counties in 3 central Appalachian states. Demonstrates how to engage health insurance companies to support and sustain this model.
Author(s): Richard Crespo, Matthew Christiansen, Kim Tieman, Richard Wittberg
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
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Template for Emergency Medical Services Informed Community Self Determination (ICSD)
Includes an agency pre-visit checklist, a sample Program Agreement, and evaluation tools to help outside evaluators report on issues that might affect a community's EMS performance and level of care. Intended for rural, relatively isolated areas with few EMS resource options.
Author(s): Kevin McGinnis, Gary Wingrove
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of State EMS Officials
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Rural Health Predictions: Q&A with Alan Morgan
An interview with National Rural Health Association (NRHA) CEO Alan Morgan. Focuses on NRHA's work on rural health issues and shares rural health predictions for 2020.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Health Disparities in Rural America: Current Challenges and Future Solutions
Describes health risks experienced by rural people and the problems they face in accessing healthcare in shortage areas, and offers possible solutions. Includes a map showing Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas by county, and a list of states allowing full practice authority for nurse practitioners as of 2019.
Author(s): Theresa Capriotti, Tiffany Pearson, Lillian Dufour
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Clinical Advisor
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Building Partnerships to Improve Health in the Rural South: CareSouth Carolina
Provides an overview of CareSouth Carolina, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and its approaches to increase engagement with low-income patients in its service area. Describes the role of community health workers to address social determinants of health. Discusses partnerships with community organizations and the development of an independent practice association with other FQHCs in South Carolina. Includes CareSouth Carolina performance scorecard and a summary of lessons learned.
Author(s): Martha Hostetter, Sarah Klein
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Minnesota's Physical Therapist (PT) Workforce, 2020
An overview of the physical therapist workforce in the state of Minnesota based on a 2017 workforce questionnaire and other resources. Provides data and statistics on demographics, educational attainment, current employment status and future plans, specialties, use of electronic health records and telemedicine, and includes geographic distribution by rural-urban commuting regions (RUCAs).
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Texas Speech-Language Pathologists Assistants, 2019: Trends, Distribution, and Demographics
Fact sheet describing growth trends, age distribution, and population-to-provider data by county and geographic designation of speech-language pathologists assistants in Texas. Features statistics with breakdowns by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Texas Marriage and Family Therapists, 2019: Trends, Distribution, and Demographics
Fact sheet identifying growth trends, population to provider data by county and geographic designation, and age distribution by gender for marriage and family therapists in Texas. Features statistics with breakdowns by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Texas Surgical Assistants, 2019: Trends, Distribution, and Demographics
Fact sheet describing growth trends and population-to-provider data by county and geographic designation of surgical assistants in Texas. Features statistics with breakdowns by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Texas Dental Assistants, 2019: Trends, Distribution, and Demographics
Fact sheet identifying growth trends, age distribution, and population to provider data by county and geographic designation of dental assistants in Texas.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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