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Resources by Topic: Healthcare facilities

COVID-19 Funding Sources Impacting Rural Providers
Reference guide to help rural healthcare providers navigate federal COVID-19 response and recovery funding. Includes tables identifying eligibility by provider type and how funds can be spent. Provides an overview of each funding opportunity and reporting requirements.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Mapping High Risk Areas for COVID-19
An interactive web-based mapping tool focused on identifying priority areas for the COVID-19 pandemic. Offers data on health conditions, demographics, and social determinants that may make a population more vulnerable to COVID-19. Also includes the location of hospitals. Users can upload their own COVID-19 patient profile data. Part of the HealthLandscape set of tools.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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COVID Urban Rural Explorer (CURE)
Provides data on COVID-19 cases and deaths in metropolitan and nonmetro areas. Identifies nonmetro counties experiencing spikes in COVID-19 cases, and offers county-level data on cases and deaths, the number of hospital beds, and population density.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Washington State University
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Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness
Up-to-date and critical resources for rural healthcare systems preparing for and responding to a COVID-19 surge. Includes resources for emergency medical services, inpatient and hospital care, ambulatory care, and long-term care settings. Addresses a wide range of topics including healthcare operations, space, supplies, funding, and more.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Working Group
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HHS Protect Public Data Hub
Provides national data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, based on hospital reporting. Also includes data on hospital utilization related to COVID-19. Identifies locations that have received shipments of monoclonal antibody therapeutics to treat COVID-19.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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COVID-19 Contact Tracing Communications Toolkit for Health Departments
Toolkit designed to help health departments prevent the spread of COVID-19 by providing communication resources related to contact tracing and self-quarantining. Includes talking points, public service announcement examples, sample social media posts, a list of relevant questions and answers, and other resources.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers
Provides an overview of waived Medicare regulations in response to COVID-19. Lists waivers that impact all types of providers, including Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, physicians, skilled nursing facilities, and others. Includes information on changes to telemedicine and quality improvement programs.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Health Center COVID-19 Survey
Presents results from a national survey of health centers regarding COVID-19 patient testing and the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on health center operations and health center staff. Examines testing rates and results by race and ethnicity. Includes survey results by state and territory.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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CMS Open Door Forum Podcast and Transcripts
Provides audio recordings and transcripts of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Door Forum calls since October 2016, including the Rural Health Open Door Forums and COVID-19 stakeholder calls.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Long-Term Care Facility (LTCF) COVID-19 Module
Provides information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's LTCF COVID-19 Module for the National Healthcare Safety Network. Includes a variety of resources and training focused on data collection, resident and facility impact, staff and personnel impact, supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE), and ventilator capacity and supplies. Offers LTCFs a customized system to track COVID-19 infections and prevention process measures.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Healthcare Safety Network
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