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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Healthcare facilities

North Carolina Rural Health Research Program Cartographic Archives
A collection of maps that define rural and characterize rural America. Includes a variety of maps showing rural areas based on different definitions. Thematic maps cover demographics, health status, Critical Access Hospitals, rural hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and health workforce supply.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Critical Access Hospitals Topic Guide
Resources, information and frequently asked questions related to the requirements and benefits of the rural Critical Access Hospital (CAH) program. Covers legislation affecting CAHs, CAH regulations related to Medicare and Medicaid, the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Hospitals Topic Guide
Provides an overview of the challenges facing rural hospitals, specific rural hospital designations, services rural hospitals provide, and alternative hospital models proposed to serve rural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Health Clinics Topic Guide
Provides resources and answers frequently asked questions regarding the requirements and benefits of the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) program. Addresses how to become a RHC, reimbursement, staffing requirements, patient characteristics, the differences between RHCs and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), who to contact for assistance, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Federally Qualified Health Centers Topic Guide
Provides an overview of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Health Center Program awardees and look-alikes, important safety net providers in rural areas. Discusses Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) requirements for FQHCs and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care requirements for Health Center Program awardees and look-alikes. Includes information on the benefits of FQHCs and Health Center Program awardees and look-alikes, as well as links to funding, events, model programs, and additional resources and information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Hill-Burton Free and Reduced Cost Health Care
Provides information on free or below cost healthcare available to people who meet poverty guidelines from certain healthcare facilities that received federal funds for construction or renovation under the Hill-Burton program.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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AHA Small or Rural Update Newsletter
Newsletter of the AHA Section on Small or Rural Hospitals targeted to small and rural hospitals. Each newsletter provides information on federal legislative and regulatory activity affecting payment, quality, and access to care.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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HCUPnet
Online tool for accessing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project data. Provides access to health statistics for hospital inpatient, emergency department, and ambulatory surgery settings. Also provides access to population-based healthcare data by county and for the U.S.-Mexico Border Region. Includes data on diagnoses and procedures, quality indicators, and all stays.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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data.HRSA.gov
Provides access to maps, data, reports, and dashboards covering Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) program data, as well as health-related data from external sources. Includes data on HRSA's grants, loan and scholarship programs, health centers, and other public health programs and services. Includes information on Federal Office of Rural Health Policy programs. Previously known as the HRSA Data Warehouse.
Additional links: Rural Health Topic Area, Shortage Areas
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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AHA Rural Health Services
Information on American Hospital Association (AHA) work related to rural hospitals. Includes reports, case studies, webinars, podcasts, and other resources.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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