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Resources by Topic: Home and community-based services

Collecting Early Childhood Obesity Measurements Through a Home Visiting Program: A Proof-of-Concept Study
Describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of a proof-of-concept protocol for collecting data on weight and length/height of children aged 6 months to 5 years through existing home visiting programs in rural and urban areas of South Carolina, Texas, Illinois, and Florida. Features a measurement checklist for parent educators and discusses implications for public health, such as obesity prevention.
Author(s): Julie Kapp, Brian Hall, Allison Kemner
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
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Lakewood Engage Tackles Food Insecurity in Rural Minnesota
Features a community-based program in rural Minnesota that addresses food insecurity through multiple initiatives, including distribution of fresh produce through a food "prescription" program, home delivery of meals to post-acute care patients and those in COVID-19 quarantine, and a farmers market.
Author(s): Kathryn Rutz
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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States Use Appendix K Waivers to Support Home- and Community-Based Services in Response to COVID-19
Provides an overview of how states are utilizing Appendix K waivers to promote flexibility and modify their home- and community-based services for older adults and their family caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes an interactive map and chart outlining each state's modifications.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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Differences in Characteristics of Adult Day Services Centers, by Level of Medical Service Provision
Presents results from the adult day services centers (ADSCs) component of the 2016 National Study of Long-Term Care Providers. Describes ADSCs by level of medical service provision, organizational characteristics, participant case-mix, and geographic characteristics. Figure 15 identifies the percentage of ADSCs according to metropolitan statistical area status and by level of medical services provided.
Author(s): Vincent Rome, Jessica Penn Lendon, Lauren Harris-Kojetin
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Rigorous Evaluation in Tribal MIECHV: A Series of Briefs
Discusses the process of developing an evaluation program for Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program grantees. Highlights evaluation challenges, methods for meeting evaluation requirements, and engaging tribal communities, among other issues, in a series of 5 briefs.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation
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Living at Home in Rural America: Improving Accessibility for Older Adults and People with a Disability
Information on current federal resources, programs, and initiatives intended to improve home safety and accessibility for rural older adults and people with disabilities. Supports the Rural Health Strategy, launched by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2018 to improve health care in rural America by leveraging partnerships on the federal, regional, state, and local levels.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Community Living, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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Improving Rural Health: State Policy Options for Increasing Access to Care
Discusses strategies from state legislatures and other stakeholders to increase access to healthcare in rural areas. Focuses on policies and policy options for state legislatures in three areas: improving health insurance coverage, safeguarding rural health facilities, and changing rural healthcare delivery. Features examples from Colorado, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Author(s): Jack Pitsor
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Conference of State Legislatures
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The Most Costly Chronic Medical Condition in America: Experts Talk About the Rural Aspects of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
Describes the impact of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias in rural areas, the challenges of providing treatment and care, and initiatives underway to address dementia in rural communities.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Helping Patients Living in Rural Areas Transition from Hospital to Home - The ROADMAP Study
Evaluates a hospital discharge planning program's effectiveness in providing support to rural patients returning home after staying in a hospital. Includes patients' demographic information and compares the number of emergency department visits and rehospitalizations of the control group with those of the intervention group.
Author(s): Tom Seekins, Jennifer Wong, Lynda Yearous, et al.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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The Evolving Policy Landscape of Telehealth Services Delivered in the Home and Other Nonclinical Settings
Issue brief identifying key findings for state officials considering adopting new policies for home-based telehealth services. Describes Medicaid and Medicare coverage for telehealth services, including those provided in rural and Health Professional Shortage Areas, Critical Access Hospitals, and Rural Health Clinics.
Author(s): Brittany Lazur, Andrea Bennett, Valerie King
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Milbank Memorial Fund
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