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Resources by Topic: People with disabilities

Community Health Needs and Opportunities in Rural Central New York
Reports on community health in central New York's Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, and Oswego counties. Discusses issues related to rural access to care, funding, and health workforce supply. Highlights health disparities affecting rural Black, Hispanic, multiracial, LGBTQ+, and disabled people. Includes sections dedicated to perinatal health, oral health, mental health and substance use, and medical and nonmedical home care.
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Foundation for Western & Central New York
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Health Disparities in Tennessee
Examines health disparities experienced by Tennessee residents. Measures include life expectancy, health equity, healthcare access, mental health and trauma, infectious disease, chronic disease, cancer, reproductive health, and age-specific health. Features statistics with breakdowns by race, ethnicity, gender, and urban or rural location.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health
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Frontier Health Care: Ensuring Veterans' Access No Matter Where They Live
Recording of a May 15, 2024, U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs hearing regarding rural veterans' access to healthcare and efforts to address challenges to care. Covers rural staffing and recruitment, limited access to broadband, distance to healthcare providers, and more. Features testimony from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health, the Great Plains Veterans Services Center, the Government Accountability Office, and Disabled American Veterans.
Additional links: Alyssa M. Hundrup, Government Accountability Office - Testimony, Chauncey Parker, Great Plains Veterans Services Center - Testimony, Jon Retzer, Disabled American Veterans - Testimony, Peter Kaboli, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Office of Rural Health - Testimony
Date: 05/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate
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Trends and Disparities in Pandemic Telehealth Use among People with Disabilities
Examines the use of telehealth services by Medicare beneficiaries with disabilities by analyzing data from the Medicare Telehealth Trends Dashboard; the 2021 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) and MCBS Winter 2021 Supplement; and the Census Bureau's Household Pulse Survey data from July 21, 2021, to August 8, 2022. Presents data on patterns of telehealth utilization by Medicare beneficiaries with disabilities by type of Medicare eligibility and number and type of disabilities, modes of telehealth used by the number and type of disabilities, and the availability of different modes of telehealth and access to video-enabled services. Exhibit 8 compares telehealth utilization trends among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries between 2019 and 2021 by Medicare eligibility and rural and urban status.
Author(s): Madjid Karimi, Lok Wong Samson, Sara J. Couture, et al.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Resource of Health Equity-Related Data Definitions, Standards, & Stratification Practices
Resource for providers, states, community organizations, and others that want to improve their health equity-related data collection and analysis. Outlines suggested definitions, standards, and stratification practices for race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), disability status, rurality, and other sociodemographic data elements.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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2024 Annual Disability Infographic: Experiences of People with Disabilities in Rural America
Infographic on disability in rural America using American Community Survey data. Includes data on prevalence, employment, poverty for children, and insurance coverage.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Research on Disability, Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
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ADSC Compendium: Part of the 2024 Annual Disability Statistics Collection
Presents statistics on Americans with disabilities across key social and economic indicators derived from American Community Survey (ACS) data, including employment, educational attainment, health and healthcare, and more. Section 10 presents data on people with disabilities in rural areas, and compares the prevalence of disability, demographic characteristics, employment status, income, and insurance coverage status across metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore areas.
Additional links: Annual Report on People with Disabilities in America 2024
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Research on Disability
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National Aging and Disability Transportation Center 2023 Innovations Showcase
Offers descriptions, lessons learned, replication advice, and contact information for 14 transportation projects across the country. Projects cover accessibility, coordination, cross jurisdictional boundaries, equity, healthcare access, and technology. Includes rural projects in Virginia and Massachusetts.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
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Addressing the Shortage of Direct Care Workers: Insights from Seven States
Brief assessing efforts for strengthening and identifying federal policy opportunities related to the direct care workforce through interviews with 20 stakeholders in 7 states. Discusses federal funding, collaboration, workforce pipelines, equity, credentials, training, family caregivers, and home- and community-based services. Discusses rural throughout.
Author(s): Barbara Lyons, Molly O'Malley Watts
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Services to Individuals with Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disability, or Autism Through the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs
Examines ways to deliver services to individuals with intellectual disability, developmental disability, and autism, and offers recommendations for offering services efficiently and uniformly. Includes sections on Medicaid waivers, types of services, workforce development, and program accountability. Features a section on transportation challenges in rural areas for people with disabilities.
Author(s): Yvonne Llewellyn Hursh, Stephen J. Kramer, Wendy L. Baker
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Joint State Government Commission, General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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