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Resources by Topic: Primary care

Georgia Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)
Map showing Georgia primary care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) by county and/or census tract.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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Emerging Strategies to Ensure Access to Health Care Services: Virtual Care Strategies
Discusses opportunities to use telehealth to improve healthcare access and delivery to vulnerable rural and urban communities. Includes recommendations from the American Hospital Association Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities and details the benefits of telehealth services and potential policy solutions such as reimbursement, interaction of state and federal laws, broadband access, and federal research.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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North Dakota Health Professional Shortage Areas
County-level map of North Dakota displaying designated primary care health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) and facilities.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Oklahoma National Health Service Corps Providers (NHSC) All Disciplines
Map of Oklahoma showing the locations of all National Health Service Corps (NHSC) dental health, mental health, and primary care providers in the state.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma Office of Primary Care and Rural Health Development
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Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care: Environmental Scan Volume 1
Details challenges and barriers to implementing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) in a primary care setting, such as healthcare policy, workforce, and financing, among others. Includes 250 tools and resources to help overcome barriers and support implementation MAT in rural areas.
Additional links: Tools and Resources
Author(s): Garrett E. Moran, Caroline M. Snyder, Rebecca F. Noftsinger, Joshua K. Noda
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Integrating Primary & Behavioral Healthcare for Older Adults in Rural Communities
Describes the importance of integrated care for older adults in rural areas, and highlights sample programs in rural Pennsylvania and western Illinois.
Author(s): Sara Afayee
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Society on Aging
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Leveraging Policy Changes to Improve Rural Health
Discusses different areas of U.S. healthcare policy and how they affect healthcare delivery in rural areas. Focuses on payment policy and rural primary care. Slides from a presentation at the 2017 National Organization of State Office of Rural Health Annual Meeting.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller
Date: 09/2017
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute
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Tackling the Opioid Crisis in a Rural Community
Discusses a partnership between a rural hospital physician and the director of a community counseling center to establish a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction in rural Maine. Presents the program's support structure, as well as the advantages of having an integrated treatment approach.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Rural Curricular Guidelines Based on Practice Scope of Recent Residency Graduates Practicing in Small Communities
Study using data from surveys self-administered between 2007-2014, exploring scope of practice of 586 recent graduates practicing in rural areas. Features statistics on demographics and various types of clinical activities, with breakdowns by small, medium, or large practice community size.
Author(s): Joe M. Skariah, Carl Rasmussen, Joyce Hollander-Rodriguez, et al.
Location: Family Medicine, 49(8), 594-599
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
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Research Highlight: VHA-Indian Health Service Collaborations Reveal Opportunities to Improve Rural Health Care
Describes results of the expansion of the Veterans Administration Home Based Primary Care program to rural areas and to American Indian reservations, beginning in 2009.
Author(s): B. Josea Kramer, Debra Saliba
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: VA Health Services Research & Development Service
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