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Medicare Part D Enrollee Vaccine Use After Elimination of Cost Sharing for Recommended Vaccines in 2023
A report from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Research Series that provides data on Medicare Part D enrollees who received vaccinations after the IRA legislated in 2023 that adult vaccinations recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) would be provided at no cost. Includes data breakdowns of total and type of vaccinations received and Medicare Part D enrollee demographic characteristics, such as state and urban versus rural/unknown location.
Author(s): Bisma A. Sayed, Yevgeniy Feyman, Kristen L. King, et al.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Traffic Safety Facts, 2021 Data: Race and Ethnicity
National data on traffic fatalities by race and ethnicity, based on data from official death certificates. Features statistics from 2017-2021 with breakdowns by vehicle type, restraint use, alcohol-impaired driving, speeding, and rural or urban location.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Bridging the Gap in HPV Vaccinations: Community-Driven Strategies in Rural Areas
Discusses development and implementation of an HPV vaccination intervention focused on education and outreach, primary care team training, and data assessment which took place at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving primarily rural and Native American patients in California. Highlights the significance of trust-building and communication efforts to reduce rural vaccine hesitancy.
Author(s): Julie HT Dang
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Forces of Change: 2023 Survey Results
Presents results from a 2023 survey of 532 local health departments (LHDs). Provides data on LHD staffing and budgets, billing practices, community health workers, programs and partnerships focused on social determinants of health and violence prevention, data modernization, and outbreak analytics. Includes comparisons of small, medium, and large LHDs.
Author(s): Margaret C. Cunningham, Krishna Patel, Chloe Garofalini, Kellie Hall, Timothy C. McCall
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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Implementing Harm Reduction Initiatives in Rural Communities
Webinar recording discusses substance use harm reduction, such as safe syringe services. Features a discussion of Project Hope in Menominee, WI and highlights it's successes and challenges in establishing community buy-in and financial sustainability, among other topics.
Additional links: Webinar Slides
Author(s): Eric Atkinson
Date: 04/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Mountain Plains Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Mountain Plains ATTC)
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Moving Toward Equity: An Evaluation Toolkit
Discusses how equity is connected to health outcomes for Ohio citizens and ways public health partners can evaluate progress when implementing initiatives to improve equity for disadvantaged populations, including those in rural and Appalachian areas. Focuses on assessment and planning, equitable evaluation plans, quality improvement, and collecting data.
Author(s): Carrie Almasi, Édith Nkenganyi, Tonni Oberly, Jacob Santiago
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Quick Facts 2022
Provides statistics on motor vehicle crashes in 2020-2022, with breakdowns including fatalities, injuries, vehicle type, alcohol-impaired-driving, seat belt use, children, older population, and rural or urban location.
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Service and Resource Sharing Approaches – Focus on the Public Health Workforce
A recorded webinar that discusses how public health departments can maximize efficiency through service and resource sharing. Focuses on workforce challenges such as capacity, the healthcare pipeline, recruitment, and retention; diversity, equity, and inclusion training; public trust; and more. Includes examples from rural public health systems. Transcript available in tool bar.
Date: 04/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Public Health Accreditation Board
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Facing Disproportionate Danger, Rural Communities Take a Grassroots Approach to Road Safety
Discusses rural traffic risks. Features programs in rural communities focused on seat belt use, car seat safety, and addressing impaired and distracted driving.
Author(s): Gretel Kauffman
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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What Would Shifting To A Single-Dose HPV Vaccine Mean For Health And Access?
Discusses the potential impact of single-dose human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines on health disparities for rural residents, lower socioeconomic status patients, men, and sexual and gender minorities. Discusses relief of cost barriers for health systems and vaccine shortages.
Author(s): Matthew Najarian, Amanda F. Petrik
Citation: Health Affairs Forefront
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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