An Exploratory Study of a Hands-on Naloxone Training for Rural Clinicians and Staff
Presents a study on the efficacy of a hands-on naloxone training for rural healthcare providers as a means of reducing opioid overdose fatalities in rural areas. Discusses the fentanyl-driven surge in opioid overdose deaths and describes the 1-hour training session, which involved a lecture and hands-on training with naloxone.
Author(s): Shameka L. Cody, Cheryl B. Hines, Christina J. Glenn, et al. Citation: Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 55(3), 599-604 Date: 05/2023 Type: Document view details
Frequently Asked Questions: CMS Waivers, Flexibilities, and the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Provides information related to COVID-19 flexibilities after the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) that expired May 11, 2023. Addresses issues impacting Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and private insurance including concerns related to COVID-19 vaccines and treatment, telehealth, and more. Includes information about which changes have ended, as well as end dates for those that extend after the PHE.
Date: 05/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
Best Practices for COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing
Summarizes findings of an environmental scan of testing and vaccination policies and programs serving people who are medically or socially at disproportionate risk for COVID-19 and related adverse outcomes. Identifies populations at disproportionate risk, including rural residents, and their barriers to COVID-19 testing, COVID-19 vaccination, and routine vaccination. Describes programs that aim to overcome these barriers and increase access to testing and vaccination services. Discuss the implications of these programs' strategies and approaches for future pandemics and public health crises.
Date: 04/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Mathematica view details
2021 Pennsylvania Childhood Lead Surveillance Annual Report
Examines results of blood lead level testing of Pennsylvania children during calendar year 2021. Provides information about methods of testing and reporting, and statistics for county of residence, municipality, race and ethnicity, and residence in a rural or urban county.
Date: 04/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Pennsylvania Department of Health view details
Considerations for a National Drinking Water Quality Compliance Assessment
Outlines what an assessment of compliance related to safe drinking water in the United States would look like in 4 phases: quality compliance definition and identification, spatial location considerations, compliance solutions and their costs, and solution funding and gaps. Includes considerations for tribal and rural areas.
Author(s): Gregory Pierce, Laura Landes, Grace Harrison, Lena Schlichting, Lauren Dunlap Date: 04/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Rural Community Assistance Partnership, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation view details
Ohio 2023 Health Value Dashboard
Provides an overview of population health status in Ohio, with a focus on healthcare spending, access to care, public health and prevention initiatives, physical environment, workforce, mental health, policy, and social determinants of health (SDOH). Provides equity profiles of select disadvantaged groups as well as rural population health considerations and county-level data on suicides and COVID-19 mortality.
Author(s): Hailey Akah, Carrie Almasi, Amy Bush Stevens, Nick Wiselogel Date: 04/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health Policy Institute of Ohio view details
Assessing the Accuracy of California County Level COVID-19 Hospitalization Forecasts to Inform Public Policy Decision Making
Evaluates model performance and accuracy regarding the forecasting of infectious diseases by retroactively examining COVID-19 forecasting in California counties. Utilizes archived forecasts from the California Department of Public Health's California COVID Assessment Tool to analyze the accuracy of forecasts referenced with actual COVID-19 hospitalization. Discusses issues related to model accuracy, such as local transmission trends, variant prevalence, and county population size, and how accurate forecasting is important for public health planning and policy.
Author(s): Lauren A. White, Ryan McCorvie, David Crow, Seema Jain, Tomás M. León Citation: BMC Public Health 23, 782 Date: 04/2023 Type: Document view details