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Veterans Health: VA Should Improve Its Monitoring of Severe Maternal Complications and Mental Health Screenings
Examines Veterans Administration (VA) data on deaths and severe maternal morbidity among pregnant and postpartum veterans from fiscal year 2011 through 2020. Explores actions the VA has taken to monitor maternal health outcomes among pregnant and postpartum veterans and the extent to which the VA facilitates mental health screenings for these veterans. Offers recommendations to the VA regarding monitoring trends in severe maternal morbidity by veteran characteristics and maternity care coordinators' screening of veterans for mental health conditions. Includes rural references throughout.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Temporal Trends in Substance Use and Cardiovascular Disease–Related Mortality in the United States
Analyzes 636,572 death certificates to identify trends for both substance use and cardiovascular disease-related mortality between 1999 and 2019. Breaks down data by rurality, gender, race and ethnicity, type of substance use, and more. Includes state-level comparisons.
Author(s): Abdul Mannan Khan Minhas, Jakrin Kewcharoen, Michael E. Hall, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Heart Association 13(2)
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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Opioid Overdose Surveillance Preliminary District Report: Georgia, 2022
Describes district-level fatal and nonfatal opioid-involved overdoses that occurred in Georgia 2020-2022. Covers prescription opioids and illicit opioids, including heroin, fentanyl, and fentanyl analogs. Features statistics on demographics, overdose deaths, and emergency department visits, with breakdowns by district, drug type, and year. The Preliminary County Report contains county-by-county data.
Additional links: County Report
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Department of Public Health
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How Tribal Medical Education Programs Could Solve the Rural Health Care Crisis with Natasha Bray, DO
Highlights a partnership between The Cherokee Nation and the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine to address physician recruitment and retention in tribal communities. Discusses physician residencies, cultural competency, national physician shortages, and lessons learned. Transcript beneath podcast player.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: American Medical Association
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The State of Rural Minnesota: 2024
Presents an overview of rural Minnesota. Includes county-level data and statistics on population migration, economic vitality, agriculture, employment, income, race/ethnicity, rural versus urban comparisons, and more.
Additional links: Changes in the Labor Force Video Presentation, 02/12/2024, Changing the Narrative Among High School Graduates Video Presentation, 02/12/2024, Deaths of Despair Video Presentation, 02/12/2024, Significant Changes in Migration Patterns Video Presentation, 02/12/2024, The Disappearing Rural Newspapers Video Presentation, 02/12/2024
Author(s): Kelly Asche, Marnie Werner
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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RHCs, FQHCs, Tribal Clinics and CAHs in Rural Oregon
Shows a county-level map of Oregon identifying the Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), tribal clinics, and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Highlights rural, urban, and frontier areas.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Small Towns, Big Opportunities
Report evaluating rural employment opportunities, defined as a "good job" based on income thresholds. Discusses gender, race and ethnicity, educational attainment, population decline, disability, and more. Offers recommendations for rural growth through education, training opportunities, and emerging industries. Includes rural and urban comparisons in addition to county level maps for each state.
Additional links: State Maps
Author(s): Anthony P. Carnevale, Lulu Kam, Martin Van Der Werf
Date: 2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
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Transportation for People with Disabilities and Older Adults During COVID-19: Lessons for Emergency Response
Provides information on planning for transportation needs during emergencies and pandemics, with a focus on assisting older adults and people with disabilities. Discusses roles and responsibilities, personnel and resources, technology and tools, challenges and solutions, and strategies and sustainability, with reflections on issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes considerations for transit agencies in different locations, including rural and tribal.
Additional links: Read Online
Author(s): Transit Cooperative Research Program
Date: 2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Transportation Research Board
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Traffic Safety Culture: Conduct of Research Report
Provides information related to traffic safety culture, including a literature review, engagement efforts from stakeholders, a research roadmap, and research need statements. Includes cultural and safety considerations for organizations and transportation agencies in rural and tribal areas.
Additional links: Read Online
Author(s): National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Date: 2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Transportation Research Board
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Traffic Safety Culture Research Roadmap
Provides information and a roadmap related to traffic safety culture, including research gaps and roadmap structure, explanation of research needs, a background on traffic safety culture, and research need statements. Includes cultural and safety considerations for organizations and transportation agencies in rural and tribal areas.
Additional links: Read Online
Author(s): National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Date: 2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Transportation Research Board
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