Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2022
Provides data on households that rely on wireless telephones rather than landlines. Includes data on the percent of adults who live in wireless-only households and have their own wireless telephone, as well as data on phoneless adults. Provides data for nonmetropolitan compared to metropolitan areas. Discuses the need for surveys to include adequate representation of wireless-only households. Includes a section on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on data collection in 2020.
Author(s): Stephen J. Blumberg, Julian V. Luke Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics view details
Development of a Colorectal Cancer Screening Intervention for Alaska Native People During a Pandemic Year
Examines the development and implementation of a screening methodology for colorectal cancer (CRC) in Alaska Native (AN) populations. Analyzes 32 rural/remote AN communities who received various community-based CRC screening interventions compared to 14 AN communities who received opportunistic care for CRC screening. Includes discussion about barriers and challenges of screening in rural AN populations, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Author(s): Christie A. Flanagan, Lila J. Finney Rutten, John B. Kisiel, et al. Citation: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 30, 101016 Date: 12/2022 Type: Document view details
Streamlining Research Access
Features an interview with Per Ostmo, Program Director of the Rural Health Research Gateway. Discusses the mission of the Gateway and highlights some of the research projects rural health research centers (RHRCs) have undertaken. Highlights some challenges facing rural healthcare delivery and points to some conclusions drawn from RHRC research.
Date: 11/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Physician Publishing, Inc. view details
Fiscal Year 2022 Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Investments: Fact Sheet
Provides an overview of Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) state and community-driven grant programs in Fiscal Year 2022. Summarizes and briefly describes funding awarded to address rural behavioral health, expand the rural health workforce, respond to COVID-19, support rural hospitals, increase access to care, and support rural health research.
Date: 11/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy view details
Measuring Rurality in Health Services Research: A Scoping Review
Analyzes peer-reviewed journals between 2010 and 2020 to provide a scoping review of the different methods of rurality defined and used in health services research. Examines 103 full-text studies across various journals to observe different measures of rurality. Includes discussion about the benefits and drawbacks of the respective measures of rurality and how inconsistent use of measures impacts federal funding and the study of rural health disparities.
Author(s): Robin Danek, Justin Blackburn, Marion Greene, Olena Mazurenko, Nir Menachemi Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 22, 1340 Date: 11/2022 Type: Document view details