State Medicaid & CHIP Telehealth Toolkit
Toolkit to support state policymakers in expanding the use of telehealth to deliver Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) services. Provides information on telehealth flexibilities under Medicaid and CHIP; billing best practices; strategies for telehealth in value-based care; best practices from states during the COVID-19 public health emergency; strategies to promote the delivery of accessible and culturally competent care via telehealth; evaluation strategies to understand how telehealth affects quality, outcomes, and cost, and more. Offers state policy and operational considerations; information about common telehealth modalities; frequently asked questions for states to consider as they explore whether to expand the use of telehealth; Medicaid managed care and fee-for-service state checklists; and other planning tools. Includes information about using telehealth to deliver services to medically underserved and rural communities, American Indian and Alaska Native individuals, individuals with disabilities, older adults, and other specific populations.
Date: 02/2024 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
Michigan's Roadmap to Rural Prosperity
Describes the characteristics, challenges, and significance of Michigan's rural communities, and identifies strategies for building rural prosperity. Presents data on rural and urban demographics and living conditions. Discusses rural health and well-being, workforce, service delivery, housing, infrastructure, economic development, and natural environment.
Date: 01/2024 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Michigan Office of Rural Prosperity view details
Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools: Findings From the School Survey on Crime and Safety, 2021–22
Reports on crime and violence in U.S. public schools based on data from the School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS). Includes programs and practices in schools to prevent crime as well as data tables on recorded incidents of crime, threats and physical attacks, hate crimes, substance abuse issues, mental health factors, and more. Include breakdowns of crime and violence variables by city, suburb, town, or rural location.
Author(s): Riley Burr, Jana Kemp Ke, Wang Date: 01/2024 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: American Institutes for Research, National Center for Education Statistics view details
High School Graduates for Nonmetropolitan Counties
Printable map that shows the percent of population attaining at least a high school graduate education or equivalent by county. Data source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2018-2022 ACS 5-year estimates.
Date: 2024 Type: Map/Mapping System Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
School Meals and Other Child Nutrition Programs: Background and Funding
Provides an overview of federal child nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), among others. Includes information on reimbursement rates for rural SFSP meal sites, as well as brief mentions of rural and tribal demonstration programs.
Date: 12/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service view details
Why Rural Matters 2023: Centering Equity and Opportunity
Report describing schools in rural communities. Discusses the impact of COVID-19, access to psychologists and mental health supports, impact on poverty, broadband access, and more. Includes state-level comparisons.
Author(s): Daniel Showalter, Sara L. Hartman, Karen Eppley, Jerry Johnson, Bob Klein Date: 11/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Education Association view details
Improving Access to Primary Care for Underserved Populations: A Review of Findings from Five Case Studies and Recommendations
Summarizes and synthesizes the findings from a series of five case studies that explored the impact of policy initiatives that aim to improve access to primary care. Covers increasing the availability of primary care providers, improving underserved communities' access to outpatient clinics, removing structural barriers to care, making primary care affordable, and improving comfort and communication between providers and patients. Presents recommendations for federal and state policymakers, primary care practices, medical schools, and other relevant stakeholders. Includes rural examples and considerations throughout.
Author(s): Maanasa Kona, Jalisa Clark, Emma Walsh-Alker Date: 11/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Center on Health Insurance Reforms, Milbank Memorial Fund, National Institute for Health Care Reform view details