Rural Health Resources by Topic: Social determinants of health
Community Care Hubs: A Promising Model for Health and Social Care Coordination
Examines the coordination of health and social needs by focusing on the community care hub model. Provides information on the types of organizations functioning as hubs as well as how the hubs operate, serve, and network within their communities. Includes case studies of hubs working within rural and underserved areas.
Author(s): Joshua Breslau, Petra W. Rasmussen, Nabeel Qureshi, Evan D. Peet Date: 11/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Community Living, HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation view details
The U.S. Playbook to Address Social Determinants of Health
Provides an overview of social determinants of health (SDOH) and the links between SDOH and health outcomes. Describes federal actions to date to address SDOH and outlines a set of framework actions that federal agencies are undertaking to support
health by improving the social circumstances of individuals and communities. Highlights federal programs, toolkits, and guidance that front-line workers and organizations can use to improve the delivery of health and social services. Includes rural and tribal references throughout.
Date: 11/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: The White House view details
Maintaining Momentum to Advance Health Equity in Adverse Environments
Discusses how to progress health equity and overcome institutional and legislative challenges. Focuses on building organizational processes, tailoring communications, committing to progress, prioritizing professional purpose and collective care, and engaging in community-level interventions, with examples from rural areas and organizations.
Author(s): Abena Ohene-Ntow, Jahira Sterling, Jamye Chapman, Shilpa Patel, Dana E. Crawford Date: 11/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies view details
Calendar Year (CY) 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule
Fact sheet providing an overview of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule regarding updates and changes to the Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and other Medicare Part B issues for calendar year 2024. Summarizes provisions related to paying separately for Community Health Integration, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Risk Assessment, and Principal Illness Navigation services; telehealth services; mental health visits furnished by Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs); including marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors as eligible for payment at RHCs and FQHCs; and more.
Date: 11/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
Health is Primary: Charting a Path to Equity and Sustainability
Examines factors driving the downward trends in primary care, including fewer clinicians practicing primary care, fewer available appointments, lower spending on primary care, and fewer adults reporting that they have a usual source of primary care. Features a literature review, supply and demand analysis, and recommendations for potential solutions. Mentions rural throughout.
Executive Summary, Slide Presentation
Author(s): Alison Huffstetler, Ann Greiner, Anam Siddiqi, et al. Date: 11/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Primary Care Collaborative, Robert Graham Center view details
RCORP - Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome II Grantee Directory: 2023 Cohort
Provides contact information and initial project information for 41 initiatives funded under the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome grant program for 2023. Projects focus on reducing the incidence and impact of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in rural communities by improving systems of care, family supports, and social determinants of health.
Date: 10/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, JBS International, Inc.
A Place to Thrive: Creating Opportunities to Age Well in North Carolina
Reports on North Carolina's aging population, and provides recommendations and strategies for improved health and livability for an aging population. Key topics include social and economic factors affecting older adults, the culture of aging, services and programs that support aging in place, and workforce supporting older adults' needs. Mentions rural population throughout as a disproportionately affected group.
Date: 10/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Institute of Medicine view details
North Carolina State Health Improvement Plan 2023
Describes North Carolina's 2023 plan for population health improvement. Provides data on selected health indicators, makes comparisons to 2030 targets, and identifies trends over time for selected demographics. Identifies factors contributing to health disparities and negative health outcomes, and sets priorities. Includes consideration of rural and underserved populations throughout.
Date: 10/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services view details
Rural Health: Addressing Barriers to Care
An infographic that presents data on rural versus urban health disparities and barriers to healthcare in rural America. Includes interactive data on percentage of rural residents by state, rural life expectancy and chronic health conditions, hospital closures and lack of access to healthcare, rural workforce shortages, and more. Provides strategies to improve rural access to healthcare.
Author(s): Carrie Cochran-McClain Date: 10/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: National Institute for Health Care Management, National Rural Health Association view details