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Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

State-Level and County-Level Estimates of Health Care Costs Associated with Food Insecurity
Results of a study to estimate state- and county-level healthcare costs associated with food insecurity, using data from the 2011-2013 National Health Interview Survey/Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Features statistics including demographic characteristics of participants, with breakdown by location in a nonmetropolitan area.
Author(s): Seth A. Berkowitz, Sanjay Basu, Craig Gundersen, Hilary K. Seligman
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
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Facilitators and Barriers to the Implementation of the HPV VACs (Vaccinate Adolescents Against Cancers) Program: A Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research Analysis
Results of a study examining the delivery of the human papillomavirus virus (HPV) vaccine in a primary care setting, using data from telephone interviews with representatives of 9 Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) systems. Features statistics including characteristics of the FQHCs, with breakdowns by urban, suburban, rural, or mixed locations.
Author(s): Cam Escoffery, Kara Riehman, Lesley Watson, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
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Practice Patterns of Postgraduate Dental Residency Completers From Select Long-Term HRSA-Funded Primary Dental Care Training Programs
Examines the practice decisions of graduates of primary care dental postgraduate training programs with a history of funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Addresses demographics; training and certification; reason for pursing the program; educational debt; the extent to which graduates felt prepared after completing the program, including to care for people in rural communities; practice decisions after completing the program; and patient demographics, including rural residence.
Additional links: Abstract, Policy Brief
Author(s): Ginachukwa Amah, Matthew Jura, Elizabeth Mertz
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oral Health Workforce Research Center
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Medicaid and CHIP in Puerto Rico
Summarizes key requirements and design features of Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Puerto Rico. Features statistics on program costs from fiscal years 2011-2018, with breakdowns by federal spending and Puerto Rico spending.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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Federal Highway Traffic Safety Policies: Impacts and Opportunities
Examines the impact of federal highway safety policies. Includes data on crashes, fatalities, seat belt use, motorcycle helmet use, alcohol use, and more. Provides some data and discussion related to rural drivers.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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Access to Primary Care Clinics for Patients With Chronic Pain Receiving Opioids
Results of a study of 194 Michigan primary care clinics, to assess their willingness to continue prescribing opioids to new patients and to determine whether this differs across payer types. Includes statistics on characteristics of clinics accepting new patients currently taking opioids, with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Author(s): Pooja A. Lagisetty, Nathaniel Healy, Claire Garpestad
Citation: JAMA Network Open 2(7)
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
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Our Wireless Future: Building a Comprehensive Approach to Spectrum Policy
Recording of a U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing focused on policies affecting access to wireless internet. Addresses access to wireless in rural tribal areas, spectrum for emergency operations, options for expanding rural broadband access, and uses for broadband access. Includes testimony from the Federal Communications Commission, MuralNet, Competitive Carriers Association, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and others.
Additional links: Julius P. Knapp Testimony, Mariel Triggs Testimony, Michael Calabrese Testimony, Peter Pitsch Testimony, Tim Donovan Testimony
Date: 07/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: U.S. House of Representatives
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Roosevelt General Hospital's Astounding Financial Turnaround
Highlights a rural hospital in New Mexico that improved their finances as part of the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) project. Includes a video, data on their improvements, and a summary of changes made.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Support and Services at Home (SASH) Evaluation: SASH Evaluation Findings, 2010-2016
Evaluates the Support and Services at Home (SASH) program in Vermont, which provides support services and care coordination for older adults and people with disabilities in conjunction with affordable housing. Addresses Medicaid and Medicare expenditures, medication management, property management, challenges, and lessons learned. Identifies the percent of rural SASH host properties and differences for rural areas.
Additional links: Highlights
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Utilization of the 340B Drug Pricing Program in Rural Practices Policy Paper
Policy position paper describing the 340B Drug Pricing Program. Addresses its use by rural hospitals, challenges with measuring its impact particularly for rural hospitals, and the program's benefits for rural communities.
Author(s): Austin Gillard, Dennis Shelby, Karen White
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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