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Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

Briefing - Expanding the Role of Nurse Practitioners
Provides a webinar recording and slides on expanding the role of nurse practitioners, focusing on models from Nevada, Colorado, and New Mexico, and what California can learn from them. Includes some information on nurse practitioners providing care in rural and frontier areas, as well as what they are doing to help combat the opioid epidemic.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: California Health Care Foundation
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When Will the U.S. Territories Exhaust Federal Medicaid Funding?
Issue brief exploring the projected effects on healthcare expense funding in American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands if all sources of federal funding are allowed to expire in 2019. Features statistics for Medicaid funding and spending in the territories for fiscal year 2018, and sources of federal Medicaid funding and periods during which the funding is available.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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Results from 2016 Tax-Exempt Hospitals' Schedule H Community Benefit Reports
Summarizes the benefits nonprofit hospitals provide their communities based on an analysis of IRS Form 990 Schedule H. Addresses the percent spent on financial assistance, health professions education, community building activities, and other categories included on Schedule H, with breakdowns for rural and Critical Access Hospitals.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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A Longitudinal Analysis of Ohio Suicide Deaths 2008-2017
Report highlights the deaths by suicide in Ohio from 2008-2017. Presents county-level data and compares metro, suburban, rural, and Appalachian areas.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health
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Medicaid Financing Cliff: Implications for the Health Care Systems in Puerto Rico and USVI
Issue brief providing an overview of the status of healthcare systems and Medicaid programs in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) a year and a half after hurricanes hit the islands in September 2017. Focuses on challenges and includes an analysis of the implications for the islands' Medicaid finances, as most of the temporary disaster relief funding is set to expire in September 2019. Features statistics on the two territories' past and projected Medicaid spending.
Author(s): Robin Rudowitz, Cornelia Hall, Barbara Lyons
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2013-2017 American Community Survey Chartbook
Presents data form the American Community Survey for Appalachia from 2013-2017. Details data pertaining to health insurance coverage, transportation, and internet access, among other measures.
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Linda A. Jacobsen
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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Life in Rural America: Part II
Highlights the results of a survey of quality of life, safety, and health for rural adults in the U.S. Survey inquires into the experiences of rural adults in the areas of health, social, civic, and economic well-being.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, NPR, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Education and Health: Long-Term Trends by Race, Ethnicity, and Geography, 1997-2017
Results of a study assessing trends in disparities among nonelderly adults in measures of general health, mental health, limitations in activity, and obesity, by educational attainment. Features statistics with breakdowns by demographics, socioeconomic characteristics, and urban or rural location.
Author(s): Stacey McMorrow, Laura Skopec, Tyler W. Thomas
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Urban Institute
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Characteristics of Communities Served by Critical Access Hospitals at High Risk of Financial Distress in 2019
Compares differences in communities for those served by Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) who are at greater financial risk versus communities with CAHs at low or medium risk for financial distress. Addresses differences in demographics, unemployment rates, high school graduation rates, and health status, including tobacco use and obesity.
Author(s): Sharita R. Thomas, George H. Pink, Kristin L. Reiter
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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The Competition Conundrum
Reports on an analysis of hospital and health insurance carrier market competition in Colorado and offers county-level data. Assesses the relationship between market competition and health insurance premiums. Includes discussion on health insurance market challenges specific to rural areas. Offers suggestions to improve market competition and conditions.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Institute
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