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Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

DRA's Response to COVID-19
Provides information on DRA programs and initiatives related to COVID-19. Includes a map of COVID-19 cases in the region, as well as county-level planning reports.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Delta Regional Authority
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State COVID-19 Data and Policy Actions
State-by-state information on COVID-19 cases, vaccinations, and state policy actions, including social distancing measures and reducing barriers to COVID-19 testing and treatment.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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COVID-19 Curated Data, Modeling, and Policy Resources
Resources related to case counts and testing rates, surveillance sites, COVID-19 diagnosis and test codes, provider capacity and patient needs, tools for identifying at-risk populations, and policy actions aimed at preventing spread of the disease.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Mathematica
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COVID-19 Cases in Appalachia Map
Map depicts the cases of COVID-19 in Appalachia, as well as the rest of the country for comparison. Highlights confirmed cases and deaths by county.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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America at a Glance: COVID-19 Vaccination among People with Disabilities
Summarizes results from a survey that examines the experiences of people with disabilities regarding COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Describes respondents' views on vaccine safety and effectiveness, barriers to getting a vaccination, and vaccination status and intent. Presents data by urban-rural residence. Provides recommendations to improve vaccination rates among this population.
Author(s): Andrew Myers, Catherine Ipsen, Ari Lissau
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities, University of Montana Rural Institute: A Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
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Maternal Mortality and Morbidity: Additional Efforts Needed to Assess Program Data for Rural and Underserved Areas
Provides an overview of maternal health disparities in rural and underserved areas, as well as health system, socioeconomic, and patient factors that can contribute to maternal health outcomes. Includes information on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) programs implemented to reduced maternal morbidity and severe maternal mortality. Describes how CDC and HRSA use the data they collect and offers recommendations to improve the utilization of this data and coordination across federal agencies.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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CAH Financial Indicators Report: Summary of Indicator Medians by State
Presents state and national median values of 23 financial indicators included in the Critical Access Hospital Measurement and Performance Assessment System (CAHMPAS). Provides an overview of each measurement, and reports mean values by state. Indicators represent six areas of financial performance: profitability, liquidity, capital structure, revenue, cost, and utilization.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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The Clinical Laboratory Workforce: Understanding the Challenges to Meeting Current and Future Needs
Explores workforce needs of the U.S. laboratory medicine field, including recruitment and retention, expanding the visibility of clinical laboratory careers, and promoting diversity and inclusion. Summarizes a literature review and data analysis based on interviews with informants in clinical laboratory education and professional programs. Discusses rural-specific barriers to recruitment and retention.
Author(s): Edna C. Garcia, Grace A. Guenther, Susan M. Skillman, Bianca K. Frogner
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: American Society for Clinical Pathology, Center for Health Workforce Studies
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COVID-19: The Rural Story
Slides presented at the April 26, 2021, meeting of the Washington University in St. Louis COVID Social Determinants of Health Working Group. Presents data on the spread of COVID-19 in rural communities over time, as well as the impact on rural hospitals and population groups. Includes information on vaccine distribution and pharmacy availability in counties.
Author(s): Keith Mueller, Fred Ullrich
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute
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Illinois Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Report 2016-2017
Examines maternal morbidity and mortality in Illinois between 2016 and 2017. Identifies statewide patterns in maternal health and discusses factors that influence maternal health outcomes and disparities. Explores data by demographics, including race, age, and rural county residence. Presents policy recommendations aimed at preventing maternal morbidities and mortalities.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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