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Rural Counties Face Psychiatrist Shortage
Analyzes data from the Wisconsin Medical Society to describe the psychiatrist workforce shortage and treatment gaps in Wisconsin. Offers policy recommendations to support the rural psychiatrist workforce.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Policy Forum
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AACOM 2017-18 Academic Year Survey of Graduating Seniors Summary
Results of a survey of 4,894 expected 2018 graduates from 34 colleges of osteopathic medicine and branch campuses. Topics include medical education debt and scholarships, graduate medical education plans, and percentages of students who plan to practice in rural underserved or shortage areas.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
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Rental Housing for a 21st Century Rural America
Analyzes seven indicators to describe the supply, demand, and affordability of housing in rural areas by census tracts. Offers suggestions on future rural rental housing needs and policy recommendations.
Author(s): Corianne Scally, Brandi Gilbert, Carl Hedman, Amanda Gold, Lily Posey
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Housing Assistance Council, Urban Institute
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Indigenous People and Domestic Violence: Who’s Bringing Solutions
Features Alaska’s Southcentral Foundation and its Family Wellness Warriors Initiative to address Native Alaskan domestic violence issues.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Late Life Domestic Violence: No Such Thing as “Maturing Out” of Elder Abuse
Focuses on elder abuse, with information on prevalence, screening, costs, and legal issues. Also features work being done in indigenous populations to address elder abuse.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Ruralness of Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence: Prevalence, Provider Knowledge Gaps, and Healthcare Costs
Examines rural domestic violence and intimate partner violence. Addresses prevalence rates, provider knowledge gaps, and associated healthcare costs.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence: Some Do’s and Don’ts for Health Providers
Discusses the role rural healthcare providers can play in screening for and helping address domestic violence (DV) and interpersonal violence (IPV). Features a Kentucky physician assistant educator, universal screening at an Oregon Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and insights from a Missouri orthopedic trauma surgeon and a national DV/IPV technical assistance provider.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Report to Congress: Rural Community Hospital Demonstration
Summarizes findings from the Rural Community Hospital Demonstration (RCHD) over the twelve years authorized by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Reports on the characteristics of the participating hospitals and the effect of the demonstration on hospital finances and other outcomes. Also discusses steps the hospitals expected to take at the end of the demonstration, if it had not been extended for an additional five years by the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Trends in Fertility and Mother’s Age at First Birth Among Rural and Metropolitan Counties: United States, 2007–2017
Reports on trends in total fertility rates and mean maternal age at first birth overall, and by race and Hispanic origin, with data for rural counties, small or medium metropolitan counties, and large metro counties.
Additional links: Questions for the Lead Author, NCHStats blog
Author(s): Danielle M. Ely, Brady E. Hamilton
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Q&A: HPV Vaccine Coverage Lacking among Rural Teens
Details a question and answer discussion with Robin C. Vanderpool on the barrier to vaccinating rural teenagers for HPV.
Author(s): Katherine Bortz
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
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