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Bolstering Primary Care Workforce through Rural Program Development: Evaluation of Readiness and Barriers
Presentation slides describing the Rural Residency Planning and Development Program (RRPD), which has created 503 new accredited positions in nearly 4 years. Examines RRPD Program structure, cohorts, common barriers, and training site characteristics, and includes a map showing site locations.
Author(s): Emily M. Hawes, Sheena Johnson, Lauren Tomola, et al.
Date: 06/2023
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: RuralGME.org
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A Path Forward: The Rural Healthcare System of the Future
Presentation slides that discuss federal and state healthcare policies, implementation of new models of care, and plans to transform patient modalities of care. Includes U.S. county-level map on the Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) assigned beneficiary population as well as county-level data on ACO attributed lives in Illinois and residents enrolled in Medicare advantage.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller
Date: 06/2023
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organizations: Iowa Department of Health Management and Policy, Rural Policy Research Institute
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Medicare Accountable Care Organizations: Presence in Rural America
Presentation slides from a June 6, 2023, webinar for the Rural Northern Border Healthcare Support Technical Assistance Center. Provides an overview of the Medicare Shared Savings Program, including the composition of program participants in 2023, the spread of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in rural counties, and the federal and state policy landscape. Details changes to the Shared Savings Program for 2024.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller
Date: 06/2023
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute
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Leveraging Telemedicine To Eliminate Outcome Disparities For Rural-Born Newborns
Presentation slides from a webinar discussing the barriers affecting care for neonatal encephalopathy in rural areas. Describes telemedicine strategies evaluating neonatal encephalopathy and methods for improving parent understanding. Identifies other applications of telemedicine appropriate for the care of newborns and children.
Additional links: Transcript
Author(s): Alexa Craig
Date: 03/2023
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers
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Global and Local Solutions for Rural Health Equity
Slides that discuss health equity and access to care in rural areas. Examines rural health solutions on a global level and applies them to to rural Indiana.
Author(s): Karen Hinshaw, Rish O'Brien, Laura Ruhl
Date: 2023
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
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Indiana Rural Health Association Fall Forum: Infant Mortality
Slides that provide an overview of maternal and infant mortality data in Indiana. Includes comparative data to other states as well as breakdowns by race and county. Discusses prevention efforts and issues of access.
Author(s): Eden Bezy
Date: 2023
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Indiana Department of Health
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Roles of Race and Residence on the Incidence of Sexually Transmitted Infections in South Carolina: Improving STD Prevention and Care Through Partnerships
Slides that depict information from two presentations. The first explores the associations of race and rurality in relationship to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among Medicaid beneficiaries in South Carolina. Utilizes South Carolina Medicaid administrative claims data from 2019 to 2021 to examine STI and HIV incidence with data broken down by age, gender, race/ethnicity, comorbidity index, urban versus rural location, and county. The second analyzes the need to provide STI care in primary health clinics and reports on case studies from 4 rural clinics who discuss a gap in STI screening and treatment as well as barriers such as workforce capacity, structural issues, and stigma.
Author(s): Elizabeth Crouch, Theodoros V. Giannouchos, Melinda A. Merrell
Date: 12/2022
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Selecting Rural Data in data.census.gov
Step-by-step guide showing two methods for selecting rural data from the U.S. Census Bureau's data.census.gov tool, which provides access to a wide range of statistics describing the U.S. population. Shows how to easily identify data for use in rural health grant applications, community health needs assessments, and more.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) Rural Voters National Survey Key Findings
Presentation slides showing results of a poll of 1,006 rural and small town voters, conducted by the bipartisan research team of New Bridge Strategy and Hart Research. Explores issues including food insecurity, inflation, and availability of child care and early childhood education.
Additional links: Polling Memo
Date: 11/2022
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Save the Children Action Network
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State of the State: An Update on Illinois' Opioid Statistics
Presents Illinois opioid statistics as well as national statistics. Includes 2019-2021 Illinois opioid fatality rate by rural, small urban, suburban, and urban county. Presents statewide overdose data by substance type as well as specifically opioid overdose data by user age and user race/ethnicity.
Author(s): Jennifer Epstein
Date: 06/2022
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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