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Growing Rural GME: Lessons & Tools From the Rural Residency Planning and Development Program
Examines the framework and key milestones for planning and developing rural family medicine programs and describes resources and tools available to the public. Features a state-level map showing locations of Rural Residency Planning and Development rural training sites as of fiscal years 2019-2021.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: RuralGME.org
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Geographic and Ethnic Disparities among U.S.- Mexico Border Residents
Slides providing an overview on the U.S.-Mexico border with information on policy history, rural counties, and demographic breakdowns with urban versus rural comparisons. Discusses issues such as borderland social determinants of health, health disparities, and lack of access to healthcare.
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Elizabeth Crouch, Mary-Katherine McNatt, Myriam Torres
Date: 05/2022
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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The COVID-19 Pandemic: Reversing 20 Years of Rural Mortality Improvement
Slides that present disparities in COVID-19 mortality according to race/ethnicity and rural versus urban populations. Tracks changing mortality data from 1999 to 2020 for chronic diseases and behavioral health issues, such as cancer, diabetes, suicide, substance abuse, and unintentional accidents.
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Elizabeth Crouch, Christina Andrews
Date: 05/2022
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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A Quality Improvement Initiative Addressing STI Services Provided in Rural South Carolina Primary Care Clinics
Provides an overview of HIV and STI trends in South Carolina and best practices for testing and prevention. Discusses barriers to HIV and STI treatments in rural areas and a pilot project to increase STI testing among Pre-exposure Prophylaxis PrEP patients. Includes county-level HIV and STI statistics in South Carolina as well as national trends.
Author(s): Sayward Harrison
Date: 2022
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: University of South Carolina
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Delivery of Healthcare In Rural America
Presentation slides discussing rural healthcare delivery in the United States and challenges to creating high-performing rural healthcare systems such as the COVID-19 pandemic, caring for high-risk populations, behavioral health needs, access issues, and more. Includes recommendations from the Bipartisan Policy Center Rural Health task force on developing current and long-term financial stability for hospitals and other healthcare providers, infrastructure supports, and more to address rural population health.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller
Date: 09/2021
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Telehealth Visit Use Among U.S. Adults
Slide deck presenting survey data on telehealth use, breaking down results by rural/non-rural location, age, insurance coverage, and ethnicity. Addresses telehealth visit purposes, patient satisfaction, and barriers to telehealth access.
Author(s): Jazmyne Sutton
Date: 08/2021
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organizations: Bipartisan Policy Center, SSRS
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Evolving Roles of Rural Hospitals: Evidence from Pandemic Experiences
Slides presented at the 2021 Southern Legislative Conference annual meeting. Presents data on the spread of COVID-19 in rural communities over time and compares confirmed COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 deaths in urban and rural counties in the southern states. Highlights how state policies can invest in and support rural hospitals.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute
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Basics of Value-based Care and Payment
Slides presented to the Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project (RHPTP) providing an overview of value-based care and payment models. Includes examples of rural providers addressing patient social needs, tackling local health issues, and aligning services with community needs.
Author(s): Jennifer P. Lundblad
Date: 06/2021
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Services Utilization
Summarizes the results of a poll conducted between April 29-May 2, 2021, regarding patients' experiences receiving mental health and substance use treatment services, including telehealth services, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Examines the utilization of these services and barriers to treatment by gender, age, education, income, ethnicity, and urban-rural status. Explores the preferences of individuals seeking mental health or substance abuse treatment.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organizations: Bipartisan Policy Center, Morning Consult
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Continuing on the Road to Value
Slides presented at the Indiana Rural Health Association's Annual Public Policy Forum in 2021. Discusses management methods and policy initiatives for transitioning hospitals to value-based care. Includes information on the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model, Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Pathways to Success, and global budgeting.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller
Date: 01/2021
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute
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