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The Health Care Perceptions of Low-income Coloradans
Discusses the results from a 2016 survey regarding perceptions of healthcare available to low-income residents in Colorado. Includes issues briefs analyzing data for rural Coloradans and low-income Coloradans of color.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Foundation
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Pain in the Nation: The Drug, Alcohol and Suicide Crises and the Need for a National Resilience Strategy
Presents a report on the causes, costs, and potential solutions to the drug, alcohol, and suicide crisis in the U.S. Includes national report, as well as state-level reports and other materials aimed at addressing the prevalence of suicide and drug and alcohol addiction across the country.
Author(s): Laura M. Segal, Anne De Biasi, Jennifer L. Mueller, Consultant Kendra May, Molly Warren
Date: 11/2017
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Trust for America's Health
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Sliding Fee Scale Discount Guide for CAHs and RHCs
Contains concepts and guidance for Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and Rural Health Clinic (RHC) executives and management teams in developing a sliding fee scale discount program. Explains how these programs relate to Internal Revenue Code Section 501(r) compliance and participation in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). Includes an example of a sliding fee schedule.
Author(s): Ralph J. Llewellyn
Date: 09/2017
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Trends in Opioid-Related Hospitalizations
Presents state-by-state data on opioid-related hospitalizations throughout the U.S. Details the change in hospitalization rate in each state from 2009-2014. Identifies the geographic areas in each state with the highest rates.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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State Data on Adult Health Coverage in Small Towns and Rural Areas
State-specific downloadable Excel files showing adults' Medicaid coverage and uninsured rates at the county level for the time periods 2008/2009 and 2014/2015. Accompanying maps show which rural counties in each state were above or below the national averages in 2014/2015.
Date: 06/2017
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
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State Data on Child Health Coverage in Small Towns and Rural Areas
State-specific downloadable Excel files showing children's Medicaid coverage and uninsured rates at the county level for the time periods 2008/2009 and 2014/2015. Accompanying maps show which rural counties in each state were above or below the national averages in 2014/2015.
Date: 06/2017
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
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State Data Accompanying MMWR Surveillance Summary 66 (No. SS-1): 1-8: Potentially Excess Deaths from the Five Leading Causes of Death in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Areas, United States, 2005-2015
Interactive data visualization that provides state-level metropolitan and non-metro data on expected and potentially excess deaths from cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, heart disease, stroke, and unintentional injury. Under the Options heading, select "Numbers of Potentially Excess Deaths by State" or "Potentially Excess and Expected Deaths by State and Locality" to access the data.
Location: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(SS-1), 1-8
Date: 01/2017
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural Disability Resource Library
Online collection of resources for rural people with disabilities.
Date: 2017
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
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The 2016 Colorado Health Report Card: Celebrating a Decade of Data
Data spotlight examining the barriers to pursuing a healthy lifestyle in rural Colorado communities. Provides examples of innovative programs and uses rural-relevant statistics and illustrations to highlight three main areas of interest: poverty, limited healthy options, and limited access to care. Includes county-level health and population-related statistics for all 64 counties in Colorado.
Date: 2016
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Foundation
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Attributes of a Successful Rural Ambulance Service
Draft of a survey created by a national group of State Office of Rural Health and State EMS directors, designed for states to assess their emergency medical services. Provides information to improve performance for each attribute rated.
Date: 09/2015
Type: Website
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