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2021 National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report
Examines progress on reducing healthcare-associated infection rates for 6 types of infections in Acute Care Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, and Long-term Acute Care Hospitals. Compares observed versus expected infection rates using 2015 baseline data. Includes national and state data tables on infection-specific standardized infection ratios (SIRs) and standardized utilization ratios (SURs) for each facility type.
Additional links: Data Archive
Date: 11/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2016-2020 American Community Survey Chartbook
State- and county-level information on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy, education, labor force, employment, income, health insurance coverage, disability, and veteran status, for the 13 Appalachian states. Features statistics with breakdowns by 5 levels of population density. Includes data explorer options for Appalachian categories such as population and age, education, income and poverty, computer and broadband access, rural Appalachia versus rural America, and employment and commuting.
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Linda A. Jacobsen
Date: 09/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Population Reference Bureau
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48th Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference
Offers an agenda and presentation slides from the 2022 Arizona Rural Health Conference. Covers a variety of topics including workforce issues, health disparities, community partnerships, and more.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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2022 Scorecard on State Health System Performance
Evaluates state health systems on a state-by-state basis. Enables comparison between state health systems across 56 measures, such as access and affordability, prevention and treatment, and the impact of COVID-19, among others.
Author(s): David C. Radley, Jesse C. Baumgartner, Sara R. Collins
Date: 06/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Healthiest Communities 2022
Presents data and comparative rankings for urban and rural counties describing population health, health equity, education, housing, food and nutrition, and environment, among other indicators. Includes peer group rankings for rural high-performing and up-and-coming counties. Offers searchable county data at the bottom of the page by county name or zip code.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. News & World Report
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Summit Equips Participants to Take Action on Health Inequity and Stigma Related to Substance Use Disorder in Rural Communities
Highlights the Taking Action National Rural Substance Use Disorder Health Equity and Stigma Summit hosted by the University of Rochester Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence on May 18-20, 2022. Includes select presentation recordings and resources related to rural substance use disorder (SUD) care, overdose prevention, addressing stigma, and other related topics.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: University of Rochester Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence
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State Medicaid Managed Care and Access to Rural Behavioral Health Services
Details how states with Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) are using MCO contract language to increase access to behavioral healthcare through service access requirements, provider network requirements, and telehealth utilization policies. Includes links to available MCO contracts and requests for applications.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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Arizona Marketplace and Medicaid Enrollment
Interactive tool depicting health insurance coverage data by county for Arizona, including Medicaid and marketplace health insurance enrollment, as well as the rate of uninsured. Draws data from the United States Census, American Community Survey and CMS data on the 2019-2020 open enrollment period for the ACA Marketplace.
Additional links: Methods
Date: 04/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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New Census Bureau Population Estimates Show COVID-19 Impact on Fertility and Mortality Across the Nation
Presents information on population changes in the U.S. over the past decade and how COVID-19 has impacted population in the past year. Includes charts showing 2011-2021 state-level natural decreases, births, and deaths, as well as maps showing 2020-2021 county-level natural changes.
Author(s): Sandra Johnson, Shannon Sabo
Date: 04/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Michigan 2022-2024 Social Determinants of Health Strategy
Provides an overview of the Michigan statewide social determinants of health (SDOH) strategy, a multi-year plan that addresses population health equity, housing, and food security. Includes information on the overall mission, strategy, and launch phase.
Additional links: Michigan's Roadmap to Healthy Communities (Full Strategy), Michigan's Roadmap to Healthy Communities (Strategy Overview)
Date: 04/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
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