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Resources by Type: Website

2018 Flex Program Reverse Site Visit
Details the Flex Program's Reverse Site Visit meeting held on July 17-18, 2018 for grantees of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program and the Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program (SHCP). Includes learning objectives and materials related to the meeting, including links to each presentation's slides. Presentations cover federal program activities, policy updates, and examples of program initiatives from several states.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Education and Training for Primary Care Providers in Medication Assisted Treatment and Opioid Use Disorder Care
Twitter chat discusses Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) training for primary care providers. Features resources and discussion on effective ways of treating opioid use disorder. Hosted by the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Health Resources and Services Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Getting Ready for an Upcoming Grant Opportunity: The Rural Communities Opioid Response
A collection of resources useful in preparing to apply for a Federal Office of Rural Health Policy grant opportunity, The Rural Communities Opioid Response, which is expected to be available in June 2018. Includes resources on building networks and partnerships, integrating behavioral health, care coordination, substance abuse, and applying for federal grants.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Statistical Profiles - Primary Care Area Statistical Profiles
Provides information on demographics, healthcare facilities and services, the number of providers, hospitalization by age group, leading causes of infant mortality, and prenatal care and fertility data for Primary Care Areas in Arizona.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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Colorado Access to Care Index, 2017
Provides information on healthcare access and other factors to determine if the health needs of Colorado residents are being met. Measures improvement in healthcare access based on three components of access: potential access, barriers to care, and realized access.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): Emily Johnson
Date: 04/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Institute
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Montana Primary Care, Dental Care, and Mental Health Care Health Professional Shortage Areas
Maps of Montana showing county-level information of Primary, Dental, and Mental Health Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Also, identifies the location of correctional facilities, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Indian Health Service facilities, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and Native American Reservations.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
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Rural Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Toolkit
Provides information and resources to address rural transportation safety issues. Discusses crash countermeasures, traffic management, operations and maintenance, emergency services, surface transportation and weather, rural transit and mobility, and tourism and travel information.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety
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California County Fact Sheets: Treatment Gaps in Opioid-Agonist Medication Assisted Therapy (OA-MAT) and Estimates of How Many Additional Prescribers Are Needed
Presents county-level estimates of opioid use disorder rates and treatment needs in California. Features statistics from 2016 including opioid overdose deaths, buprenorphine prescriptions, numbers of methadone patients, and February 2018 estimates of buprenorphine-waivered prescribers.
Author(s): Lisa Clemans-Cope, Douglas A. Wissoker, Marni Epstein
Date: 03/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Urban Institute
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Arizona County Health Insurance Coverage Profiles
Details health insurance coverage data by county for Arizona, including Medicaid and marketplace health insurance enrollment, as well as the rate of uninsured.
Author(s): Bryna Koch
Date: 02/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Post-Sexual Exposure (nPEP) HIV Prevention Toolkit
Toolkit offering recommendations, a clinical pocket guide, and other resources for post-sexual exposure (nPEP) HIV prevention in rural areas. Covers guidance to prescribing nPEP and other post-sexual exposure treatments.
Author(s): Jeannette Southerly, Alyssa A. Guido, Dayna Morrison, et al.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: AIDS Education and Training Centers National Coordinating Resource Center
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