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Resources by Type: Website

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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Colorado Health Report Card: County Spotlights
Provides county-level health and population related statistics for each of Colorado's 64 counties. Each county has its own printable fact sheet covering topics such as education level, median income, unemployment, health insurance coverage, and more.
Date: 2016
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Foundation
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Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant: Federated States of Micronesia
Includes contact information and links to information on funding, insurance, and state priorities.
Date: 09/2014
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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Rural-Urban Continuum Codes
Provides access to Rural-Urban Continuum Codes (RUCCs), a classification system that distinguishes metropolitan counties by population size and nonmetro counties by degree of urbanization and adjacency to a metro area.
Date: 09/2002
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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