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Rural Health
Resources by Type: Website

Uninsured Rates in Urban and Rural America
A collection of interactive graphics providing data on uninsured rates for people under age 65 in completely rural counties, counties that are mostly rural, and counties that are mostly urban. Includes state and county-level data.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report
Provides a comprehensive summary and data analysis of healthcare quality and access in the U.S., including a discussion of disparities encountered by race/ethnicity and geographic locations along the rural-urban continuum. Addresses access to healthcare, patient safety, person-centered care, care coordination, affordability, healthy living, and effective treatment.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Preventing Suicide, One Conversation at a Time
Describes how suicide is affecting Amador County, California. Discusses the underlying factors contributing to those numbers, such as poverty, stigma surrounding suicide, and a lack of mental health providers. Provides access to a Conversation Kit, a resource that was created to bring community members together to discuss suicide in rural areas. Kit covers multiple topics and provides instructions for individuals to be able to use this resource in their community.
Author(s): Vanessa S. Nelson
Date: 09/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Capital Public Radio
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California's Fourth Climate Change Assessment
Addresses how climate change may impact public and environmental health in California to guide decision-making. Discusses the implications for tribal and rural communities throughout. Includes statewide and regional reports, as well as technical reports and tools.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: California Natural Resources Agency, State of California Energy Commission, State of California Governor's Office of Planning and Research
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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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Palliative Care in California: Narrowing the Gap
Reports on a survey of palliative care programs in California. Includes interactive maps with county-level data on the need for and capacity of palliative care services.
Author(s): Kathleen Kerr
Date: 06/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: California Health Care Foundation
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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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