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Oklahoma Health Care Authority Research - Data and Reports
Provides access to enrollment data by county for SoonerCare, Oklahoma's Medicaid program, and provider and service data for SoonerCare and Insure Oklahoma, the state's healthcare coverage insurance for qualifying adults and small business employees. Includes state data on the uninsured and Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) annual and strategic planning reports.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma Health Care Authority
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The Providers
Collection of learning resources related to The Providers, a film which follows 3 healthcare providers employed at a group of safety-net clinics in northern New Mexico. Explores the physician shortage, health disparities, and the opioid epidemic in rural America. Geared toward high school and college students.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: PBS Learning Media
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Rural Hospital Care Coordination and Population Health Management Summit Report
Materials related to the 2019 Rural Care Coordination and Population Health Management Summit, which focused on the role community care coordination plays in helping healthcare leaders prepare for population health management. Includes a short video of panelist interviews as well as a findings report from the summit and a care management best practices guide.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Micropolitan America
Infographic showing a variety of charts about micropolitan statistical areas. Includes a map of micropolitan areas. Provides data on the micropolitan population compared to the U.S. population as a whole, covering age and sex, race/ethnicity, population change, industry, and occupation.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Prepublication Standards – Revised Requirements for Primary Care Medical Home Certification
Provides the revised Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) optional certification updates that will go into effect January 1, 2020. Includes specific information for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), hospitals, and ambulatory healthcare organizations.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Joint Commission
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Life and Breath: How Air Pollution Affects Health in Minnesota
Provides a report and data on the health impacts of pollution in Minnesota. Discusses sources of air pollution; health impacts attributable to pollution; and differences in impacts by rural/urban location, poverty rate, health insurance coverage, and race/ethnicity. Includes maps with county-level data on air pollution health-related events.
Additional links: Full Report, Mapping the Data
Date: 06/2019
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Small Businesses and Their Limitations Without Reliable Access to Rural Broadband
Provides materials from a U.S. House Committee on Small Business hearing on the importance of rural broadband access held in Scandia, Minnesota. Addresses the importance for real estate, schools, healthcare (including telehealth and mobile health technology), and small businesses. Includes testimonies from Realty Executives, East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative, Cambridge Presbyterian Homes, and Bulltear Industries, Inc.
Additional links: Greg Carlson Testimony
Date: 05/2019
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. House of Representatives
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Health Insurance in Rural America
A set of interactive graphics providing urban and rural uninsured rates for people under age 65, based on data from the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates. Includes county-level data for 2017 and the change since 2013.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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2017 National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report
Examines progress on reducing health-care associated infection rates for 6 types of infections in 4 types of hospitals using data from the National Healthcare Safety Network. Compares observed versus expected infection rates using 2015 baseline data with standardized infection ratios (SIR) and use of ventilators, urinary catheters, and central lines using standardized utilization ratios (SURs). Includes national and state data tables on SIR and SUR for Critical Access Hospitals.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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How Governors Addressed Health Care in their 2019 State of the State Addresses
Provides a chart identifying healthcare policy issues addressed by governors in each state in their inaugural or state speeches. Includes references to rural health policy, particularly in relation to health workforce shortages and rural hospital closures.
Date: 02/2019
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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