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COVID Community-Engaged Testing in Alabama: Reaching Underserved Rural Populations Through Collaboration
Provides an overview of the National Institutes of Health's Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics–Underserved Populations initiative that fostered collaborations to increase COVID-19 testing in rural areas of Alabama. Discusses intervention, implementation, and evaluation of initiative and includes county-level data on tests administered.
Author(s): Christopher Greer McCollum, Thomas N. Creger, Aadia I. Rana, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 112(10), 1399-1403
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
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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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Consumer Finances in Rural Appalachia
Describes the financial needs and challenges of consumers in rural Appalachia. Features sections on consumer finance profiles, including a section on medical debt, and consumer distress and delinquencies. Appendix A includes state-level statistics for the 13 Appalachian states, including percent of rural people with medical debt in the state.
Author(s): Matthew Liu, Cooper Luce, Michael Orevba, Shawn Sebastian, Cortnie Shupe
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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Expanding Access to Substance Use Services and Mental Health Care for People with HIV in Alabama, a Technology Readiness Assessment Using a Mixed Methods Approach
Results of a study exploring opportunities for enhanced substance use disorder and mental health screening using electronic patient reported outcomes and telehealth at 5 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program-funded clinics in Alabama. Features a county-level map showing HIV prevalence in Alabama in 2019.
Author(s): Ellen F. Eaton, Kaylee Burgan, Greer McCollum, et al.
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 22(1), 919
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
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Pandemic-Triggered Adoption of Telehealth in Underserved Communities: Descriptive Study of Pre- and Postshutdown Trends
Study examining telehealth utilization before and during the COVID-19 pandemic based on Medicaid reimbursement data for Alabama from March 2019 to June 2021. Breaks down data by race/ethnicity, gender, rurality, age, and by service and provider type.
Author(s): Pei Xu, Matthew Hudnall, Sidi Zhao, et al.
Citation: Journal of Medical Internet Research, 24(7), e38602
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
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Disparities in Telehealth Utilization in a Population of Publicly Insured Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Study examining disparities in telehealth utilization among beneficiaries of Alabama's Children's Health Insurance Program, ALL Kids based on data from March to December 2020, 2019, and 2018. Examines rates of medical claims and telehealth use by race/ethnicity and rural/urban residence.
Author(s): Bisakha "Pia" Sen, Pradeep Sharma, Anne Brisendine, et al.
Citation: Population Health Management, 25(2), 178-185
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Alabama
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites and short term/PPS hospitals located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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COVID-19 and Alabama's Black Belt
Issue brief examining COVID-19 impacts on the Black Belt region of Alabama and rural Alabama in general, highlighting disparities of health outcomes. Addresses chronic diseases affecting residents of the Black Belt, access to primary care physicians, and policy recommendations to support healthcare in the region.
Author(s): Emily Grace Corley, Garrett Till, Sean O'Brien, Stephen G. Katsinas, Nathaniel J. Bray
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The University of Alabama Education Policy Center
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FY 2021: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Alabama Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Alabama in Fiscal Year 2021. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Primary Care Case Management in Medicaid: A Strategy for Supporting Primary Care in Rural Areas
Describes how Medicaid agencies in five states - Alabama, Colorado, Maine, Idaho, and Oklahoma - utilize primary care case management (PCCM) programs to strengthen primary care, particularly in rural areas. Identifies three strategies implemented by some or all of these states to support primary care providers, and highlights lessons learned for state Medicaid programs that want to strengthen primary care in rural areas.
Author(s): Neva Kaye
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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Last Updated: 9/28/2022