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Geographic Access to Health Care for Rural Medicare Beneficiaries in Five States: An Update
Describes the provider mix caring for rural and urban Medicare beneficiaries in Alaska, Idaho, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Washington, using 2014 data. Examines the quality of care, number of annual visits, and the distances traveled for treatment of several conditions. Compares 2014 data with estimates from 1998, to assess the changes in geographical access to care. Features statistics with breakdowns by urban, large rural, small rural, and isolated rural locations.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Alaska COVID-19 Information Hub
Presents regularly updated data on the COVID-19 pandemic in Alaska. Features reports, FAQs, and interactive maps detailing COVID-19 data.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
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COVID-19 in Alaska
Resources and information on Alaska's response to COVID-19, including health alerts and mandates. Provides information targeted to healthcare providers, the public, and special populations.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
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Alaska ECHO Projects - Alaska COVID-19
Offers videoconferencing with a team of interdisciplinary experts to provide educators, service providers, case managers, administrators, and families access to expert advice throughout the state and the country in response to COVID-19.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of Alaska - Anchorage, Center for Human Development
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Alaska
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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FY 2020: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Alaska Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Alaska in Fiscal Year 2020. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Rapid Detection of Tuberculosis in Remote Alaska
Study of a rapid testing method for active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) administered in a remote area of western Alaska. Discusses challenges of diagnosing and treating TB in a timely manner in remote areas, and describes the process of creating and implementing a rapid testing program in partnership with healthcare organizations. Presents data from 223 patients who received the rapid test over 3 years, including positivity rates, test sensitivity and specificity, and effectiveness of the testing method.
Author(s): Ronald J. Bowerman
Citation: International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 79(1), 1827786
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
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Contact Tracing: Training New Workers and Connecting with Rural Residents
Discusses the role contact tracing plays in preventing further spread of the coronavirus in rural communities. Highlights an IHS hospital in Arizona and its in-person contact tracing initiative. Also covers contact tracing training strategies, featuring the work of Alaska's AHEC program, a center for public health in Washington, and a national public health foundation.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Tribal HPOG Program Snapshot - The CITC HPOG Program: Creating Pathways to Brighter Futures
Highlights key features of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program and outcomes from the first four years of program implementation. CITC is a Tribal HPOG 2.0 grantee and helps individuals in Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley pursue careers in health professions.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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A Prospective Cohort Analysis of Gut Microbial Co-metabolism in Alaska Native and Rural African People at High and Low Risk of Colorectal Cancer
Presents a study examining the role of diet and gut microbiota in rates of colorectal cancer. Compares the diets of Alaska Natives, who have the highest rates of colorectal cancer in the world, with the diets of rural Africans, who have some of the lowest.
Author(s): Soeren Ocvirk, Annette S Wilson, Joram M Posma, et al.
Citation: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 111(2), 406-419
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 4/13/2021