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Delta Memorial Hospital: SRHT Project Well Under Way
Documents Delta Memorial Hospital's (DMH) progress as part of the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project, which it completed during 2017. DMH, a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital (CAH) located in Dumas, Arkansas, focused efforts on improving quality of care and transitions of care throughout its facilities. Six months after implementing the recommendations, improvements can be seen across several measurable and non-measurable outcomes.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Magnolia Regional Medical Center Excels as a Hospital in Transition
Documents Magnolia Regional Medical Center's (MRMC) top accomplishments after participating in the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) project and completing a financial operational assessment (FOA). Major areas of improvement include net income, net patient revenue, days cash on hand, swing bed utilization, and overall quality ratings.
Additional links: One-Page Summary
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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State Innovation Model Testing Awards From the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation: Highlighting Rural Focus
Summarizes the activities and accomplishments of rural-specific State Innovation Models (SIM) in six states: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Minnesota, and Vermont. The SIM initiative was started in 2012 to support states that are committed to designing and testing strategies for payment model and delivery system reform.
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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2017 Arkansas Critical Access Hospitals
Map of Arkansas identifying the name, location, and start date of Critical Access Hospitals within the state.
Date: 02/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Arkansas Center for Health Statistics, Arkansas Department of Health
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Arkansas
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as rural Federally Qualified Health Centers and Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Chicot Memorial Medical Center Utilizes SRHT Project to Prepare for the Future
Highlights the successes and lessons learned from a Financial Operational Assessment (FOA) performed by Chicot Memorial Medical Center (CMMC) in Lake Village, Arkansas. The FOA was completed as part of the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project.
Date: 04/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Arkansas Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)
County-level map of Arkansas showing the dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) within the state.
Date: 03/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
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Rural Profile of Arkansas
Describes the Arkansas social, demographic, and economic structure with a portion identifying health status and healthcare characteristics including infant mortality, obesity, healthcare access, and availability of health insurance. Compares rural to urban areas of the state.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Research & Extension
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A Rural African American Faith Community's Solutions to Depression Disparities
Discusses how a rural African American community of faith in the Arkansas Delta could deal with depression within their community as well as in their congregation.
Author(s): Keneshia Bryant, Tiffany Haynes, Karen Hye-cheon Kim Yeary, Nancy Greer-Williams, Mary Hartwig
Location: Public Health Nursing, 31(3), 262-271
Date: 2014
Type: Document
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Drive-Time Analyses for Primary and Specialty Care
Issue brief examining how far people in Arkansas must drive to access primary and specialty care. Includes maps showing drive times and population to physician ratios.
Date: 04/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
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Arkansas Health Care Workforce: A Guide for Policy Action
Examines current and projected primary and specialty workforce needs in Arkansas by county, including rural drive times. Addresses options for extending primary care capacity through advanced practice nurses and physician assistants based on a literature review and other states' efforts. Analyzes payer mix by county and how expanded insurance coverage may affect provider access.
Date: 03/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
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Qualitative Analysis of Provider Barriers and Solutions to HIV Testing for Substance Users in a Small, Largely Rural Southern State
Reports on a study, completed in Arkansas, to recognize any challenges to integrating HIV testing with substance abuse treatment for rural drug users from the perceptions of the service providers.
Author(s): Patricia B. Wright, Geoffrey M. Curran, Katharine E. Stewart, Brenda M. Booth
Location: Journal of Rural Health, 29(4), 2013
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Partnership for Implementation of Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Rural Federally Qualified Health Centers: Theory and Methods
Discusses the findings of a study to develop an effective implementation strategy between an academic health center and a rural community health center to facilitate the modification and adoption of an evidence-based mental health program to be used by primary care providers in rural community health centers located in Arkansas.
Author(s): Justin B. Hunt, Geoffrey Curran, Teresa Kramer, et al.
Location: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 6(3), 389-398
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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Arkansas Health Centers Research & Data
Provides maps of FQHC locations and communities experiencing shortages of primary care physicians. Also includes information on the populations served by health centers, services provided, staff, patient visits, costs of care, and use of electronic health information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Arkansas Department of Health: Data, Statistics & Registries
Access to a variety of health-related data for the state, including births and deaths, hospital discharge data, health registries, and health workforce reports.
Type: Website
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Arkansas
Lists statistics on population, educational attainment, employment, income, farm characteristics, and farm financial indicators for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Arkansas QuickFacts
Basic demographic and economic statistics for the state, with links to county-level data.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Arkansas KIDS COUNT Data Center (KCDC)
Provides data on child well-being for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Arkansas State Health Facts
The latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation. Individual state profiles and 50-state comparisons.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Last Updated: 11/15/2017