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Facilitators and Barriers to Adopting or Expanding Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Provision in Rural Colorado Jails: a Qualitative Analysis
Reports findings of interviews with representatives of 7 rural Colorado jails on facilitators and barriers of medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) adoption and expansion. Discusses factors including attitudes toward MOUD, collaborative partnerships, physical space, distance to services, provider availability, staff, and more.
Author(s): Heidi L. McNeely, Terri L. Schreiber, William L. Swann, Claudia R. Amura
Citation: Health and Justice, 12, 26
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Snapshot of Rural Health in Colorado, 2024
Provides an overview of rural health in Colorado. Includes data and statistics on a variety of indicators, such as education, poverty, rural economy, healthcare coverage and access, rural health information technology, mental health, oral health, emergency medical services (EMS) and workforce shortages. Includes five regional snapshots from around the state.
Additional links: Eastern Plains Regional Snapshot, Mountain West Regional Snapshot, Northwest Regional Snapshot, San Luis Valley Regional Snapshot, Southwest Regional Snapshot
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Rural Health Center
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Colorado
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 (Prospective Payment System) hospitals located in rural areas.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Housing Shortages Are Making Recruitment and Retention Even More Challenging for Some Rural Healthcare Providers
Provides an overview of rural housing shortages and affordability concerns. Explains the impact of housing issues on the rural healthcare workforce. Features a housing development program involving a Critical Access Hospital in Colorado and an Oregon hotel conversion that combines units for healthcare workers and supportive housing.
Author(s): Brendan Stermer
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Merging to Overcome Challenges in Colorado
Details the merging of 2 frontier county health departments located in the Colorado Rockies. Discusses the benefits of the merger in terms of resources and services, funding, staff sharing, peer support, and more.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Public Health Accreditation Board Center for Innovation
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FY 2023: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Colorado Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Colorado in Fiscal Year 2023. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Rural Hospital Experiences in the Colorado Hospital Transformation Program
Provides an overview of the Colorado Hospital Transformation Program (CO HTP), a 5-year program that ties Medicaid supplemental payments to hospitals' ability to meet performance targets through September 2026. Describes the experiences of three Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and explores how CO HTP impacts rural hospitals. Covers planning and community engagement, quality of care, and healthcare costs.
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Colorado Rural Health Center: 2022 Annual Report
Summary of the Colorado Rural Health Center's 2022 accomplishments. Focuses on work disseminating COVID-19 updates and work with hospitals, clinics, and EMS providers on quality, health information technology, policy, and workforce issues.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Rural Health Center
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Eight Postpartum Support Programs in Rural Communities Across the United States
Highlights locally-focused organizations working to improve postpartum health for rural residents across the United States. Profiles 8 unique organizations serving rural communities in Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Oregon, South Carolina, and Washington.
Author(s): Mariana Tuttle, Phoebe Chastain, Julia D. Interrante, Carrie Henning-Smith, Katy Backes Kozhimannil
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Colorado: Rural Health Facilities within County Designations, 2023
Identifies Colorado counties by rural, urban, and frontier designations and the location of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs).
Date: 03/2023
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Rural Health Center
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Last Updated: 6/6/2024