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Colorado Resources

State Innovation Model Testing Awards from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center: Highlighting Rural Focus
Summarizes the activities and accomplishments of rural-specific State Innovation Models (SIM) in 11 states: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oregon, and Vermont. Describes the SIM initiative, which began in 2012 to support states committed to designing and testing strategies for payment model and delivery system reform.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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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 hospitals located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Support for Rural Colorado Schools Survey: Opportunities for Philanthropy to Address District Needs
Discusses results from an October 2021 survey in rural Colorado schools about urgent challenges and needed supports. Offers guidance for collaborating with philanthropic funders to meet needs in rural schools to address mental health, staffing shortages, academic support, and other issues.
Author(s): Katrina Boone, Paul Beach, Juliet Squire
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bellwether Education Partners
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Colorado: County Designations, 2022
Map of Colorado identifying counties based on urban, rural, or frontier designation.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Rural Health Center
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Increasing Capacity for Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care Practices
Examines strategies to improve the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) in primary care practices (PCPs) through the program Implementing Technology and Medication Assisted Treatment Team Training in Rural Colorado (IT MATTTRs). Reports on 42 PCPs who participated in IT MATTTRs over 20 months beginning in September 2017. Discusses program efficacy and potential impacts on OUD in rural areas.
Author(s): Linda Zittleman, Kristen Curcija, Donald E. Nease Jr, et al.
Citation: Annals of Family Medicine, 20(1), 18-23
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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Snapshot of Rural Health in Colorado, 2022
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. Covers two critical issues for rural Colorado: opioid abuse and hospital finance sustainability. Includes a discussion of COVID-19 in rural parts of the state.
Additional links: Regional Snapshot: Eastern Plains, Regional Snapshot: Mountain West, Regional Snapshot: Northwest, Regional Snapshot: San Luis Valley, Regional Snapshot: Southwest
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Rural Health Center
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Outcomes from the Medication Assisted Treatment Pilot Program for Adults with Opioid Use Disorders in Rural Colorado
Examines the efficacy of a medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) pilot program in two rural Colorado counties. Details the structure and setting of the program, patient characteristics and outcomes, and the limitations of the program.
Author(s): Claudia R. Amura, Tanya R. Sorrell, Mary Weber, et al.
Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 17(1)
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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Colorado: Rural Health Facilities within County Designations, 2022
Identifies Colorado counties by rural, urban, and frontier designations and the location of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs).
Date: 2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Rural Health Center
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Colorado's Health IT Roadmap
Report details Colorado's health information technology initiatives. Highlights initiative description, purpose, and outcomes, among other aspects. Features a timeline of the initiatives' implementation. Discusses how each initiative affects rural areas when applicable, as well as considerations of challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Office of eHealth Innovation
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FY 2021: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Colorado Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Colorado 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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Last Updated: 6/28/2022