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Colorado Resources

Community Partnerships: Advancing Behavioral Health Access in Rural Communities
Profiles Eagle Valley Behavioral Health (EVBH), a nonprofit and community mental health center (CMHC) developed to lead community collaboration working to ensure access to high-quality behavioral healthcare in Eagle County, Colorado. Discusses EVBH's collaboration with Building Hope Summit County, a community-wide initiative in a neighboring county focused on suicide prevention efforts. Describes how these initiatives were able to shape local policy, expand the local behavioral health workforce, fund their efforts, and identify and fill gaps in care.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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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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Colorado Rural Sustainability Network Chronic Care Management, 2020–2021
Highlights the burden of chronic care management by rurality in Colorado. Looks at cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and heart attack management across the rural and urban spectrum.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Rural Health Center
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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: 04/2022
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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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'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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Assessment of Rural-Urban and Geospatial Differences in Perceived Handgun Access and Reported Suicidality Among Youth in Colorado
Results of a study to understand the associations of rurality, school-level prevalence of easy handgun access, and suicidality measures in Colorado youth. Also explores spatial distribution of school-level measures, and identifies communities with high prevalence of easy handgun access and suicidality. Features statistics on characteristics of schools including weighted prevalence for study measures, with breakdowns by 7 levels of population density.
Author(s): Talia L. Spark, Erin Wright-Kelly, Ming Ma, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 4(10)
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
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Rural Adolescent Immunization: Delivery Practices and Barriers to Uptake
Examines rural barriers to adolescent vaccination, including logistic issues and parental vaccine attitudes, based on data from surveys of Colorado clinicians in June-August 2019. Features demographics and statistics with breakdowns by urban or rural location and provider specialty.
Author(s): Jessica R. Cataldi, Sarah E. Brewer, Cathryn Perreira, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 34(5), 937-949
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 1/29/2024