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Colorado Resources

Primary Care Case Management in Medicaid: A Strategy for Supporting Primary Care in Rural Areas
Describes how Medicaid agencies in five states - Alabama, Colorado, Maine, Idaho, and Oklahoma - utilize primary care case management (PCCM) programs to strengthen primary care, particularly in rural areas. Identifies three strategies implemented by some or all of these states to support primary care providers, and highlights lessons learned for state Medicaid programs that want to strengthen primary care in rural areas.
Author(s): Neva Kaye
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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Challenges Faced by Rural Primary Care Providers When Caring for COPD Patients in the Western United States
Results of a survey of 71 rural primary care providers in 7 states, including Colorado and Kansas, to examine challenges faced when caring for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. Features demographic statistics with breakdowns by age, degree, rural or non-rural practice location, practice type, and state, and survey answers by provider type and location.
Additional links: Online Supplement
Author(s): Fernando Diaz del Valle, Patricia B. Koff, Sung-Joon Min, et al.
Citation: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases, 8(3), 336-349
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
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Colorado: Rural Substance Use Disorder Facilities, 2020
Map shows the number and distribution of substance use disorder treatment facilities by type of facility and county in Colorado.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Rural Health Center
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Colorado: Mental Health Facilities by Type
Map shows the number and distribution of mental health facilities by type and by county in Colorado.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Rural Health Center
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Rural Hospital Patient and Family Engagement - 2021 Toolkit
Toolkit provides guidance for rural hospitals to foster effective communication between patients, staff, and leadership. Discusses communication strategies in a number of domains, such as data collection, community engagement, and workforce development, among others.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Hospital Association
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Rural School Nurses Face Challenges in Colorado: A Qualitative Study
Analyzes the experiences of 9 school nurses in rural Colorado through interviews that took place in 2018. Focuses on themes such as meeting student mental health and physical needs, addressing poverty, and navigating communication challenges.
Author(s): Alice M. Burch, Pamella R. Stoeckel
Citation: The Journal of School Nursing, 39(3)
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
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Rural Colorado: Access to Healthcare, 2021
Shows the location of rural clinics and rural hospitals by county. Identifies rural counties without a hospital or clinic.
Date: 2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Rural Health Center
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Colorado: Total Medicare and Medicaid Enrollees, Combined October 2020
Map of Colorado showing the percentage of each county's population enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Rural Health Center
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Colorado: Total Medicare Enrollees, October 2020
Depicts the percentage of Medicare enrollment by county in Colorado in October 2020.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Rural Health Center
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The Exchange Feature Issue: Preparing for and Responding to Wildfires and Planned Outages
Newsletter issue focusing on lessons learned by medical facilities and communities in Colorado and California during the wildfires of 2017 and 2019. Covers information useful for rural hospital emergency managers and administration, including mass sheltering, hospital evacuation, managing stress and compassion fatigue among workers, and community recovery.
Citation: Issue 10
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response
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Last Updated: 1/29/2024