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Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Needs: Findings, Implications, and Summary of a Survey of Probation and Parole Officers in Region 8
Highlights a study on the mental health and substance use training and technical assistance needs of parole and probation officers in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. Breaks down survey data by age, gender, and rural versus urban employment, among other measures. Features one-page summaries for each state.
Additional links: Colorado Summary, Montana Summary, North Dakota Summary, South Dakota Summary, Utah Summary, Wyoming Summary
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
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Enhancing Services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblind Patients in Rural America
Discusses the barriers to care that rural patients who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind face, including lack of accommodations and inadequate clinician training. Features a Michigan clinic with American Sign Language-fluent staff, a New Jersey state division providing deaf sensitivity training, and a Colorado program that brings interpreters to rural communities.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2019
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: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Sharing Public Health Services
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Traumatic Injury and Access to Care in Rural Areas: Leveraging Linked Data and Geographic Information Systems for Planning and Advocacy
Analyzes county-level data representing traumatic injury rates in rural Colorado. Discusses challenges to trauma care in rural areas, including distance to trauma centers, rates of injury, prevention resources, EMS response times, and limited EMS capacity. Includes county-level maps showing transportation time to trauma centers, mortality rates, and hospitalization rates for traumatic injury.
Author(s): Paula Yuma, Rebecca Orsi, Julie Dunn, et al.
Citation: Rural Remote Health, 19(3), 5089
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
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Home Equity: A Vision of Housing Security, Health and Opportunity
Provides data demonstrating the interrelationship between housing insecurity and health equity. Examines how policies and racism have impacted housing stability in Colorado's rural, urban, and suburban communities. Looks at the challenges to housing security faced by communities of color, undocumented immigrants, people with disabilities, families with children, low income households, rural communities, and homelessness populations. Suggests housing policies that may impact communities and improve housing security.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Institute
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Working Together to Improve Environmental Health in Colorado
Discusses the process of 3 rural and 3 frontier counties in Colorado partnering to provide environmental health services for their local areas. Features the results of the collaboration as well as strategies to create successful partnerships and governance.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Sharing Public Health Services
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2019 Medicaid and Commercial Access to Care Index: How Payer Type Influences Coloradans' Access to Needed Health Care
Provides information on healthcare access through both Medicaid and private insurers, as well as several other factors to determine whether the health needs of Colorado residents are being met. Measures improvement in healthcare access based on three components of access: potential access, barriers to care, and realized access. Features data breakdown by county.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Institute
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Mental Health Crisis in Colorado
Explores mental healthcare access in Colorado. News series from The Gazette details Colorado's mental healthcare system for youth, veterans, jails, and in rural areas, among other areas of disparity.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The Gazette
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The Competition Conundrum
Reports on an analysis of hospital and health insurance carrier market competition in Colorado and offers county-level data. Assesses the relationship between market competition and health insurance premiums. Includes discussion on health insurance market challenges specific to rural areas. Offers suggestions to improve market competition and conditions.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Institute
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Promising Practice: Innovative Program Teaches Colorado Providers to Be Rural Leaders
Highlights the Colorado Rural Health Center's (CRHC) Rural Colorado Primary Care Leaders (RCPCL) Program that works to educate rural primary care providers to become advocates for their rural patients and communities. Discusses program funding, and RCPCL training and education requirements. Provides details on the RCPCL Capstone project involving meetings at the state capital with local representatives and the state health committee.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Last Updated: 2/15/2024