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Madison County Memorial Hospital: Making the Most of FOA
Documents Madison County Memorial Hospital's (MCMH) successes from participating in the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) project. Top accomplishments include improving relationships with the community and other providers, improving business office operations and leadership development, developing outpatient rehab services, and improving transitions of care. MCMH is a 25-bed, nonprofit Critical Access Hospital located in Madison, Florida.
Additional links: One-Page Summary
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Hurricane Response: CMS Waivers and Exceptions for Facilities
Outlines the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' response to Hurricanes Nate, Maria, Irma, and Harvey. The actions are focused on maintaining access to care for affected Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Includes information about administrative actions and waivers for Critical Access Hospitals, Medicare-dependent small rural hospitals, low-volume providers, and other participating facilities.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Florida
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as rural Federally Qualified Health Centers and Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Developing a Method for Assessing National Demand-Response Transit Level of Service
Results of a study based on survey data from 65 agencies in North Dakota and Florida, to determine appropriate levels of transportation coverage for older adults and people with disabilities in urban and rural areas in the U.S. Includes a mobility needs index identifying areas with the greatest need for services. Also, provides county-level maps of North Dakota and Florida displaying statistics showing existing level of service, frequency and type of service, and minimum advance reservation time. Provides a framework for identifying communities where improvements in service are needed.
Author(s): Ranjit Godavarthy, Jeremy Mattson, Patrick Nichols, Del Peterson, Jill Hough
Date: 10/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
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Disparities in Patterns of Health Care Travel Among Inpatients Diagnosed With Congestive Heart Failure, Florida, 2011
Investigates the nonclinical factors that motivate patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) to travel greater distances to seek treatment rather than utilize their local hospital service area. Study was based on 2011 individual hospital discharge data and analyzes the odds of local hospitalization and various predictors of travel time including race, ethnicity, payer, severity of the condition, and patient location.
Author(s): Peng Jia, Imam M. Xierali
Location: Preventing Chronic Disease,12
Date: 09/2015
Type: Document
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Perceptions of Oral Health, Preventive Care, and Care-Seeking Behaviors Among Rural Adolescents
Examines how rural minority and low income adolescents, ages 12 to 18, from Medically Underserved and Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas in Florida perceive oral health and seek dental care in order to identify barriers in accessing dental health services. Discusses the option of providing oral health services within a school-based health center.
Author(s): Virginia J. Dodd, Henrietta Logan, Cameron D. Brown, et al.
Location: Journal of School Health, 84(12), 802-809
Date: 12/2014
Type: Document
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Occupational Risks and Pregnancy and Infant Health Outcomes in Florida Farmworkers
Presents the results of a cross-sectional survey of a sample of female farmworkers in Central Florida used to gather information about the workplace conditions and behaviors, and maternal, pregnancy and infant health outcomes.
Author(s): Jennifer Runkle, Joan Flocks, Jeannie Economos, J. Antonio Tovar-Aguilar, Linda McCauley
Location: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(8), 7820–7840
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
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Diabetes Management in Rural Areas Takes Holistic, Community Approaches
Programs in Florida and Kentucky are helping diabetic patients better manage their health, and promoting community awareness of the disease.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Location: Rural Monitor, 2014(Summer)
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Association Between Managed Care Enrollments and Potentially Preventable Hospitalization Among Adult Medicaid Recipients in Florida
Study examines the impact of Medicaid managed care on the preventable hospitalizations in both rural and urban settings.
Author(s): Jungwon Park, Keon-Hyung Lee
Location: BMC Health Services Research, 14, 247
Date: 06/2014
Type: Document
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Late HIV Diagnosis: Differences by Rural/Urban Residence, Florida, 2007–2011
Discusses the demographics, socioeconomics, and the availability of healthcare resources linked with a late diagnosis of HIV in rural and urban regions of Florida.
Author(s): Mary Jo Trepka, Kristopher P. Fennie, Diana M. Sheehan, et al.
Location: AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 28(4), 188-197
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
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Florida's Rural Health Status, Health Access & Quality
A profile of the health status, health access, and quality of healthcare in rural Florida.
Date: 01/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Florida Rural Health Association
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The Burden of Chronic Diseases in a Rural North Florida Sample
Discusses the frequency of four common and preventable chronic diseases (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and arthritis), and the risk factors that may be associated with these diseases among residents in rural North Florida.
Author(s): Henrietta Logan, Yi Guo, Virginia J Dodd, et al.
Location: BMC Public Health, 13, 906
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
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Florida Arts Initiative Improves Well-being of Patients and Communities
The Arts in Healthcare for Rural Communities initiative brings art and dance to patients and communities in the Florida Panhandle.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Location: Rural Monitor, 2013(Summer)
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Changes in the Healthcare Safety Net 1992-2003: Disparities in Access for Uninsured Persons in Florida
Discusses the impact of hospital contractions and the expansion of community health centers on uninsured adults in urban and rural Florida by race and ethnicity.
Author(s): Tzy-Mey Kuo, Lee R. Mobley, Gloria J. Bazzoli
Location: International Journal of Health Services, 43(3), 551-566
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Florida Rural Health Network Service Areas and Rural Hospitals 2013
Map of the State of Florida with counties delineated identifying the rural health network service areas and the location of rural hospitals including Critical Access Hospitals.
Date: 2013
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Florida Office of Rural Health
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Florida State Health Improvement Plan 2012-2015
Outlines issues, goals, strategies, and objectives as a statewide plan for public health system partners and stakeholders to improve the health of Floridians, including those in rural communities.
Date: 04/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Florida Health
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Florida Rural Population by U.S. Census Tract
Shows a map marking the rural areas of Florida as well as the locations of rural hospitals in the state. Also provides data on the state's rural health system and healthcare facilities.
Date: 01/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Florida Rural Health Association
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Rural and Urban Counties 2010
Identifies thirty Florida counties designated as rural (population density of less than 100 individuals per square mile or an area defined by the most recent U.S. census as rural).
Date: 2010
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Florida Health
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Florida Rural County List
Table lists all the rural counties in the State of Florida based on a density of less than 100 persons per square mile, and displays changes in population density from the 2000 to the 2010 U.S. Census.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Florida Office of Rural Health
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Florida’s Rural Counties
Map of the State of Florida identifying rural counties and changes in rural status according to the 2010 U.S. Census data.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Florida Office of Rural Health
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Florida Rural Health Networks
Provides website links to the rural health networks (RHNs) for Florida and lists counties located in each of the nine networks.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Florida Health
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Rural Mobility Planning for Everyone in Florida
Describes the Heartland Rural Mobility Plan (HRMP), strategic plan for six rural south central Florida counties to address transportation gaps, increase economic development and improve access to essential services.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Development Organizations
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Florida Rural Health Plan Update: Report from Town Hall Meetings
Summarizes discussions and outcomes of 2008-09 town hall meetings in Bradford, Liberty, Madison, Highlands, and Hendry counties, held to engage rural residents in discussing rural health issues of particular concern to different parts of Florida.
Author(s): Gail R. Bellamy
Type: Document
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Florida Rural Hospital Directory
Directory of current rural hospitals including Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the State of Florida. Includes the hospital name, address, phone number, and administrative contact information. (Updated 2-9-16)
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Florida Office of Rural Health
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Florida Health Centers Research & Data
Provides maps of FQHC locations and communities experiencing shortages of primary care physicians. Also includes information on the populations served by health centers, services provided, staff, patient visits, costs of care, and use of electronic health information.
Type: Website
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Florida
Lists statistics on population, educational attainment, employment, income, farm characteristics, and farm financial indicators for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Florida KIDS COUNT Data Center (KCDC)
Provides data on child well-being for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Florida QuickFacts
Basic demographic and economic statistics for the state, with links to county-level data.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Florida State Health Facts
The latest state-level data on demographics, health and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation. Includes individual state profiles and 50-state comparisons.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Florida Rural Health Association Newsletter
Online newsletter of the Florida Rural Health Association.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Florida Rural Health Association
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Last Updated: 12/6/2017