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Idaho Medically Underserved Area (MUA) and Population (MUP) Service Areas
Identifies the Medically Underserved Area (MUA) and Medically Underserved Population (MUP) service areas in the state of Idaho by county.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Idaho
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as Federally Qualified Health Centers located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Idaho Mental Health Professional Shortage Area Service Areas
Identifies the mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the state of Idaho by county. Includes both the geographic and population group HPSAs.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Idaho Dental Health Professional Shortage Area Service Areas
Identifies the dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the state of Idaho by county. Includes both the geographic and population group HPSAs.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Idaho Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area Service Areas
Illustrates the primary care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the state of Idaho by county. Includes both the geographic and population group HPSAs.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Free Medical Clinics in Idaho
Shows a map of Idaho identifying the location of free medical clinics registered with the state of Idaho by county.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Medical Home Plus
Video featuring the Medical Home Plus project, which works to reduce diabetes, depression, and stroke risk in rural Idaho via a collaborative care model and a medical home model.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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State Innovation Model Testing Awards From the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation: Highlighting Rural Focus
Summarizes the activities and accomplishments of rural-specific State Innovation Models (SIM) in six states: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Minnesota, and Vermont. The SIM initiative was started in 2012 to support states that are committed to designing and testing strategies for payment model and delivery system reform.
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Idaho Rural Health Clinics
Shows a map of Idaho identifying the location of provider-based and independent Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in the state. Includes a table identifying the name, address, and contact information for each RHC.
Date: 06/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Idaho's Physician Workforce in 2016
Findings brief describing size, distribution, and education history of the physician workforce in Idaho. Features statistics on various specialties with breakdowns by urban, overall rural, large rural, small rural, and isolated small rural areas.
Author(s): Susan M. Skillman, Arati Dahal
Date: 02/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies, WWAMI Area Health Education Center Network
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An Interview with David Schmitz
The co-creator of the Community Apgar Program and program director of Rural Training Tracks (RTTs) at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho shares his insights about rural physician training and recruitment of rural healthcare providers.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Causes and Consequences of Rural Pharmacy Closures: A Multi-Case Study
Identifies factors that contributed to the closing of six rural pharmacies in different states. Describes how the affected communities adapted to losing locally based services.
Author(s): Kelli Todd, Katie Westfall, Bill Doucette, Fred Ullrich, Keith Mueller
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Health Workforce Assessment: Tools for Policymakers and Planners
Provides information and statistics on the rural healthcare workforce, assessments, and other factors affecting the delivery of healthcare in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.
Author(s): Susan M. Skillman, Davis G. Patterson, Denise M. Lishner, Mark P. Doescher, C. Holly A. Andrilla
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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What Is Rural in the WWAMI States? Why Definitions Matter
Discusses the multiple definitions of rural. Describes the impacts of using differing definitions in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.
Author(s): Susan M. Skillman, Davis G. Patterson, Denise M. Lishner, Mark P. Doescher, Meredith A. Fordyce
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Building and Maintaining the Rural Health Workforce: Resources and Strategies
Provides examples of national and regional programs in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. Focuses on programs that support the education, recruitment, and retention of the rural healthcare workforce.
Author(s): Davis G. Patterson, Denise M. Lishner, Susan M. Skillman, Mark P. Doescher
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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The Rural Health Workforce in the WWAMI States: By the Numbers
Provides statistics on healthcare professionals in rural and urban areas of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.
Author(s): Davis G. Patterson, Susan M. Skillman, C. Holly A. Andrilla, Denise M. Lishner, Mark P. Doescher
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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The Rural Health Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities
Describes characteristics and challenges of the rural healthcare workforce in Washing, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. Covers factors affecting delivery of healthcare in rural areas.
Author(s): Susan M. Skillman, Davis G. Patterson, Denise M. Lishner, Mark P. Doescher
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Idaho Physician Rural Work Force Assessment Phase II
Compares the results from the 2007 Idaho physician rural workforce study to the 2012-2013 study of family medicine physicians in rural Idaho. Describes factors important in the recruitment and retention of family medicine physicians into rural areas.
Author(s): David Schmitz, Lisa MacKenzie, Ed Baker, Elmira Bakhshinyan, Logan Kinney
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Trends and Correlates of Child Passenger Restraint Use in 6 Northwest Tribes: The Native Children Always Ride Safe (Native CARS) Project
Examines the use of proper child restraints in vehicles and the additional risk factors present with improper restraint in American Indian tribes in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, including statistics that compare results from 2003 and 2009. Focuses on a community-based program among tribes to increase child safety.
Author(s): Jodi A. Lapidus, Nicole Holdaway Smith, Tam Lutz, Beth E. Ebel
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 103(2), 355-361
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
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Idaho Rural Family Physician Workforce Study: The Community Apgar Questionnaire
Discusses the community factors that support rural communities in the development of their physician workforce. Describes the Community Apgar Questionnaire, an evaluation instrument initially to be used by Idaho rural communities, however applicable to other rural communities, to assess their current assets and potential strengths associated with physician recruitment and retention.
Author(s): David Schmitz, Ed Baker, Ted Epperly
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 11, 1769
Date: 07/2011
Type: Document
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Idaho Suicide Prevention Plan: An Action Guide
Provides an overview of a suicide prevention plan by reviewing ten goals to help communities with their suicide prevention efforts and activities. Discusses stigma, which is often associated with suicide in rural communities.
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Idaho State University Institute of Rural Health
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Idaho Health Centers: Data and Maps
Provides maps of Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) locations and communities experiencing shortages of primary care physicians. Includes information on the populations served by health centers, services provided, staff, and patient visits.
Type: Website
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Idaho
State-level data on population, poverty, food security, educational attainment, employment, and income. Includes data for rural areas, urban areas, and the state as a whole.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Idaho KIDS COUNT Data Center (KCDC)
Provides data on child well-being for the state. Covers demographics, economic well-being, education, family and community, health, and safety and risky behaviors. Some data available by county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Idaho QuickFacts
State-level data on demographics, housing, income, and other social determinants of health, with the option to add data for counties and cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. Includes information from multiple U.S. Census Bureau censuses, surveys, and programs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Idaho State Health Facts
State-level data on demographics, health status, healthcare costs and access, healthcare providers, and more.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Indicators Idaho
Provides statistics for the state of Idaho, by county and reservation. Includes indicators and trends covering demographics, economic well-being, and health.
Type: Website
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Idaho - Frontier Footnotes
Quarterly newsletter focused on topics relevant to rural health in Idaho.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Area Health Education Center
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Additional resources are available. See a full list of Idaho Resources.


Last Updated: 9/7/2018