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Free Medical Clinics in Idaho
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
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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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Idaho
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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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
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Idaho Mental Health Professional Shortage Area Service Areas
Identifies the federally designated geographic mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the state of Idaho by county.
Date: 2015
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
Identifies the federally designated primary care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the state of Idaho by county. Includes both the geographic HPSAs and the population group HPSAs.
Date: 2015
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 federally designated dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the state of Idaho by county. Includes both the geographic HPSAs and the population group HPSAs.
Date: 2015
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Causes and Consequences of Rural Pharmacy Closures: A Multi-Case Study
Policy brief identifies factors that contributed to the closing of six rural pharmacies in different states and 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
A primer on key rural health workforce assessment concepts, the use of workforce projections to examine policy scenarios, and data resources for the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.
Author(s): Susan M. Skillman, Davis G. Patterson, Susan M. Skillman, et al.
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 definitions of rural and the impacts of using the 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 that support education, recruitment and retention of rural health care providers with a focus on Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.
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 data on the numbers of health care professionals in rural and metropolitan 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 the characteristics and the challenges of the rural health care workforce and the factors affecting delivery of health care 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
Study 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
Location: 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
Location: Rural and Remote Health, 11, 1769
Date: 07/2011
Type: Document
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Idaho Flex Program Rural Health Plan 2008-2009
Provides an overview of national and state Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program activities within the state of Idaho. Discusses rural health priorities affecting Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), emergency medicine services (EMS), quality improvement, and the development of rural health networks.
Date: 2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Idaho 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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WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies Regional Information Center
Provides access to health workforce information for Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. Content is available by state and by profession.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Idaho
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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Idaho 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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Idaho 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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Idaho State Health Facts
The latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation. Individual state profiles and 50-state comparisons.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Better Todays. Better Tomorrows
Educates Idaho gatekeepers and caregivers on the signs and symptoms of mental disorders in children and youth. A project of Idaho State University's Institute of Rural Health and other partners.
Type: Website
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Indicators Idaho
A source of 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
Includes news on a range of topics related to rural health, with support from the Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Area Health Education Center
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Last Updated: 11/6/2017