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Idaho Resources

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: 10/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Idaho - Official Resources for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Resources and information on Idaho's response to COVID-19, including information for healthcare providers and schools, public health monitoring and testing, and more.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: State of Idaho
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ECHO Idaho COVID-19 Program
Offers two COVID-19 sessions per week led by a panel of experts for Idaho's healthcare workforce, including providers, clinicians, policymakers and administrators, providing information and strategies to address the challenges resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Idaho
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Idaho Rural Health Clinics
Presents 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 designation for each RHC.
Date: 2020
Type: Directory, 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 HPSA designations.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Data, Capacity-Building, and Training Needs to Address Rural Health Inequities in the Northwest United States: A Qualitative Study
Describes the results of 28 interviews with rural local health department staff in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to examine their training needs and capacity to access and use data to better understand public health issues and allocate resources. Includes interview subjects' employment information and quotes highlighting the challenges to accessing or using data to monitor rural health issues.
Author(s): Betty Bekemeier, Seungeun Park, Uba Backonja, India Ornelas, Anne M. Turner
Citation: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 26(8-9), 825-834
Date: 2019
Type: Document
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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 HPSA designations.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Promising Practice: Team Effort in Idaho Achieves New Funding for Physician Repayment Program
Presents a promising practice from the Idaho State Office of Rural Health who worked with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) to establish the state's first loan repayment program for physicians.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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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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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 HPSA designations.
Date: 12/2017
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. Describes the SIM initiative that 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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Traumatic Brain Injury in Idaho: Needs and Resources Assessment Final Report
Analyzes Idaho's statewide needs assessment based on the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Reauthorization Act of 2014 and the Traumatic Brain Injury State Implementation Grant Program. Discusses the unmet needs and services of rural residents affected by TBI, and offers recommendations for the development of an action plan to improve access and reduce barriers to TBI services for children and adults.
Author(s): Russell Spearman, Anne Jacobs, Stephanie Wit
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Idaho State University Institute of Rural Health
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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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New Partner Recruitment to Rural Versus Urban Ob-Gyn Practices: A Survey of Practicing Ob-Gyns
Discusses the results of a survey of obstetrics and gynecology practices in rural and urban areas located in 5 Northwestern states to examine their recruitment efforts. Information and data about their background, practice setting, partner recruitment, and retention was collected and analyzed, with comparisons noted between rural, suburban, and urban providers.
Author(s): Michael F. Fialkow, Carrie M. Snead, Jay Schulkin
Citation: Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology, 2017(4)
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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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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2016 Idaho Primary Care Needs Assessment
Describes unmet healthcare needs, existing disparities, and health workforce needs within the state of Idaho. Identifies barriers to accessing primary care and examines primary care health indicators. Includes information on primary care, dental, and mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Medically Underserved Areas (MUA), and Medically Underserved Population (MUP) service areas.
Date: 01/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
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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 Washington, 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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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(3), 1769
Date: 07/2011
Type: Document
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Northwest Tribal Substance Abuse Action Plan: A Five-Year Strategic Plan for the Tribes of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, 2011-2015
An action plan developed to provide substance abuse prevention and treatment intervention strategies responsive to the existing capacity and needs of 43 federally-recognized tribes in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
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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 medical 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 Community Health Workers (CHW)
Describes a community health workers (CHWs) model as part of Idaho's State Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP) to create a virtual patient-centered medical home (PCMH) to provide care to rural and underserved Idaho residents. Includes videos highlighting discussion among CHWs who work in rural areas. Provides resources and information on CHWs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
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Idaho Community Health EMS (CHEMS)
Describes a community health emergency medical services (CHEMS) model as part of Idaho's State Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP). Includes videos highlighting discussion among rural EMS providers on the model and its benefits. Provides resources and information on CHEMS.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
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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
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 by reservation. Includes indicators and trends covering demographics, housing, employment, education, health, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: University of Idaho Extension
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Idaho - Frontier Footnotes
Quarterly newsletter focused on topics relevant to rural health in Idaho.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Idaho Area Health Education Center
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Last Updated: 10/19/2020