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Illinois Agricultural Workers' Health: A County-Level Analysis
Provides data on health status and causes of mortality in Illinois agricultural workers. Includes metro versus nonmetro comparisons as well as county-level breakdowns of agricultural workers' health and injuries.
Author(s): Adee Athiyaman
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
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Prevalence of Hospital Readmission in Illinois Counties, 2007-2022
Examines hospital readmission rates in Illinois that happened within a 30-day period from initial discharge. Analyzes 2007-2022 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data to observe county-level as well as metro versus nonmetro changes in readmission rates.
Author(s): Adee Athiyaman
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
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Geographic Variation in Trauma Deaths in Rural Illinois: A Hypothesis about Trauma Deserts
Analyzes the relationship between trauma deserts and trauma mortality in Illinois counties. Includes metro versus nonmetro comparisons of mortality rates due to various health conditions, as well as driving distances to the nearest emergency medical services (EMS) by county.
Author(s): Adee Athiyaman
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
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IEUBK Modeling of Children's Blood Lead Levels in Homes Served by Private Domestic Wells in Three Illinois Counties
Examines the potential for elevated blood lead levels (BLL) due to consuming water from private wells in rural areas by utilizing Integrated Exposure Uptake Biokinetic (IEUBK) modeling. Analyzes the water lead levels (WLLs) in 151 homes located in Illinois and discusses water safety for rural children.
Author(s): Sarah Keeley, Samuel Dorevitch, Walton Kelly, David E. Jacobs, Sarah D. Geiger
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 21(3), 337
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Maternal Mortality in Illinois Counties by Race, 2000-2023
Provides maternal mortality rates for the Midwest, the U.S., and the state of Illinois, with state data broken down by county, metro versus nonmetro, and race.
Author(s): Adee Athiyaman
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
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Strategic Collaboration: The Key to Moving Rural Healthcare Forward
Features strategic collaboration efforts in rural Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota that combine resources and expertise to improve care and patient outcomes.
Author(s): Kristin D. Wilson, Whitney Zahnd, Hallie Vonk
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Nutritional Guidance on Fitness Centers' Websites in Illinois: An Automated Content Analysis
Examines the nutritional content on fitness websites in Illinois as well as metro versus nonmetro statistics related to body mass index (BMI), diet, physical activity, and more.
Author(s): Adee Athiyaman
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
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How to Launch a Pulmonary Rehab Program
Highlights the benefits to hospitals and their community of operating rural pulmonary rehab programs, and shares practical advice and tips on how Critical Access Hospitals and small rural hospitals can successfully build and sustain their own pulmonary rehab programs. Features Sparta Community Hospital in Illinois and Hood Memorial Hospital in Louisiana, which opened pulmonary rehab programs in 2023. Includes transcript.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Men's Health in Illinois: Metro Versus Nonmetro
Explores the differences in life expectancy and related health conditions of men and women in Illinois by providing health status and demographic data that is further broken down by metro and nonmetro location. Discusses gender equality and population health needs.
Author(s): Adee Athiyaman
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Illinois
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites and short term/PPS (Prospective Payment System) hospitals located in rural areas.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Last Updated: 6/19/2024