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Illinois Critical Access Hospitals: Exploring the Financial Impacts of the Swing Bed Program
Examines the swing bed program in 30 Illinois Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) by analyzing financial indicators, patient outcomes, and community benefits. Includes background information on the swing bed program and data on rural Illinois. Covers demographic statistics for metro and nonmetro counties in 2010 and 2016.
Author(s): Melissa Henriksen, Brian Richard, Jeanna Ballard
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network, Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies
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Diabetes Disparities In Illinois
Examines inequalities between access to Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) locations in urban areas and those in underserved or rural areas. Includes a county-level map showing Illinois Health Care Centers and CDSMP locations with breakdowns by county diabetes prevalence.
Author(s): Taylor Jansen, Liliana Aguayo, James Whitacre, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
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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 Centers (FQHCs) located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 01/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Promising Practice: Summits Tackle Opioid Misuse and Treatment in Rural Illinois
Describes the Opioid Crisis Next Door summits, a series of conferences sponsored by the Illinois Center for Rural Health (ICRH) to increase the awareness of the opioid and heroin crisis in rural communities, and to identify ways for these communities to effectively respond to their misuse.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Illinois Rural Community Care Organization – Princeton, IL: Statewide Rural Accountable Care Organization
Provides an overview of the work and impact of the Illinois Rural Community Care Organization (IRCCO), a Medicare shared savings Accountable Care Organization (ACO). IRCCO includes 24 Critical Access Hospitals and rural hospitals and associated physician practices and clinics.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Advancing Rural Health in Communities Across Illinois
Provides an overview of small and rural hospitals in Illinois. Includes snapshots of statistics, Medicare use, and outpatient care. Discusses needs and strategies for improving and maintaining these facilities in the future. Covers information and county-level statistics on opioid use in small and rural Illinois communities.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Health and Hospital Association
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HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital – Community Diabetes Programs
Highlights a community diabetes program in rural Effingham, Illinois that empowers individuals to manage their diabetes through meeting with a dietitian and connecting them with other needed resources. Includes information on a diabetic-friendly food pantry and summarizes the program's impact, lessons learned, and future goals.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Illinois Suicide Deaths and Crude Rates, 2006-2015
Illustrates and provides county-level data on statewide deaths due to suicide from 2006 through 2015 in Illinois.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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Network Spotlight: Illinois Telehealth Network
Describes the characteristics, lessons learned, and accomplishments of the Illinois Telehealth Network (ITN) through an interview with key ITN personnel. ITN is a 26-member consortium of rural health entities, including Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), working to improve access to care in rural, underserved communities through the expanded application of telehealth and telemedicine solutions.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Child Care Deserts
Analyzes child care centers by zip code in eight states, with a specific focus on how limited or complete lack of access disproportionately affects rural areas. Includes a discussion of what constitutes a child care desert and what may prevent families from finding needed care, such as prohibitive cost based on income ratio.
Date: 10/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for American Progress
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Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN)
Highlights the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) and services it provides to meet the needs of rural hospitals across its state. Describes how ICAHN has helped 54 hospitals transition from competition to collaboration.
Date: 05/2016
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Illinois Network Puts Hospitals’ Needs First
Profile of the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN). Highlights how ICAHN has used support from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and Illinois Department of Public Health to help its member hospitals via a range of different services and programs.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child through CATCH
Highlights the implementation of the Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH) program, which supports healthy eating and physical activity in rural Illinois elementary schools.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 04/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Racism's Toll: Report on Illinois Poverty
Provides county-level statistics and data for the state of Illinois regarding poverty levels. Includes county fact sheets, reports, videos, maps, and definitions related to poverty.
Author(s): Amy Terpstra, Amy Rynell
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Heartland Alliance
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Illinois Critical Access Hospital Hospitalist Study
Evaluates Illinois Critical Access Hospitals with hospitalist programs. Discusses advantages and challenges, and how these programs might affect rural communities that are trying to recruit and retain rural providers.
Author(s): Martin MacDowell, Katherine Johns, Dana Evans, Hana Hinkle
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Rural Health Professions
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Illinois Critical Access Hospital Program: Learning From the Past, Building the Future
Discusses how the Critical Access Hospital designation has benefited rural hospitals in Illinois. Evaluates the program's financial stability, and how well the program provides healthcare services to people in rural communities.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Melissa Henriksen, Norman Walzer, Andy Blanke
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network
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Food Allergy Emergency Preparedness in Illinois Schools: Rural Disparity in Guideline Implementation
Assesses the current practices and preparedness in the ability of Illinois schools to handle food allergy emergencies. Includes information on school preparedness plans, school nurse response, availability of epinephrine, and the impact of state legislation related to food allergy emergencies in schools by rural, suburban, and urban location.
Author(s): Christine Szychlinski, Katherine A. Schmeissing, Zeena Fuleihan, et al.
Citation: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, 3(5), 805-807
Date: 2015
Type: Document
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Medicaid Section 1115 Waivers: Pathways for Delivery Transformation; Spotlight on the States #7
Discusses what Illinois and New York are proposing and have executed to demonstrate waivers that will allow states to implement the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion using private insurance. Describes a proposed loan repayment program to assistance providers and other healthcare professionals who commit to serving Medicaid populations in rural and underserved areas.
Author(s): DaShawn Groves
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Illinois Community Health Center Sites
Shows community health centers (CHCs) in Illinois and includes a list of CHCs as of 2014.
Date: 01/2014
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Primary Health Care Association
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Despite Challenges, Rural Housing Organizations Meet Big Needs in Small Towns
Provides an update on Kansas and Illinois housing organizations previously featured in the Rural Monitor. These programs address housing needs for special populations including the elderly.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Illinois Critical Access Hospitals Enhancing Quality of Care in Rural Illinois
Assesses the ability of Illinois’ Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to meet the quality of care standards that will be required by the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Author(s): Melissa Henriksen, Norman Walzer
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network
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Illinois Programs Offer Diabetic and Overweight Patients a Fresh Start
Highlights patients at Kirby Medical Group in Monticello, Illinois, who are losing weight and lowering their need for insulin.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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IPHCA Health Source
Monthly publication of the Illinois Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA). Contains articles on healthcare issues including legislative and policy issues, clinician services, and other information of interest to the health care industry. Highlights the accomplishments of individual community health centers.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Primary Health Care Association
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Illinois
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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Illinois 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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Illinois 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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Illinois 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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Additional resources are available. See a full list of Illinois Resources.


Last Updated: 5/17/2019