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Marshall Browning Spotlight Video
Profiles Marshall Browning Hospital, a participant in the 2019 cohort of the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program (DRCHSD). Describes how shifting the Marshall Browning Hospital mission statement led to improvements to care coordination and transitional care services.
Date: 05/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Sparta Community Hospital Spotlight
Describes how the Sparta Community Hospital worked to identify the social determinants of health in its community. Discusses the addition of a mobile clinic to increase access to primary care, address barriers, and advance health equity.
Date: 05/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Pinckneyville Community Hospital Spotlight Video
Discusses how the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program helped Pinckneyville Community Hospital improve overall community health and wellness and decrease emergency room admissions by focusing on care coordination and working with community partners, collaborating with a nearby hospital, and addressing the social determinants of health in their community.
Date: 05/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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DRCHSD Spotlight on Franklin Hospital
Describes how Franklin Hospital in Benton, Illinois, implemented best practices from the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program to bring community partners together, listen to the community's needs, and communicate the resources available in the hospital and community.
Date: 05/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Illinois County Cancer Incidence Projections 2021-2024
Provides county-level projections of various forms of cancer incidence for 2021-2024. Includes data in 4-year increments starting in 2017.
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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Illinois County Cancer Statistics Review Incidence, 2016-2020
Uses data from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois State Cancer Registry to provide cancer incidence rates from 2016-2020 for individual counties in Illinois. Includes data and statistics broken down by sex, race, ethnicity, and cancer site.
Author(s): Kyle Garner, Jane Fornoff
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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Health Policy for Rural Illinois, Data for Policy Development
Provides information on various metrics representing healthcare access, cost, quality, and equity in metro and nonmetro areas of Illinois. Includes further breakdowns of data by White, Hispanic, and Black categories and discusses policy issues related to health disparities in nonmetro areas and for disadvantaged races/ethnicities.
Author(s): Adee Athiyaman
Date: 02/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
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Grit but Not Help-Seeking Was Associated with Food Insecurity among Low Income, At-Risk Rural Veterans
Examines psychological attributes such as grit and help-seeking behaviors and their association to food security among rural veterans in southern Illinois. Analyzes data from 177 veterans who utilized food pantries in 2021 for associations between psychological traits and resource usage. Discusses educational interventions that have the potential to increase well-being for rural veterans.
Author(s): Yue Qin, Douglas A. Sneddon, Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(3), 2500
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
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I Don't Believe a Person Has to Die When Trying to Get High: Overdose Prevention and Response Strategies in Rural Illinois
Examines overdose prevention and response of service providers and people who inject drugs in rural southern Illinois. Reports on interviews with 23 participants from August 2019 through February 2020 and discusses issues such as the growing presence of fentanyl, overdose prevention, overdose reversal, harm reduction education, and more.
Author(s): Suzan M. Walters, Marisa Felsher, David Frank, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(2), 1648
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
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Hospitals in Illinois that are Likely to Seek the Rural Emergency Hospital Designation: An Exploratory Analysis
Examines hospitals in Illinois in rural and urban locations that may potentially seek the Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) designation. Analyzes factors such as population density, size of hospital, specialist vs. utilitarian hospital, for-profit status, and more to hypothesize potential REH membership.
Author(s): Adee Athiyaman
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
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Last Updated: 2/23/2024