Advancing Rural Health: Illinois Small and Rural Hospitals
Discusses the overall impact of the 86 small and rural hospitals in Illinois. Includes data on hospital utilization, patient demographics, economic impacts, associated community engagement and healthcare services, workforce and specialty care issues, and more. Provides county-level maps on obstetric services and location of small and rural hospitals.
Date: 06/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Illinois Health and Hospital Association view details
Rural Illinois in Numbers: Content-Valid Indicators for Governance
Reports on quality of life (QOL) measures in Illinois such as economic conditions, access to healthcare, educational attainment, crime rates, and more. Includes metro versus nonmetro comparisons using data spanning from 2000 to 2020.
Author(s): Adee Athiyaman Date: 06/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs view details
State of the State: An Update on Illinois' Opioid Statistics
Presents Illinois opioid statistics as well as national statistics. Includes 2019-2021 Illinois opioid fatality rate by rural, small urban, suburban, and urban county. Presents statewide overdose data by substance type as well as specifically opioid overdose data by user age and user race/ethnicity.
Author(s): Jennifer Epstein Date: 06/2022 Type: Presentation Slides Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health view details
Mapping the Lay of the Land: Using Interactive Network Analytic Tools for Collaboration in Rural Cancer Prevention and Control
Examines collaborative networks and referrals to understand how cancer control and prevention service areas are connected in rural areas. Provides responses from 152 multisector networks that address cancer risk in Missouri and Illinois such as community partners, health departments and facilities, schools, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and more. Discusses collaborations such as exchanging information, promoting services and programs, development of resources and services, among other themes.
Author(s): Bobbi J. Carothers, Peg Allen, Callie Walsh-Bailey, et al. Citation: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 31(6), 1159-1167 Date: 06/2022 Type: Document view details
COVID-19 and the Rural Opioid Epidemic: Recommendations to Improve Health in Illinois
Examines the rural opioid epidemic in Illinois and offers policy recommendations to increase access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) centers, engaging populations involved with the criminal justice system, and expanding harm reduction services. Offers data on state opioid fatality rates with rural and urban comparisons and monthly mortality rates based on state Department of Public Health data. Discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the opioid epidemic.
Date: 11/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: SIU Medicine Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development, SIU Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, Southern Illinois University Medicine Department of Population Science and Policy, University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health view details
COVID-19 and the Rural Health Workforce: Recommendations to Improve Health in Illinois
Provides an overview of the healthcare workforce in rural Illinois and describes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Offers policy recommendations to strengthen the rural health workforce in the state, improve service delivery, and enhance access to specialty care via telehealth services.
Date: 10/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Southern Illinois University (SIU) Medicine Department of Population Science and Policy view details