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Illinois Center for Rural Health Annual Report for 2018
Report highlights the contributions made by the Illinois Department of Public Health in the form of grants and scholarships to support healthcare professionals and programs in Illinois. Compares the total grant funding to rural versus urban areas.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Center for Rural Health
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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 population data for 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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Rural Women's Perceptions about Cancer Disparities and Contributing Factors: A Call to Communication
Examines the perspectives of female residents in 7 rural Illinois counties on the topics of cancer incidence, cancer disparities, and behavior contributing to the disease through focus group participation. Includes statistics on study participant demographics for race/ethnicity, education, marital status, and employment.
Author(s): Yamile Molina, Kristine Zimmermann, Leslie R. Carnahan, et al.
Citation: Journal of Cancer Education, 33(4), 749-756
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
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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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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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Last Updated: 12/27/2022