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2023 Indiana EMS Workforce Assessment
Provides an overview of the emergency medical services (EMS) workforce in Indiana. Focuses on sustainable EMS workforce tracking, pipeline and retention assessments, and county-level workforce needs. Includes county-level data on population characteristics, such as uninsurance, opioid use, and emergency department utilization rates as compared to EMS workforce characteristics and supply in each respective county.
Author(s): Mykayla Tobin, Becky Boustani, Courtney Medlock, Sierra Vaughn, Hannah L. Maxey,
Date: 2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Indiana
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: 12/2023
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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FY 2023: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Indiana Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Indiana in Fiscal Year 2023. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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"This Is Not My Grandmother's Summer": Rural Populations Are Uniquely Vulnerable to the Health Impacts of Extreme Heat
Discusses the challenges rural areas face in helping address the impact of heat on health. Includes strategies used in rural North Carolina, Indiana, and Washington State to help inform and protect rural residents, including those exposed to heat through work outdoors.
Author(s): Brendan Stermer
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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In a Maternity Desert, a New Kind of Home Visitation Program Brings Care to At-Risk Mothers
Features Project Swaddle, a community paramedic program that provides education, support, and medical care to pregnant and postpartum patients in rural Indiana.
Author(s): Gretel Kauffman
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Palliative Care Needs and Preferences of Older Adults with Advanced or Serious Chronic Illnesses and their Families in Rural Communities of Indiana, USA
Presents the experiences of caregivers in rural Indiana related to palliative care, the needs of older adults with chronic illnesses, and the impacts on their families. Discusses themes such as managing pain, caregiver trust, distance and access to care, managing difficult conversations, caregiver burden, and use of telehealth in rural areas.
Author(s): Nasreen Lalani, Kawther Hamash, Yitong Wang
Citation: The Journal of Rural Health
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
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Indiana's Contraceptive Care Workforce: Current State and Opportunities
Provides an overview of contraceptive care workers in Indiana, such as primary care, maternity care, and pharmacist providers. Includes a county-level map showing location of pharmacists as well as counties that are Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (PC HPSAs) and that do or do not have sufficient Maternity Care Practitioner (MCP) Capacity.
Author(s): Becky Boustani, Courtney Medlock, Hannah Maxey
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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2022 Indiana Kids Count Data Book: 28th Edition of a Profile of Hoosier Youth
Provides comprehensive data on child well-being in Indiana with a focus on family and community, health, economic well-being, and education. Discusses topics such as abuse and neglect, mental health, child welfare policies, injuries, disabilities, substance use, sexual activity, housing, food insecurity, and more. Includes data broken down by county and focused on rural populations.
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indiana Youth Institute
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Indiana Oral Health Workforce Data Report: 2022
Provides information on the oral health workforce in Indiana, including total licenses, actively practicing dentists and dental hygienists, demographics and education of the workforce, employment and practice characteristics, geographic distribution of workforce by county, and more.
Author(s): Analise Dickinson, Mykayla Tobin, Chelsea Sparks, Sierra Vaughn, Hannah Maxey
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Indiana's Maternity Care Workforce: 2023
Provides data on the maternity care workforce in Indiana, such as number of physicians and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), demographic profile of workforce, services provided, and county-level maps showing location of prenatal and postnatal services, labor and delivery services, and maternity care shortage areas or Maternity Care Health Professional Target Areas (MCTAs).
Author(s): Becky Boustani, Courtney Medlock, Strategy Hannah L. Maxey
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Last Updated: 2/20/2024