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Network Spotlight: Indiana Rural Workforce Innovation Network
Provides an overview of the Indiana Rural Workforce Innovation Network (IRWIN) through an interview with Cindy Large, Heather Grable, and Amnah Anwar from the Indiana Rural Health Association. Focuses on IRWIN's achievements and insights as members work to strengthen Indiana's rural allied health workforce through recruitment, training, certification, and job placement.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Network Spotlight: Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana (ASPIN)
Highlights an interview with Kathy Cook, CEO and President of the Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana (ASPIN). ASPIN is a network of community health centers and addiction providers serving rural areas of Indiana. Interview focuses on sharing information about the network's characteristics, challenges faced, accomplishments, lessons learned, recommendations for other networks, and more.
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Indiana
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as rural Federally Qualified Health Centers and Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Threading the Needle - How to Stop the HIV Outbreak in Rural Indiana
Perspective piece describing an outbreak of HIV in rural Indiana linked to prescription-opioid injection and the steps taken to address that outbreak. Identifies actions that physicians and states can take to prevent HIV outbreaks among injection-drug users.
Author(s): Steffanie A. Strathdee, Chris Beyrer
Location: New England Journal of Medicine, 373(5), 397-399
Date: 07/2015
Type: Document
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Community Outbreak of HIV Infection Linked to Injection Drug Use of Oxymorphone - Indiana, 2015
Reports on an HIV outbreak in a rural Indiana community. Provides demographic information about those infected, discusses how the disease spread through syringe-sharing, and describes the initial public health response to the outbreak.
Author(s): Caitlin Conrad, Heather M. Bradley, Dita Broz, Swamy Buddha, Erika L. Chapman, Romeo R. Galang, Daniel Hillman, et al.
Location: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 64(16), 443-444
Date: 05/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Policy Report: Indiana Mental Health Workforce
Highlights a report on the recruitment and retention on mental health professionals in Indiana. Breaks down the state by counties that meet Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (MHPSA) criteria.
Additional links: Full Data Report, October 2014
Author(s): Hannah L. Maxey, Connor W. Norwood
Date: 11/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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2014 Indiana Family Medicine Residencies Exit Survey Report
Examines residents from eleven Indiana family medicine residency programs. Includes feedback on whether or not residents feel they received training to serve rural and underserved populations, as well as how competent they feel in providing that care. Discusses why and how residents selected their specific practice locations.
Author(s): Komal Kochhar, Bryce Buente, Eugene Tandukar
Date: 11/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Successful Health Insurance Outreach, Education, and Enrollment Strategies for Rural Hospitals
Shares best practices for hospitals to use in health insurance outreach and enrollment efforts based on interviews with administrators, staff, and community representatives at eleven small rural hospitals. Also discusses certified application counselors, who help individuals enroll in health insurance, and the importance of using collaborative community partnerships to conduct insurance enrollment outreach and education.
Author(s): Walter Gregg, Alex Evenson, Adeniyi Togun
Date: 11/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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2013 Graduate Medical Exit Survey Report: Indiana University School of Medicine
Documents graduates' choice of practice location and their training to serve in rural and underserved populations. Includes numerous tables which indicate the number of graduates who received this type of training, along with self-rated competency levels in how capable they feel in providing care for these populations.
Author(s): Komal Kochhar, Bryce Buente, Peter Nalin, Michelle Howenstine, Sharmin Bruen
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Indiana Medically Underserved Areas and Populations
Shows Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) and populations in Indiana.
Date: 2014
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Indiana State Department of Health
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Indiana Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas
Shows mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Indiana.
Date: 2014
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Indiana State Department of Health
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Indiana Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas and Populations
Shows dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and population in Indiana.
Date: 2014
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Indiana State Department of Health
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Indiana Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas and Populations
Shows primary care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and populations in Indiana.
Date: 2014
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Indiana State Department of Health
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Indiana Health Care System: Primary Care and Behavioral Health Providers
Map shows Federally Qualified Health Centers, Community Health Centers, Rural Health Clinics, Maternal and Child Health Clinics, and Community Mental Health Centers throughout Indiana.
Date: 2014
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Indiana State Department of Health
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2012 Indiana Licensed Practical Nurse Licensure Survey Report
Describes the licensed practical nurse (LPN) workforce in Indiana. Charts show licensed and full-time LPNs by rural and urban county. Concludes that counties with the highest ratios of LPNs to population tend to be the less populated, rural counties.
Author(s): Zachary T. Sheff, Terrell W. Zollinger, Kimberly Harper, Elizabeth Kiefner Crawford, Bryce Buente
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Indiana State Rural Health Plan
Summary of the economic, workforce, and healthcare needs of the counties in Indiana served by Critical Access Hospitals (CAH). Includes data and statistics regarding healthcare workforce, morbidity and mortality rates, population trends, health professional shortage areas, and CAH indicators.
Date: 07/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indiana State Department of Health
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Unlocking the Access to Health Care in Indiana
Addresses the challenges that limit access to healthcare in rural and underserved areas of Indiana. Discusses the lack of income, inadequate health insurance coverage, and areas with shortages of primary, dental, and mental healthcare providers.
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indiana Primary Health Care Association
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Midwest Retention Toolkit
Provides tools to assist National Health Service Corps (NHSC) sites with the retention of healthcare providers. Includes worksheets, sample surveys, and model retention plans for use with all healthcare providers, although targeted for physicians.
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network
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A.I.M. For Better Health: A Community Health Needs Assessment for Southwest Ohio and Southeast Indiana
Includes data and profiles for both urban and rural counties in southwest Ohio and southeast Indiana. Topics include population and demographics, environmental health, healthcare access, and preventive care.
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Department of Health
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Indiana Health Centers Research & Data
Provides maps of FQHC locations and communities experiencing shortages of primary care physicians. Also includes information on the populations served by health centers, services provided, staff, patient visits, costs of care, and use of electronic health information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Indiana
Lists statistics on population, educational attainment, employment, income, farm characteristics, and farm financial indicators for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Indiana KIDS COUNT Data Center (KCDC)
Provides data on child well-being for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Indiana QuickFacts
Basic demographic and economic statistics for the state, with links to county-level data.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Indiana State Health Facts
Provides state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation. Includes individual state profiles and 50-state comparisons.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Last Updated: 11/8/2017