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Rural Mental Health Professionals' Perspectives on Workforce Issues
Poster detailing a study on mental health workforce shortages in rural Indiana. Bases results on questionnaire responses from practicing mental health professionals on workforce issues in their county.
Author(s): Megan Smith, Cathy Whaley, Jagdish Khubchandani
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Indiana
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as Federally Qualified Health Centers located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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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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Indiana: Pharmacist Workforce
Information on demographics and distribution of Indiana pharmacists, based on the 2016 re-licensure survey. Includes a county-level map showing population to provider ratios, with shadings to show rural counties.
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Substance Abuse in Indiana: An Urban-Rural Perspective
Analyzes the trends in alcohol use, other drug use, and available treatment options across rural and urban Indiana. Includes data and statistics on demographics and substance use treatment services by urban, rural/mixed, and rural.
Author(s): Harold E. Kooreman, Marion S. Greene
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Policy, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
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Indiana: Nursing Workforce
Presents a snapshot of data pertaining to policy issues in the registered nurse (RN) workforce at the state and federal levels. Features demographic data on gender, race and ethnicity, and education, and county-level statistics on distribution of RNs in Indiana, with breakdowns by population density and rurality.
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Indiana: Physician Assistant Workforce
Information on demographics and distribution of Indiana physician assistants (PAs). Includes a county-level map showing population to PA ratios, with shadings to show rural counties.
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Indiana: Oral Health Workforce
Information on demographics and distribution of Indiana dentists and dental hygienists. Includes a county-level map showing population to provider ratios, with shadings to show rural counties.
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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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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Data Report: 2016 Indiana Pharmacist Licensure Survey
Provides workforce demographic and practice characteristics as well as supply and distribution information, from 4,920 pharmacists licensed in Indiana. Features statistics including county-level data on pharmacist geographic distribution with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Feasibility of a Low-Cost Hearing Screening in Rural Indiana
Examines the feasibility of a low-cost telephone administered hearing test in rural Indiana and identifies challenges, barriers, and implementation strategies associated with the telephone hearing test. Determines if a focus group can change the hearing health attitudes of rural residents.
Author(s): Khalid M. Khan, Sylvanna L. Bielko, Priscilla A. Barnes, Sydney S. Evans, Anna L. K. Main
Citation: BMC Public Health, 17, 175
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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Data Report: 2016 Indiana Mental Health Professionals Licensure Survey
Presents information and data that can be used to promote discussion and inform evidence-based health workforce policy development. Features county-level statistics including population-to-provider ratios and Health Professional Shortage Area designations, with breakdowns by rural and urban locations.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Data Report: 2016 Indiana Physician Assistant Licensure Survey
Provides demographic and practice characteristics of the Indiana physician assistant (PA) workforce as well as supply and distribution information, intended to improve the quality and accessibility to primary care. Features statistics including county-level PA geographic distribution with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Data Report: 2016 Indiana Oral Health Licensure Survey
Shows characteristics of the Indiana oral health workforce, based on data from dentist and dental hygienist re-licensure surveys. Includes demographic and county-level distribution statistics with breakdowns by rural or urban location.
Date: 10/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Data Report: 2016 Indiana Physician Licensure Survey
Details demographic and practice characteristics for the physician and psychiatric workforce, with the goal of improving the quality and accessibility of healthcare through policymaking, workforce development, and resource allocation. Features statistics including primary care and psychiatry practice distributions with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Data Report: 2015 Indiana Nursing Licensure Survey
Presents a snapshot of demographic and practice characteristics that can be used to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare through policymaking, workforce development, and resource allocation. Features county-level statistics including distribution of RNs and Advanced Practice Nurses, with breakdowns by rural and urban locations.
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Indiana: Physician Workforce Fact Sheet 2016
Information on demographics and distribution of Indiana primary care physicians and psychiatrists, based on data from the 2015 physician re-licensure survey. Includes a county-level map showing population to primary care physician ratios, with shadings to show rural counties.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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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
Citation: New England Journal of Medicine, 373(5), 397-399
Date: 07/2015
Type: Document
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Data Report: 2014 Indiana Dentist Workforce
Presents self-reported data from 424 dentists licensed to practice in Indiana. Features statistics including mean age, practice location, acceptance rate of Medicaid patients, with breakdowns by urban and rural status.
Author(s): Zachary T. Sheff, Callie L. Nowak, Hannah Maxey
Date: 05/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Indiana Area Health Education Center Program, Indiana University, Department of Family Medicine
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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.
Citation: 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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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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Causes and Consequences of Rural Pharmacy Closures: A Multi-Case Study
Identifies factors that contributed to the closing of six rural pharmacies in different states. Describes how the affected communities adapted to losing locally based services.
Author(s): Kelli Todd, Katie Westfall, Bill Doucette, Fred Ullrich, Keith Mueller
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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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 Naloxone Administration Heatmap
Shows the locations of naloxone use administered and reported by emergency medical services (EMS) throughout the state of Indiana. Presents data from the past thirty days going back to the start of 2014 that can be filtered by time blocks and weekday or weekend.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Management Performance Hub
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Indiana Health Centers: Data and Maps
Provides maps of Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) locations and communities experiencing shortages of primary care physicians. Also includes information on the populations served by health centers, services provided, staff, and patient visits.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Indiana
State-level data on population, poverty, food security, educational attainment, employment, and income. Includes data for rural areas, urban areas, and the state as a whole.
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. Covers demographics, economic well-being, education, family and community, health, and safety and risky behaviors. Some data available by county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Indiana QuickFacts
State-level data on demographics, housing, income, and other social determinants of health, with the option to add data for counties and cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. Includes information from multiple U.S. Census Bureau censuses, surveys, and programs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Indiana State Health Facts
State-level data on demographics, health status, healthcare costs and access, healthcare providers, and more.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Additional resources are available. See a full list of Indiana Resources.


Last Updated: 9/27/2018