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Improving Access and Quality of Maternal and Infant Services in Rural Iowa through a Regional Center of Excellence
Profiles St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll, Iowa, which serves six counties in west central Iowa. Discusses the hospital's efforts to improve maternal health and birth outcomes, including improving care coordination, increasing access to support and behavioral health services, and promoting better access to care in the region.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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The Use of Medical Claims Data for Identifying Missed Opportunities for HPV Immunization Among Privately Insured Adolescents in the State of Iowa
Examines the extent of missed opportunities (MOs) for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among adolescents in Iowa between the ages of 11 to 13 and continuously enrolled in private health insurance. Compares the number of MOs by gender and rurality.
Author(s): Grace Ryan, Sato Ashida, Paul A. Gilbert, et al.
Citation: Journal of Community Health
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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State Innovation Model Testing Awards from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center: Highlighting Rural Focus
Summarizes the activities and accomplishments of rural-specific State Innovation Models (SIM) in 11 states: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oregon, and Vermont. Describes the SIM initiative, which began in 2012 to support states committed to designing and testing strategies for payment model and delivery system reform.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Implementation of a Maternal Child Knowledgebase
Describes the development and implementation of the Maternal-Child Knowledgebase (MCK), an Obstetrics and Gynecology-focused enterprise data warehouse that integrates pregnancy and care data for patients of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to facilitate maternal and women's health surveillance and research. Offers an overview of the MCK architecture, interface, security, and data governance, and notes the need for maternal and child health data to address rural disparities
Author(s): Donna A. Santillan, Mark K. Santillan, Heather A. Davis, et al.
Citation: AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings Archive, 2022, 432-438
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Iowa
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 hospitals located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Parent Partners Provide Mentoring and Support in Rural Iowa
Features a statewide program in Iowa that pairs families whose children have been removed from the home with mentors with shared experience who have successfully navigated the state's Department of Human Services system. Describes the services that mentors provide: coaching, advocating, and connecting clients with community resources.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural and Urban COVID-19 Hot Spots
Line chart showing COVID-19 cases per capita over time for selected rural and urban hot spots. Rural hot spots include Western Kansas and Oklahoma, Southern Minnesota, Central Iowa, and Central Mississippi.
Date: 03/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Cancer in Iowa - 2022
Provides county-level data on cancer cases, deaths, and survivors in Iowa. Highlights information on accessing cancer screenings, considering genetic testing and counseling, and finding associated research, such as improving outcomes for cancer patients in rural areas.
Date: 2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Iowa College of Public Health
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Association Between Area-Level Socioeconomic Deprivation and Diabetes Care Quality in US Primary Care Practices
Results of a study examining the association between deprived and rural areas and optimal diabetes care, using data from patients who received care at Mayo Clinic or Mayo Clinic Health System primary care practices in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin in 2019. Features statistics with breakdowns by urban, rural, and highly rural areas.
Author(s): Shaheen Shiraz Kurani, Michelle A. Lampman, Shealeigh A. Funni, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 4(12)
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
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I-CASH Annual Report 2021
Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health's (I-CASH) annual report on statewide prevention and education programs addressing agricultural safety and health from 2020-2021. Highlights the organization's connection and engagement projects, describes recent efforts to communicate best health and safety practices, and includes a list of seasonal campaigns and accomplishments.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health
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Last Updated: 8/18/2022