Improving Maternal and Infant Services in Rural Iowa
Podcast episode discussing how St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll, Iowa, responded to decreasing access to maternal health care in rural Iowa. Discusses the hospital's Center for Excellence pilot program that aims to expand access to obstetric services and improve maternal and infant health outcomes.
Date: 09/2023 Type: Audio Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association view details
Iowa Community Health Centers and Value-Based Care
Describes how Iowa Primary Care Association (Iowa PCA) and two sister organizations, IowaHealth+ and INConcertCare, pursued value-based care opportunities before joining the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Discusses the network's Medicaid value-based care contract; a partnership with Main Street Health to expand value-based contracting and provide more comprehensive, integrated primary care to patients with Medicare Advantage; data analytics; strategic planning and roadmaps; and next steps.
Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value view details
Recruiting the Next Generation of Behavioral Health Professionals
Podcast episode regarding the recruitment, training, and retention of behavioral health specialists in rural areas. Discusses the University of Iowa Health Care rural psychiatry residency track and Public Psychiatry Fellowship program.
Date: 05/2023 Type: Audio Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association view details
Cancer in Iowa - 2023
Provides county-level data on cancer cases, deaths, and survivors in Iowa. Highlights information on history of cancer surveillance and care in Iowa, data on specific types of cancer and racial disparities, and risk factors for cancer.
Date: 02/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Iowa Cancer Registry, Iowa College of Public Health view details
Recommendations for Strengthening Iowa's Community-Based Services System: Final Evaluation Report
Provides an overview of Iowa's Medicaid home- and community-based services and programs, as well as the policies and procedures to access those services. Offers recommendations on three approaches that can improve equity, quality, efficiency, coordination, transparency, and accountability. Includes rural references and considerations throughout.
Date: 01/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, Mathematica, The Harkin Institute view details
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 (Prospective Payment System) hospitals
located in rural areas.
Date: 01/2023 Type: Map/Mapping System Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
The Occurrence of Bone and Joint Cancers and Their Association with Rural Living and Radon Exposure in Iowa
Examines primary bone and joint cancers between 1975 and 2016 to understand long-term changes in their occurrence. Utilizes the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database to focus on cancer occurrence in Iowa and the related correlation between cancers and rural populations, farmland size, and residential radon levels. Includes demographic data of Iowa regions and their corresponding age-adjusted incidence (AAIR) and mortality (AAMR) rates.
Author(s): Jonathan D. Nilles, Dooyoung Lim, Michael P. Boyer, et al. Citation: Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 45(3), 925-940 Date: 2023 Type: Document view details
I-CASH Annual Report 2022
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 2021-2022. 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: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health view details