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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 (Prospective Payment System) hospitals located in rural areas.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Strategic Collaboration: The Key to Moving Rural Healthcare Forward
Features strategic collaboration efforts in rural Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota that combine resources and expertise to improve care and patient outcomes.
Author(s): Kristin D. Wilson, Whitney Zahnd, Hallie Vonk
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Cost of Living in Iowa 2024
Provides information and interactive data on livable wages in Iowa by county and family type. Includes county data tables regarding expenses for rent/housing, childcare, groceries, healthcare, transportation, and more.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): Sean Finn, Samantha Tamborski
Date: 03/2024
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Common Good Iowa
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Rural Health Leadership, with Steve Simonin
An episode of the Exploring Rural Health podcast featuring Steve Simonin, President and CEO of Iowa Specialty Hospital and Clinics. Focuses on how healthcare systems can invest in their communities, strategies for ensuring long-term rural health sustainability, and the importance of maintaining communication with state and federal support systems.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Cancer in Iowa - 2024
Provides county-level data on cancer cases, deaths, and survivors in Iowa. Highlights information on cancer surveillance and care in Iowa, data on specific types of cancer, and risk factors for cancer, with a focus on the connection between cancer and alcohol use.
Additional links: Press Briefing
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Iowa Cancer Registry, Iowa College of Public Health
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Firearm Exposure and Safety Training of Rural Iowa Youth
Examines the firearm usage and training experiences of rural youth in Iowa aged 13-18. Analyzes survey data from 2019 Iowa FFA Leadership Conference attendees according to age; sex; residence of farm, country/not farm, or town; race; frequency of shooting a firearm, age when first shooting a firearm, and type of firearm used; hunting experience; and firearm safety education.
Author(s): Jamie L. Koopman, Cole C. Wymore, Nicholas R. Stange, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
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FY 2023: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Iowa Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Iowa 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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Active Iowa: Increasing Physical Activity in Iowa Communities Program - Manual of Implementation
Toolkit details the Active Iowa program and provides information and tools for implementing and evaluating similar programs aimed at promoting active lifestyles in rural communities. Presents the structure of Active Iowa and gives step-by-step guidance on planning and implementation. Features supplemental training videos and other programmatic materials on the toolkit landing page.
Additional links: Landing Page, Supplemental Training Videos
Author(s): Barbara Baquero, Natoshia M. Askelson, Edith Parker, et al.
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Iowa Prevention Research Center for Rural Health
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I-CASH Annual Report 2023
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 2022-2023. Highlights the organization's connection and engagement projects, describes recent efforts to provide agricultural solutions, and includes a list of seasonal campaigns and accomplishments.
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health
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Partners in Action: Health Improvement Strategies Throughout Iowa
Outlines county-level and community-level strategies that organizations in Iowa are undertaking to address the 7 priority health areas outlined in Healthy Iowans: Iowa's State Health Assessment: access, cancer, economic stability and income, healthy eating and active living, housing, mental health and mental disorders, and substance use. Includes organization name, strategy, desired outcome, and contact information.
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Department of Health and Human Services
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Last Updated: 7/8/2024