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Iowa Nursing Demand Survey Report
Summarizes the results of a survey conducted between February and September 2020 on the demand of licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, ad advanced registered nurse practitioners in Iowa. Discusses anticipated changes to demand and potential shortages, as well as barriers to recruitment and retention. Presents data by employer type, urban or rural location, and size.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Iowa Board of Nursing, Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce
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Iowa COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered Report
Reports on COVID-19 vaccines administered, initiated, and completed in Iowa. Includes maps displaying the total number of doses administered and vaccine series completed, with information broken down by recipients' county of residence and by county of vaccine provider.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Department of Public Health
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Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners in Iowa
Infographic depicting active licensed advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) by age, race/ethnicity, gender, specialty, education, income, and location by county.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Iowa Board of Nursing, Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce
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Licensed Practical Nurses in Iowa
Infographic depicting active licensed practical nurses (LPNs) by age, race/ethnicity, gender, specialty, income, and location by county.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Iowa Board of Nursing, Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce
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Registered Nurses in Iowa
Infographic depicting active licensed registered nurses (RNs) by age, race/ethnicity, gender, education, specialty, income, and location by county.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Iowa Board of Nursing, Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce
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Barriers in Accessing Dental Care for Rural Iowa Seniors
Examines barriers to dental care for rural Iowa seniors. Discusses barriers including financial concerns, perceived overall physical health, and geographic limitations.
Author(s): Mallory Obenauf
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Iowa Public Policy Center
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State Innovation Model (SIM) Summative Evaluation Report: Activities and Goal Evaluation Award Year 2-4 (AY2-4)
Summarizes the process and implementation activities of the State Innovation Model (SIM) test grant program in Iowa during award years 2 through 4, which spanned November 2016 through April 2019. SIM test awards are administered by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center and allow states to implement and test strategies for health system transformation that meet the specific needs of residents of each state. Describes the process evaluation of SIM implementation activities and results of the 2016 and 2018 statewide evaluation surveys. Presents data on outcome measures regarding access and cost of care, diabetes, obesity, and tobacco use.
Author(s): Tessa Heeren, Rochelle Schultz Spinarski, Elizabeth Momany, et al.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Iowa Public Policy Center
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Providing Maternity Care in a Rural Northern Iowa Community
Describes how a rural Critical Access Hospital in Iowa has sustained its maternity care practice and offers suggestions for other rural hospitals and communities seeking to retain local access to pregnancy and childbirth services.
Author(s): Alexandria Kristensen-Cabrera, Julia D. Interrante, Carrie Henning-Smith, Katy Kozhimannil
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Exploring Opportunities to Leverage Pharmacists in Rural Areas to Promote Administration of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine
Describes the role of rural pharmacists in promoting and administering the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine using information gathered from interviews of 11 pharmacists at independently owned pharmacies in Iowa. Identifies factors facilitating the administration and accessibility of the vaccine and reports on personal barriers regarding safety, lack of information, and staff capacity.
Author(s): Grace Ryan, Eliza Daly, Natoshia Askelson, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
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Association of Neighborhood Measures of Social Determinants of Health With Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in the US Midwest
Results of a study examining how area-level social determinants of health and rurality were associated with cancer screening practices in 75 Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System practices in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin in 2016-2017. Features statistics on factors associated with 3 types of cancer screenings, with breakdowns by urban, rural, and highly rural areas.
Author(s): Shaheen S. Kurani, Rozalina G. McCoy, Michelle A. Lampman, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 3(3)
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 7/5/2022