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Visualizing Immunization Registry Data to Identify Places With Low Rates of HPV Vaccination Initiation in a Rural State
Results of a 2016 study of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among Iowa adolescents aged 13-15. Includes a county-level map showing urban and rural areas and their vaccination rates.
Author(s): Natoshia M. Askelson, Seungwon Kim, Youn Soo Jung, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
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Bringing it All Together for EMS in Wright County, Iowa
Video details how Wright County, Iowa, used supplemental Flex funding to solidify their emergency medical services (EMS). Highlights the way the county used the supplement funding to initiate a project to design a sustainable EMS program that provides coverage to the whole county.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Assessing Health and Safety Concerns and Psychological Stressors among Agricultural Workers in the U.S. Midwest
Results of a 2018 study of 540 farmers in Iowa, Ohio, Missouri, Minnesota, and Nebraska, identifying agricultural work stressors including chemical and equipment safety, finances, and health concerns such as hearing loss, respiratory problems, depression, and acute illnesses. Examines differences between mail and in-person survey modes, and compares their effectiveness in promoting farm workers' willingness to participate in the surveys. Features demographics and statistics on the types of stress experienced.
Author(s): Kanika Arora, Marsha Cheyney, Fredric Gerr, et al.
Citation: Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 26(1), 45-58
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
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Improving Behavioral Health Screening & Access to Treatment for Veterans in Community Care
Describes a partnership between Veterans Rural Health Resource Center in Iowa City, Iowa; the Iowa Primary Care Association; and the Community Health Centers of Southeastern Iowa. Provides an overview of Phase I of the collaboration, which focused on implementing a new screening process at four rural FQHCs to properly identify all veterans seeking care. Discusses the broader impact of this initiative and next steps.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Community Health Centers of Southeastern Iowa, Iowa Primary Care Association, Veterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health
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Self-Identified Barriers to Rural Mental Health Services in Iowa by Older Adults with Multiple Comorbidities: Qualitative Interview Study
Highlights a study on the perceived barriers to mental healthcare for chronically ill elders in rural Iowa. Bases finding on phone interviews with participants where they detailed their experiences accessing mental healthcare. Breaks down data by age, gender, and mental health diagnosis, among other factors.
Author(s): Lauren Elizabeth Pass, Korey Kennelty, Barry L Carter
Citation: BMJ Open, 9(11), e029976
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
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Iowa TelePrEP: A Public-Health-Partnered Telehealth Model for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Preexposure Prophylaxis Delivery in a Rural State
Describes a regional telehealth program developed through a partnership of the Iowa Department of public health, disease specialists, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing programs addressing the barriers in accessing HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in rural areas due to stigma and the long distances to providers.
Author(s): Angela B. Hoth, Cody Shafer, Dena Behm Dillon, et al.
Citation: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 46(8), 507-512
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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Obesity and Diabetes in the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska: From Community Engagement to Action, 2014-2019
Describes interventions implemented on the Winnebago Tribe reservation in rural Nebraska and Iowa, focusing on community-selected and culturally adapted policies, systems, and environmental improvements to reduce obesity and type 2 diabetes. Strategies include infant and childhood obesity prevention education, promotion of healthy foods and beverages, and improvements to pedestrian safety and built environment.
Author(s): Larry Alonso, Lorelei Decora, Ursula Bauer
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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Dental Hygiene Workforce in Iowa: Current Capacity and Implications for Access to Care for the Underserved
Analyzes Iowa's dental hygiene workforce using 2017 licensure and 2018 survey data, and other reports from the Iowa Department of Public Health. Includes discussion and a Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) map. Discusses job seeking experiences, career plans, and the dental hygiene workforce supply with a rural perspective.
Author(s): Julie C. Reynolds, Susan C. McKernan, Olayinka Adekugbe, Jennifer M.C. Sukalski, Raymond A. Kuthy
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Iowa Public Policy Center
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Promising Practice: Iowa Project Promotes Healthcare Careers Early
Highlights a promising practice led by the Iowa State Office of Rural Health. Discusses the Opportunities in Health Sciences: Iowa Career Pathways program, which provides resources to support high school students and adults looking for a career change to enter the healthcare workforce in the state.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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A Tale of Two Public Dental Benefit Programs: Iowa Dentist Participation in Traditional Medicaid Versus a Medicaid Expansion Program
Examines differences in dentist participation in Iowa's Dental Wellness Plan and Medicaid programs and discusses the policy implications for oral health access. Addresses differences in rural and urban participation in both programs.
Author(s): Julie C. Reynolds, Susan C. McKernan, Peter C. Damiano, Raymond A. Kuthy
Citation: BMC Oral Health, 19, 89
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 4/19/2022