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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details