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Iowa Resources

Case Study: Northeastern Iowa
Results of a field study documenting how philanthropy and community can work together to support rural vitality. Part of the Rural Philanthropic Analysis series.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Campbell University Office of Rural Philanthropic Analysis
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Iowa: Rural Health Clinics
Shows the number of Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) by county in Iowa.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Department of Public Health
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Iowa Dentist Workforce Atlas, 1997-2016: 20 Years of the Iowa Dentist Tracking System
Provides detailed data on Iowa's dentists over time, including rural/urban comparisons. Addresses workforce trends, shortage areas, county-level data, historical data, and dentist migration.
Author(s): Raymond A. Kuthy, Susan C. McKernan, Julie C. Reynolds
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Iowa Public Policy Center
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Understanding the Opioid Crisis in Rural and Urban Iowa
Highlights findings from an analysis of the opioid epidemic in Iowa. Covers data and statistics comparing opioid death rates in Iowa to surrounding states; opioid-use deaths in metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural Iowa and to the U.S. population; and opioid deaths by cause, such as prescription or synthetic opioids, and rurality. Analyzes other factors related to opioid-use deaths such as demographics, employment, income, and civic participation.
Author(s): David J. Peters, Peter Miller, Andrew Hochstetler
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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Telepharmacy Service Brings HIV Preventive to Rural Iowans
Discusses a telepharmacy service in Iowa that works to provide rural residents at risk for HIV infection with a daily preventive medication called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Covers barriers overcome by the program and next steps to address ongoing challenges program participants face.
Author(s): Kate Traynor
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
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Hope after Disaster: Rural Resilience and Recovery
Offers articles on various aspects related to emergency preparedness, response, and recovery for rural disasters. Focuses on how the flooding in Iowa showed connections between recovery and rural housing, using risk models can minimize risks, lessons learned from rural wildfires in California, and more.
Citation: Rural Voices, 23(1)
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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Evaluating a Training Program for Rural Doctors and Nursing Home Staff on Safe Medicine Use for Patients with Dementia and Nursing Home Residents
Investigates whether a training program for healthcare providers in 29 rural counties in Iowa affected medication use by patients age 66 or older. Includes data and statistics on outpatients with dementia and nursing home residents, with information on age, sex, chronic disease, medication use, and more.
Author(s): Ryan Carnahan, Grant Brown, Marianne Smith, et al.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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Observational Study of the Distribution and Diversity of Interventional Pain Procedures Among Hospitals in the State of Iowa
Examines the diversity of interventional pain procedures offered by small and large hospitals using 2012-2017 data from hospital-owned facilities in the state of Iowa. Discusses the role of critical access hospitals (CAHs) in pain management, their diversity of pain procedures, and if these procedures are performed by a few clinicians, or by the cumulative activity of many clinicians.
Author(s): Amy C. S. Pearson, Franklin Dexter
Citation: Pain Physician, 22, E157-E170
Date: 2019
Type: Document
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Healthy Behaviors Cost Analysis Report
Provides an overview of the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan (IHAWP) Healthy Behavior Incentive (HBI) Program. Examines the relationship between completion of HBI activities and healthcare costs.
Author(s): Brad Wright, Elizabeth Momany, Natoshia M. Askelson, et al.
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Iowa Public Policy Center
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Healthy Behaviors Claims-Based Report #3 and HRA Completion Report
Provides an overview of the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan (IHAWP) Healthy Behavior Incentive (HBI) Program. Presents data on completion rates for wellness exams, health risk assessments, or both activities among IHAWP members during the first 3 years of the program.
Author(s): Brad Wright, Elizabeth Momany, Natoshia M. Askelson, et al.
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Iowa Public Policy Center
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