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Unintentional Firearm Injuries Remain Prevalent Over a 12 Year Experience at a Rural Midwestern Level 1 Trauma Center
Examines the variety of firearm injuries seen at a rural Iowa level 1 trauma center to provide an awareness of the prevalence, mechanism used in the injury, and variation in seasonal occurrence. Data identifying patients with a firearm injury was obtained from a trauma registry for the years 2002 to 2014. Goal was to distinguish the characteristics of preventable firearm injuries in rural environments to improve firearm education and influence public policy.
Author(s): Brian Guetschow, Michele Lilienthal, Michael Willey
Citation: Iowa Orthopaedic Journal, 38, 45-52
Date: 2018
Type: Document
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Activation and Utilization of an Electronic Health Record Patient Portal at an Academic Medical Center: Impact of Patient Demographics and Geographic Location
Analyzes the rates of patient portal activation and usage associated with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics by patients in rural and urban areas of the state. Identifies population groups with the lowest activation rates, and discusses possible barriers to accessing patient portals.
Author(s): Sarah E. R. Oest, Maia Hightower, Matthew D. Krasowski
Citation: Academic Pathology, 5
Date: 2018
Type: Document
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Iowa's Marketplace Choice Summative Report
Summarizes an evaluation of the implementation of Iowa's Marketplace Choice Plan (MPC), a premium support health insurance plan for Iowans from 101-133% of the federal poverty level (FPL). Discusses the effects of the plan on member access to care, quality of care, insurance coverage gaps, and costs of providing care. Also examines the effects of the premium incentive and copayment disincentive programs on plan enrollees and the adequacy of the plan's provider network.
Author(s): Elizabeth T. Momany, Suzanne E. Bentler, Susan C. McKernan, et al.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Iowa Public Policy Center
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Iowa: Governor's Designation for Rural Health Clinic Status
Shows Iowa counties classified as designated, grandfathered, metropolitan statistical area (MSA), or not designated to determine eligibility for Rural Health Clinic (RHC) status.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Department of Public Health
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Network Spotlight: Wright Health Partners
Describes the network characteristics, lessons learned, challenges, and accomplishments of Wright Health Partners, a rural healthcare consortium based in Clarion, Iowa. Originally started as an agreement between two Critical Access Hospitals, Wright Health Partners has grown to include schools, an ambulance service, an orthopedic practice, and other partners. Members of Wright Health Partners share an electronic medical record (EMR) system, technical assistance resources, and program funding.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Improving Rural Oral Health: Six States' Response to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Oral Health Strategic Framework
Findings brief describing how Colorado, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina have responded to the Department of Health and Human Services' 2014-2017 goals for advancing oral health in America, with emphasis on programs available to children. Features statistics including number of dental insurance companies, number of public health dental clinics or Federally Qualified Health Centers providing oral health services, and number of full-time and part-time dentists and dental hygienists at these facilities in each of the six states.
Author(s): Amy B. Martin, Janice C. Probst, Karen M. Jones
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Determinants of the 5-Year Retention and Rural Location of Family Physicians: Results from the Iowa Family Medicine Training Network
Analysis of data from 8 residency programs associated with the Carver College of Medicine. Includes statistics with breakdowns by decade of graduation, place of residency, 5-year retention rate, and rural location.
Author(s): Gregory Nelson, Thomas S. Gruca
Citation: Family Medicine, 49(6), 473-476
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
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Evaluation of Provider Network in the Iowa Dental Wellness Plan, 2014-2016
Reports on Iowa's Dental Wellness Plan (DWP) provider network established due to the poor oral health status of low income residents and need for dental care within the state. Compares the first and second year of the DWP using outcomes measures that include dentist supply and distance to the nearest dentist in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas.
Author(s): Susan McKernan, Mark Pooley, Aparna Ingleshwar, Elizabeth Momany, Peter Damiano
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Iowa Public Policy Center
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A Longitudinal Study of Atrazine and 2,4-D Exposure and Oxidative Stress Markers among Iowa Corn Farmers
Presents a study on oxidative stress in Iowa corn farmers who have been exposed to certain pesticides and herbicides. Breaks down data by age, smoking history, and alcohol use, among other factors.
Author(s): Catherine C. Lerro, Laura E. Beane Freeman, L├╝tzen Portengen, et al.
Citation: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis, 58(1), 30-38
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
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Iowa Department of Public Health Workforce Report to the Iowa Legislature
Reports on state funding and how it aligns with the priorities and goals of the public health department's healthcare workforce programs. Provides recommendations, describes strategies, and identifies appropriated allocations in support of rural and urban healthcare workforce initiatives within the state.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Department of Public Health
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Last Updated: 4/28/2022