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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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) view details
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
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 view details
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 view details
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