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Iowa Resources

Providing Cardiology Care in Rural Areas Through Visiting Consultant Clinics
Examines impact of cardiology outreach clinics in 96 predominantly rural Iowa cities in 2014. Includes a map showing clinic sites and a table of mean one-way travel times with breakdowns by urban area, large rural city, small rural town, isolated rural town, and all rural census tracts.
Author(s): Thomas S. Gruca, Tae-Hyung Pyo, Gregory C. Nelson
Citation: Journal of the American Heart Association, 5(7)
Date: 06/2016
Type: Document
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State Variations in the Rural Obstetric Workforce
Illustrates the challenges affecting the obstetric workforce in Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and other rural hospitals having at least ten births in 2010 by analyzing data derived from a telephone survey conducted in 9 states. Includes data for each state on hospital and provider characteristics, and services provided for labor and delivery.
Author(s): Peiyin Hung, Katy B. Kozhimannil, Michelle M. Casey, Carrie Henning-Smith, Shailendra Prasad
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Assessment of Pharmacists' Delivery of Public Health Services in Rural and Urban Areas in Iowa and North Dakota
Assesses Iowa and North Dakota pharmacists' involvement in providing essential public health services, and discusses opportunities for pharmacists to alleviate rural workforce shortages. Compares pharmacists' involvement with public health service delivery based on rural/urban practice setting.
Author(s): David M. Scott, Mark Strand, Teri Undem, et al.
Citation: Pharmacy Practice, 14(4), 836
Date: 2016
Type: Document
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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Risk and Insecticide, Fungicide and Fumigant Use in the Agricultural Health Study
Reports on a study to determine any linkage between the agricultural use of specific pesticides and the occurrence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and multiple myeloma (MM) on agricultural workers in Iowa and North Carolina.
Author(s): Michael C. R. Alavanja, Jonathan N. Hofmann, Charles F. Lynch, et al.
Citation: PLoS One, 9(10)
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
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2013 Iowa Governor's Designation for Rural Health Clinics
Explains the Governor's shortage designation process, used to identify counties for eligibility for certification as Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). Iowa is one of 13 states that utilize this type of designation.
Additional links: 2013 Iowa Governor's Designated Counties for Rural Health Clinics Map
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Iowa State Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Iowa Rural Health Program Update 2014
Provides an overview of programs and funding supporting rural health programs in Iowa.
Date: 2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Iowa State Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Iowa Population Density Map - Peer Groups 2012
Shows a map of Iowa delineating counties by rural, dense rural, semi-urban, and urban peer group, total population, and population density data per square mile. Includes a table listing population density data organized by rural, dense rural, semi-urban, and urban for the state of Iowa and for each county.
Date: 2012
Type: Chart/Graph, Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Iowa State Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Health Care Public Transit: A Spotlight on Transportation & Access to Care
Assists public health professionals, community leaders and other healthcare providers in understanding the link that transportation plays in enabling Iowans to access healthcare services. Discusses issues regarding service in rural settings.
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Department of Transportation
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The Economic and Cultural Impacts of Veterans on Rural America: The Case of Iowa
Maps the location of veterans in rural Iowa by county in 2008 and 2010. Addresses their use of medical services and the resulting economic impact.
Author(s): Dan Krier, C. Richard Stockner, Paul Lasley
Citation: Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 26(3), 57-82
Date: 2011
Type: Document
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Iowa Hospital 2020 - 2018 Total Facility Utilization Data
Provides data on Iowa hospital utilization from 2018 to 2020. Reports on Critical Access Hospitals, rural hospitals, rural referral hospitals, urban hospitals, VA hospitals, and other hospitals. Includes data such as swing bed admissions, surgeries, financials, and more.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Hospital Association
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Last Updated: 6/22/2022