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Addressing Behavioral Health Workforce Needs in Kansas
Examines the behavioral health workforce in Kansas by age and rural versus urban geographic distribution. Includes data on population to provider ratios for psychiatrists and licensed special clinical social workers (LSCSWs). Discusses strategies to reduce behavioral workforce shortages such as the utilization of telehealth.
Author(s): Cynthia Snyder, Angela Wu, Hina B. Shah, Wen-Chieh Lin
Date: 12/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Health Institute
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Kansas Statewide Farmworker Health Program
A webinar recording that covers how the Kansas Statewide Farmworker Health Program (KSFHP) operates to provide primary care services to migrant and farmworker families. Provides information about navigating the program, including information about migrant health centers, services covered by KSFHP, and a county-level map that depicts the voucher case management infrastructure used to provide healthcare coverage.
Additional links: Webinar Slides
Date: 12/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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Health Care Access in the Heartland: How to Improve Services in Rural America
Outlines strategies policymakers and community leaders in rural America can use to improve healthcare access and services. Combines data analysis of county demographics and health data with focus groups in Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Provides expert interviews to better understand healthcare access in rural communities.
Author(s): Darren Chapman, Angie Cooper, Elizabeth Dombowsky, et al.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Heartland Forward
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Exploring Health Insurance Coverage in the North Central Region at the Intersection of Location, Employment, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity
Provides data on health insurance coverage in North Central Region states. Includes rural versus urban coverage comparisons, further broken down by employment type, gender, and race/ethnicity.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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Understanding Barriers to COVID-19 Testing Among Rural and Urban Populations in Kansas
Highlights a study on the barriers to COVID-19 testing in rural and urban Kansas. Bases conclusions on the results of a 2021 survey of 2,196 Kansans and highlights reported barriers such as perceived pain of the test, unsure of where to receive testing, and not wanting to test positive, among other factors.
Author(s): Vicki L. Collie-Akers, Elizabeth Ablah, Sarah Landry, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 112(S9), S874-S877
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
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Rural Health Grants and Funding Opportunities
A webinar recording that discusses grant, loan, scholarship, and other funding opportunities for practitioners in rural healthcare and organizations concerned with rural population health. Covers federal opportunities as well as those specific to the state of Kansas.
Additional links: Presentation Slides
Date: 11/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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Closing The Gap: Public Libraries & Public Health
Recording of a webinar discussing the collaboration between libraries and public health. Explores public library health programming related to medical librarians, health literacy, and opportunities to support community healthcare and human service needs. Includes information specific to rural communities.
Additional links: Presentation Slides
Date: 09/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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Kansas Ag Stress: Focusing on Farmer's Mental Health
Discusses the impact of the agricultural industry on the Kansas economy and the potential stressors and dangers related to the farming industry. Offers resources and strategies for reducing farmer mental health stigma and suicide.
Additional links: Slide Deck
Date: 07/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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HIV Prevention and Treatment Challenges in Rural America
A webinar recording that covers issues related to HIV healthcare in rural communities and presents HIV data in the United States. Discusses populations who should be offered pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), current options in HIV treatment, and rural health issues such as stigma, medical and mental health shortage areas, and LGBT discrimination. Provides healthcare options available in Kansas.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: AIDS Education and Training Centers National Coordinating Resource Center, University of Kansas Medical Center
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Rural–Urban Disparities in Health Access Factors Over Time: Implications for Cancer Prevention and Health Equity in the Midwest
Examines environmental and socioeconomic factors in rural and urban counties to understand differences in cancer burden and healthcare access. Analyzes 123 counties in Kansas and Missouri from 2009 to 2017 for health equity factors such as primary care provider availability, lack of insurance, unemployment, and childhood poverty. Includes rural versus urban cancer mortality rates in Kansas from 2008-2017.
Author(s): Jordan Baker, Hope Krebill, Hanluen Kuo, et al.
Citation: Health Equity, 6(1), 382-389.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 12/20/2023