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How to Launch a Pulmonary Rehab Program
Highlights the benefits to hospitals and their community of operating rural pulmonary rehab programs, and shares practical advice and tips on how Critical Access Hospitals and small rural hospitals can successfully build and sustain their own pulmonary rehab programs. Features Sparta Community Hospital in Illinois and Hood Memorial Hospital in Louisiana, which opened pulmonary rehab programs in 2023. Includes transcript.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Louisiana
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites and short term/PPS (Prospective Payment System) hospitals located in rural areas.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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FY 2023: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Louisiana Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Louisiana in Fiscal Year 2023. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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DRCHSD Spotlight: Savoy Medical Center in Mamou, Louisiana
Describes how the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program helped Savoy Medical Center, a 60-bed hospital in rural Mamou, Louisiana, develop a residential treatment facility to meet the need for local, post-acute care for patients with substance use disorders.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Self-Assessed Health Status and Obesity Vulnerability in Rural Louisiana: A Cross-Sectional Analysis
Examines the self-assessed health of rural residents in Louisiana utilizing the obesity vulnerability index, which factors in gender, race, education, caregiver status, exercise, and grocery store choice as potential risk factors for obesity. Provides 2021 data of residents from 3 rural counties, with obesity vulnerability index indicators broken down by fair, good, or excellent health status.
Author(s): Santosh Pathak, Hua Wang, Katherine Seals, Naveen C. Adusumilli, Denise Holston
Citation: PLoS One, 18(6)
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
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DRCHSD Spotlight on Natchitoches Regional Medical Center
Profiles Natchitoches Regional Medical Center (NRMC) in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Discusses how NRMC implemented best practices from the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program to improve their emergency department redirect program and form community partnerships to address social determinants of health and improve the health of the population.
Date: 05/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Disparities in Spatial Accessibility of Primary Care in Louisiana: From Physical to Virtual Accessibility
Evaluates both physical and virtual accessibility to primary care physicians (PCPs) across Louisiana. Analyzes disparities in access between rural and urban areas, the Black population and the general population, and for Area Deprivation Index (ADI) areas.
Author(s): Fahui Wang, Yutian Zeng, Lingbo Liu, Tracy Onega
Citation: Frontiers in Public Health, 11, 1154574
Date: 2023
Type: Document
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Louisiana Rural Health Association 2023-2025 Strategic Plan
Offers the strategic plan for the Louisiana Rural Health Association with focus on growth, accountability, relationships, and impact. Plan includes a SWOT analysis and presentation slides highlighting survey data that contributed to the final plan.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Rural Health Association
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Determinants of Telehealth Service Use among Mental Health Patients: A Case of Rural Louisiana
Examines the use of telehealth for mental health appointments in rural Louisiana. Analyzes 6 mental health outpatient clinics that completed 7,069 telehealth visits with 1,115 patients from April 2020 to March 2021. Discusses how demographic factors and severity of disease impact telehealth usage.
Author(s): Monteic A. Sizer, Dependra Bhatta, Binod Acharya, Krishna P. Paudel
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(11), 6930
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Evaluating Access to Pediatric Dental Care in the Southeast States
Analyzed 2019 American Community Survey data to evaluate dental care access for children in 10 southeastern states. Considers insurance type and rurality. Makes recommendations for policymakers considering interventions. Note the abstract to the publisher's final edited version of this article.
Author(s): Nicoleta Serban, Simin Ma, Katrine Pospichel, Lisha Yang
Citation: The Journal of the American Dental Association, 153(4), 330-341
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 2/15/2024