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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)
Date: 06/2022
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: 04/2022
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 hospitals located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Geographic Determinants of Colorectal Cancer in Louisiana
Examines colorectal cancer (CRC) disparities in rural Louisiana based on 2008-2017 data from the Louisiana Tumor Registry. Includes statistics and demographic data such as race, gender, socioeconomic status (SES), and Acadian vs. non-Acadian, among others. Discusses correlations of individual demographic data and CRC disparity.
Author(s): Denise Danos, Claudia Leonardi, Xiao‑Cheng Wu
Citation: Cancer Causes & Control, 33, 525-532
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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2021 Louisiana Health Report Card
Provides detailed health data by parish for Louisiana. Covers cancer incidence, suicides, the opioid epidemic, COVID-19, infectious diseases, low birthweights and infant deaths, top causes of death, and more.
Date: 2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Department of Health
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FY 2021: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Louisiana Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Louisiana in Fiscal Year 2021. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Association of the Neighborhood Built Environment with Incident and Prevalent Depression in the Rural South
Shares the results of a study examining if the built environment is associated with depression for residents living in Washington Parish, Louisiana in the rural South. Examines if observed associations between rural built environments and depression can be mitigated by physical activity. Table 1 details the demographic characteristics of the rural study population.
Author(s): Christopher E. Anderson, Stephanie T. Broyles, Maeve E. Wallace, Lydia A. Bazzano, Jeanette Gustat
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 18, 200605
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
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Rural Hospital Closings in Southern States
Interactive map depicting 59 rural hospital closures from January 2012 - July 2021 in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Uses data from the North Carolina Health Research Program.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
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COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Campaign Online Analysis
Provides links to online communication tools and state-level resources to increase COVID-19 vaccination confidence across the 8 Delta Regional Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) Program states: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Legato Healthcare Marketing, National Rural Health Resource Center
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Louisiana Primary Care Needs Assessment: Closing the Gap on Healthcare Disparities and Workforce Shortages
Identifies unmet needs and disparities in health outcomes in Louisiana, explores health workforce concerns, and discusses barriers to accessing healthcare. Includes a section on Health Professional Shortage Areas and mentions rural throughout.
Author(s): Hayley Alexander, Barrie Black, Nicole Coarsey, Kimberly Brent
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Well-Ahead Louisiana
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Last Updated: 9/6/2022