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2020 Rural Opioid Overdose Mortality
Highlights the rate of rural opioid overdose mortality in 2020 for several northern New England states and compares it to the national rate. Breaks down rates based on substances used as well.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction
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FY 2022: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Maine Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Maine in Fiscal Year 2022. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Teledentistry Trends in the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Reviews the use of teledentistry during and following the COVID-19 pandemic in California, Maine, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, and examines reimbursement issues and supports needed to enhance dental care in a post-COVID-19 world. Mentions rural throughout.
Author(s): Miranda Werts, Prashanta Patel, Elizabeth Mertz
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oral Health Workforce Research Center
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MaineHealth ACO – Integrating and Using Data to Support Care Delivery
Profiles MaineHealth ACO, a network of 11 hospitals, 353 clinical practices, 18 Rural Health Clinics, and 2 Federally Qualified Health Centers. Describes how MaineHealth ACO integrates clinical and claims data to support care delivery, target patient needs, and reduce costs.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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'Filling the Cracks': How a Rural Maine Community Kept its 24/7 Urgent Care Open with Paramedics
Features a pilot program serving rural Maine where paramedics take shifts staffing the local health center after-hours and on weekends.
Author(s): Gretel Kauffman
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on People who Inject Drugs Accessing Harm Reduction Services in a Rural American State
Results of a study exploring how changes made in Maine during the pandemic affected access to harm reduction services, including basic services such as shelter, syringe service programs, safe drug supply, low barrier buprenorphine treatment, and peer support. Based on interviews with 36 stakeholders comprising people who inject drugs, community partners, and healthcare providers.
Author(s): Kinna Thakarar, Michael Kohut, Rebecca Hutchinson, et al.
Citation: Harm Reduction Journal, 19(80)
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Maine
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 outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Northern Border Regional Commission State and Region Chartbooks: A Health-Focused Landscape Analysis
Webinar describing a project compiling the most recent publicly available data related to health and healthcare access at the county and state level for Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. Discusses healthcare professional shortage areas and highlights counties with worse health outcomes than other counties in the region. Features statistics on demographics with breakdowns by rural location, socioeconomic characteristics, access to care, health outcomes and behaviors, community safety, death rates and top causes of death, internet access, insurance coverage, telehealth policies, scope of practice for various provider types, and maps showing Heath Professional Shortage Areas and locations of Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and Critical Access Hospitals.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Transcript
Author(s): Katherine Ahrens
Date: 06/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Maine Rural Health Research Center, Rural Health Research Gateway
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State Innovation Model Testing Awards from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center: Highlighting Rural Focus
Summarizes the activities and accomplishments of rural-specific State Innovation Models (SIM) in 11 states: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oregon, and Vermont. Describes the SIM initiative, which began in 2012 to support states committed to designing and testing strategies for payment model and delivery system reform.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Convergence of Service Providers and Managers' Perspectives on Strengths, Gaps, and Priorities for Rural Health System Redesign: A Whole-Systems Qualitative Study in Washington County, Maine
Presents themes from interviews with 46 direct healthcare service providers between September - November 2020 in Washington County, Maine. Explores existing clinical service strengths, local and state gaps in services and the impact of those gaps on quality and safety, and priorities and strategies for sustaining or restoring essential healthcare services.
Author(s): Rebecca L. West, Judy Margo, Jeff Brown, Amy Dowley, Susan Haas
Citation: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 13
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 1/30/2023