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FY 2023: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Maryland Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Maryland 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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2023 Maryland Hunger Profiles
Provides state- and county-level data on age of population, median household income, childhood and older adult poverty levels, and food program usage in Maryland. Discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food access as well as strategies to end hunger in the state.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maryland Hunger Solutions
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Maryland
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: 07/2023
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2017-2021 American Community Survey Chartbook
State- and county-level information on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy, education, labor force, employment, income, health insurance coverage, disability, and veteran status, for the 13 Appalachian states. Features statistics with breakdowns by 5 levels of population density. Includes data explorer options for Appalachian categories such as population and age, education, income and poverty, computer and broadband access, rural Appalachia versus rural America, and employment and commuting.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Sara Srygley, Linda A. Jacobsen
Date: 06/2023
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Population Reference Bureau
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Rural Maryland Council Report on the Transportation Health Care Roundtable Meetings
Summaries of a series of roundtable discussions between healthcare and transportation providers to determine how health and human services transportation can be improved in Maryland. Mentions rural throughout.
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Rural Maryland Council, Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland
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Preserve Telehealth Access Act of 2021: Telehealth Recommendations
Offers policy recommendations related to Maryland's Preserve Telehealth Access Act of 2021, including recommendations related to provider options to deliver care via telehealth, audio-visual and audio-only delivery, remote patient monitoring, hospice care services, inpatient care, patient privacy, and reimbursement levels.
Author(s): Randolph S. Sergent, Ben Steffen
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maryland Health Care Commission
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Technical Report of The Maryland Telehealth Study
Presents the results of a study examining the quality and cost of telehealth following its expansion during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as impact on access to healthcare, alignment with other models of care, and provider and patient satisfaction with a focus on policy impacts in Maryland. Includes findings of a literature review, consumer interviews, behavioral healthcare organization focus groups, and a provider survey.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: NORC at the University of Chicago, The Maryland Health Care Commission
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Consumer Finances in Rural Appalachia
Describes the financial needs and challenges of consumers in rural Appalachia. Features sections on consumer finance profiles, including a section on medical debt, and consumer distress and delinquencies. Appendix A includes state-level statistics for the 13 Appalachian states, including percent of rural people with medical debt in the state.
Author(s): Matthew Liu, Cooper Luce, Michael Orevba, Shawn Sebastian, Cortnie Shupe
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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Maryland Community Health Worker and Employer Surveys: Analysis and Report, With a Focus on Rural Maryland
Examines the Maryland landscape of community health workers (CHWs) and the organizations that employ them; identifies barriers and facilitators to incorporating the CHW skillset into patient-centered healthcare models; and determines the impact of CHWs on access to healthcare and use of preventive health services by the people they serve. Features statistics including demographics, services provided, funding sources, and type of employer, with breakdowns by urban or rural area.
Author(s): Brian Robertson, John Charles, Allison Tippery, et al.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maryland State Office of Rural Health
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Area-Level Deprivation and Adverse Childhood Experiences among High School Students in Maryland
Examines the frequency of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in adolescents in Maryland such as food insecurity and parental addiction, mental illness, violence, or incarceration. Reports on the 2018 Maryland Youth Risk Behavior Survey/Youth Tobacco Survey data of 41,091 adolescents to examine the connection between ACEs and area-level deprivation. Includes data breakdowns by rural/not rural county, age, sex, and sexual and gender minority (SGM) status.
Author(s): Shaheen Kurani, Lindsey Webb, Kechna Cadet, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 22, 811
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 11/30/2023