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Health Matters: Navigating an Enhanced Rural Health Model for Maryland
Details a report on the findings of a study of Maryland's healthcare delivery system in 5 rural counties and looks at the availability of providers, vulnerable populations, barriers to access due to lack of transportation, and full and partial closures of healthcare facilities. Presents various rural healthcare models as potential options for Maryland.
Additional links: Executive Summary, Technical Reports
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, University of Maryland School of Public Health
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Dental Access in Rural Maryland: Innovative Approaches to Care
Details a report on dental healthcare access in Maryland. Discusses statewide strategies and highlights 5 rural community organizations working to improve access to care.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maryland Rural Health Association
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A Community Holding Hands to Bridge its Divide
Describes the actions taken and programs developed by the residents of Garret County, Maryland in response to the economic, cultural, and health challenges they face. Working together the Garret County residents have been able to provide scholarships to every high school graduate to attend community college for free, develop 700 affordable, low-income, mixed-income and workforce housing units, and more. Garret County is a recipient of the 2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Prize.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Bringing Care Where it is Needed: A Rural Maryland Perspective
Presents a report on the different care delivery models helping to improve access to healthcare in rural Maryland. Discusses three programs using different approaches to deliver care to people in rural communities.
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maryland Rural Health Association
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The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey
Provides state and county-level data 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. Includes breakdowns by five levels of urban or rural county types.
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Linda A. Jacobsen
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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Rural Innovation Profile: Global Budget Process as an Alternative Payment Model
Profiles McCready Health in rural Crisfield, Maryland to examine the what, why, who, and how of Maryland's all-payer hospital rate-setting system. Discusses the Total Patient Revenue (TPR) system and corresponding essential functions such as rate setting, strategic planning, and care coordination.
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Community Health Workers Get Trained to Reduce Oral Health Disparities
Highlights programs serving the Navajo Nation, Texas colonias, and Appalachian Maryland that use community health workers to provide oral health education and improve access dental care.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Social Determinants of Health and Vulnerable Populations in Rural Maryland
White paper discussing how social determinants of health impact those who face barriers to health and are susceptible to poor health due to circumstances such as environmental conditions, housing concerns, lack of transportation, and poverty. Includes strategies and examples of programs that have worked in rural communities to address topics such as substance use disorder and care coordination.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Maryland Community Health Resources Commission, Maryland Rural Health Association
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Rural Maryland Council Health Care Committee Executive Summary, 2015-2016
Report on the work of the Rural Maryland Health Care Committee for 2015-2016. Includes meeting agendas and minutes, presentation slides, discussion of white papers, correspondence, and focused topics such as telehealth and telepsychiatry. The focus of the committee during this biennium was mental and behavioral health in school age children.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Maryland Council
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Maryland
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as rural Federally Qualified Health Centers and Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Implementation of the Federal Rural IMPACT Demonstration
Overview of the first year of the White House Rural Council and U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' demonstration project, focused on improving social determinants of health and designed to reduce poverty through coordinated services for children and parents. Discusses key findings and identifies possible lessons for policymakers and stakeholders. Includes appendix with profiles of the 10 demonstration sites.
Author(s): Alana Landey, Pam Winston, Pierre Joseph
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Child Care Deserts
A report analyzing child care centers by zip code in eight states, with a specific focus on how limited or complete lack of access disproportionately affects rural areas. Includes a discussion of what constitutes a child care desert and what may prevent families from finding needed care, such as prohibitive cost based on income ratio.
Date: 10/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for American Progress
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Exploring Global Budgets and All-Payer Rate Setting Approaches: How Does it Impact Rural Providers?
A slide presentation on hospital payment methodologies focusing on the incentives of population health and value-driven payment models. Compares the impact of the all-payer model for hospitals in Maryland with volume-based payment approaches. Also includes information on payment reform initiatives in Vermont and Pennsylvania.
Author(s): Alana Knudson, Rebecca Oran
Date: 08/2016
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
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Network Spotlight: Mountain Health Alliance
Highlights the Cumberland, Maryland based Mountain Health Alliance (MHA), which works to advance a culture of health within the region's rural communities through collaboration and community engagement. Covers MHA's network characteristics, key learnings, accomplishments, and challenges faced through an interview with network director, Kimi-Scott McGreevy. MHA serves the uninsured, underinsured, and low-income populations in a three-state (PA, MD, WV), five-county region.
Date: 06/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Integration of Oral Health Into the Well-Child Visit at Federally Qualified Health Centers: Study of 6 Clinics, August 2014-March 2015
Results and analysis of observations and 39 interviews with 42 administrators and staff at 6 clinics in rural, small community, and urban areas in Massachusetts and Maryland. Includes patient demographics and structural characteristics of clinics.
Author(s): Judith Bernstein, Christina Gebel, Clemencia Vargas, et al.
Location: Preventing Chronic Disease, 13
Date: 04/2016
Type: Document
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2016 Primary Care Needs Assessment
Report of the Maryland Primary Care Office to identify areas of focus for primary, dental, and mental healthcare and services. The overall needs of medically underserved areas and how state and federal funding and workforce resources can help people access primary care in those areas is also discussed.
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maryland Department of Health
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Maryland Medically Underserved Area and Population Designations, Federally Qualified Health Centers and Look-Alike Sites as of 12/31/15
Shows the location of Maryland Medically Underserved Area/Population Designations (MUA/MUP) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
Date: 12/2015
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Maryland Department of Health
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Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report Maryland Rural Health Association
The Maryland Rural Health Association annual report in newsletter format identifying their current officers, board members, and state agency liaisons. Provides details on their operating budget, and identifies the recipients of their rural health awards program.
Date: 11/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maryland Rural Health Association
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Maryland Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) Designations for Primary Care as of 12/31/2015
Shows the location and designation type of Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) for primary care in Maryland.
Date: 2015
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Maryland Office of Rural Health
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Maryland Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) Designations for Mental Care as of 12/31/2015
Shows the location and designation type of Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) for mental health in Maryland.
Date: 2015
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Maryland Office of Rural Health
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Maryland Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) Designations for Dental Care as of 12/31/2015
Shows the location and designation type of Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) for dental health in Maryland.
Date: 2015
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Maryland Office of Rural Health
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Federally Defined Rural Designations: Maryland
Shows the location of federally designated rural areas in Maryland.
Date: 2015
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Maryland Department of Health
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Community Health Center Growth & Sustainability: State Profiles From the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States
Provides health and economic data, and Medicaid policy information regarding community health centers (CHCs) in rural and urban areas, from 13 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia) and the District of Columbia.
Author(s): Dan Lowenstein, Nancy Lager, Tom Manning
Date: 12/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RCHN Community Health Foundation
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Maryland Health Centers Research & Data
Provides maps of FQHC locations and communities experiencing shortages of primary care physicians. Also includes information on the populations served by health centers, services provided, staff, patient visits, costs of care, and use of electronic health information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Maryland
Lists statistics on population, educational attainment, employment, income, farm characteristics, and farm financial indicators for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Maryland KIDS COUNT Data Center (KCDC)
Provides data on child well-being for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Maryland QuickFacts
Basic demographic and economic statistics for the state, with links to county-level data.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Maryland State Health Facts
The latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation. Individual state profiles and 50-state comparisons.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Last Updated: 12/8/2017