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Maryland Resources

Healthy Farmers, Prosperous Farms Video
Presents a video discussing the importance of health insurance in maintaining access to healthcare for farmers and their families. Details the rates of injuries for farmers and the risks that operating a farm without health insurance can pose to both the farmers themselves and their business.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Maryland Council
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Toward Hospital Global Budgeting: State Considerations
Overview of hospital global budgeting, using case studies from Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. Explores ways in which global budgets can offer some financial stability for rural hospitals.
Author(s): Robert Murray
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: State Health & Value Strategies
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Creating Connections What Broadband Means for Rural America
Offers articles on the challenges of providing broadband access in rural areas, federal policy options, and other local stakeholders working on solutions to build and strengthen rural communities. Includes discussion on how Garrett County, Maryland successfully expanded broadband access, and how tribes are building infrastructure to provide broadband access for their members.
Citation: Rural Voices, 22(2)
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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Maryland Rural Health Plan 2018
Details the current state of rural healthcare in Maryland, including areas of need, success of existing health plans, and corresponding recommendations. Presents county-level data, including the health priorities for each rural county.
Additional links: Maryland Rural Health Plan Website
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maryland Rural Health Association
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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
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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Urban–Rural Differences in Suicide in the State of Maryland: The Role of Firearms
Analyzes suicides recorded in Maryland from 2003 to 2015 from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maryland to examine whether the use of firearms explain rural and urban differences in suicide rates. Includes demographic information for total suicides, firearm suicides, and nonfirearm suicides by sex, race/ethnicity, age, and rurality.
Author(s): Paul S. Nestadt, Patrick Triplett, David R. Fowler, Ramin Mojtabai
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 107(10), 1548-1553
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
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Immigrant Health in Rural Maryland: A Qualitative Study of Major Barriers to Health Care Access
Highlights a study on barriers to healthcare access for rural immigrants in Maryland. Bases findings on interviews with immigrants living on Maryland's rural Eastern Shore. Discusses insurance coverage, language barriers, and citizenship status, among other factors.
Author(s): Thurka Sangaramoorthy, Emilia M. Guevara
Citation: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 19, 939-946
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
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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
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
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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Last Updated: 2/23/2024