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Massachusetts Resources

Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Massachusetts
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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FY 2021: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Massachusetts Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Massachusetts 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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The Geography of Uninsurance in Massachusetts: An Update for 2013-2017
Identifies high-uninsurance communities in Massachusetts using three measures: uninsurance rate, number of uninsured, and concentration of uninsured. Describes socioeconomic characteristics of high-uninsurance communities and uninsured residents. Supplemental tables include data by county, county subdivision, place, and additional geographies.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): Michael Karpman, Dulce Gonzalez, Sharon K. Long
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, Urban Institute
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Thirty Miles at Sea — Providing Consistent Care in an Inconsistent Environment
Discusses the challenges of providing emergency department care on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts, where the population fluctuates widely from the off-season to the summer. Describes how Nantucket Cottage Hospital transitioned from an ad hoc system of rotating physicians, to using a professional staffing group, as a way to ensure adequate coverage and focus on providing quality care rather than scheduling.
Author(s): Margot Hartmann, Jason Graziadei
Citation: New England Journal of Medicine, 376(14), 1306-1307
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
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White Paper on Rural Housing Issues in Massachusetts
Documents challenges to affordable housing for rural communities in Massachusetts. The findings of this report support a holistic approach to housing in rural areas that includes healthcare as a contributing factor.
Author(s): Massachusetts Housing Partnership
Date: 12/2014
Type: Document
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Special Commission on Rural Access and Improving State-Sponsored Services in Massachusetts Rural Communities
A report to the governor and the general court of the state of Massachusetts detailing the conditions affecting rural health and the goals to improve the quality of life for rural residents in the state. Offers recommendations to strengthen rural health service delivery in the state focusing on access, workforce planning, technology, service delivery, and policies.
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Massachusetts Office of Health and Human Services
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Northeast Telehealth Resource Center - Upcoming Events
List of events hosted by the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC), other Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs), and other events related to telehealth that address telehealth policy, delivery and disease prevention, and more. Includes past event recordings.
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organization: Northeast Telehealth Resource Center
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Rural Firefighters Delivering Agricultural Safety and Health (RF-DASH)
Provides farm safety resources for rural firefighters in 7 states. Provides access to free online tools with registration: SaferFarm.org, which analyzes hazardous elements on farms that could lead to injury, and NFMCFarmMapper.com, which helps fire departments preplan their response to fires on farms.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Agriculture Safety and Health Center
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Massachusetts Current Opioid Statistics
Features quarterly data on opioid-related overdose deaths, prescription monitoring, and opioid-related emergency services data for Massachusetts. Includes county-level data.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Massachusetts Office of Health and Human Services
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Cancer-Rates.info
Contains cancer incidence and mortality data for a number of states, with the option to view data by county, cancer type, gender, race and ethnicity, and in most cases, rural/urban geography.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky
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Additional resources are available. See a full list of Massachusetts Resources.


Last Updated: 6/28/2022