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Minnesota Department of Health - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Resources and information on Minnesota's response to COVID-19, including information for healthcare providers and facilities, state hotlines, and information on cases in the state.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Integrating Rural into the New Reality of Health Care
Recording of a webinar held on June 3, 2020 focused on the effect of healthcare system mergers on access to healthcare services in rural communities, especially in the state of Minnesota. Features a panel of rural healthcare experts discussing how policies created to control hospital costs impact healthcare access. Transcript available by clicking the dots above the Subscribe tab, then selecting Open Transcript.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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Rural and Urban COVID-19 Hot Spots
Line chart showing COVID-19 cases per capita over time for selected rural and urban hot spots. Rural hot spots include Western Kansas and Oklahoma, Southern Minnesota, Central Iowa, and Central Mississippi.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Minnesota - Virtual Education on COVID-19
A partnership between CHI St. Gabriel's Health Project ECHO and Minnesota healthcare organizations offering CME accredited sessions on COVID-19 planning, response and clinical information relevant to physicians/clinicians in the care of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Human Services, Stratis Health, University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
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UMASH - COVID-19 Resources
Presents resources and information pertaining to COVID-19 for farmers and farmworkers in the Midwest. Features national and state-level information for Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North and South Dakota. Includes resources for Spanish speakers.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Agriculture Safety and Health Center
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Minnesota Medical Association - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Physicians
Provides physicians with resources related to COVID-19, including registration links for weekly statewide update calls, telehealth resources, information on financial support/resources, executive orders, physician well-being, and more.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Medical Association (MMA)
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Integrating Rural into the New Reality of Healthcare
Discusses service consolidations implemented by healthcare systems to control costs, and examines the resulting cuts to rural healthcare services, especially in Minnesota. Offers recommendations to help policymakers respond to the negative effects of healthcare acquisitions and mergers on healthcare access in rural communities. Includes rural/urban comparisons on profit margins for hospitals, patient demographics, miles traveled for inpatient and outpatient services, and more.
Author(s): Kelly Asche, Marnie Werner
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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COVID-19: Comparing Apples and Oranges
Compares rural and metropolitan areas of Minnesota on the rate of COVID-19 cases, taking population into account. Features county-level statistics on COVID-19 cases and deaths per 100,000 people.
Author(s): Kelly Asche
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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Conversation with State Leaders About COVID-19
Recording from a May 1, 2020 webinar describing Minnesota's efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic in rural areas. Offers discussion on the impact of the state's response on rural residents, including issues related to rural healthcare, agriculture, child care, and more. Transcript available by clicking the dots above the Subscribe tab, then selecting Open Transcript.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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Association of Neighborhood Measures of Social Determinants of Health With Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in the US Midwest
Results of a study examining how area-level social determinants of health and rurality were associated with cancer screening practices in 75 Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System practices in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin in 2016-2017. Features statistics on factors associated with 3 types of cancer screenings, with breakdowns by urban, rural, and highly rural areas.
Author(s): Shaheen S. Kurani, Rozalina G. McCoy, Michelle A. Lampman, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 3(3)
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
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Minnesota's Social Worker Workforce
Describes the social worker workforce in Minnesota. Covers demographic statistics, education, employment, and distribution of social workers in metropolitan areas, large towns, small town rural, and isolated rural areas in Minnesota.
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Minnesota's Physical Therapist (PT) Workforce, 2020
An overview of the physical therapist workforce in the state of Minnesota based on a 2017 workforce questionnaire and other resources. Provides data and statistics on demographics, educational attainment, current employment status and future plans, specialties, use of electronic health records and telemedicine, and includes geographic distribution by rural-urban commuting regions (RUCAs).
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Assessing Health and Safety Concerns and Psychological Stressors among Agricultural Workers in the U.S. Midwest
Results of a 2018 study of 540 farmers in Iowa, Ohio, Missouri, Minnesota, and Nebraska, identifying agricultural work stressors including chemical and equipment safety, finances, and health concerns such as hearing loss, respiratory problems, depression, and acute illnesses. Examines differences between mail and in-person survey modes, and compares their effectiveness in promoting farm workers' willingness to participate in the surveys. Features demographics and statistics on the types of stress experienced.
Author(s): Kanika Arora, Marsha Cheyney, Fredric Gerr, et al.
Citation: Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 26(1), 45-58
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Minnesota
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Health Care in Minnesota: Data Highlights
A chartbook focused on rural health in Minnesota, with data on demographics, the healthcare system, the healthcare workforce, access and utilization of health services, and spending. Also discusses how Minnesota is responding to healthcare challenges.
Additional links: Chart Summaries, Data Sources
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Minnesota's Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) Workforce
Describes the licensed alcohol and drug counselor workforce in Minnesota. Covers demographic statistics, education, employment, and distribution of alcohol and drug counselors in urban, large rural, small rural, and isolated areas in Minnesota.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Minnesota's Dental Therapist Workforce
Provides an overview of the dental therapist workforce in Minnesota, including the history of the profession in the state, educational programs, scope of practice, and licensing requirements. Reports results of a March 2019 survey of the state's dental therapist workforce, with data on demographics, education, employment, work settings, and geographic distribution. Includes data on work location by level of rurality.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Minnesota's Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Workforce
Details the make up and distribution of Minnesota's Advanced Practice Registered Nurse workforce. Highlights workforce characteristics by age, race, education, and rural status, among other measures.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Level of Agreement on Health Information Technology Adoption and Use in Survey Data: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Ambulatory Clinics in 1 US State
Results of a study using 2016 data from 2 surveys of ambulatory providers in Minnesota, related to health information technology functionalities. Features statistics with breakdowns by rural and urban location.
Author(s): Robert S. Rudin, Yunfeng Shi, Shira H. Fischer, et al.
Citation: JAMIA Open, 2(2), 231-237
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
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In Support of Family Caregivers: A Snapshot of Five States
Examines policies developed in Washington State, Minnesota, Hawaii, Tennessee, and Maine to support family caregivers, including those in rural areas. Features demographic characteristics of the states profiled, state expenditures by the Administration for Community Living in FY2016 on older adults and caregivers, and data on state Medicaid policies affecting these groups.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Jennifer Aufill, Julia Burgdorf, Jennifer Wolff
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Milbank Memorial Fund, The John A. Hartford Foundation
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Life and Breath: How Air Pollution Affects Health in Minnesota
Provides a report and data on the health impacts of pollution in Minnesota. Discusses sources of air pollution; health impacts attributable to pollution; and differences in impacts by rural/urban location, poverty rate, health insurance coverage, and race/ethnicity. Includes maps with county-level data on air pollution health-related events.
Additional links: Full Report, Mapping the Data
Date: 06/2019
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Collaborative Practice as a Strategy for Increasing Access to Oral Health Care in Minnesota
Report highlights the collaborative practices of Minnesota's oral health workforce to improve access to oral healthcare in rural areas. Details the collaboration of dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, and dental therapists in MN.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The Network for Public Health Law
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Time Critical Incident Responses: Results from the 2016 Rural EMS Sustainability Survey
Analyzes 2016 survey data to examine how rural emergency medical services (EMS) in Minnesota are trained to assess, manage, and treat patients experiencing time critical events, such as trauma, stroke, STEMI, or sudden cardiac arrest. Includes time critical event statistics for each rural EMS region.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Examining Cancer Equity in Rural and Tribal Communities
Presents a panel discussion of cancer-related health disparities among rural and tribal communities in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota. Focuses on the barriers to cancer care in these communities and discusses ways to promote equity and prevention.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health, SLM Consulting, LLC., South Dakota Public Health Association
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Rural Pulse 2019: Rural/Urban Findings - March 2019
Results of a survey of 1,560 Minnesota residents, exploring their views on issues including access to healthcare, behavioral health services, public transportation, and elder care, and how well these issues are being addressed at the state and local levels. Features statistics including demographics with breakdowns by urban and rural residence, and survey responses with breakdowns by 6 Minnesota regions.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Blandin Foundation
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Health Care Capital Expenditures in Minnesota - A Data Short Take
Provides an overview of healthcare expenditures in Minnesota. Includes information on spending by commitment size, provider type, and project type. Covers capital expenditures data by distribution and type of service for rural and urban areas in Minnesota from 2007 through 2016.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Economics Program Minnesota Department of Health
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The State of Rural 2019
Provides an overview of rural Minnesota. Reports data and statistics on multiple county-level measures including nonwhite and Latino population change, population migration, economic vitality, employment industry, income, rurality, and more.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): Kelly Asche
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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The Burden of Unintentional Injury Mortality among American Indians/Alaska Natives in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin
Describes the prevalence of unintentional injury mortality for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Highlights populations groups that would benefit from policy and practice actions from tribal, federal, state, and local governments, organizations, communities, and leaders to reduce unintentional injuries and related mortality.
Author(s): Meghan A. Porter, Alexandra N. Cirillo Lilli, Chalyse N. Schellinger
Citation: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 25(suppl 5), S20-S28
Date: 2019
Type: Document
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2019 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report
Report highlights the rates of pregnancies, births, and sexually transmitted infections among 15-19 year olds in Minnesota for 2017 and 2018. Breaks down data by race, county, and housing stability. Compares sexual health indicators in public schools with juvenile correctional facilities.
Additional links: County Data
Author(s): J. Farris, E. Delehanty
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center, University of Minnesota
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Strengthening the Oral Health System in Rural Minnesota
Provides an overview of oral health systems in rural Minnesota. Includes information on the current dental workforce, models of care, emerging dental professions, and the cost of dental services. Discusses recommendations to support oral health systems by improving access, increasing the dental workforce, and creating new methods of delivering rural oral healthcare.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Hospital Community Benefit Spending in Minnesota, 2013 to 2015: A Report to the Minnesota Legislature
Examines the community benefits and program spending from 2013 to 2015 that promoted health in Minnesota communities. Discusses trends in community benefits and program spending in rural areas. Includes hospital community benefit information by hospital characteristics including rurality.
Additional links: Data Tables
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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International Medical Graduate Assistance Program: Report to the Minnesota Legislature
Summarizes a program designed to address barriers to practice for international medical graduates and promote pathways to integrate them into primary care settings in rural and underserved areas of Minnesota. Includes background information on the program, the first of its kind in the country, as well as progress reports on activities to date since implementation.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Community Care Integration
Profile of Southern Prairie, a 12-county collaboration facilitating integration of health services and community supports in rural southwestern Minnesota through a Medicaid Accountable Care Organization.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Dental Therapy in Minnesota
Reports on the dental therapist workforce in Minnesota. Includes information on education, certification, licensure, and practice. Discusses the financial viability of dental practices employing dental therapists and how dental therapists can increase access to oral care in rural areas.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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It's an Addiction Crisis: Across Minnesota, the "Opioid Crisis" Is So Much More Than Just Opioids
Details the opioid crisis in the state of Minnesota. Includes statistics on overdose deaths and treatment admissions for alcohol, heroin, methamphetamine, and other opiates. Covers hospital addition costs and workforce issues posing a barrier to access in rural areas. Reviews three rural community models working to address substance abuse.
Author(s): Marnie Werner
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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Implementation of the MEDFRAT to Promote Quality Care and Decrease Falls in Community Hospital Emergency Rooms
Examines the implementation of Memorial Emergency Department Fall-Risk Assessment Tool (MEDFRAT), an evidence based fall-risk assessment tool, in twelve emergency departments part of a rural health care system in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota.
Author(s): Catherine A. McCarty, Theo A. Woehrle, Stephen C. Waring, Allise M. Taran, Laura A. Kitch
Citation: Journal of Emergency Nursing, 44(3), 280-284
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
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Patterns of Opioid Prescribing in Minnesota: 2012 and 2015
Describes opioid prescription patterns among Minnesota residents with private or public insurance coverage in 2012 and 2015. Discusses opioid use in rural areas and provides statistics on the number of opioid prescriptions by metropolitan, micropolitan, small town, or rural settings. Includes insights and opportunities to inform policymakers on reducing the use and overuse of prescription opioids.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Minnesota Accountable Community for Health Saves Medicaid $3.8 Million Through Its Opioid Prevention Initiative
Details the opioid prevention and cost saving efforts of a community health initiative in Morrison County, Minnesota. Discusses the measures implemented and the various participating entities, such as providers, pharmacies, social services, and law enforcement, among others.
Author(s): Amy Clary
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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Oral Health Workforce: Trends & Pipeline Incentives
Provides information on the oral health workforce and access to oral healthcare in Minnesota. Discusses dental Health Profession Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and covers a dentist to population ratio by rurality. Describes oral health trends in Minnesota.
Author(s): Nitika Moibi, Deb Jahnke
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Healthy Children, Healthy Nations: Charting Pathways on Early Childhood Development and Nutrition for Minnesota's Native Children
Report discusses the health of Native American children in Minnesota. Features state and national data about Native American children's health, as well as interventions in children's nutrition, early childhood development, and childhood trauma.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Better Way Foundation, Center for Indian Country Development, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Seeds of Native Health
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Rural-Urban Differences in Access to Preventive Health Care Among Publicly Insured Minnesotans
Analyzes rural and urban differences in access to preventive care in adults and children in public insurance programs in Minnesota. Examines barriers to care at the system, provider, and individual level. Includes statistics for the rural, urban, and total sample population by sex, age, race/ethnicity, marital status, employment, health status, disability status, and more.
Author(s): John Loftus, Elizabeth M. Allen, Kathleen Thiede Call, Susan A. Everson-Rose,
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 34(Suppl 1), s48-s55
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
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Promising Practice: Minnesota Program Aims to Help Immigrant Physicians Practice in the State
Describes the collaboration between the Minnesota Department of Health's Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC) and the IMG Assistance Program – a nonprofit organization, and their partnership with the University of Minnesota to prepare and integrate international medical graduates (IMGs) into the physician workforce to address provider shortages in the state.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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An Advanced Dental Therapist in Rural Minnesota: Jodi Hager's Case Study
Presents a case study of a dental therapy practice in rural Minnesota. Discusses the practice's productivity, workflow and scheduling, and its effect on oral health access in the area.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Apple Tree Dental
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Minnesota's Changing Health Insurance Landscape: Results from the 2017 Minnesota Health Access Survey
Analyzes trends from the 2017 Minnesota Health Access Survey to better understand how Minnesotans obtained health insurance. Discusses rural and urban differences in individual health insurance coverage and health insurance coverage rates in isolated rural Minnesota.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Minnesota Department of Health, Health Economics Program, State Health Access Data Assistance Center, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health
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Altering the School Breakfast Environment Reduces Barriers to School Breakfast Participation among Diverse Rural Youth
Analyzes data from the BreakFAST study to examine if changing school breakfast policies and environments impacts students' beliefs on the barrier and benefits of eating breakfast in rural high schools in Minnesota.
Author(s): Mary O. Hearst, Amy Shanafelt, Qi Wang, Robert Leduc, Marilyn S. Nanney
Citation: Journal of School Health, 88(1), 3-8
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
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Minnesota Health Professional Shortage Areas, Dental HPSA Designations
Shows counties fully or partially designated as Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Minnesota.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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EMS Response to Multiple Casualty Incidents: A Description of the EMS Responses to Multiple Casualty Incidents in Minnesota, 2014 - 2016
Analyzes emergency medical services (EMS) data to describe multiple casualty incidents (MCIs) in Minnesota from 2014 through 2016. Includes data on MCIs by age, race, gender, rural versus urban areas, provider first impression, and more. Compares response time benchmarks for rural and urban incidents. Offers data describing rural EMS staffing challenges.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health Statewide Trauma System
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Older Adult Fitness: Access and Participation in Rural Minnesota
Provides an overview of healthy aging in rural Minnesota, including information on physical activities that promote healthy aging and challenges older, rural Minnesota residents face. Discusses strategies and recommendations to support healthy aging in rural parts of the state.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Leading a Faith-Based Charge Against Opioid Abuse: How a Minnesota Rural Health Organization Became a National Leader
Describes prescription drug abuse treatment efforts of CHI St. Gabriel's Health, a multifacility rural health organization in Little Falls, Minnesota.
Author(s): Patrick Rioux
Citation: Health Progress, 99(2), 29-32
Date: 2018
Type: Document
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MHA Issue Brief: The Financial Health of Minnesota Hospitals and Health Systems in Fiscal Year 2016
Reports on fiscal year 2016 financials for Minnesota hospitals and health systems. Includes information on 108 rural hospitals, 77 of which are Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), and characteristics of populations rural hospitals serve.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Hospital Association
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School Breakfast Program Participation and Rural Adolescents' Purchasing Behaviors in Food Stores and Restaurants
Examines whether buying food before or after school at nearby stores or fast-food restaurants was related to adolescents' overall diet and participation in school breakfast programs. Features statistics using data from 404 students from 8 rural Minnesota schools during the 2014-2015 school year.
Author(s): Caitlin Eicher Caspi, Qi Wang, Amy Shanafelt, et al.
Citation: Journal of School Health, 87(10), 723-731
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
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Minnesota Overview of the Physician Workforce 2017
Analyzes 2017 data to describe the licensed physician population in Minnesota. Describes licensed physicians by rural-urban commuting area (RUCA) codes. Covers statistics by medical specialty, continuing education and training, and physician demographics.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Evaluation of the Minnesota Accountable Health Model
Describes the final results of the Minnesota's State Innovation Model (SIM) initiative evaluation sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). Includes information on SIM investments in rural counties, considerations to strengthen and support infrastructure to advance integrated health partnerships in rural areas, and engagement strategies to include rural clinics and providers in Health Care Homes care coordination cost study.
Author(s): Donna Spencer, Christina Worrall, Emily Zylla, et al.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: State Health Access Data Assistance Center
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State of Care: Minnesota's Home Care Landscape
Provides a snapshot of the home care landscape in Minnesota. Includes information on the quality of care, workforce compensation, training, and unique challenges and changing demographics in rural areas. Includes statistics on home care workforce demographics in Minnesota and at the national level, and older adult population by county.
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute
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State Innovation Model Testing Awards From the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation: Highlighting Rural Focus
Summarizes the activities and accomplishments of rural-specific State Innovation Models (SIM) in six states: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Minnesota, and Vermont. Describes the SIM initiative that was started in 2012 to support states that are committed to designing and testing strategies for payment model and delivery system reform.
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Minnesota's Licensed Practical Nurse Workforce, 2015-2016
Presents a summary of the 2015-2016 LPN Workforce Survey for the state of Minnesota. Includes data and statistics for demographics, employment rates and future plans, and geographic distribution in rural versus urban areas.
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Mental Health Services in Greater Minnesota
A discussion of mobile crisis teams in the treatment of and access to mental healthcare in rural Minnesota. Includes information about community-based services and barriers to care such as workforce shortages, variable population rates, and impacts on law enforcement officials. County-by-county data and statistics for the state are also provided.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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Rural Family Medicine Outcomes at the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth
Analysis of 1972-2009 graduates of the Duluth medical school, an institution emphasizing family medicine and service to American Indian communities, showing how gender, race, age, and hometown relate to family medicine specialty, rural practice, and rural family medicine practice. Includes demographic statistics by decade, with breakdowns by rural and urban hometowns.
Author(s): Anna Fuglestad, Jacob Prunuske, Ronald Regal, et al.
Citation: Family Medicine, 49(5), 388-393
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
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Public and Individual Health Insurance Trends in Rural Minnesota: Enrollment During Implementation of the Affordable Care Act
Report focused on rural Minnesotan's enrollment in non-employer provided insurance coverage as impacted by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) since 2010. Includes a discussion of Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare increases as well as the individual market. Data and statistics by county type (entirely rural, small town/rural mix, urban/small town/rural, entirely urban) also provided.
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Finance in Rural and Urban Hospitals
Summarizes of the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the insurance coverage rates and reimbursement methods in rural hospitals in Minnesota. Includes a discussion of public and private insurance programs, uncompensated care, and operating margins. Includes data and statistic comparisons for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), other rural hospitals, and urban hospitals.
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Health Care Access in Rural Minnesota: Results from the Minnesota Health Access Survey
Examines healthcare access in rural Minnesota before and after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with a particular focus on insurance coverage rates. Includes data and statistics for affordability of insurance, availability of care, and demographics across the state.
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Minnesota's Dental Assistant Workforce, 2014-2015
Results of the Dental Assistant Workforce Survey. Provides information on demographics, employment rates, work settings, and distribution across urban and rural areas.
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Community Clinic Grant Program: Report to the Minnesota Legislature, 2017
Report prepared for the Minnesota Legislature on the needs of community clinics, including those in rural areas. Provides considerations to support the Community Clinic Grant Program.
Date: 02/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Minnesota's Dental Hygienist Workforce, 2014-2015
Provides a summary of the 2014-2015 Dental Hygienist Workforce Survey for the state of Minnesota. Includes data and statistics on demographics, current employment status and future plans, work setting, and geographical distribution by region. Includes geographic distribution data by urban, large rural, small town, and rural areas.
Date: 02/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Dental Therapy Toolkit: A Resource for Potential Employers
Toolkit designed to provide prospective employers of dental therapists a history and understanding of the field, and how to implement them into their practices in the state of Minnesota. Includes regulations and scope of practice details, education and training requirements, and examples of successful dental therapy models, among other topics.
Date: 02/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Minnesota's Physician Assistant Workforce, 2016
Provides an overview of Minnesota's physician assistant (PA) workforce using data from the 2016 PA survey. Discusses demographic information, education, employment, and the distribution of PAs across rural and urban areas Minnesota.
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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A Community Partnership to Respond to the Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic
Discusses the community response to heroin and opioid abuse in rural Carlton County, Minnesota. Details the county's collaboration with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and St. Louis County to form the Carlton County Drug Abuse Task Force.
Author(s): Laura C. Palombi, Joe Vargo, Laura Bennett, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 33(1), 110-113
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
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Minnesota's Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) Workforce, 2017
Summarizes the licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) workforce in Minnesota in 2017. Covers demographic statistics, employment information, and the distribution of LMFTs in urban, large rural, small rural, and isolated areas in Minnesota.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Minnesota Health Care Professions by County Data, 2017
Provides county-level data on the number of healthcare professionals in Minnesota. Professions include alcohol and drug counselors, registered nurses, advance practice registered nurses, physical therapists and assistants, physicians, psychologists, dentists and assistants, dental hygienists, and more.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Minnesota's Registered Nurse Workforce 2015-2016
Presents a summary of the 2015-2016 Registered Nurse (RN) Workforce Survey for the state of Minnesota. Includes data and statistics for demographics, current employment status and future plans, work setting, and geographical distribution by region. Includes urban-rural distribution information.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Snapshot of Health in Rural Minnesota, 2017
Describes health status indicators for Minnesotans to show health trends in rural Minnesota. Indicators include demographics, social determinants of health, access to quality healthcare, health conditions, nutrition, mortality, and rural healthcare workforce.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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2017 Minnesota Statewide Health Assessment
Reports on an assessment of health for the people of Minnesota. Includes rural specific information on race/ethnicity, access to oral care, income, transportation, public water sources, food access, and healthcare. Provides maps of population changes since 1990 and health provider shortage areas by county.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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A Profile of Youth Poverty and Opportunity in Southwestern Minnesota
A study of the rates and impacts of youth poverty in rural Southwest Minnesota compared to other regions in the state. Includes data and statistics on income changes, educational opportunities, English as a second language in the communities, exposure to risk factors such as substance abuse and mental health, and county-by-county data on percent of children in poverty.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Community Paramedic Toolkit
Toolkit for ambulance services, hospitals, and others considering the development or expansion of a community paramedicine program in Minnesota. Includes program planning, education and training, financing, and models of care, among other discussions.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Minnesota's Respiratory Therapist Workforce, 2016
A summary of the 2016 Respiratory Therapist Workforce Survey for the state of Minnesota. Includes data and statistics for demographics, current employment status and future plans, work setting, and geographical distribution by region. Also includes urban-rural distribution information.
Date: 10/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Minnesota's Psychology Workforce, 2016
Summarizes the psychology workforce in Minnesota in 2016. Covers demographic statistics, employment information, and the distribution of the psychology workforce in urban, large rural, small rural, and isolated areas in Minnesota.
Date: 08/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Minnesota's Mental Health Counselor Workforce, 2014-2016
Summarizes the mental health counselor workforce in Minnesota from 2014 to 2016. Covers demographic statistics, employment information, and the distribution of mental health counselors in urban, large rural, small rural, and isolated areas in Minnesota.
Date: 08/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Minnesota's Physical Therapist Assistant Workforce, 2015
Summarizes the 2015 Physical Therapist Assistant Workforce Survey for the state of Minnesota. Provides data and statistics on demographics, current employment status, future plans, and work setting. Includes geographical distribution by region and across urban and rural areas.
Date: 06/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Dental Therapy Toolkit: Summary of Dental Therapy Regulatory and Payment Processes
Reviews the payment and regulatory processes for dental therapists in Minnesota. Covers the following aspects related to practicing dental therapy: education and examination requirements, supervision, clinical experiences, practice settings, scope of practice, and more. Offers guidance on payment and billing procedures for Minnesota's Medical Assistance program for care delivered by dental therapists.
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Rural Reality: City Transit, Rural Transit
A discussion of rural versus urban transit use in Minnesota, with particular focus on transit dependent populations and policy issues. Includes a fact sheet with county-by-county breakdown.
Date: 01/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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2016 Rural EMS Sustainability Survey Results
Reports the results of a rural emergency medical service (EMS) sustainability survey conducted in Minnesota in 2016. Analyzes data describing rural EMS characteristics, workforce and staffing, medical direction, financial management, agency leadership, and community relations.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Minnesota Rational Service Areas - Mental Health, Geographic HPSA Designations
Shows geographic Mental Health Professional Shortage (HPSA) designations in Minnesota.
Date: 2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Minnesota Health Professional Shortage Areas, Primary Care
Shows counties fully or partially designated as Primary Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Minnesota.
Date: 2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Community Health Worker (CHW) Toolkit: A Guide for Employers
Toolkit designed to provide prospective employers of community health workers (CHW) a history and understanding of the field and how to implement them into their practices in the state of Minnesota. Includes education and training requirements, a discussion of the roles of the CHW, and examples of successful community health worker models, among other topics.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Palliative Care in Rural Minnesota: Findings from Stratis Health's Minnesota Rural Palliative Care Initiative
Describes a 6-year initiative directed by Stratis Health supporting palliative care in rural areas of Minnesota. Features a palliative care development initiative in the rural city of Mora, Minnesota, and describes the Rural Palliative Care Measurement Pilot Project testing standardized quality measures in 5 rural communities.
Author(s): Deb McKinley, Janelle Shearer, Karla Weng
Citation: Minnesota Medicine, 99(1), 39-41
Date: 2016
Type: Document
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Identifying High-Risk Neighborhoods Using Electronic Medical Records: A Population-Based Approach for Targeting Diabetes Prevention and Treatment Interventions
Reports findings from a study examining how electronic medical records (EMRs) can be used to address chronic health conditions, specifically diabetes. Discusses how EMRs can be used to identify at-risk neighborhoods for community-based interventions. The study focused on two urban counties and one rural county in Minnesota.
Author(s): Rose Gabert, Blake Thomson, Emmanuela Gakidou, Gregory Roth
Citation: PLoS One, 11(7)
Date: 2016
Type: Document
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ACO Investment Model, Rural Hospital Collaboration
Highlights how three rural Minnesota hospitals implemented the Accountable Care Organization Investment Model (AIM), which encourages coordinated care in rural areas through upfront and ongoing Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) payments.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association Rural Health Services
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RHAC Brief: Nurse Practitioners in Rural Minnesota - Results of an Employer Survey
Summarizes the results of a survey conducted by the Minnesota Rural Health Advisory Committee (RHAC) of the state's Rural Health Clinics and Critical Access Hospitals to learn more about the rural nurse practitioner (NP) workforce. Describes NP use by department and discusses recruitment and retention challenges.
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Disparities Persist in Nutrition Policies and Practices in Minnesota Secondary Schools
Examines school nutrition policies and practices by school characteristics in Minnesota secondary schools between 2008 and 2012. Compares school nutrition policies by rural versus urban/suburban location and across three main areas: the availability of low-nutrient, energy dense (LNED) items, strategies to engage students in healthy eating, and restrictions on advertising LNED products around the school.
Author(s): Caitlin Eicher Caspi, Cynthia Davey, Toben F. Nelson, et al.
Citation: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 115(3), 419–425
Date: 03/2015
Type: Document
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2015 Community Benefit Report - Minnesota's Hospitals: Supporting Physical and Mental Health
Identifies the variety of contributions hospitals make to their communities in Minnesota. Includes descriptions of successful programs in rural areas.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Hospital Association
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Grocery Stores By the Numbers
A fact sheet identifying the reasons and implications regarding grocery store closures in rural Minnesota and potential strategies for accessing fresh food in rural areas.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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An Interview with John Halfen, MD
An interview with John Halfen, the medical director of Lakewood Health System in Staples, Minnesota, who discusses the challenges of transitioning to a patient centered medical home model.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Advancing Health Equity in Minnesota: Report to the Legislature
Summarizes methods and findings used to identify sources of long-standing health disparities in Minnesota. Discusses populations experiencing health inequities and provides data on health disparities and inequities. Covers policy recommendations to address health disparities and inequities in Minnesota.
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Rural-Urban Commuting Areas (RUCAs) 2010 Census Tracts - Minnesota
Identifies county-level data in Minnesota by one of the four Rural-Urban Commuting Areas (RUCA) categories: urban, large rural, small rural, and isolated.
Date: 01/2014
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Facilitators of Health Systems Change for Tobacco Dependence Treatment: A Qualitative Study of Stakeholders' Perceptions
An evaluation of tobacco treatment programs in rural and urban health systems in Minnesota that demonstrates they can implement extensive changes in a short time to enhance treatment of tobacco dependence. Emphasizes the use of electronic health records and healthcare quality measures to improve the healthcare environment for tobacco dependence.
Author(s): Amanda L Jansen, Traci R Capesius, Randi Lachter, et al.
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 14, 575
Date: 2014
Type: Document
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Obstetric Services in Rural Minnesota
Discusses data from a 2011 environmental scan of rural health issues in Minnesota completed by the Rural Health Advisory Committee (RHAC). Identifies rural obstetrics as a concern for rural consumers and health providers. Describes the rural obstetric workforce and obstetric support services.
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Suicide in Minnesota - 2011 Data Brief
Highlights suicide data collected from death certificates in 2011 among Minnesota residents. Includes data on suicide rates by rural versus urban location, gender, age, and county.
Author(s): M. Heinen, J. Roesler, A. Gaichas, M. Kinde
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Minnesota's Psychiatrist Workforce, 2012
Provides information on demographics, education, practice locations, and specialties of psychiatrists licensed in Minnesota in 2012.
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Economic Viability of Dental Therapists
Describes procedures that dental health aide therapists (DHAT), dental therapists (DT), and advanced dental therapists (ADT) can perform and their economic viability within the dental team. Results are based on mid-level dental health providers in rural and urban Alaska and Minnesota.
Author(s): Frances Kim
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Community Catalyst
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Care Management for Medicaid Enrollees Through Community Health Teams
Presents data from a 2011-2012 review of state Medicaid medical home programs in 8 states. Identifies community health team programs that provide services such as care coordination and self-management coaching. Includes information on small or rural practices.
Author(s): Mary Takach, Jason Buxbaum
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Rural Hospital System Growth and Consolidation
Presents information on rural hospital system affiliation and its effect on hospitals in rural Minnesota. Discusses the benefits and challenges rural hospital administrators encounter when deciding to remain as an independent hospital or when becoming part of a larger regional healthcare system. Provides statistics on hospital affiliation trends, ownership, effects on recruitment and retention, and sustainability.
Date: 01/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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2013 Update Brief on the EMSRB 2007 Behavioral Health Report: Improving Response to Mental and Behavioral Health Emergencies
Identifies the progress made since the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB) 2007 Behavioral Health Report. Discusses the developments of Community Behavioral Health Hospitals (CBHHs) and Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS), and the impact on rural mental and behavioral health providers.
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Roadmap to a Healthier Minnesota
Includes policy strategies for creating patient-centered coordinated care, changing payment structures to incentivize keeping people healthy, engaging rural and urban communities in designing healthier environments, and encouraging increased personal responsibility in health and healthcare.
Date: 12/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Human Services
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Alliance Creates Community Health Workers' Scope of Practice, Training Curriculum, Certificate Program, and Reimbursement Strategy, Expanding Their Integration Into the Health System to Reduce Health Disparities
Provides an overview of the Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance, a statewide consortium of community health workers, public agencies, and nonprofits. Discusses priorities to build the community health worker field as a key strategy for addressing health disparities in the state.
Date: 09/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Midwest Retention Toolkit
Provides tools to assist National Health Service Corps (NHSC) sites with the retention of healthcare providers. Includes worksheets, sample surveys, and model retention plans for use with all healthcare providers, although targeted for physicians.
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network
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e-Emergency Services Bring Specialists to Rural Patients with the Push of a Button
Highlights Avera eEmergency Services, a hospital-based telemedicine emergency support service available in South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, and North Dakota.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Minnesota Rural Palliative Care Initiative: Final Report
Describes the Minnesota Rural Palliative Care Initiative (MRPCI), which assists communities establish or strengthen palliative care services in rural Minnesota.
Author(s): Janelle Shearer, Karla Weng, Lyn Ceronsky, et al.
Date: 06/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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Community Paramedics Widen Medical Services in Rural Areas
Highlights how rural communities in Colorado and Minnesota are training paramedics to also provide home care, immunizations, and other health services.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Health Advisory Committee's Report on Telemental Health in Rural Minnesota
Provides an overview of the current mental health landscape in rural Minnesota. Identifies the barriers and benefits related to providing telehealth mental health services in rural regions of the state.
Date: 07/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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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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Culture Care Connection: Rural Minnesotans
Provides information and data to help healthcare providers recognize and understand the importance of culture when providing healthcare to populations living in rural Minnesota. Discusses population characteristics, health disparities, social determinants of health, social diversity, diet, medical care, mental health, and the leading causes of death in rural areas of the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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Minnesota e-Health Fact Sheets, Guides, and Tools
Details fact sheets, guides, and briefs for the Minnesota e-Health Initiative that includes clinics, hospitals, local public health units, nursing homes, pharmacies, and e-prescribing. Describes the adoption and use of electronic health records (EHRs), health information technology (HIT), and health information exchange (HIE) in Minnesota.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Federally Qualified Health Center and Rural Health Clinics
A provider manual covering the federal requirements and state guidelines for clinical services and billing procedures specific to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in Minnesota.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Human Services
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Minnesota Compass
Provides data for Minnesota state, regions, counties, and large cities. Covers demographics, health-related indicators, and data on the social determinants of health, including housing, environmental health, and more.
Type: Website
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Minnesota HealthScores
Compares ratings of quality and patient experience, medical group quality and total cost, hospital quality and patient experience, and cost of services and procedures by healthcare topics in Minnesota. Provides information by clinic, city, able to search by provider name, healthcare purchasers, and consumers.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: MN Community Measurement
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Pioneers in Rural Palliative Care
Discusses rural palliative healthcare, particularly in Minnesota. Highlights the MN Rural Palliative Care Initiative.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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EMS Toolkit
Includes resources developed for rural EMS organizations, which are often run by volunteers. Topics include recruitment and retention, funding and finances, and leadership and management.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Atlas of Minnesota Online
Collection of digital maps that provide data for social and economic characteristics of Minnesota, such as housing, health, education, infrastructure, and more.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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Minnesota e-Health Assessments
Details reports for the Minnesota e-Health Initiative that includes clinics, hospitals, local public health units, nursing homes, pharmacies, and e-prescribing.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Minnesota Public Health Data Access Portal
Lists comprehensive, integrated population health and environmental data sets for the state of Minnesota on a variety of topics, including air quality, diabetes, health insurance, oral health, smoking, and more. Data sets are searchable by category and available at the county-level.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Interpreter Roster: Spoken Language, Health Care
Includes a voluntary statewide roster of spoken language healthcare interpreters to address access concerns for Minnesotans, particularly in rural areas. The roster can be searched by language and geographic area.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Minnesota Hospital Quality Report
Provides data on quality of care and patient experiences at Minnesota hospitals. Includes information on how hospitals perform on specific health topics, including childbirth, heart attack, hip and knee replacement, and more. Allows users to compare hospitals on overall performance and for specific health topics.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Minnesota Hospital Association, Stratis Health
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Minnesota Grant and Loan Information
Lists grants and loans available from the Minnesota Office of Rural Health and Primary Care and the anticipated due date for each opportunity.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Minnesota
State-level data on population, poverty, food security, educational attainment, employment, and income. Includes data for rural areas, urban areas, and the state as a whole.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Minnesota KIDS COUNT Data Center
Provides data on child well-being for the state. Covers demographics, economic well-being, education, family and community, health, and safety and risky behaviors. Some data available by county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Minnesota QuickFacts
State-level data on demographics, housing, income, and other social determinants of health, with the option to add data for counties and cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. Includes information from multiple U.S. Census Bureau censuses, surveys, and programs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Minnesota State Health Facts
State-level data on demographics, health status, healthcare costs and access, healthcare providers, and more.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Minnesota Health Care Workforce Data and Analysis
Provides access to data and reports for Minnesota's healthcare workforce. Includes information on a wide range of healthcare providers and a data tool to access licensed profession data sets.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Minnesota Office of Rural Health and Primary Care - Monthly Update
Provides articles, news, funding opportunities, and events from the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Last Updated: 7/7/2020