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Minnesota Resources

State Innovation Model Testing Awards from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center: Highlighting Rural Focus
Summarizes the activities and accomplishments of rural-specific State Innovation Models (SIM) in 11 states: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oregon, and Vermont. Describes the SIM initiative, which began in 2012 to support states committed to designing and testing strategies for payment model and delivery system reform.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Provider and Patient Satisfaction With the Dental Therapy Workforce at Apple Tree Dental
Describes satisfaction of clinical providers, organizational administrators, and patients with the dental therapy workforce at Apple Tree Dental Centers, a not-for-profit community dental organization with locations in urban and rural Minnesota. Features demographics with breakdowns by urban or rural location of clinic and residence of patients.
Author(s): Margaret Langelier, Simona Surdu, Ellen O'Malley
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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2020 Minnesota Community Benefit Report
Examines the various contributions Minnesota hospitals make to their communities, such as financial contributions, vaccine distribution, dental care access, efforts to reduce health disparities, and more. Includes information on attracting healthcare professionals to rural areas.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Hospital Association
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Minnesota Chartbook Section 6: Uninsurance and the Safety Net
Reports on uninsurance trends in Minnesota from 2007 to 2021. Discusses statewide measures, population groups, characteristics and potential access to coverage of the uninsured, and uncompensated care. Includes charts showing rural versus urban hospital uncompensated care expenses.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Minnesota Poverty Report 2022
Reports on poverty in Minnesota in 2019 using 3 different measures: market income, official poverty measure (OPM), and supplemental poverty measure (SPM). Includes maps of poverty rates by population and region in Minnesota and breaks down rates by age and race/ethnicity.
Author(s): Angela R. Fertig
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, Minnesota Community Action Partnership
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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 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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Minnesota's Health Care Workforce: Pandemic-Provoked Workforce Exits, Burnout, and Shortages
Reports on loss of healthcare professionals in Minnesota due to turnover, burnout, reduction in working hours, early retirement, and more. Provides charts of workforce professionals in 2019 compared to 2021 by vacancy, working a position unrelated to healthcare license, job dissatisfaction, and more, as well as charts showing rural versus urban comparisons of workforce issues.
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Three Key Trends for Minnesota Community Hospitals in 2020
Discusses trends for Minnesota Community hospitals in 2020 such as hospital usage, public investments, and staffing. Includes a rural versus urban and Critical Access Hospital (CAH) versus non-CAH comparison of median operating margins of hospitals from 2018 to 2020.
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Hospital Community Benefit Spending in Minnesota, 2016 to 2019: A Report to the Minnesota Legislature
Reports on hospital-based and community benefits spending from 2016 to 2019 that promotes health in Minnesota. Includes geographic breakdowns of information according to isolated small rural town, small town, large rural city, and urban.
Additional links: Data Tables
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Weight Outcomes of NU-HOME: A Randomized Controlled Trial to Prevent Obesity among Rural Children
Reports on impacts of the NU-HOME collaborative for prevention of childhood obesity in rural children, based on data from 114 parent-child pairs in Minnesota. Explores demographic characteristics, food insecurity, and quality of meals of the participants, among other data points. Discusses the effect of family-level interventions on overweight/obesity status, body mass index (BMI), and percent body fat.
Author(s): Jayne A. Fulkerson, Melissa Horning, Daheia J. Barr-Anderson, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 19, 29
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 6/28/2022