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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 offer information on how to integrate dental therapists 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 organizations: Health Reform Minnesota, Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, Minnesota Department of Human Services
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Disparities in Supports for Student Wellness Promotion Efforts among Secondary Schools in Minnesota
Examines student wellness promotion in rural, urban, and suburban secondary schools in Minnesota using National Center for Education Statistics Common Core and 2012 Minnesota School Health Profiles survey data on 309 schools. Discusses school characteristics, prevalence of dietary and weight management issues among secondary students, and disparities between rural and urban populations.
Author(s): Nicole Larson, Michael O'Connell, Cynthia S. Davey, et al.
Citation: Journal of School Health, 87(2), 90-97
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
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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 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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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 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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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: 07/2016
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 5/18/2022