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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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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: 01/2016
Type: Document
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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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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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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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Last Updated: 5/9/2022