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FY 2020: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Nevada Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Nevada in Fiscal Year 2020. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Nevada - Project ECHO: Antibiotic Stewardship
Supports an interaction platform with an infectious disease physician and clinical pharmacologists specializing in infectious diseases to help clinicians manage infectious disease patients and to provide evidence-based antibiotic stewardship by optimizing antibiotic usage in order to reduce resistance. Offers an opportunity for clinicians to present a COVID-19 patient case for review.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
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Nevada Health Response - Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nevada
Resources and information on Nevada's response to COVID-19, including guidance for healthcare facilities and other organizations, technical bulletins, and information on cases in the state.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Nevada
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: 07/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Oral Health Surveillance among American Indians and Alaska Natives in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah 2013-2018
Report highlights oral health data from Indian Health Services facilities from 2013-2018 in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. Looks at data by state, age, gender, and services provided.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, American Indian Research Center for Health, Tribal Epidemiology Centers
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Physician Workforce in Nevada: A Chartbook
Provides current data on the supply and geographic distribution by county, including rural and frontier, of physicians in Nevada.
Author(s): John Packham, Tabor Griswold
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Statewide Initiatives
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Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Intake with Reservation and Off-Reservation Kindergarten Students in Nevada
Presents an overview of Veggies for Kids, a nutrition education program used with American Indian kindergarten students attending schools on reservations and kindergarten students attending schools next to a reservation. Examines the impact this program had on the students' knowledge of nutritional concepts and practicing healthy behaviors.
Author(s): Staci Emm, Jessica Harris, Judy Halterman, Sarah Chvilicek, Carol Bishop
Citation: Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 9(Suppl. 2), 215-224
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
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Medicaid: Efforts to Identify, Predict, or Manage High-Expenditure Beneficiaries
Describes strategies used in 7 states to manage beneficiaries' healthcare costs while ensuring quality care, and lists resources the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services provides to help states identify, predict, and manage high-expenditure beneficiaries. Discusses effects of social determinants of health and staff shortages in rural areas. Includes statistics for Medicaid expenditures among beneficiaries enrolled only in Medicaid, for fiscal years 2009-2011.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Health Workforce in Nevada: A Chartbook
Highlights current state and federal data on the supply and geographic distribution of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers providing direct patient care services, and administrative and non-clinical healthcare workers in Nevada.
Author(s): Tabor Griswold, John Packham, Victoria Young
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Statewide Initiatives
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Comparison of Urban and Rural Medical Student's Academic Performance and Rural Retention in Nevada - UME Graduates 2005-2014
Compares rural and urban student's demographics, previous locations, undergraduate grade point average (GPA), and medical college admission test (MCAT) scores with students working in rural and urban counties in Nevada to determine the probability of a rural student to be more likely to practice in a rural county.
Author(s): Victoria Young, Tabor Griswold, John Packham
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Statewide Initiatives
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Rural Versus Urban Medical Students: A Comparison of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Undergraduates Medical Education Graduates – 2005 to 2014
Examines rural and urban medical students who attended University of Nevada and rural practice choice. Compares rural and urban demographics, undergraduate GPAs, and medical college admission test (MCAT) scores.
Author(s): Victoria Young, Tabor Griswold, John Packham
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Nevada Health Workforce Research Center, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Statewide Initiatives
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Nevada Rural and Frontier Health Data Book - Ninth Edition
Provides an overview of the health and healthcare in rural and frontier Nevada. Offers state and county-level data on the resident population, economic and social characteristics, insurance coverage, population health, the healthcare workforce, and the healthcare delivery system.
Author(s): Tabor Griswold, John Packham, Laima Etchegoyhen, Victoria Young, Jordan Friend
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Nevada State Office of Rural Health, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Statewide Initiatives
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Nevada Office of Community Partnerships and Grants Annual Report State Fiscal Year 2018
Reports on the operation of organizations and programs receiving funding from the state of Nevada including several programs, partnerships, and coalitions within rural communities and counties. Grantees are identified, award amount is disclosed, activities are described, and statistical data demonstrates the achievements of each program.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
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Physician Workforce in Nevada - 2018 Edition
Provides statistics on the number of allopathic and osteopathic physicians in Nevada using 2015 data from HRSA's Areas Health Resources File (AHRF) with breakdowns by medical specialty and subspecialty, and by 3 regions of the state: Northwestern, Northeastern, and Southern, among other things. See the 2016 edition for rural-urban comparisons.
Author(s): Tabor Griswold, Anastasia Gunawan, John Packham
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Statewide Initiatives
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Nevada DHHS Fact Book
Reports on the activities of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, with rural county data from the child and family services division. Includes county-level maps on PDF pages 107-111, with information on program participation rates, socioeconomic and demographic indicators, Medicaid coverage, and more.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
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Supply, Distribution, and Demographic Characteristics of Physician Assistants (PAs) Practicing Psychiatry in Nebraska 2010-2016
Details the location and demographics of physician assistants (PAs) practicing psychiatry as their primary or secondary specialty in Nebraska between 2010 and 2016. Examines the supply of PAs across Nebraska, including differences in urban versus rural areas of the state. Provides regional and county-by-county data on the location of physician assistants practicing psychiatry.
Author(s): Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, Zaeema Naveed, Caleb Adejoh, Marlene Deras, Ellana Haakenstad
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska
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Northern Nevada Obstetrics and Gynecology Needs Assessment
Utilizes existing data sources to identify the current and projected need for obstetrics and gynecology care in northern Nevada. Two main sections address issues related to the OB/GYN workforce and factors driving demand for OB/GYN services. Numerous charts, graphs, and rural-specific maps included throughout.
Author(s): Anastasia Gunawan, John Packham, Tabor Griswold
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Statewide Initiatives
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Promising Practice: Nevada SORH Digs Up Data on Rural and Frontier Counties
Describes the Nevada Rural and Frontier Health Data Book, 8th edition, which is published biennially by the Nevada State Office of Rural Health (NV SORH) and compiles comprehensive rural and frontier health related data for all counties within the state. Provides information and data for legislators, hospital administrators, and county commissioners.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Health Workforce Supply in Nevada: 2017 Edition
Provides current data on the health workforce supply and demand in rural and urban areas of Nevada. Includes charts, graphs, and maps illustrating historic trends and other significant workforce indicators.
Author(s): Christopher Marchand, John Packham, Tabor Griswold, Laima Etchegoyhen, Troy Jorgensen
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Statewide Initiatives
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Nevada Telehealth Services Presentation
Presents an overview of how telehealth is being used in Nevada to provide access to healthcare in rural and frontier locations. Addresses who is using the technology, how they are using it, challenges, and future innovations. Highlights the Frontier Community Health Integration Project (FCHIP).
Author(s): Amy Roukie
Date: 02/2017
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
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2016-2020 State Plan for Aging Services
Outlines Nevada's plan for serving older adults and people with disabilities. Discusses rural services and challenges throughout. Highlights the Rural Caregiver Training program and transportation challenges for rural seniors to access appointments.
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
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Physician Workforce in Nevada - 2016 Edition
Provides statistics on the number of allopathic and osteopathic physicians in Nevada with breakdowns by age, gender, self-designated specialty, and rural versus urban county. See also the 2018 edition which provides statistics on physicians by 3 regions of the state: Northwestern, Northeastern, and Southern.
Author(s): John Packham, Tabor Griswold, Troy Jorgensen, Laima Etchegoyhen, Christopher Marchand
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Statewide Initiatives
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Current and Projected Health Workforce Supply and Demand in Nevada
Presentation describing the Nevada healthcare workforce and the future workforce needs in rural and urban Nevada.
Author(s): John Packham, Tabor Griswold
Date: 02/2016
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Statewide Initiatives
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Generating Rural Options for Weight-Healthy Kids and Communities
Examines supports and barriers to healthy behaviors in rural Nevada. Includes discussions on community readiness to implement obesity prevention programs and recommendations for change. Slides from a presentation at the 2015 Active Living Research Conference.
Author(s): Annie Lindsay, Courtney Coughenour
Date: 02/2015
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada
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Critical Access Hospital Designation in Nevada
Describes how to apply for Critical Access Hospital designation in Nevada and the role of the State Office of Rural Health in reviewing those applications. Includes a preliminary application form and contact information.
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nevada State Office of Rural Health
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Mobile EMS Lab Improves Critical Care in Nevada's High Desert
Highlights Humboldt General Hospital Emergency Medical Services (HGH-EMS), which is taking ultrasound and lab out in the field to improve patient outcomes in rural areas.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Nevada Rural Health Plan
Describes the health status and healthcare delivery in rural and frontier areas of Nevada, and conveys a plan consistent with the national Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program to improve access to quality healthcare services in these areas.
Date: 04/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nevada State Office of Rural Health
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Nevada Compare Hospital Measures: Rural
Offers an interactive website comparing quality measures for Nevada's Critical Access Hospitals, where sufficient data is available. Includes data from the CMS Hospital Compare website, AHRQ Hospital Quality Performance Measures, the Nevada State Health Division, and the CDC National Healthcare Safety Network.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Nevada Hospital Association
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2015-2019 Child and Family Services Plan
Outlines the goals of Nevada's child and family services division, including preventing abuse and neglect, providing for children's physical and mental health needs, and more. Offers data related to Nevada's rural regions throughout and addresses some of the challenges of providing services to those areas.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
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Nevada Instant Atlas: County-Level Health Workforce and Population Health Database
Interactive database that produces downloadable, customized maps and graphs using data from over 50 sources. Offers data by county, by urban versus rural region, and more for hundreds of health measures and indicators. Covers demographics, socioeconomic characteristics, the health workforce, population health, insurance coverage, and healthcare resources.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Statewide Initiatives
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Nevada Rural Hospital Partners Revenue Cycle Improvement Program
Describes a revenue cycle improvement program (RCIP) designed to enable small and rural hospitals to achieve optimal financial performance in a challenging financial and regulatory environment.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Nevada Rural Hospital Partners
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Project ECHO Nevada
Offers training and indirect telehealth consultations with faculty and community specialists for primary care providers in rural and underserved areas to extend specialty care to patients with chronic, costly, and complex medical illnesses.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Statewide Initiatives
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Nevada
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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Nevada 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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Nevada 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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Nevada 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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Last Updated: 11/29/2020