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North Carolina Resources

Geographic Access to Health Care for Rural Medicare Beneficiaries in Five States: An Update
Describes the provider mix caring for rural and urban Medicare beneficiaries in Alaska, Idaho, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Washington, using 2014 data. Examines the quality of care, number of annual visits, and the distances traveled for treatment of several conditions. Compares 2014 data with estimates from 1998, to assess the changes in geographical access to care. Features statistics with breakdowns by urban, large rural, small rural, and isolated rural locations.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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COVID-19 in Appalachia
Offers information, data, and resources for addressing COVID-19 in the Appalachian region. Includes county level COVID-19 confirmed case counts with economic status and its impact on key socioeconomic indicators. Provides additional information for Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grantees.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response in North Carolina
Resources and information on North Carolina's response to COVID-19, including executive orders, the state call center, information for healthcare providers, and cases in the state.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
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Rural, Suburban, and Urban Differences in Chronic Pain and Coping Among Adults in North Carolina: 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Uses data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to assess rural, suburban, and urban differences in chronic pain severity, causes, and coping mechanisms used by adults in North Carolina. Provides data and statistics on chronic pain by rurality, age, sex, race/ethnicity, and other characteristics.
Author(s): Ann P. Rafferty, Huabin Luo, Kathleen L. Egan, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 18
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
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North Carolina Community Health Center Association - COVID-19 Resources
Provides information and resources for health centers in North Carolina related to COVID-19, including clinical guidance, reimbursement and billing, telehealth, and human resources.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Community Health Center Association
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Community Health Center Addresses Vaccine Hesitancy through Social Media
Shares examples of graphics and videos developed by Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center to answer common questions about the COVID-19 vaccines and encourage patients to get vaccinated.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in North Carolina
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: 01/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Using State Licensure Data to Assess North Carolina's Health Workforce COVID-19 Response Capacity
Assesses the supply of healthcare providers in North Carolina who are able to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, using licensure data merged with population data and numbers of intensive care unit (ICU) beds. Mentions rural throughout. Features county-level maps showing ratios of respiratory therapists, critical care nurses and physicians per 10,000 county population, and ratios of critical care nurses and respiratory therapists to numbers of ICU beds.
Author(s): Heather Wilson, Evan M. Galloway, Julie C. Spero, et al.
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 82(1), 29-35
Date: 2021
Type: Document
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Appalachia Nonprofit Resource Center
Offers free resources on financial management, sustainable operations, and fundraising, as well as other tools. Geared to the needs of Appalachian nonprofits during the COVID pandemic.
Date: 2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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FY 2020: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – North Carolina Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in North Carolina 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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Last Updated: 4/13/2021