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 view details
Employment Changes Following Breast Cancer Diagnosis: The Effects of Race and Place
Explores financial burdens for women across racial categories associated with cancer diagnosis and treatment, including out-of-pocket costs, time away from work, and difficulty coordinating clinical care. Examines data from the Carolina Breast Cancer Study in 44 North Carolina counties to analyze financial implications when comparing rural-urban and racial categories.
Author(s): Jennifer C Spencer, Jason S Rotter, Jan M Eberth, et al. Citation: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 112(6), 647-650 Date: 06/2020 Type: Document view details
Hospital Access in the Fifth District and COVID-19
Examines hospital access in West Virginia, Virginia, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and Washington D.C.
Discusses concerns raised by the COVID-19 pandemic and
provides state- and county-level statistics and data on
number of hospital beds per capita, average distance to
nearest hospitals, and more.
Author(s): Surekha Carpenter, Tim Sablik Date: 04/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond view details
Healthy North Carolina 2030: A Path Toward Health
Discusses population health in North Carolina, identifying disparities in health outcomes and social determinants of health. Provides data on selected indicators, including unemployment, access to healthy food, and primary care workforce availability, among others. Sets targets and identifies strategies for improvement. Mentions people in rural areas throughout as a population experiencing health disparities.
Date: 01/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Institute of Medicine view details
Development and Early Outcomes of the Watauga Compassionate Community Initiative, North Carolina
Examines the work of a rural North Carolina community group dedicated to promoting health and resiliency on the local level, by preventing childhood trauma and helping adults who had adverse childhood experiences. Describes their organizing model, including goals of raising awareness, using data to inform actions, and creating context for health families through policies.
Author(s): Tim Marema, Erin Bouldin Citation: Journal of Appalachian Health, 2(1), 41-46 Date: 2020 Type: Document view details