Making Community Health Workers (CHWs) Fundamental: New Research Strengthens the Case for State Policymakers to Include CHWs in Care Delivery Teams
Summarizes key findings from previous Patient-Centered
Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) funded studies in 9
states on Community Health Workers (CHWs) interventions and
their effect on diverse ethnic, racial, socioeconomic and
geographic backgrounds, including rural. Offers
evidence-based recommendations to help state policymakers
integrate CHWs into healthcare delivery teams to improve
health outcomes and reduce the cost of healthcare for
individuals and populations.
Author(s): Denisse Sanchez, Sinsi Hernández-Cancio, Eliot Fishman Date: 12/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute view details
Serving Rural America: Health Insurance Providers at Work
Offers 5 case studies to showcase the ways in which health insurance providers are working to ensure access to high quality healthcare in rural areas. Examples feature 8 insurance providers in Maryland, Pennsylvania, California, and Oregon sharing different approaches to healthcare delivery, financing, and community engagement.
Date: 09/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: AHIP view details
Oregon Critical Access Hospitals
Shows a county-level map of Oregon identifying the locations
of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), their names, and the rural or frontier designation of each county.
Date: 07/2019 Type: Map/Mapping System Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health view details
Data, Capacity-Building, and Training Needs to Address Rural Health Inequities in the Northwest United States: A Qualitative Study
Describes the results of 28 interviews with rural local
health department staff in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and
Washington to examine their training needs and capacity to
access and use data to better understand public health
issues and allocate resources. Includes interview subjects'
employment information and quotes highlighting the
challenges to accessing or using data to monitor rural
Author(s): Betty Bekemeier, Seungeun Park, Uba Backonja, India Ornelas, Anne M. Turner Citation: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 26(8-9), 825-834 Date: 2019 Type: Document view details
School Success: An Opportunity for Population Health: Proceedings of a Workshop (2019)
Explores how health sector capabilities can be used to improve educational outcomes from pre-school through 12th grade. Includes case studies on flu vaccination as a tool to reduce absenteeism in rural Arkansas and school-based wellness hubs in a rural frontier Oregon county.
Author(s): Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice Date: 2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine view details
Understanding Infant and Toddler Child Care Deserts
Examines the availability of licensed infant-toddler child
care in 9 states and the District of Columbia, with a
focus on how rural communities are disproportionately
affected by a limited or complete lack of access to childcare services. Features discussion on consequences of childcare deserts and offers policy recommendations to increase
the supply of licensed child care.
Author(s): Steven Jessen-Howard, Rasheed Malik, Simon Workman, Katie Hamm Date: 10/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for American Progress view details
Hardworking Rural Community Taps a Deep Well of Hope
Provides an overview of the residents of Klamath County,
Oregon, including the Klamath tribes, coming together as a
community and forming the Healthy Klamath coalition to
create healthier communities. Discusses community efforts
to address the behavioral and physical healthcare needs of
the Klamath tribes. Describes local efforts to promote
healthcare careers to high school students and how the
community offers scholarships to improve graduation rates.
Klamath County is a recipient of the 2018 Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health Prize.
Date: 09/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation view details