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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.
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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
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Understanding Infant and Toddler Child Care Deserts
Examines the availability of licensed infant-toddler child care in nine 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 child care services. Features discussion on consequences of child care 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
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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
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Oregon's State Health Assessment, 2018
Reports on the overall health of residents in state of Oregon. Includes information on social determinants of health, environmental health, prevention and health promotion, and other topics. Covers urban, rural, frontier statistics for economic disparities; educational attainment; food insecurity; homelessness; adult suicide rates; chronic disease; mortality; oral, primary care, and behavioral health workforce; communicable disease; and access to healthcare services.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Health Authority
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The Impacts of Medicaid Expansion on Rural Low-Income Adults – Lessons from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment
Describes a randomly controlled study examining Medicaid expansion. Includes data from interviews with 86 rural study participants discussing healthcare access, personal finances, and self-reported health status.
Author(s): Heidi Allen, Bill Wright, Lauren Broffman
Citation: Medical Care Research and Review, 75(3), 354-383
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
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Ensuring Access and Improving Population Health Through Collaboration and Patient-Centered Care Columbia Memorial Hospital, Astoria, OR
Describes Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH), an independent Critical Access Hospital (CAH), in Astoria, Oregon, that works to ensure access to specialty and primary care for Pacific North Coast and Lower Columbia regions of northwest Oregon. Shares strategies and collaborative efforts to address the community's needs by ensuring access to care, improving population health, and designing consumer driven patient-centered care.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association Rural Health Services
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Indian/Tribal Clinics in Rural Oregon
Shows a county-level map of Oregon identifying locations of Indian/Tribal clinics.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Rural Studies Program Food Insecurity in Oregon and the U.S.: Uneven Recovery in the Midst of Overall Improvement (2014-2016)
Describes the food insecurity rate in Oregon that is statistically higher than the rate for the U.S. Highlights the characteristics of the population affected by food insecurity including renters, single mothers, limited education, and rural versus urban.
Author(s): Mark Edwards
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Oregon State University Rural Studies Program, School of Public Policy and the Rural Studies Program
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Financing Project ECHO: Options for State Medicaid Programs
Outlines how 4 states are using Medicaid funds to support Project ECHO and enhance services for rural and other at-risk populations in California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oregon. Shares design considerations for specific delivery system environments and ways to ensure long-term program sustainability. Project ECHO seeks to expand access to specialty healthcare services in rural and underserved areas.
Author(s): Greg Howe, Allison Hamblin, Lauren Moran
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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A Review of Community Benefit Reporting by Critical Access Hospitals in Oregon
Provides background on hospital community benefit reporting, describes issues with under-reporting or over-reporting data, identifies issues associated with federal tax-exemption requirements, and offers conclusions and recommendations.
Author(s): Keith Hearle
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Last Updated: 6/28/2022