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The Town-Level Prevalence of Chronic Lung Conditions and Death From COVID-19 Among Older Adults in Connecticut and Rhode Island
Examine the association between town-level rates of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and deaths from COVID-19 in 208 towns in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Features county-level maps with shadings showing prevalence of asthma and COPD, and statistics with breakdown by rural location.
Author(s): Taylor Jansen, Chae Man Lee, Shu Xu, Nina M. Silverstein, Elizabeth Dugan
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 19
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Rhode Island
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites and short term/PPS hospitals located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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FY 2021: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Rhode Island Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Rhode Island in Fiscal Year 2021. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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State Cross-Agency Collaboration During the COVID-19 Pandemic Response
Examines cross-agency approaches to COVID-19 response efforts in Illinois, Indiana, and Rhode Island. Identifies key themes, lessons, and best practices for other states to consider when preparing for future public health emergencies. Highlights efforts to serve rural populations.
Author(s): Elinor Higgins, Rebecca Cooper
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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Key Determinants of Rural Health in Rhode Island
An assessment and review of the health needs, behaviors, and status of rural populations in the state of Rhode Island. Identifies places of need and recognizes the challenges prevalent in rural areas. Can be used as a tool to develop strategies and allocate resources targeted to underserved areas of the state.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rhode Island Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Rhode Island
Maps of Rhode Island showing Mental, Dental, and Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) within the state. Also includes a map showing Rhode Island's HPSA designated sites. Accompanying charts provide additional information about each designated site, and information about the state's low-income population group designations, including census tracts, HPSA scores, and most recent designation dates.
Date: 10/2013
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rhode Island Department of Health
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Northeast Telehealth Resource Center - Upcoming Events
List of events hosted by the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC), other Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs), and other events related to telehealth that address telehealth policy, delivery and disease prevention, and more. Includes past event recordings.
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organization: Northeast Telehealth Resource Center
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Rhode Island Project ECHO at Brown University
An expanding telementoring program where medical specialists meet with primary care physicians to discuss best practice and treatment strategies for patients with complex health conditions that are seen at primary care and family medicine facilities.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Finding Healthcare in Rural Rhode Island
Contains a list of services located near rural areas for residents in Rhode Island including health centers, oral health centers, WIC sites, food assistance programs, homeless shelters, domestic violence centers, and substance abuse programs.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rhode Island Department of Health
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Rhode Island
State-level data on population, poverty, food security, educational attainment, employment, and income.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Additional resources are available. See a full list of Rhode Island Resources.


Last Updated: 7/1/2022