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South Carolina's Rural Health Action Plan
Describes South Carolina's plan to improve rural health outcomes, including 5 areas of focus, 15 recommendations, and 50+ action steps, intended to spur progress over the following 3-5 years. Focus areas include access to care, community assets leadership and engagement (CALE), economic development, education, and housing.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Office of Rural Health
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Practice Characteristics of the Established Physician Workforce in South Carolina: 2009-2015
Examines how South Carolina physicians' employment status, practice settings, number of hours worked weekly, and number of practice sites changed from 2009 to 2015, based on data supplied by physicians when renewing their licenses. Features statistics with breakdowns including counts for Federally Qualified Health Centers or rural clinics and percentages of growth.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Office for Healthcare Workforce
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Improving Rural Oral Health: Six States’ Response to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Oral Health Strategic Framework
Findings brief describing how Colorado, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina have responded to the Department of Health and Human Services' 2014-2017 goals for advancing oral health in America, with emphasis on programs available to children. Features statistics including number of dental insurance companies, number of public health dental clinics or Federally Qualified Health Centers providing oral health services, and number of full-time and part-time dentists and dental hygienists at these facilities in each of the six states.
Author(s): Amy B. Martin, Janice C. Probst, Karen M. Jones
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
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Changes in the Physician Workforce in South Carolina: 2009-2015
Summarizes changes in South Carolina's physician workforce, based on data the physicians provided when renewing their licenses in 2009 and 2015. Features statistics including numbers of physicians with breakdowns by specialties, geographic region, and metropolitan, micropolitan, or rural location, as well as gains and losses in rural areas.
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Office for Healthcare Workforce
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The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey
Provides state and county-level data on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy, education, labor force, employment, income, health insurance coverage, disability, and veteran status, for the 13 Appalachian states. Includes breakdowns by five levels of urban or rural county types.
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Linda A. Jacobsen
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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Over Tea, South Carolina Girls Learn about Healthy Decisions
Highlights South Carolina's Tea Time with Teens, a program aimed at reducing teen pregnancy by bringing together community leaders, mothers, and daughters to build life skills and make healthy decisions.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Hurricane Response: CMS Waivers and Exceptions for Facilities
Outlines the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' response to Hurricanes Nate, Maria, Irma, and Harvey. The actions are focused on maintaining access to care for affected Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Includes information about administrative actions and waivers for Critical Access Hospitals, Medicare-dependent small rural hospitals, low-volume providers, and other participating facilities.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in South Carolina
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as rural Federally Qualified Health Centers and Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Network Spotlight: Palmetto Care Connections
Presents highlights from an interview with Kathy Schwarting, executive director of Palmetto Care Connections in Fairfax, South Carolina. Focuses on Palmetto Care Connections' network characteristics, key learnings, accomplishments, and ongoing challenges as it works to facilitate healthcare across South Carolina through the use of innovative technology.
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Population Health Strategies of Critical Access Hospitals
Provides examples of population health strategies developed by Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) from 8 different rural communities that have significantly contributed to the improvement of population health and the health of their community.
Author(s): John Gale, Andrew Coburn, Karen Pearson, Zachariah Croll, George Shaler
Date: 08/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Colonoscopy Access and Utilization - Rural Disparities in the Carolinas, 2001-2010
Describes the geographic distribution of colonoscopy providers, the utilization rate for colonoscopies in urban and rural populations, and the influence of the availability of colonoscopy providers on patients when seeking care in their local area for North and South Carolina using ambulatory surgery discharge data for colonoscopies from 2001-2010.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Jan M. Eberth, Michele Josey, Tushar Trivedi, et al.
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
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Telestroke Centers as an Option for Addressing Geographical Disparities in Access to Stroke Care in South Carolina, 2013
Research brief on the benefits of telestroke centers in rural and remote areas of South Carolina to improve outcomes. Includes a discussion of the impact of limited primary stroke center access and suggestions for policymakers.
Author(s): Marsha Samson, Tushar Trivedi, Khosrow Heidari
Location: Preventing Chronic Disease, 12
Date: 12/2015
Type: Document
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Successful Health Insurance Outreach, Education, and Enrollment Strategies for Rural Hospitals
Shares best practices for hospitals to use in health insurance outreach and enrollment efforts based on interviews with administrators, staff, and community representatives at eleven small rural hospitals. Also discusses certified application counselors, who help individuals enroll in health insurance, and the importance of using collaborative community partnerships to conduct insurance enrollment outreach and education.
Author(s): Walter Gregg, Alex Evenson, Adeniyi Togun
Date: 11/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Comparing Farmers’ Market Revenue Trends Before and After the Implementation of a Monetary Incentive for Recipients of Food Assistance
An analysis of the effect of financial incentives for individuals and families who receive food assistance to encourage the purchase of fruits and vegetables at farmers markets located at a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in rural South Carolina.
Author(s): Darcy A. Freedman, Amy Mattison-Faye, Kassandra Alia, et al.
Location: Preventing Chronic Disease, 11
Date: 05/2014
Type: Document
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A Mixed Methods Descriptive Investigation of Readiness to Change in Rural Hospitals Participating in a Tele-critical Care Intervention
Examines organizational readiness for community-academic partnerships to utilize telemedicine outreach and clinician education for 4 rural hospitals in South Carolina.
Author(s): Jane Zapka, Kit Simpson, Lara Hiott, et al.
Location: BMC Health Services Research, 13, 33
Date: 01/2013
Type: Document
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The Dentist Workforce in South Carolina
Provides information about the number and type of dentists practicing in the state, their demographic characteristics, and information about rural/urban practice location.
Author(s): Linda M. Lacey, Melanie Canterberry
Date: 04/2012
Type: Document
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Including Children’s Views Can Enhance Our Understanding of Food Insecurity
Describes how children and teens are affected by food insecurity. Summarizes findings from interviews with children and teens in rural and non-rural South Carolina.
Author(s): Maryah Stella Fram, Edward Frongillo, Sonya Jones
Date: 05/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southern Rural Development Center
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The Benefit Bank Gives Families a Financial Boost
Highlights the Benefit Bank of South Carolina, which links low-income residents to public funds that often go unused and unclaimed.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Location: Rural Monitor, 2011(Winter)
Date: 02/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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South Carolina Health Centers Research & Data
Provides maps of FQHC locations and communities experiencing shortages of primary care physicians. Also includes information on the populations served by health centers, services provided, staff, patient visits, costs of care, and use of electronic health information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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ERS State Fact Sheet: South Carolina
Lists statistics on population, educational attainment, employment, income, farm characteristics, and farm financial indicators for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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South Carolina KIDS COUNT Data Center (KCDC)
Provides data on child well-being for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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South Carolina QuickFacts
Basic demographic and economic statistics for the state, with links to county-level data.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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South Carolina State Health Facts
The latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation. Individual state profiles and 50-state comparisons.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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South Carolina - Rural Focus
Weekly email newsletter of the South Carolina Office of Rural Health. Contains announcements, news, and events of benefit to rural communities.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Office of Rural Health
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Last Updated: 12/6/2017