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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Tennessee
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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Tennessee Uninsured Adult Healthcare Safety Net Annual Report
Features statistics on Tennessee's uninsured population and state safety net funding expenditures. Includes maps showing locations of adult healthcare and behavioral health safety net services, and county-level maps showing population-to-provider ratios for various medical specialties and Health Professional Shortage Areas as of 2021. Examines challenges in rural Tennessee, including adequacy of healthcare and access to services. Includes sections on the impact of COVID-19 on Tennessee, and associated relief funding and support services.
Date: 2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health
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Sociodemographic and Geographic Disparities of Prostate Cancer Treatment Delay in Tennessee: A Population-Based Study
Examines 2005-2015 Tennessee Cancer Registry data of adults with prostate cancer to determine the relationship between population characteristics and prostate cancer treatment delay. Discusses geographic residence, insurance status, and social determinants of health (SDOH) such as race, marital status, and others. An urban versus rural breakdown is included.
Author(s): Francisco A. Montiel Ishino, Emmanuel A. Odame, Kevin Villalobos
Citation: American Journal of Men's Health, 15(6)
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
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Technical Assistance Helps Community #SilencetheShameTN
Features behavioral and mental health programming offered by Henry County Medical Center and the community of Paris, Tennessee. Describes technical assistance and resources provided by the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development program to support this effort.
Author(s): Tami Lichtenberg
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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FY 2021: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Tennessee Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Tennessee 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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The Tennessee Medicaid Medication Therapy Management Program: Early Stage Contextual Factors and Implementation Outcomes
Shares the results of a study examining a multi-faceted implementation strategy to support a medication therapy management (MTM) pilot program for TennCare, Tennessee's state Medicaid program, at both the organizational and individual levels. Describes contextual factors associated with the pilot program implementation based on the consolidated framework for implementation research (CFIR). Table 3 reports characteristics of organizations participating in the pilot program, including information on study participants located in a rural area.
Author(s): Kenneth C. Hohmeier, Chelsea Renfro, Kea Turner, et al.
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 21, 1189
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
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Caregiver Feeding Practices as Predictors for Child Dietary Intake in Low-Income, Appalachian Communities
Results of a study of feeding practices of 178 caregivers of children ages 2-10 from low-income, rural communities in East Tennessee, conducted from November 2017 to June 2018. Features demographics and statistics on caregiver and child dietary intake.
Author(s): Mikaela B. McIver, Sarah Colby, Melissa Hansen-Petrik, Elizabeth T. Anderson Steeves
Citation: Nutrients, 13(8), 2773.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
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The Association of Broadband Internet Access and Telemedicine Utilization in Rural Western Tennessee: An Observational Study
Results of a study to determine whether broadband internet availability was associated with telemedicine adoption among a rural patient population in western Tennessee. Features statistics including race, sex, insurance type, broadband access, and location with breakdowns by nonrural, partially rural, or rural areas.
Author(s): Jacob K. Quinton, Michael K. Ong, Sitaram Vangala, et al.
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 21, 765
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
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Rural Hospital Closings in Southern States
Interactive map depicting 59 rural hospital closures from January 2012 - July 2021 in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Uses data from the North Carolina Health Research Program.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
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COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Campaign Online Analysis
Provides links to online communication tools and state-level resources to increase COVID-19 vaccination confidence across the 8 Delta Regional Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) Program states: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Legato Healthcare Marketing, National Rural Health Resource Center
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Last Updated: 6/28/2022