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2023-2028 Texas State Health Plan
Provides recommendations to the Texas legislature on how to help ensure access to healthcare for all Texans. Addresses access to care, rural health, the mental health and behavioral health workforce, and teleservices and technology.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council
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The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Texas Hospitals
Reports on financial and operational challenges facing Texas hospitals following the COVID-19 pandemic, including rural and urban data on risk of closure. Provides charts comparing annual data on expenses and revenue changes between 2020 and 2022.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaufman Hall
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Beliefs and Barriers to Care Of Primary Care Practitioners Toward Melanoma Screening and Education In Rural Texas
Research letter that examines primary care practitioner (PCP) perceptions regarding melanoma screenings. Analyzes survey responses from 180 PCPs in rural, medically underserved areas (MUAs) of Texas. Includes data on provider demographic and clinic information, melanoma screening practices, and patient education.
Author(s): Smriti Prasad, Samantha Black, Henry W. Chen, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 87(5), 1102-1104
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
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Task Force of Border Health Officials Recommendations Report, 2022
Report addressing public health issues in the Texas-Mexico border region, offering short- and long-term planning recommendations. Covers health infrastructure, communicable diseases, environmental health, chronic diseases, and maternal child health.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Task Force of Border Health Officials
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FY 2022: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Texas Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Texas in Fiscal Year 2022. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Texas Statewide Behavioral Health Strategic Plan, Fiscal Years 2022-2026
5-year plan assessing the state of the behavioral health system in Texas and presenting goals and strategies related to mental health and substance use services. Outlines plans related to justice-involved people, forensic services, and highlights successes by the Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council. Discusses rural concerns and programs throughout.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Health and Human Services Commission
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Philanthropy, Cross-Collaboration, and the Ecosystem That Is Rural Healthcare Delivery: Q&A with Dr. Shao-Chee Sim
An interview with Shao-Chee Sim, PhD, vice president for research, innovation, and evaluation for the Texas-based Episcopal Health Foundation. Discusses how philanthropic organizations can support community engagement, make research investments, and leverage cross-funder collaboration to impact the rural healthcare delivery system.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Texas State Office of Rural Health: Supporting CAHs and RHCs to Create Tangible Change in Rural Texas Communities
Provides an overview of a conversation between Rural Healthcare Provider and Transition Project (RHPTP) and Texas State Office of Rural Health (SORH) staff about value-based care (VBC) to support rural hospitals and clinics. Highlights the process of Sudan Medical Clinic moving toward VBC and collaborating with the RHPTP, as well as the opportunities for communication between SORHs and rural healthcare facilities around the state.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Texas
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 (Prospective Payment System) hospitals located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Unreachable Doorbells of South Texas: Community Engagement in Colonias on the US-Mexico Border for Mosquito Control
Describes community engagement efforts for mosquito surveillance and control in colonias along south Texas's Lower Rio Grande Valley. Discusses the importance of community involvement in developing communications materials and recommendations for engagement, presenting lessons learned from outreach to 6 colonias in Hidalgo County.
Author(s): Jose G. Juarez, Ester Carbajal, Katherine L. Dickinson, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 22, 1176
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 1/27/2023