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Texas Psychiatrists 2020: Trends, Distribution, and Demographics
Fact sheet showing psychiatrist growth trends, geographic distribution by county and ratio of population to psychiatrist by metropolitan, non-metropolitan, border, and non-border geography, provider demographics, and employment and education characteristics.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Texas Primary Care Physicians, 2020: Trends, Distribution, and Demographics
Fact sheet identifying growth trends, population data by county and geographic designation, age distribution by gender, and training and employment characteristics of primary care physicians in Texas. Breaks down ratio of population to primary care physician by metropolitan, non-metropolitan, border, and non-border geography.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Texas Direct Patient Care Physicians, 2020: Trends, Distribution, and Demographics
Fact sheet identifying growth trends, population data by county and geographic designation, age distribution by gender, and training and employment characteristics of direct patient care (DPC) physicians in Texas. Features statistics with breakdowns by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Breaks down ratio of population to DPC physician by metropolitan, non-metropolitan, border, and non-border geography.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Childhood Immunization During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Texas
Examines childhood vaccination in Texas, comparing rates between May 2010 and May 2020 for rural and urban counties using data from the Texas Immunization Registry. Discusses trends in immunization rates in relation to the risk of vaccine-preventable disease infections.
Author(s): Tasmiah Nuzhath, Kobi V. Ajayi, Qiping Fan, et al.
Citation: Vaccine, 39(25), 3333–3337
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
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2021-2022 Update to the Texas State Health Plan
Proposes strategies to improve the efficiency of the healthcare delivery system in Texas, focusing on vaccines, maternal health, vaping, nutrition and physical activity, mental health workforce shortages, and availability of clinical training sites. Features a chapter on rural health in Texas that discusses health outcomes, facility closures, provider issues, and policy recommendations.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council
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Disparities in Breast Cancer Survivors in Rural West Texas
Examines a rural Texan county with increased breast cancer mortality to understand the relationship between sociodemographic variables and breast cancer outcomes. Reviews data from 406 women between 1995 and 2014 to explore survival probability among variables such as race and ethnicity, insurance status, age, zip code, and stage of cancer, among others.
Author(s): Hafiz Khan, Drew Rasmussen, Kemesha Gabbidon, et al.
Citation: Cancer Control, 28
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
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1,232 Doses of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Distributed at Coliseum in Dalhart, Texas
Reports on a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in rural Texas that distributing vaccines to residents in a tri-county area, while helping participants to promote the event on social media.
Author(s): Joyce Bezner
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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2021 Rural Border Health Chartbook
Presents statistics on health indicators and social determinants of health in the U.S.-Mexico Border region, offering rural/urban comparisons, comparing self-reported Hispanic vs. non-Hispanic ethnicity, and examining proximity to the border. Covers access to care, use of preventive health services, health-related behaviors, COVID-19, mortality, and American Indian health.
Author(s): Elizabeth Crouch, Rachel Davis, Jan M. Eberth, et al.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Association, Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Texas Rural Hospital Funding Resource Guide
Offers information on funding opportunities available to rural health facilities in Texas, including COVID-19, economic development, and telehealth funding. Lists federal and state funding programs, national foundations, and private foundations. Organizes Texas funders into 6 service regions, and provides a map of Critical Access Hospitals and Prospective Payment System Hospitals in each region.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas State Office of Rural Health
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A Guide to Understanding Mental Health Systems and Services in Texas
Presents an overview of the mental health system in Texas to help policymakers, advocates, and individuals, including the structure of and services provided by Texas state agencies. Discusses implications and outcomes of rural mental health and substance abuse prevention policy and programs.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
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Last Updated: 5/24/2022