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Texas HIV Surveillance Report: Annual Report
Provides an annual update of county-level data on HIV infection and AIDS cases for Texas. Includes infection by transmission method, diagnoses by race/ethnicity and age group, data for criminal justice and immigration facilities, and more.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Geographic Disparities Associated with Travel to Medical Care and Attendance in Programs to Prevent/Manage Chronic Illness Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults in Texas
Examines the relationship of rural and urban middle-aged and older adults with one or more chronic conditions who travel long distances to receive medical care, and their utilization of programs focused on prevention and chronic disease management. Participants from 9 counties in central Texas responded to health assessment surveys regarding their number of doctor's visits within the previous year, distance to receive medical care, residential status, and other personal characteristics.
Author(s): Matthew L. Smith, Samuel D. Towne Jr., Caroline D Bergeron, et al.
Citation: Rural and Remote Health,19(4), 5147
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
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Medicaid Expansion in Texas: Potential Economic and Employment Implications
Compares the findings of a survey of low-income adults in Texas – a non-expansion Medicaid state – with the findings from surveys of low-income populations living in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Louisiana – states having expanded Medicaid to assess the economic impact on their families and their state.
Author(s): Lucy Chen, Joy Madubuonwu, Caroline Pecos-Duarte, Benjamin D. Sommers
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Evaluation of Rural Hospital Funding Initiatives
Evaluates Texas Medicaid funding for rural hospital services, average wait time for payments, and wrongful denials as required by the state legislature in response to rural hospital closures. Summarizes related legislation and plans to address these issues.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Health and Human Services Commission
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Rural Texas Communities Face Many Challenges, Opportunities
Radio broadcast recording focused on the Texas Rural Challenge conference themes: cultivate, innovate, collaborate. Addresses rural economic development, broadband access, rural hospital closures and other healthcare challenges, food deserts, regional collaboration, and more. Includes guests from the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals, Institute for Economic Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Small Business Development Center National Information Clearinghouse, and Texas Department of Agriculture.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: High Plains Public Radio
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In Praise of Play: Activities for Children and Families in Rural Communities
Discusses the importance of play in the physical health of children in rural communities. Compares children's access to public parks in rural and urban communities.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Baylor University
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Grantee Spotlight: Good News for Victoria County, Texas!
Highlights a grantee of the Hogg Foundation's Collaborative Approaches to Well-Being in Rural Communities initiative, the Be Well Victoria Collaborative in Victoria County, Texas. Discusses the project's goals of improving the mental health in Victoria County.
Author(s): Josephine Gurch
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
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Grantee Spotlight: Good News for Nacogdoches County, Texas!
Spotlights a grantee of the Hogg Foundation's Collaborative Approaches to Well-Being in Rural Communities initiative, Nacogdoches County Community Collaborative. Highlights their goal of creating a trauma-informed community to promote wellness.
Author(s): Josephine Gurch
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
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Oral Health: Targeting Rural Areas
Compiles articles from a special issue of the Texas Public Health Journal focusing on rural oral health in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. Covers emergency department use in Texas for oral health needs in rural versus urban counties, geriatric oral health and workforce options such as teledentistry, a Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment project under a state waiver targeting rural communities, partnerships to reach underserved areas and pregnant women, and oral health initiatives in Louisiana and Oklahoma.
Citation: Texas Public Health Journal, 71(2), 2-16
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Public Health Association
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Grantee Spotlight: Good News for Morris County, Texas!
Spotlights a grantee of the Hogg Foundation's Collaborative Approaches to Well-Being in Rural Communities initiative, Morris County Collaborative. Highlights their work in uniting non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, and medical facilities to serve high-risk and underrepresented communities.
Author(s): Josephine Gurch
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
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Last Updated: 1/20/2021